LOVE/HATE: The ‘Big On Bows’ Edition

Yours truly never considered short wedding dresses for even a second, but as I’ve gotten older, I’ve become super traditional when it comes to the dresses I’ll wear. But that doesn’t mean I can’t dig on short wedding dresses on you lovelies or on models and mannequins. So for this week’s edition of LOVE/HATE, here’s a Red Valentino dress in ivory looks like it would be a lot of fun at a casual wedding or for a bride who’s eloping. It features a crew neckline, bow detailing, pleats, frills, and a lined interior, all in satin and crepe. And if you’re a size 4, it’s on sale for $325 at YOOX.

So what do you think? I kind of love it, but I’d kind of love it on someone who’s not shaped like me. On me, it would look like a sack.

5 Responses to “LOVE/HATE: The ‘Big On Bows’ Edition”

  1. La Petite Acadienne says:

    Not for me — that bow would look clownish on me. I could see Audrey Tatou in it, though.

  2. Twistie says:

    I think it might have actually looked kind of fabulous on me… about twenty-five years ago. I’m short, and back then I was quite thin with a pretty flapperish figure and a fondness for the whimsical end of classic.

    Today? Not so much.

    Then again, I think it’s more about the fact that my personal style is quite different now than it was when I was twenty-three. While my body has gotten a lot thicker, it’s still pretty much the same shape. Now I just like to swath it in more outrageous ways.

    On the right woman, though, and for the right wedding, that would be all kinds of awesome.

  3. SusanC says:

    I think it’s a loaded gun. If you are small and wear it, you run the risk of being taking for a little girl. If you’re larger, it probably won’t flatter. The placement of the waistline bodes ill.

    But even if it fits, please don’t wear it with mary-janes or ballet flats. Go for a shoe with a bit of va-va-voom.

  4. blossom says:

    To me it looks like a school dress you would wear in a private school.