I was perusing the Shop Bop winter sale today and came across this lovely little stunner of a dress in creme. I couldn’t help but think it would make a gorgeous option for a getaway dress, a short wedding dress, or a dancing dress for the bride to change into once dinner is over. Image it with a pair of high heels with dramatic detail (feathers, ruffles or rosettes, perhaps?) and a statement necklace – the outfit would certainly make for some fabulous pictures while kicking your heels up on the dance floor! I would pair it with a cropped jacket for a getaway exit for a look that is classic yet timely.
My only wish? That the straight-across neckline had a sweetheart shape.
White Bustier Dress by Alice + Olivia, $323 (30% off) at ShopBop
In the eloquent words of Rachel Zoe…. I die. I have had Etsy seller Oumo in my list of favorites for a number of months, and was sifting through my faves this evening when I came across this heart-stopping vision in pink. Now, I’m normally not drawn to pink dresses, preferring neutral tones, blues and greens over bubblegum hues. But this antiquey, blush pink gown has me drooling.
Maybe it’s the floaty, ethereal silk tulle (which I admit to having an obsession with), the empire waist (so flattering), or the sweetheart neckline (ditto!). Perhaps it’s the gorgeous photography by AZ based Galaxie Andrews (talk about a cool name), which gives the picture an enchanted ‘princess in a junkyard’ fairytale vibe.
Either way, I can just see a style-savvy, totally sassy bride rocking this gorgeous dress at a Midsummer Night’s Dream themed outdoor wedding. Think fluffy pink peonies, pink hypericum berries, anenomes and antique hydrangea pouring out of vintage mismatched footed bowls and teacups, all scattered down long dark wooden tables. Add fresh fruit infused cocktails and a family style feast featuring an eclectic mix of French-inspired California cuisine, topped off with a decadent midnight dessert table with macarons, mini tarts, croquembouche, petit fours, pastel sugar sanded lemon cookies and mini meringue drops dyed to match the gown.
The one thing I know for sure is that tonight my head will hit the pillow with a smile, and visions of light-as-a-feather pink tulle dresses will undoubtedly dance through my dreams. Can you blame me?
‘Blushing In Pink’ Gown, $840 on Oumo’s Etsy store