Winter Weddings for the 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s: Wearing Pants
Quote of the day: “Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus.” Alexander Graham Bell
When I first approached the subject of wearing pants to a wedding this last spring, here, I had many readers comment that they wear trousers regularly to this event. Even Refinery20.com just recently posted this article that said it’s okay to wear pants to the ceremony.
For that reason, I started off this winter wedding series with this indicated topic. One of the wonderful things about being a woman in today’s time, is the fact that we can wear either pants or skirts! And how perfect to be able to wear pants when it’s colder in the winter!
Thus I put on my sweater pants, Nancy donned her jumpsuit and mom pulled out her black trousers! And no, I didn’t realize I had burgundy on the brain when I put together our outfits–ha ha! Give me your two cents worth in the comments below!
Jodie’s (50’s) Outfit: I don’t wear these sweater pants much, I must admit. You saw them before in the post about placing our brooch at our waist, here. But they are super comfortable, so I really should put them to better use!
Since the pants are more voluminous, I tucked in the turtleneck and wore my bolero gold jacket which ends right at my waist.
I figured I had a lot of bling with the sequins and bow on the gold bolero, so I only added earrings & a bracelet to the outfit. And for both accessories, I tried to keep them somewhat subdued.
The turtleneck is a recent purchase from a new (to me) thrift store in downtown Littleton, called The Paper Chandelier! We had such a nice visit at this shop on Small Business Saturday in November! The turtleneck has some gold threads running through it that isn’t evident in the photos, but it’s a pretty piece!
I even wore this same turtleneck under a full sweater for a casual look. (check out Tuesday’s outfit)
Pants: Elisabeth Dureau (similar here)~~Cardigan: (similar here as a bomber jacket)~~Top: Adrienne Vitanni-thrifted (similar here)~~Boots: Shoe Mint (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: The Limited (similar here)
Nancy’s (60’s) Outfit: When I first broached the subject about doing a series on jumpsuits this last summer, Nancy was extremely happy about it! She said she’s always loved them, and it’s been nice to know that she’s been getting good wear out of this one!
Since the theme is weddings, and all women in our generations think pearls for weddings, I figured Nancy should wear hers! And this jacket has a sheer black trim around the edging which adds a little more glam to the outfit!
One of the features that I love about Nancy’s jumpsuit is the detailing on the side of the legs. It’s a perfect way to showcase her fabulous booties (and yes, she’s wearing hose to keep warm under this!)
A jumpsuit does seem more dressy than separates, for some reason, thus it worked perfectly for this category!! If you missed our jumpsuit series, feel free to click over here, here & here.
Jumpsuit: WHBM (similar here)~~Jacket: Sag Harbor (similar here as a cool bomber or here as a blazer)~~Boots: Impo (similar here in all black or here with a shorter heel)~~Belt: H&M (similar here)~~Necklace: The Limited (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)
Charlotte’s (70’s) Outfit: I styled mom in black pants for this post, since I figured most women would feel comfortable in black pants for this occasion! However, I will admit that I almost think these trousers are too short—at least for the pair of pumps mom is wearing. But I’m going to show these same pants with ankle strap shoes in 2 weeks, and they’ll look just fine!
This gorgeous dress which mom is wearing as a duster was given to her by VIPme, seen in our post this summer, here. It reminds me of beautiful artwork, so I thought it’d be more than appropriate for a wedding. If you are interested in anything from VIPme, make sure to check out the discount you can receive in my Deals & Discount tab! No sense spending more money than you need to!
We layered the dress over a burgundy turtleneck for warmth and added in a velvet scarf! I tried to keep the accessories on the simple side with a gold bangle bracelet, and hoop earrings.
Of course, since mom’s birthday is in January, she has a ton of garnet pieces. This ring is just one of many in her jewelry box!
Pants: Talbots-thrifted (similar here)~~Duster: Phoebe from VIPme (here)~~Turtleneck: (similar here-ribbed)~~Shoes: Evan Picone (similar here)~~Scarf: (similar here in a skinny version or here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)
And since the theme this week is weddings, I talked about wedding dresses for the older women in yesterday’s post, here!
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What do you think of a duster for a wedding? If you like them, I found some others that are very pretty: