Ruffles & Truffles

Winter Wedding

As I was perusing my calender recently, it became quite clear to me: December is just a few short weeks away. And…in the month of December it just so happens that my little brother is getting married.

…that means I’m going to need a dress. The special occasion dresses I have in my closet are pretty much all for spring/summer wear, so a mid-December wedding doesn’t seem to align with them. Thankfully, the holiday dresses are popping up in stores everywhere, so I should have a bit of a selection at least. Of course, I’m having a hard time making up my mind on what I want to wear. The wedding is just a few days before Christmas, so a holiday-type dress would probably be appropriate. However, I am hemming and hawing on whether I should get a more “practical” dress instead. It really could go either way. The wedding is here in Florida, so it won’t be overly cold; I will most likely be comfortable in a knee length dress. Sleeves aren’t a necessity either, as I could pair a sleeveless dress with a nice sweater or light jacket for the ceremony (I happen to have a gorgeous gold Tahari jacket that would be perfect for the occasion if needed). So, the options abound! Right now, here is a selection of the dresses I’ve had my eyes on.

Which would you choose?

red and pink holiday dresses Sequined holiday dresses lace holiday dresses Dresses with a pop of color

1. Cynthia Steffe ‘Bardot’ Ruffled Peplum Sheath Dress (my current favorite, I think) – Nordstrom // 2. Eliza J Mixed Media Fit & Flare DressNordstrom // 3. Sachin + Babi Sequin Cutout DressAnthropologie

Sequined holiday dresses

4. Lauren Ralph Lauren Sequin Bodice Jersey DressNordstrom //5. Vineet Bahl Cameo Peplum DressAnthropologie // 6. Gianni Bini Gatsby DressDillards // 7. Vineet Bahl Beaded Charon DressAnthropologie // 8. Leifsdottir Eclat DressAnthropologie

A touch of lace…

9. Maeve Byzantine Laced SheathAnthropologie // 10. Eliza J Lace & Faille DressNordstrom // 11. Maggy London Embellished Draped Mesh DressNordstrom // 12. Tadashi Shoji Lace Overlay Dress - Nordstrom // 13. Eliza J Dot Mesh Bodice Fit & Flare DressNordstrom


7 Comments on Winter Wedding

  1. Kristie
    Twitter: mypaperlife
    November 11, 2013 at 10:44 am (5 months ago)

    Great selection of dresses. I think I would go with a pop of color unless it’s a more formal wedding? The gold jacket would work well with red or black.

    • Katie
      November 11, 2013 at 2:38 pm (5 months ago)

      It’s not super formal. Of course, the colors happen to be red and black…so it kind of puts me in this “do I wear red or black or am I supposed to wear a different color” question as well. But…how do you not wear black? Haha…I think I just go for it either way.

  2. Sandie
    November 11, 2013 at 1:19 pm (5 months ago)

    I LOVE all of the dresses that include lace! :-)

    • Katie
      November 11, 2013 at 2:38 pm (5 months ago)

      Thanks Sandie! I do have a love for the lace as well. I just can’t decide…

  3. Colleen
    November 12, 2013 at 11:34 am (5 months ago)

    I would probably stay away from the red. Looks too Christmas party. I think a colour like maroon or dark green would be pretty. Or royal or navy blue!! I like 6 and 9 the best here.

  4. Megan
    November 12, 2013 at 12:38 pm (5 months ago)

    I love number 8!!!! How is his wedding already coming up, I feel like you just told me he was proposing. Yeesh. 2013 flew by.


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