So --- My brother is getting married in August.
The first part will take place in the morning, the civil wedding (with just family), and then there will be a wedding ceremony in the afternoon followed by dinner and party.
Now, what do I wear? It's a summer wedding and I don't really want to wear dark colors, but I am terribly cautious about not wearing anything remotely white/beige/mint/light blue/rose to upstage the bride. I don't know her well and my brother would never forgive me if I showed up in anything that would pass a bridal dress.
I want two outfits, one for the morning, one for the afternoon. I looked around and last weekend, I ordered a dark blue dress with a matching jacket for the morning. Both had really cute buttons (I thought). I really wanted a two-piece outfit with a matching coat/jacket because sometimes it's still cold in the morning, even in summer. I think blue is an inoffensive color for a wedding - everyone likes blue (and it's dark and not light).
So I ordered the combo and then I went on RD to check the British royals at Easter service and almost got a heart attack. 14-year old Lady Louise was wearing exactly what I had ordered just hours before:
It's from Hobbs London, a British brand. The matching dress has short sleeves and also three buttons at the front:
The delivery arrived today and I tried both pieces on - I like them, they fit. Looks a bit conservative but that's fine with me.
BUT --- I am really concerned wearing something that a 14-year old chose (although this is a dress sold for women - not for girls or teenagers). I am in love with the buttons, but do they look too "childish"? And more importantly - they are white !! Are white buttons ok?
I am still undecided whether to keep the things. If I were, what color would you recommend for shoes and bag?
PS: Still looking for a dress for the evening.