Just to be clear, I’m not giving advice here, I’m asking for it (like I should give advice on what to wear anyway! ha!). I’m not very practiced at wedding-dressing anyway, I’ve not been to many, and have never been to a beach wedding.
My husband’s best friend is getting married next weekend in Tampa. On the beach. You might remember that I bought this Acne Studios dress specifically for the occasion, but I don’t really like the way it looks on me, so I decided against wearing it. Now, back to the drawing board. Since I already bought a dress for the wedding, I don’t want to buy another one, so I need to try and find something already in my closet.
I know that I don’t have anything in my closet remotely appropriate for a beach wedding, although I’m not so sure I even know what that is. I guess if I were buying a dress today, it would be something lightweight, shorter, and delicate. But then, where else would I wear it? Anyway, I can’t buy something else right now, so I need to choose from what I have.
The more I think about it, I feel like shorter is better for a beach wedding. And I don’t own any short dresses that aren’t black. I can’t wear black to a beach wedding, right? I mean, the only remotely appropriate black short dress I have is the silk shirtdress by Madewell, and silk feels a little fancy for the beach. Oh, and I do have this LnA asymmetrical dress that is sort of basic, but still “nice” looking, and easy to wear (it fits me better now).
I was also planning to wear my gold Melissa sandals (they’re plastic, but don’t look like it) since it’s on the beach. But could wear my “nude” Tibi leather flat sandals, but I feel strange wearing leather on the beach. I guess I could take them off? Ugh. I have NO IDEA how any of this works!!
Anyway, the photo above features a few dresses I’ve been thinking about wearing; I’d love your input on any of them…
I did wear the Ella Moss dress for my niece’s wedding last summer, and I think it was appropriate. I’m sort of leaning towards the Splendid one, but then I threw the Bailey44 dress in for a shorter option (or the LnA dress if you think all black is appropriate). Oh, and since this is in Tampa, I’m traveling for the wedding, AND I’m staying the rest of the week in Orlando with my dad, so I need whatever dress I bring to do double-duty. Obviously any of them are completely appropriate for casual wear in Florida, but I haven’t worn any of them very often the last couple of years…
Or, I could just wear the Acne Studios dress anyway 😉
What do you think? I’m anxiously awaiting your opinions!!