I stumbled upon your website and would appreciate your advice. I’m 47 years old, 5’0, 123 lbs., have a Michelle Williams blonde pixie haircut, pear-shaped figure.
My Dad is getting married again on December 8, 2012. (My mother passed away two years ago, and he’s found true love and happiness again! He’s 75, and his bride-to-be is 73!)
I’m going to be part of the wedding ceremony. I’ve purchased this vintage dress that I’d like to wear, but I don’t want to look “costumey” and I want to make sure it looks age appropriate.”
What do you think of this lace dress? I’m wondering if it would be better to remove the bow from the back. Also, how should I accessorize and with what type of shoe?
Thanks so much for your help. Laura Huff, Howardstown, KY.
Hi Laura Lynn,
What a heartwarming story and how wonderful to hear how supportive you are of your father’s new love! It sounds like it will be a very special day indeed. I think the dress you have picked has a lovely “romantic” feel to it that will be just perfect for your Dad’s wedding.
I like the dress very much as it is, and feel there is no need to remove the bow in the back. What makes this dress so unique is the lovely sheer lace overlay that covers it, so be careful not to overdo the accessories. This means you will want to stay conservative and classic when it comes to shoes and jewelry.
For shoes, you should wear just some simple leather or patent leather pump in black with either sheer black hose or nude hose. Make sure you don’t wear anything with a strap since it will shorten your leg in photos.
You could also wear a simple nude platform pump with a nude hose to make the dress look more modern.
Keep your accessories simple. The dress has a lot going on so I would just wear dangly, colorful, jeweled earrings and a simple watch or bracelet. However, be careful..don’t wear anything that will “catch” on the dress. Be especially be careful if you bring a clutch. Anything with jewels on it will grab the fabric and possibly rip it or just be a nuisance.
Have a wonderful time. I’m sure you will look just gorgeous!