Winter Weddings for the 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s: The Dressy Version
Quote of the day: “Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” – Oprah Winfrey
Weddings can come around at any time of year, including in the winter, thus we might as well be somewhat prepared with an outfit that would work for the occasion. I’m definitely not of the mindset that we should go buy a new dress for every invitation we receive!
And the challenge at this time of month, is the fact that it’d be nice to not freeze our tookus off either! I always say it’s easier for men when it’s cold, because they throw on their sports jacket. Whereas, so many women’s dresses are sleeveless—even for the winter months! Silly, I say! So I layered us up for this category. Even though it’s dress up time, I figure we can still wear layers and look great!
Check out our how outfits for the same event only wearing pants here! And make sure you let me know what you style for this time of year!
Jodie’s (50’s) Outfit: Confession time….I just recently purchased this flower garment. Not that I needed anything, but we were supporting small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. It’s like nothing I have in my closet, so I decided to challenge myself. My first thought was to wear it over white like I’m showing. However, when I put it away in my closet, it hung next to my navy sweater dress, and I think it might look better over that one!
I felt like the outfit needed a darker color with it, so I added in my brown pumps. For some reason, I still wasn’t happy, so I tried the flower pin. But really I think it comes down to the turtleneck of the dress—maybe it’s too much?
My mom made the flower pin for me with leftover material from one of her dresses that she shortened. There’s a normal brown button in the middle, so I added a button cover on top for some shine.
The clutch was my grandmother’s purse from many, many moons ago. And yes, I’m wearing fishnet stockings. I bought them over 3 years ago and they are my go-to’s in the cold weather. Sometimes I even wear a nude pair underneath them. They don’t seem to snag as easily as my other hose!
Dress: Moda (similar here in an A-line shape)~~Tunic overtop: A’reve (similar here in a dark blue and here in a light blue)~~Shoes: Newport News (similar here in a suede)~~Pin: Mom made it (similar here in grey)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Clutch: Magid (similar here)
Nancy’s (60’s) Outfit: I had Nancy recycle one of her dresses that she’s worn before on the blog. We styled it here, for a summer wedding event.
I figured Nancy could layer one of her pretty jackets over this dress and stay appropriate and warm for the occasion! Since it’s winter, the shoe of choice was her black, suede wedges. And yes, she’s wearing nude hosiery!
Of course we had to include jewelry. The pendant is actually a blue glass that matches the earrings, but it really looks black in these photos.
I think the ruching on this dress makes it so darn flattering! And, of course, Frosty the snowman thought so too!!
Dress: Evan Picone (similar here or here)~~Jacket: Chicos (similar here and here longer)~~Shoes: Chinese Laundry (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)
Charlotte’s (70’s) Outfit: For mom’s dressy, wedding outfit, I chose another longer silhouette. This silver sleeveless duster is one that she made many years ago.
We layered the duster over a black dress. This dress was the one that Nancy wore for our series about maxi dress posts, here. However, on mom, it’s really more of a midi length. But since it’s only short sleeved, we also added a black turtleneck under it. Talk about layering, huh?
I thought it’d be nice to add in a little bit of color, so she’s wearing more of her garnet collection. The earrings, brooch and bracelets are all part of her assortment of goodies!
Sparkle and shine are perfect to pull out for these special occasions. You can see in the close up photo that the buttons on the duster have some sparkle to them. The shoes also have some rhinestones on the back of the heel.
Maxidress: K Studio (similar here)~~Vest: Mom made it (similar here)~~Turtleneck: Sheridan(similar here)~~Shoes: Caparros (similar here with a plain heel)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Brooch: (similar here)~~Purse: Purchased in Santorini (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)
And since the theme this week is weddings, I talked about wedding dresses for the older women in the post, here!
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I’m betting you only wear a clutch for these few and far between events, thus why spend a ton on them?