Petite Fashion Challenge #16: Summer Wedding

Summer WeddingCreate an outfit for a summer wedding (the dress code is up to you). For bonus points (and this is what I’ll be doing!) try to make your whole outfit, head to toe, come in under $100! (Or, exclude shoes and accessories to meet the $100 mark.)
The wedding I’m going to is a family one so I checked with the Bride about the colour scheme first to make sure I wouldn’t clash – well, the photos are going to be around a long time aren’t they? In the past I’ve always worn fairly neutral colours so there was never a problem, but this time I really wanted to wear a strong colour. There will be an evening party after the afternoon ceremonies so I have 2 dresses in two of my favourite colours.

This is a deep fuschia pink vintage dresss I’ve had a long while and it cost about £50 which is under the $100 (about £64.76 at today’s exhange rate). I had to lift the shoulders up and make it a pleat. I thought to shorten it too but decided it feels more elegant this length.

The material is quite thick with the golden embroidery. I kept my accessories very simple due to the richness of the texture and colour plus the fact that I’m wearing gold shoes and beaded bag at the same time – only for a wedding!
This is the truer colour of the dress in the close up with my vintage beaded bag (I have another in white and glass). Both bags I bought many years ago when I first started buying vintage.
So this is the evening party outfit. The orange dress was on sale at £66.50 – just over the budget. I’ve fallen back in love with the shift style and will be wearing a lot more from now on. Also had to do a minor to lift at the shoulders.
What I learnt is that for me, it’s all about my accessories! I could have worn any dress but without the right accessories, I would never achieve the look I wanted.
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