Monday, May 19, 2008

Dear Thumbelina: Wedding in Connecticut

Dear Thumbelina,

What would you wear to a 6 pm June wedding at a very nice country club in Connecticut? It's hard to know what to wear in NY/CT when you're from a different part of the country.


Southern Belle


Dear Southern Belle,

Connecticut, although close to NYC, is much more conservative, and it tends to have a kind of "old money" feel to it. I would choose classic shapes and colors, tasteful embellishment, and clean accessories. Here are some recommendations:

1. Vera Wang Lavender Jewelled Neck Dress, on sale for $357 (down from $595) at Classy and formal, this dress will serve you well for years to come. I adore the jewelled neckline and the metallic color is hot.

2. Banana Republic Silk Asymmetrical Dress, $175 at and stores nationwide: This dress hits on two trends: Grecian and bold color. Choose chandelier earrings and you're set to go.

3. Tracy Reese Scalloped Dress, $310 at If you prefer classic shapes and black, you can't go wrong with Tracy Reese's sweet interpretation of the LBD.

4. Rebecca Taylor Beaded Chiffon Dress, on sale for $266 (down from $355): I rarely feature too many black dresses, but this one is so sweet, so pretty, and so wearable.

5. Nanette Lepore Party-Girl Dress, $430 at An ethnic-inspired choice that works equally well for day.

For accessories, choose a simple box clutch, low kitten-heels or peep-toe pumps, and classic jewelry (pearls, diamonds, chandeliers, bangles). Avoid anything too fussy, experimental, or elaborate. Think sophisticated, subtle, and simple. Have fun!




Anonymous said...

Thank you so much. You confirmed what I suspected and appreciate your suggestions!

Anonymous said...

love the last dress! seems perfect for a conservative, summer wedding!