I’m going to an afternoon spring wedding in late April when you never know what the weather will be. What kind of wrap would be appropriate over a classic, patterned wrap dress?
– Femme Fearing Faux Pas.
Jeez, kid, you talk more wraps than a fajita. Because Bossy is the girl who wrecks her spring wedding ensemble with a dungaree jacket, she had no idea there was such a market in wraps. Not to be confused with your grandmother’s shawls. They are lace-trimmed, sequined, fringed, beaded, crocheted, and ribbed – made of fur, silk, taffeta, chiffon, and cashmere. But frankly this doesn’t prevent most women from looking as though they grabbed the Ikea blanket straight off the bed.
Perhaps you need a hug. I mean a shrug – the sweater-like things that tie in the front and mostly look as though they were left in the dryer seven days too long. Less cumbersome than a wrap, a shrug can give your arms cozy coverage while allowing your dress full exposure. There’s also Nordstrom’s ‘pocket scarf’, which according to the accompanying photo looks a little like what would happen if Snuffleupagus draped himself over your shoulders and down onto your pant legs. The Nordstrom site also features a ‘tissue weight cashmere’ which could be perfect, although sounds a bit dangerous if your date has a head cold.
No matter your choice, just observe the stringent code of what not to wear – which according to the about.com folks is white or black or “overtly sexual clubwear” or opera length gloves. Obviously the prissy author of that article didn’t attend Jon Bon Jovi’s wedding, where you can rest assured all the fashion rules in the universe were broken before mid morning.