I find dressing for weddings a bit crazy, I overthink everything. While I know many of the ‘rules’ don’t really matter these days, I still find myself sticking to them. This past weekend my cousin got married and I had been on the hunt for the perfect dress. I decided to push my comfort zone and self-imposed wedding fashion rules & went all out in this stunning City Chic dress.
Normally, I wouldn’t wear so much black to a wedding, but paired with the red and the stunning rose embroidery, this dress just called out LOVE to me. That’s what Weddings are really about, aren’t they? Love. The dress is rather ‘sexy’ but pairing it down with a cardigan and flats made it a bit more modest. I certainly still felt like a million dollars!
I was slightly worried about how it would fit as I couldn’t get into a store to try it on, but thankfully, it fit like a dream. The dress is a size Large and thanks to the boning in the dress, I didn’t need to wear a bra. It has NO stretch. This dress would fit someone with smaller breasts, I’m a large B/ small C but I still had some room. I can’t normally pull off strapless dresses, most plus size strapless dresses cater for larger busts, so they just fall down on me. This dress does come with removable straps you can use.
The detail on the dress is stunning and I’m trying to think of ways I can wear it more often. The embroidery trend is really in fashion at the moment, but the dress itself is really timeless. I can see myself pulling it out years down the track and it still being a show stopper.
Weather in Wollongong was hot, humid and rainy, so I kept my make-up rather simple. I was going to go for a red lip, but decided to just go with a nude-pink shade.
Dress – c/o City Chic – I’m wearing a size L
Do you have any wedding fashion rules?
It’s crazy to believe how cold Melbourne has been the past few days. Technically it’s still summer here, but I’ve had to turn the heater on! Not that I’m complaining, I much prefer the cold. Are you sick of me talking about the weather? I guess I’m still so confused by Melbourne weather that it’s something I talk about often.
I’d been eyeing these jeans for ages, they even appeared several times on Lustlist posts. You know I really love something if it appears more than once on a lustlist post. When they went on sale I snapped them up in preparation for my next Tasmania trip.
The top was a spur of the moment decision, which I do no regret. I like to have a good selection of black tops, and this was different from any others I own. I picked it up on sale from Missguided and am really in love with it. It’s super comfy and I love way it sits.
SIZING – I’ve only bought tailored pants from River Island previously and I sized up with those. For these, I went for a size 22 and they fit well. A little tight around the waistband, but after an hour they stretched out a little to be more comfortable. The legs are a skinny fit, which is a first for me, so if you have thick calves, beware of that. To me, these fit like an ASOS Ridley jean is a 20.
Top – Missguided (22) || Jeans – River Island (22) || Shoes – ASOS || Beanie – Old from ASOS
I also have to remember that when I wear velvet, I should give it a going over with a lint roller before I leave the house. Otherwise, the velvet turns into cat-fur! Haha!
Do you prefer summer or winter?
I had no idea what to wear to the concert the other day, it was hot, it reached 38°c and I knew it would be hot in the venue. My main goal was comfort, so I went through my wardrobe to try and find something cool and comfortable. I ended up with this outfit.
I decided to go a bit fancy with my make up. Bright glittery makeup made me think of my teen years and the bands I was going to see. Hair up in twin buns, because I hate hair on my neck when it’s hot.
This top is so comfy, but i’ve never worn it just on it’s own like this. It was a little bit out of my comfort zone, the arm holes dip low and showed off my bra and curves. Not to mention my arms are uncovered. I’m happy to report, the world didn’t end and I felt cool and comfortable all night.
Thank heavens for makeup setting spray! Once home I crashed into bed to check out social media, as I do. I was quite surprised my makeup lasted so well as I got a bit sweaty, but it still looked good as new!
Do you have a ‘concert uniform’? Something you tend to wear to always wear to concerts?