In looking through my closet last night I realized that I don’t own a single little white dress (LWD). And that’s likely because a white dress is tough to buy. So tied to the tradition of getting married, white is not a color us ladies tend to gravitate toward when purchasing an ensemble for a special event. Unless you are the one getting married, you can’t really where white to a wedding without a lot of “What was she thinking” stares, which of course lessens the re-wear value of a dress. On top of that, it’s hard to look good in white this time of year when the short winter days prevent any kind of sun from touching your skin (even here in California!). Despite this, I decided that as a bride-to-be, and since I have several events leading up to my wedding, I really want to take advantage of this time to where lots of white! There’s really no other time that I can easily get away with wearing a color out of season (although I don’t exactly believe in that rule). And maybe purchasing a LWD well get me primed to actually pull the trigger on buying THE dress.
I will be having a traditional shower back East – likely an afternoon with a lot of ladies – and I think these white frocks will be perfect.
I will also be having a Jack & Jill shower here in SF that likely will be held at night, so I think I can get away with something a little more cocktaily…
And then of course I will need a fun white dress for the bachelorette!
And then maybe one more for the rehearsal dinner.
Finally, to extend the bridal feeling just a bit, I’ll pack one more in my suitcase for the honeymoon.
What about you? Did you go out and splurge on a white ensemble when you got engaged?