Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Fashion Crisis

Okay Blog Friends............I need your help again!

My brother is getting married this summer.

In late July in south Texas (think VERY HOT)

I have NO IDEA what I'm going to wear and I'm starting to stress a little. I only have one brother and he will only get married once so I want to wear something pretty. HELP!
The wedding colors are brown, pink and green. Do I try to blend with those colors or wear something totally different? I'm trying to steer away from black. I also am not a fan of strapless dresses (on me). It's not a great look for me.
I've been browsing and these dresses are ones I kind of like. What do ya'll think? What kind of dress should I wear? What color? And do you like any of these at all?
Chris and Carrie - I know ya'll read this - feel free to pitch out your opinion!!!

#1 - I really like this dress and the color - but strapless just doesn't look great on me. (and not sure silk is the greatest idea in sweltering temperatures)
#2 - Just kind of a simple brown dress
#3 - I think this is kind of pretty
#4 - not sure about yellow but I sort of like the style
#5 - I think this would be pretty with gold shoes and earrings
#6 - this may be too casual?

HELP!!!!!!!!!

73 comments:

Heather said...

You are too funny. Ypu will look beautiful in whatever you decide to wear. I like all of those dresses, but numbers 3 and 4 are my favorite!

Heather said...

Sorry about the typo. That should say "you" ;) That's what I get for trying to type and sneeze at the same time!

Honea Household said...

I like the brown or the yellow one. You are so cute!

Hey, are you going to the Beth Moore conference in August? They are having a siesta fiesta afterward the conference for her blog readers. Let me know. I hope you are planning on coming so we can meet!

Deidre said...

I like the brown one. Very simple, yet elegant. Where is that dress from by the way? I like it!

CAMoore46 said...

I would go with the pink one! I think complimenting the wedding colors is totally fashionable!
Where is that pink dress at? I want it!!

Hillary said...

Ha! I'm laughing at you b/c NONE of these are any of the dresses you sent me in an email! I like all of these. The brown one is cute and so you. Plus it looks like it would be friendly to sweat!

Jenna said...

Oh mercy, I love them all. That is why I have trouble shopping...decisions, decisions. If I have to narrow it down...

I love #3 - such a pretty look but also kind of different and very elegant. I also think it would be really flattering.

I also love #5. LOVIN the brown of course. And you are right, with gold shoes/jewelry--gorgeous, my friend!

#6 def. caught my eye as well. :)And I'm not sure if it would be too casual as you said, but if so it would be so cute for everyday wear :)

But really, they are all so pretty and would look awesome. Great picks so far, girl!

Lauren said...

Ooo! I LOVE both the brown ones... Especially #5! They would both look so great with gold jewelry (and shoes) and your Hawaiian tan! ;)

Shalie said...

Kelly - I love all of these, but I think #5 is adorable, and you want to be cool and comfortable! South Texas in July will be unbelievably hot!

petrii said...

How cute you are!! I totally dig #5 ~~ Where is that one from?

You will look awesome in whatever you choose ~~ Thanks for letting us help :)

Dawn

Caroline said...

#5

#5

#5

I LOVE LOVE LOVE #5


WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT A GOLD DRESS????? I THINK THAT WOULD BE SO PRETTY ON YOU????

MMM said...

I like the brown dress the best! It will look great with a tan and gold accessories!

Mandy said...

I agree with most of the comments above...the brown ones are great and will looks so good with your tan!! I also love that last dress, the color is awesome!! What time of day is the wedding? I think you have to go a little more dressy for an evening wedding than for an afternooon one!!

Can't wait to see what you decide on!

RachelM said...

I love 3 and 4!! I want both of them for myself!

Amanda said...

You would be gorgeous in any of those. I'm sorry you have to visit south Texas in August. Bless you, child.

karamy3sons said...

Kelly,

I have lived in South Texas before-hot and humid, I think #2 would be perfect, the material looks like it would breath well! I love the style.

Kara
karamy3sons.blogspot.com

Glow said...

I vote for #4 and #5. Both so cute and you would feel comfortable in both. Not sure about the yellow, but it might come in other colors. I would keep the color neutral, for sure! Good luck! :)

Megan L Hutchings said...

I LOVE #5!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #3 ALSO CAUGHT MY EYE BUT #5 IS SO YOU!!!!!

Robyn Beele said...

I like the yellow dress #4 and #5. Where are they from? I want one of each!

JKW said...

#5..is definitely the dress:) I

Anonymous said...

#5 and #6. Too cute.

Kim W said...

Love #3 and #4. You will look great in any of them though.

Kim W

Jenna said...

I'm going to go with the yellow dress. Yellow will look great on your skin tone and it's the hot color of the season!

ErinA said...

