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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.
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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
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