Thursday, March 22, 2012

Wearing a Bridesmaid Dress Again

I love the contrast of the blouse's pattern, the pleated details in the dress and the tough hardware of the necklace and pins.

This dress has some exquisite details in the tailoring with the pleats and tucks around the waits, subtle, but effective.

This jacket has an inner cinching mechanism...

tie it up, then button up...

for a more defined waist line (hehe that rhymes)

dress-Jcrew(similar here), blouse-BananaRepublic(similar here and here), jacket-MikkatMarket, belt-Asos(similar here), necklace-Forever21(not at all similar, but I really love this one), ring/bracelet-JewelMint, shoes-DSW(kind of similar here)

When I was in my brother-in-law's wedding two years ago I wore this dress.  I've been in several wedding parities over the years and this is the first bridesmaid dress I've been able to wear again.  But let's face it the Jcrew wedding shop styles makes it much easier than most.  For work I wore this dress as a jumper and layered a blouse underneath.  The shoes are pretty fancy, but with the belt and jacket I've created a nice balance between dressy and casual. I have to say I love how the divergent details of each piece come together in this outfit.  Normally I would throw on a blazer for work, but this jacket (last seen here) just felt so right to me, not only in terms of color but also in texture.  If you have ever successfully reworn a bridesmaid dress (Halloween costumes don't count) let me know!

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