Q. Similar to a few other writers, I have a formal wedding in DC in early May. I have a black cotton dress for the rehearsal dinner but it's sleeveless and I would like something to wear over my shoulders. I am not really the Pashmina type (they always look funny on me) or fashionably-brave enough to wear a capelet throughout the evening. Any simple or elegant alternatives?
-No Pashminas Please
A. Scrap the Pashmina and choose something fresher and more contemporary. Look for a fitted, cropped jacket in knit, cotton or eyelet style. Or cute cardigan in a pattern will work as well. Think of your cover up as a piece that works on it own with other pieces in your wardrobe and adds chic style with your little black dress.
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