BTW, This Dress Is My Latest Pick From Rent The Runway
The best part about weddings?? Getting dolled up, of course. Oh yea, and witnessing the matrimony of two people celebrate their love for one another…right right.
I rarely have a need to wear fancy dresses and heels, so I welcome wedding invites for that reason alone. Haha. As I mention in this post, I don’t own many formal dresses because they’re expensive and not practical to buy if I’m most likely going to wear them only once. Instead, I rent them through Rent the Runway. I’ve been using this service for years.
Usually, I avoid wearing all black, especially for formal looks because…well, I think it’s boring. But, for this occasion, I was in an all black mood. Of course, I found a way to spice it up through a really interesting dress. Pro Tip: Always incorporate an interesting element into your outfit that’s unique or memorable.
What I like about this dress (by Temperley London) is the textured, thick fabric that creates a sleek fit. The turtleneck and sleeves are chic and the ruffles are lady-like without being corny or overpowering. There’s alot going on but it comes together really well.
I didn’t want to go with black shoes because a black monochrome look would have definitely been boring! I considered wearing a peep toe platform to get an edgier look. This is the exact pair I tried on (Pro Tip: experiment with various pairs of shoes by ordering from Zappos or Shopbop/Amazon because they offer free shipping and returns):
I didn’t like them with the dress because they were too bulky and the dress already has alot of fabric. The other pair I considered was this soft pink pump with an ankle strap by Schutz (they’re one of my fave brands). Like the dress, they are chic and have a narrow, slim fit.
How do you think the look came together?
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The Temperley London dress is available on Rent The Runway
The pumps are by Schutz here. An alternative (also by Schutz) is here.. The lovely blue platforms by Sam Edelman are here.