Q. I'm the Maid of Honor at a wedding near Baltimore at the end of September. The bride asked that I wear a navy dress (there is one other attendant). It's an early afternoon wedding followed by a reception that will be over by 7 p.m - although I'm sure we'll move the party elsewhere. In reading your advice, I like your suggestions. I'd like to wear a sandal with a slim heel. 2 1/2 to 3 inch heel is best for me. Do you think metallic is too much for the afternoon? Too cocktail-y? The dress is a short silk Sophia dress from J Crew - hits below the knee. I was going to buy the Eleanor silk D'Orsay in navy from J Crew but they are expensive and sold out in my size. Maybe my hesitancy about metallic is because I don’t own any metallic currently. I guess I need to get over my “disco is dead” mentality. The wedding is not so formal - the groom is wearing a suit rather than a tux. Can you make a suggestion?
- Fear of Metallics
A. Get over your fear of metallics — while some trends come and go, this one is here to stay. Metals give “oomph” to so many outfits that otherwise may just have been “nice”. Go out and buy a pair of silver heels for the wedding - it’s always better to look a bit dressier. No matter that the wedding is an afternoon gig, you’ll surely look fabulous and I guarantee you’ll wear the heels again, from glitzing up a little black dress or pairing it with a skirt or even dark jeans. Embrace the shine and maybe even hum a little Abba or Bee Gees in your head while you shop!