I like number 5. Im getting married in the same city as your brother in early June, and believe me,it is HOT!! Im dreading wearing my wedding dress...and my wedding is outside as well. Ugh!! But I love number 5!!! Very cute and I think it would be very flattering!

Julia said...

Oh girl I understand the delima! Of the dresses you listed I LOVE LOVE LOVE the wrap dress from J. Crew and do not think it is too casual at all! You would look soooo goood in that!!!!
However, just in case, I went online dress shopping for you :) and saw a really cute dress form Anthropologie that you would look GREAT in (pink or brown)

http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/catalog/productdetail.jsp?_dyncharset=ISO-8859-1&_dynSessConf=7527292535130618090&id=833066&parentid=NEW_APP_DRESS&pushId=NEW_APP_DRESS&popId=NEW_APPAREL&sortProperties=%2BmarketingPriority%2C-saleDate&navCount=52&navAction=poppushpush&fromCategoryPage=true&selectedProductSize=&selectedProductSize1=&color=pin

Good luck in your hunt!!!

Anonymous said...

I vote for #5.....I LOVE IT!.....not only is it pretty, but you can eat as much wedding cake as you want(you can take a night away from WW right???)and you won't have to worry about sucking in!!! : )

Becky said...

I personally like #4 the best, but if you wanted to look some more www.cache.com
has some cute ones! Good luck girl!

Betsy said...
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Betsy said...

I like #2, #4, and #6!! But truthfully, they are all cute and you'd look great in any of them!! You've got share where they came from though!! :)

Rebecca & Sam said...

i like number 3 and 5. the brown is so cute and i always love pink!! i agree brown with gold jewlery would super chic!

Tamara said...

I think it's great to blend in with the theme colors at a wedding. I like #2, #5, and #6, but #6 is my favorite. It looks cool, yet pretty and romantic. As adorable as #5 is, #2 looks cooler. And August? Here in S. TX? Will be miserable. That's why we got married in November!

Anonymous said...

I love #5 classy, dressy, yet cool for summer time.

Enjoy

Kelly S.

Amy said...

I would say three or four, definetly three if it came in the color you needed! Can't wait to see pics from the wedding!

Jessica said...

I'm loving #5!

Linda said...

Love 2 and 4.
Blessings,
Linda

Amelia said...

I think #6 might be too casual for the wedding, but it might be a great option for the rehearsal dinner. As for the wedding, I like #2 & #4. J.Crew has some great options that aren't strapless. I am a big fan of the Janey, the Polka Dot Rosette, and the Lyndsey. I think you might be able to get some good deals on J.Crew on Ebay!

TriciaNae said...

i like them all, but #2 and #5 are my favorites!!!

Faith said...

I love #3 - gorgeous detailing at the bust/waist. I also love #5 - very classy!
You will look beautiful in any of these! How fun!

Shannon said...

I love that yellow one!!

sas said...

I love #5 and #6. I think you could really dress up #6 and make it super cute!!! :)

The Garners said...

All really pretty--you'd look great in any of these. I think my favorites are #3 and #6 (just going by the pictures).

SnappyCasualGifts said...

I like 2 & 5, but 6 is my favorite! I would not do a wedding color. They are all great.

Brandon & April said...

I like 6,3 and 4!!! I know narrowing it down to 3 is not the best help so... I truly do like 6 best! It is beautiful and you could rock that light blue color girl!

Brittani's Holding Little Hands said...

LOVE the brown one! And for your encouragement, I got married in South (East) Texas in late July and lived to tell about it. Whatever you do, just wear your hair up! You will be beautiful in whatever you choose.

Candy said...

I love them all, but #3 and #6 are my fave. :)

Meg said...

Being from TX, I definitely understand that you want something comfortable and light! My brother got married last October and I wore a brown dress similar to #2, and it's a dress I can wear again. My favorites are the two brown dresses #2 and #5. The material on #5 looks a little heavy though for TX. But I also really like #6, and I don't think it's too casual (the model wearing flip flops really dresses it down). I have to worry about body odor esp. in heat with straps or sleeveless dresses (a very sad thing), so #6 stands out to me because of the cap sleeves, too. Let us know what you pick!

Becca said...

well, if it were ME, the heat would be the biggest factor. I'd stay away from anything fitted. Fitted=sweat. I'd be wearing something in the trapeze style. Loose and flowing=cooler... and I'd make sure it is 100% cotton.
I can't stand being hot. I'm miserable. So, if there is anything I can do to make that more tolerable, I'd care most about that.

Anonymous said...

um, hello, it's a wedding ... wear a wedding dress. i know you have one in the closet. carrie will love being 'samesies' with you!

-christopher

M.E. said...

