May 222011

While most might consider June-August to “officially” be wedding season, with the royal couple tying the knot a few weeks ago, they’ve already kicked us off for the year.  On a more personal level, a cousin of mine just married his new bride last weekend.

A lot of people had really been waiting for the royal wedding, but as I’ve shared with you a few times over the past couple of months, the wedding that I personally am waiting on pins and needles for is the wedding of my brother and his lovely fiancee.  I’m part of the bridal party, so I don’t have to worry about what I’ll be wearing; the dresses have already been chosen for us.  (They’re actually quite nice as bridesmaid dresses go; I could wear it again to a party if I wanted.  Can’t say the same for every bridesmaid dress that’s tucked into the back of my closet!)

In the past, though, deciding what to wear as a guest has occasionally been a wee bit stressful.  Should I go short or long?  Do I need to (yuck) wear tights or nylons?  (Not that they can’t be adorable, I just like my legs to be bare.  Tights make me hot.)  And the major question: can I find a dress that makes me look taller than I am (5’2″), hides any flaws (is there anyone on the planet that actually loves their thighs?) and plays up my best features (Baby C has been a blessing to both my décolletage and toning my upper arms)? Continue reading »