Another wedding season is upon us — fall and winter weddings! It begs the question, “What to wear?” This season think plenty of jewel tones, ruffles, pleats and sky-high pumps. Triple B style intern Mabel Martinez selected fashionable choices ideal for any fall wedding. (There’s even hair and makeup tips, too.) Oh and for the brides-to-be reading, these frocks double as perfect choices for your engagement party or bridal shower. The best part? All these picks are less than $200!
Black-tie wedding: J.C. Penny American Living One-Shoulder Dress, $80.00. This black one-shoulder dress is elegant and classy. The silhouette is figure flattering and the side slit gives off a sexy, yet sophisticated look for a wedding. Pair with black peep-toe pumps and simple accessories such as long earrings, an arm cuff and bold cocktail ring. No necklace necessary. Since the dress is one-shoulder, it works best with hair brushed into side-swept curls. This season wine lips are very popular so give them a try with this style. Pink shimmer blush, black liquid eyeliner and mascara complete the look. The fashionable combination will exude classic old Hollywood glam.
Beach/destination wedding: LOFT Grosgrain Waist Pleated Dress, $89.50. Coral tones work all year round if worn correctly so don’t fret about looking too summerish in this dress. If you’re attending a destination wedding, a coral style like this one is dressed up enough for the ceremony and easy to dance in at the reception. The dress is made of polyester so there’s minimal wrinkles and holds it’s flattering shape. Add a nude belt at the waist to complete the look with neutral pumps and metallic accessories — gold hoops, bangles and a clutch. With this dress hair can be styled in loose curls but make sure they look natural. In addition, apply a bronzer along with a creme blend blush for a dewy fresh face.
Church/traditional wedding: ModCloth Ros Bubbly Dress in Noir, $157.99. For a more traditional setting, consider this A-line dress which has a full skirt with a mesh detail and white bubble-like dots. Add a pair of black patent Mary Jane pumps and to complete this conservative ensemble with a simple pendant necklace, stud earrings and pearl mesh bracelets. This dress can be styled with a low chignon with a pastel pink blush, mascara, smoky nude eye shadow and fuchsia lipgloss for a natural finish.
Modern/unconventional wedding: Anthropologie Caridad Ruffled Dress, $198.00. Silk fabric with a feminine silhouette — you can’t go wrong! This dress has a removable sash at the waist and ruffles. This stylish number comes in an emerald green jewel tone hue, which is perfect for any fall nuptials. It can be styled with a vintage choker, rose gold jewels and a neutral shoe — for example, pointy grey pumps. Add a retro bun to this whimsical ensemble along with rosy cheeks, wine lips and a soft smoky eye for a dramatic look.
Plus Size dress for any wedding: David’s Bridal One Shoulder Rhinestone Baby Doll Dress, $89.00. Available in jade with rhinestone beading along shoulder, this dress is guaranteed to turn heads. It has an empire waist that compliments a plus figure and a flared skirt that adds a flirty touch. Since this dress has rhinestones, silver pumps makes a suitable pairing. Style this dress with a bumped-up ponytail — it’s simple and chic and add a simple choker, cocktail ring, silver bangles and studded earrings. For this dress, a bronze smoky eye works best along with mascara, creme blush and rosy lips for a sexy radiant finish.
Which dress is your favorite?