Monday, September 5, 2011

If only I had...dark hair

Cybele Radiance long dress SS2012.

Shopping for a dress for wedding season is a minefield! We have three weddings to go to in early 2012, and because there will be a number of 'repeat guests' at each, I can't trot out the same dress every time. Don't get me wrong, I'm more than happy to shop but for some reason when it comes to dresses I am forever drawn to exactly what I shouldn't buy.

There are dozens of gorgeous cream or white dresses out there this season, but if you wear white to a wedding that's not your own it's a fine line before you start to look like a wannabe bride.

Black can sometimes work for weddings (my own bridesmaids wore black cocktail dresses and looked gorgeous) but after living in dark all winter I'm desperate for some light and prettiness.

The above Cybele dress is my favourite colour, but it's also my fashion equivalent to window shopping at Hagen Daaz - I just shouldn't! Paired with silky dark locks, daffodil looks fresh and dreamy. Put the same colour on a blondie like me, and it's like those headless mannequins they use at department stores. All you see is the dress, the woman wearing it fades into oblivion.

I know, I know - we all want what we don't have, the grass is always greener, yada yada. I am happy to live out my days as a blonde (although I have been contemplating a return to my more strawberry-toned natural roots), but would someone with dark hair please buy this dress so I can live vicariously through you?

What about you, dear readers? What dresses will you be wearing for wedding season?



LadyLeo said...

My youngest brother is getting married in Nov and now you've got me thinking bright and bold... I had my black dress all sorted but now after seeing this gorgeous dress (and I have the dark hair to go with it), I'm not so sure anymore. Really enjoying your posts!

Beaunz said...

Ooooh, how exciting! Let me know what you decide to wear. Beautiful profile pic by the way.