Sunday, May 24, 2009

Dressing the Way My Mamma Taught Me



Dress: I.X.E. Shoes: Naturalizer.

I was somewhat abruptly sent on a business trip the second half of last week, and unfortunately was not able to take any fashion/clothes pictures. I'm back now though, and be assured, I will be click click clicking away at pictures once again.

It's the day after my return and I am working again -- this time, helping out my friend again at a wedding. I guess I just need to get used to it, but I am always so shocked at how people - 0kay, women - dress at weddings.

Calling all ladies: "Please start dressing respectfully to weddings!". I swear, half the girls there were dressed in clothing tighter and more revealing than you would see in most dance clubs. I was seriously considering asking one girl if she was a stripper from the bachelors' party the night before. . . "Honey, did you get the dates mixed up?". I hate to seem like a prude, but I say, save those clothes for the club or for the bedroom!

17 comments:

JACLYN said...

I agree about dressing more modestly for weddings. :D Your dress is very pretty!

Passion4Fashion said...

This dress is gorg and so are you!

Bonnie said...

I couldn't agree more! You look beautiful, very elegant.

WendyB said...

I wish you had pictures of some of these wedding outfits. I'm dying to see them.

kaylie said...

Amen. Seriously, I'm glad I'm not the only one who shares such sentiments. Dress appropriately, and classy.

daer0n said...

I totally agree with you about dressing appropriately! I don't know where decency has gone, dressing in such revealing way to go to a dressing..-mind you, i've seen people wearing VERY revealing clothes at the supermarket! go figure.

You look gorgeous and classy btw, and you always do! i love your style :)

Shannon said...

I have been following your blog for a while now and this post pulled me out of lurkdom to say "amen"! People have lost sight of what is appropriate in a whole lot of situations these days. A return to modesty and decorum sure would be nice!

You, however, look fabulous in your outfit - as usual.

Boutique Girl said...

that is a beautiful dress!

~B~ said...

Ditto, not only is not the right event to be wearing slutty clothes, but it is just rude to the bride. It is her day, not " How much skin can my guests show" day. I really like the asian twist with that dress. Goregous.

sabina said...

I share your sentiments about wedding guests dressing modestly. I've been at weddings where such wasn't the case and was embarrassed for the offending parties. All attention should be on the bride and groom, not the guests.

Sher said...

I'm with WendyB show me some of the pictures from the wedding LOL!

Kel Ward Photography said...

I couldn't agree more. For some reason, it seems people confuse sexy with slutty.

Eyeliah SS said...

Yes, wedding agreed. It is so important to be modest and not outshine the bride and event.

Dan said...

ummm...respectfully disagree, as that's half the fun of going to some weddings; seeing the parade of recycled bridesmaid dresses and what appears to be prom dresses. My personal fav is reinforced toe pantyhose (any colour) with sandals :o)

Londyn said...

Dan - LOL, yes people watching a parade of old silly dresses can be fun! However, that doesn't happen half as much as the "slut-dress" happens at weddings.

I think the point is how much is being revealed in what is being worn -- it's not that everyone needs to have the best fashion wardrobe, but that people should be respectful and not dress in trashy look-at-me outfits, which often happens and takes away from the bride.

Mervat said...

I am in total agreement with you Londyn!

Dan said...

I'll agree to meet you half way as I do concur with the intent of your post. I was leaving a function recently and this woman was changing her shoes to boots (leg too high, skirt too short, fishnet stay-ups perhaps too small for her leg). Kind of ‘uh what the??? TMI’ sight but her date seemed happy. It is an interesting question though i.e. of all the weddings woman go to as brides maids and get the intended ‘…style of dress they can wear again after the wedding…’ Does is actually happen – except at other weddings or really bad work parties.