Tuesday, June 17, 2008

A Stitch in Time

I believe that I have, in the past, mocked brides for obsessing over the size and shape of their bustles. My thought - and I'm about to apologize for it - has always been, "Buy a shorter dress!" Getting dressed should be fun and easy!

I say I am ready to apologize because, as wedding things start falling into place, I have a little bit of breathing room to think about what I'm going to wear. As I have mentioned before, I found the perfect suit. I have even found a tailor, who works in-house for the eminent menswear store Julian's in Chapel Hill.

I even believe that I have found the right shoes - the saddle-tan version of a black pair I already own and love. So what's the sticking point? What is my own personal bustle dilemma?

Top stitching.

The shoes have brown top-stitching, which looks appropriate for daytime and outdoors, but is still dressy.

But the only belts Cole-Haan produces in the same tan leather have white top-stitching or (gasp!) braiding. Can you imagine? My country wedding is not an episode of Hee Haw!

Check out the shoes and the "coordinating" belts. Will any of them suffice? Should I look for a different shoe? This one is such a nice shoe for the price. Or, should I look for a belt that almost-but-doesn't-quite-match colors?
(Do note that the colors on the screen are not true to the colors in person.)


Anonymous said...

I hope that by "perfect suit", you mean "perfect dicky".

Peonies and Polaroids said...

Ha, this made me laugh!

I like either of the belts with stitching (the braiding, not so much).

Most people, except the really tall (do you have any guests over 7ft?) won't be able to look at your belt and shoes at the same time so probably won't notice that the stitching doesn't match!