Archive - June, 2005

The Wedding in the Provence

Manolo says, one of the Manolo’s many internet friends has asked the Manolo the question.

I am attending an evening wedding Labor Day weekend in Provence, France. I have no idea what to wear! Please help, I am desperate!

Manolo says, this it is easy. There is the uniform for the summer wedding in the Provence: the pretty summery dress, the high-heeled sandals without the stockings, and the big fancy hat, always the hat.

Like the English, the French they insist on the hat for the occasions of the formality. However, unlike the English, they also insist on the stylishness of dress at these occasions.

P.S. Ayyyyy! One of the Manolo’s many internet friends has noted that this it is the EVENING wedding in the Provence. (Once again, the reading skills of the Manolo they have failed him. Perhaps it is time for the professional examaning of the eyes.)

Here is the comment of the friend of the Manolo:

The key word here is “evening” wedding. One does not wear hats in the evening. One wears evening clothes, perhaps a cocktail dress or, if the affair is truly formal, a floor-length gown. No hat. Maybe jewelled hair thingys or something.

This it is exactly correct. The EVENING wedding in the Provance it is like the fancy cocktail party, not the fancy garden party. Please disregard the Manolo’s previous, mis-informed advice and dress accordingly.