What do you wear when you are the Mother of the Bride or Groom and the wedding is early afternoon, but the reception is not until the evening? Is a dressy suit more appropriate or an evening gown?
|The answer in this situation is, either is acceptable.
Some choose to play it both ways, like my friend Barbara. Barb’s son Andrew got married a few weeks ago and she decided she would wear one outfit to the ceremony and another to the party.Here’s Barb at 1:00 in the afternoon at the church in a black skirt and stunning fuschia jacket. She’s a summer and the color was spectacular on her.
|After the ceremony and during the photo taking she changed into this dramatic black number (which she had made) and wore it to the 5:00 P.M. reception held at a posh supper club.|
|What did I wear? I went for two outfits too. I wore my favorite cream colored summer suit by Ross Mayer to the church. To the reception I wore this espresso sparkly teardrop dressy by Milly that made me feel like dancing. It’s available at Nordstrom.In this very casual dress world we live in, isn’t it nice to have the chance to go to a wedding so you can play dress-up sometimes?|
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