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Sunday, 23 June 2013

Wedding Outfit Update

I am overwhelmed with all the really constructive comments I received from my last post, thank you all very much.  I'm leaving tomorrow so I just wanted to update you on Operation Peplum.

I will get some better photos at the wedding, I just snapped these really quick in the midst of packing, but here's where I'm at...


  • I shortened the peplum by a few cms.  I would still like to do something with the neck/sleeves, but this is just more work than I have time for right now.  Special mention to The Overflowing Stash who even shortened my peplum by photoshop!
    No going back now!





  • I heard you all on the shoes - I knew they weren't right, but I was trying to get away with not packing many pairs and also there is supposed to be lawn croquet at the wedding and prior experience tells me that heels and grass are a bad combination.  I went for a strappy nude sandal that has a heel that will indeed sink into the grass - I'll just have to either duck out of the croquet or play barefoot!  No doubt it will rain and get cancelled anyway so it seems silly to compromise the whole outfit for it and these are shoes I know I will wear many times.


  • I really struggled to find a belt I liked so I got some black grosgrain ribbon, a bit wider than the leather belt I was wearing before.


  • I do like the idea of adding a pop of colour, but really wasn't able to find a good combination of accessories that worked together.  I picked up some coloured ribbon and flowers and will have a look when I am in the UK too so I haven't given up on this idea yet.  Still need to get some jewellery too. 

Shoes, nude bag that I already owned which will work if I can't find something new (I also have a black satin bag that I might throw in the case too) and random assortment of flowers and ribbon

These are terrible photos hurriedly taken while packing, but hopefully you get the idea.

Below right is the pre hack version for comparison.  If you think it looked better before please don't tell me!










24 comments:

little betty said...

The shorter peplum makes such a difference. You look great!

Enjoy!

Vicki said...

I think it does look better that little bit shorter. Have fun!

Kathi G said...

Love it. It looks great with a shorter peplum. I like the idea of a flower belt but not with a matching hair flower. I'd skip the hair flower. The nude shoes look great too.

Faye Lewis said...

You are just too cute, but stop showing that pattern. You're gonna make me have to buy it!!!

MaryMary86 said...

I can't get over the big improvement in changing your shoes too.

You look great!

BeckyMc said...

Shorter is better. I agree with Kathi G. One flower, at the waist. I hope you can find some pop of color shoes, but the nude heels are much better than the black ones.

KayoticSewing said...

Love the shorter peplum length and the nude heels and the pop of color that red belt brings.

Sorry I am not feeling the flower in the hair... I feel that it takes away the attention from the dress and the belt. One focal point and everything else to supplement it would work well.

Summer Flies said...

Oh beautiful job! Well done for getting it done. I love the black waist detail and the nude shoes... and even surprising myself, because I love red, I think it detracts from that most covetable lace.

Awesome Needles said...

i love it!!!! congratulations.
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Dottie Doodle said...

Looks great -you're wearing it rather than it wearing you, if that makes sense! Love the nude shoes too.

Venus de Hilo said...

Stunning! Love it with the black accent belt.

Diana said...

Lovely. I vote for the red aaccent.

a little sewing said...

yes! the shorter peplum looks better!

Irene said...

Great fix! Definitely looks better. Have a wonderful time at the wedding!

Pam said...

I love the shorter peplum and the black belt. What a beautiful outfit!

Goodbye Valentino said...

Huge improvement! Love it with the black :) Have fun!!!

Gail said...

Shorter peplum is good. Nude shoes even better. Don't go with red accessories. Do you have a black necklace?

becki-c said...

You looks stunning, the length is now perfect.
Now you can stop analyzing and go have fun!

dressobsessed said...

I loved the nude shoes with black accessories the best. Looks great!

crystalpleats said...

This is such a lovely outfit you've made. I hope you have a great time wearing it.

The Slapdash Sewist said...

I think the shorter peplum really works! My styling suggestion is a very long necklace, or else a wide statement necklace (such as the ubiquitous bubble one from J Crew and its million knockoffs). Either should be able to find at high street shops; I got surprisingly nice versions at Forever 21.

I am wearing a fitted sheath today with an almost belly button length necklace that is chain for about 1/3 of it (the back and over the neck) and has three rows of sparkley beads for the rest. It really adds pizzazz and is a nice compensation for the dress's higher neckline.

The Slapdash Sewist said...

Some examples

http://www.forever21.com/Product/Product.aspx?BR=f21&Category=acc_necklace_statement&ProductID=1020567556&VariantID=

http://www.forever21.com/Product/Product.aspx?BR=f21&Category=acc_necklace_statement&ProductID=1040494962&VariantID=

http://www.forever21.com/Product/Product.aspx?BR=f21&Category=acc_necklace_layered-strands&ProductID=1005758159&VariantID=

http://www.forever21.com/Product/Product.aspx?BR=f21&Category=acc_necklace_layered-strands&ProductID=1000045210&VariantID=

Galica said...

Yes, new peplum length looks great! Love the pop of colour in the red version. Maybe belt and corsage?

Enjoy the wedding.

Emily said...

Oh I am late to this party but I love the lace peplum and skirt. Its just lovely and wonderful colours for you.

I wonder what you went with for the belt ... can't wait to find out and agree that the shorter peplum is better.