Winter Wedding for the 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s: The Not So Dressy Version
Quote of the day: “Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won’t come in.” Alan Alda
Am I making things up with this category? I got the eye roll from mom when I suggested a casual wedding. But I know they exist. I’ve read about them. But looking at our outfits, I’m not sure they really fit the bill for a casual winter wedding?
Even so, they are outfits and this is a fashion blog, so they can be future ideas, I suppose! And I seem to love this burgundy/red shade of toppers and print for all three of us! See how we styled our pants for a winter wedding, here, and wore our dressier garb for another time, here.
Jodie’s (50’s) Outfit: My dress is from LuLaRoe. I have a friend who just started selling the brand, thus, I had to support her, right? I’ve been a fan of their clothing starting this last summer (check out that post here). I bought the dress thinking I could layer my grey turtleneck under it (since it’s short sleeved), but then I decided on wearing the cardigan over it instead. I thought this would work for a winter wedding because it’s not a fancy dress, but still looks nice.
The dress has a grey trim at the top and the sleeves are grey, which is why I added in my grey boots (and tights). These boots were on Oprah’s list one year probably about 5 years ago from Payless. I have never been sorry I bought them because I love the different textures and the heel isn’t too high!
I figured since it was a wedding post, I should include at least a little sparkle, thus I put a brooch on my cardigan and even wore a rhinestone headband.
I’ve been such a fan of brooches lately. Ever since we styled them on the blog, here, here & here. I received so many suggestions of how else one could wear them that we’ll be showing more options in a couple of weeks!
Dress: LuLaRoe (similar here in a chevron print)~~Cardigan: Simply Vera (similar here with a fun neckline)~~Boots: Payless (similar here)~~Brooch: (similar here under $10)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Headband: (similar here)
Nancy’s (60’s) Outfit: For Nancy’s outfit, I wanted to recycle another summer dress. This one is sleeveless, but I figured a thick cardigan would add the necessary warmth.
I love that the buttons on the cardigan aren’t exactly the same. To me, it adds some fun to the piece. If you can see in this picture, we lost one of her earrings on the way around the neighborhood. Luckily we found it close to the front door!
The sweater has a velvet like trim around the entire border! We bought it many years ago from Never Pay Retail here in Colorado which sells sample clothing at a discounted rate!
Since Nancy does own burgundy shoes, I thought we’d have her wear those instead of basic black ones. I know some women shy away from the ankle strap thinking they make your legs look shorter. I really don’t notice this at all, especially with this strap being so thin. What it’s really good for is keeping the shoes in place when you walk!
Dress: Peter Ngyard (similar here the sheath version)~~Cardigan: PBJ Sport (similar here in a color block version or here with a button closure)~~Shoes: BCBG (similar here in suede)~~Earrings: (similar here)
Charlotte’s (70’s) Outfit: Mom made this maxi skirt just this year. Since they are so popular right now, I thought it’d be good to try to style it for different occasions. You can see her wearing it when it was warmer, here.
Mom has quite a bit of velvet in her closet, and since it’s a huge trend right now, we paired the maxi with the velvet blazer.
A turtleneck was a must for keeping warm, and then we had to add in accessories also! I bought mom this red bracelet when we were in Michigan, so I thought it high time that she wear it! The necklace is actually longer, but we tied a knot in the front to make it shorter.
I know we think about nude shoes more in the summer, but I figured since the skirt was lighter, that they might make sense here too?!
Skirt: Mom made it (similar here darker with slits)~~Blazer: Chaus (similar here not velvet and here in velvet less structured)~~Top: Cheryl Nash (similar here)~~Shoes: Selby (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar 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 the post, here!
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Since I love shopping, I looked for some dresses that you could wear to almost any wedding including a winter wedding: