So our plan is a wedding weekend in Chicago with only our immediate families (parents and siblings). In November. It's urban, it's small, it's the complete opposite of a big production. And because it will be late fall, I will certainly not be wearing anything strapless or spaghetti-strapped. Which is actually kind of a problem when you're looking for a wedding dress. I'd love to find something pretty, short (as in, not a ball gown) and long sleeved. Because what's the point of wearing a strapless dress in November only to throw a cardigan over it?
Here's what a night of Internet research yielded.
Wearing white is fine, but I'm not totally committed to it. I have a feeling I may even have better luck finding what I want if I consider a wider range of colors. Something like this would certainly be nice (via The Sartorialist)
In the more bridal-y category, something like this J.Crew number would be perfect if only it wasn't a ball gown. I know an option could be to purchase this dress and alter it shorter, but I'm not buying a $2,500 gown only to hack off 40% of it. Have you seen similar styles anywhere? I love the high waist, boatneck and 3/4 sleeves. I just want it to hit slightly above the knee and have a slimmer skirt.
I do love cap sleeves but this might be a bit too summery for November and possibly too casual for what I envision, though a different choice of shoe and hairstyle could go a long way.
Same here. I like the idea of this, but it might be a bit too hippy for my taste. Though with an updo and a silver shoe perhaps it could be a winner.
Leave me a comment with a link if you've spotted any other long sleeved options.