This is the utterly stunning dress I bought for Bobby and Samia’s wedding. It’s a Biba beauty, and such a perfectl fit. But I had some problems with styling it up appropriately a) for a wedding and b) for cooler (read: Scottish) weather.
How I styled the dress on a budget…
Handbag: vintage (was my Aunty’s); shoes: Primark; coat:
M&S via ebay; hair flower: Matalan
As we were destined for an meal in a restaurant rather than a typical church/daytime wedding, I forwent the hat in favour of a hairpiece in an up-do. Although the dress is stunningly 70s, I wanted to play on the 30s/Edwardian elements, hence the hair rolls, PLUS this style offered the added advantage of curls for the Sunday morning brunch and photographs!
To tie the look together and make it appropriate for a wedding breakfast, I wanted to add embellishments to my hairstyle. Being short on money thanks to The Big Move this month, I couldn’t really afford to buy myself a new hairpiece – besides which, finding ANYTHING in navy was proving unbelievably difficult! So, I got to work with a length of taffeta ribbon and made myself this:
In the end, I wore this on my coat to tie the look together, as I found a yellow flower in Matalan for £5, literally the day before we left. I also bought a stem of fake flowers at Hobbycraft, just in case I preferred the understated look when the day arrived… As it turned out, the combination of the two looked far prettier and classier, and complimented my dress!
My henna tattoo when it had just been painted. This was done freehand by a hugely talented 16 year old girl, studying three sciences for her highers – not even an art student! It took her 10 minutes!