I like #3, it is unique enough but elegant. Love the pink!
Can't wait to see the pic of you in the dress you choose.

Leigh Ann said...

It looks like we are all picking different dresses! I like both of the brown ones. I can so see you in either one of those and looking spectacular.

Jennie said...

#5 is definitely my favorite!

Sandra said...

I vote for #5

Lindsey said...

I love #5 and 6, but you could wear a brown paper sack and look totally adorable and sassy:)

Honea Household said...

Brooke's gone. :( I'm so sad!

And I certainly hope that maybe you could find a way to the Siesta Fiesta! It would be great!

Meag said...

Girl! You gotta go with number 5!!!! Classy, timeless look... any of them would look great on you, but I am really diggin' on number 5!!!!

Katie said...

I think #5 would be my top pick out of these. That's a beautiful dress! I don't have any other suggestions b/c some of these came from the places I shop (Ann Taylor and J. Crew)! Happy dress hunting!

Kristin said...

I love #2 and #6. Both are simple but elegant!

I'm sure you'll choose the perfect dress and will look beautiful in it!

Sunni at The Flying Mum said...

#2 and #4 are my favorites. Elegant, but feminine and summer-y! Love them!

RRR said...

I love #5. I think it would compliment the bridesmaid dresses without matching them too much! I also really like the cut of the dress!

Katie said...

I like the 1st brown one the best!

Etiquettely Correct said...

I love all the dresses - but I like number 1 and 5 the best. The first dress is actually what my bridesmaids are wearing in my wedding. I love the blue dresses from Ann Taylor celebrations and they have different styles. I think it would look good with those colors.

Soliloquy said...

I like #5 for two reasons.

#1 It's not exactly fitted the way strapless is, and you really don't want to sweat in fitted ANYTHING. It's all about aeration, baby.

#2 It's a super-classy cut. And I don't know you, but the "you" I imagine you to be, is nothing if not classy.

As for color. Brown. It compliments pink and green, and doesn't scream, "I'm not in the wedding party, but I don't want you to know this".

Plus, it's so classy, brown. With a nice summer tan..... and the gold pumps. Mmm hmm.

You're welcome. (*snort*)

Um... Soliloquy has moved. For the last time. Long story.....

www.shejusthadtosayit.com

Megan said...

My colors are brown, pionk and green in my July wedding! I say go with a brown dress. I love #2 and #5. Both great picks.

a cowgirl at heart said...

Here's my 2 cents for what it's worth...I think it depends on the time of the wedding, first. Since it is summer, it makes it a little more casual, anyway, but daytime vs. evening makes a big difference. Personally, I LOVE the brown dress with the ruffle on the bottom! It looks cool (temperature wise) and would look beautiful with your Hawaiian tanned skin and that blonde hair! So, that's my vote. I think you would look great in all of them, though! BTW-I used to comment as cdj, but just changed my posting id to match my blog! Just so you didn't think I was some crazy woman!!! LOL! Good luck!

The Proctors said...

I love #5 the best too!! So classy!!! You have to tell us where these dresses are from!

a cowgirl at heart said...

When I saw the first brown one, I just scrolled down to leave a comment and didn't really look at the others...but I lOVE the second brown one too. Either one. I'm a brown lover, though. I wear a lot of it! Goes with anything, pretty much!

Brad & Jill said...

Playing devils advocate here...but is having 67 comments helping your fashion crisis :) HA!!! My favorite is #3 or #5 but you know...if possible order a couple & try them on...then see if you can take the ones you don't feel as comfortable in back! :) My cousin got married in Texas in July and it wasn't too bad once the sun went down!

Julie said...

I have no sense of style so I'm not going to even pretend to give you advice!!! :) I really do like them all and I love the colors of each one. Let us know which one you decide on.

Anonymous said...

Well being the frugal shopper that I am, I keep going back to "I KNOW #6 is on sale, Kelly!!!". I ordered it in white yesterday. Lance thought I was crazy because I made such a big deal about how I was going to get it anyway and now I saved so much by getting it on sale. He said but yes, I STILL spent $xx. You know him. Anyway, I like that one, but knowing you like I do...I think one of the brown ones. I actually like the more simple one better, but that would be for me and I have to think KELLY. So I'm going with #5 just like the majority of your blogging friends. I have to say that if I had anything up top at all, I would want that pink dress for myself. Unfortunately, it would just fall off of me so I am not even going to ask you where I can find it.
Love you much.
KMW

laura said...

Yes! Definitely number 5! What a knock out! :)

Sarah said...

Love # 3, but they are all very cute. The turquoise may be a little too casual for sister of the groom.

Becky said...

uhm..I meant to say #5, I thought they were OVER the picture, not under! Just FYI!

Vintage Dutch Girl said...

I LUV dress #2!