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Q. I’m going to a Winter Wedding and want to wear a pair of pink pants, they are lined so they were meant for Winter, will wear them with brown boots, is this OK?  And what color top should I wear?

A. As you can tell from our site, we are huge fans of pink and brown paired together. However, the combination of pink pants and brown boots just sounds too casual to be worn to a wedding, even an informal one. If you are going to wear pants, they should be a dressy style like a tuxedo pant or a dressy black pant, and worn with dressy pieces like evening shoes and a sequin jacket or lace top.

If you feel that your pink pants are dressy enough to wear to a wedding, then pair them with a strappy heel instead of your boots. Silver, gray, gold or even black shoes would work. The top, of course, would depend on the shoes you choose, but look for something that will add an evening feel to your look.

Here is one way to dress up your pants for the wedding:


Q. I have a wedding in Atlanta this month. It is an evening wedding and I bought a great green dress for the occasion that would be accompanied by a black sparkly shawl. I was wondering if it was acceptable to pair that with a great pair of black calf boots with 3 inch heels and a buckle? I thought it looked pretty good, but have been told not to wear boots to a wedding. Is this true?


A. Your dress and shawl sound lovely. Unfortunately, however, I agree with your friends that boots are not the best option for an evening wedding. Most boots would be considered too casual to wear to a formal affair. You are much better off opting for a black evening shoe. Here are a few of our favorites:

Q. Hello, I’m trying to find an affordable white dress that hits just below the knee for my very private wedding. I’m low on cash and only able to get a dress under $60. I need it before December 29 2009. HELP!!!! I would love to get a strapless dress. I have included links to dresses that I like. Please think simplistic chic!

A. I wish I had better news for you, but it’s nearly impossible to find a white wedding-appropriate dress for under $60 this time of year. We eliminated anything too summery and casual and came up with the following options for you. A few of them are a bit more than you want to spend, but still under $100. Good luck!


Q. I will be attending a 700 guest wedding in a few weeks and I am confused about what to wear. I am a size 16 and have tattoos and facial piercings. It’s so hard to find a dress that would accommodate my style. I love the rocker look but do not like showing my legs. so i tend to wear tube dresses that hit mid calf. What would you suggest for plus size dresses and shoes?


A. We totally dig the rocker look, but even rock stars have to dress for an elegant affair. Below are a few dresses that don’t show too much skin and won’t compromise your edgy style.

Choose an edgy, yet evening-appropriate shoe to complement your dress:

priscilladress.jpgQ. I will be wearing this dress as the Maid of Honor in my cousin’s Labor Day Weekend wedding. I will be wearing a pewter colored strappy high heeled sandal as well. I wanted to bring some color into the outfit with my jewelry. I figured a pair of ginormous costume earrings and bracelet would do. What color do you recommend?

A. Since your dress and shoes are both pewter, adding color to your look through jewelry is perfect. Focusing on your earrings and a bracelet and leaving your neck bare is a great look. Jewel tones like sapphire, amethyst, emerald and ruby would look gorgeous, as would icy colors like lavender and cool pinks. Keep the metals in the silver/pewter family instead of gold. Below are some pretty options for you:

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