Sarah writes: "Okay, So I admit it's another "Help-me-find-a-dress-to-wear-to-a-wedding request," but I think this might prove to be a challenge, even for you! I am attending a Hasidic wedding in January. Because I am a member of the groom's family, it is important that I adhere to the dress code. Women must cover up their collar bone, elbows and knees (even when sitting down). No bright colors. Elbows are the least of my worries because I can always find a cardigan to wear...but the rest has proven to be difficult. Would you help me find something that fits the requirements, yet is still stylish and not frumpy? Also I don't want to spend more than $150. I have an hourglass shape, and I am 5' 6'', 135 pounds. Thank you!"
Oy Vey, Sarah! I, Rachel H., Outblush Operative, am here to help jew! I have been to a few Hassidic events, and it IS hard not to frump it up, but here are some ideas: 1) Wear a maxi or midi skirt (NOT form-fitting) with a button-up (ALL the way up), and a cardigan. Add a belt to up the style quotient. 2) Wear the skirt with a crew neck or turtleneck and add a jacket or blazer. 3) Wear a maxi dress with a cardigan (buttoned up) or long sleeved shirt over the top.
1 - Merona Ultimate Long Sleeved Crew ($6)
2 - Twenty8Twelve Silk Blouse ($85, on sale)
3 - J. Jill Cardigan ($35, on sale)
4 - Athleta Organic Cotton Cowlneck ($49)
5 - Forever 21 Belt ($6)
6 - Nomads Skirt ($30)
7 - Office Trendsetter Blazer ($43)
8 - Cooperative Double Wrap Belt ($25)
9 - Mossimo Convertible Skirt ($25)
10 - Forever21 Lace Maxi Skirt ($24)
11 - Free People Move West Maxi Dress ($88, in two colors)
12 - Forever 21 Blouse ($24)
13 - Charlotte Russe Textured Blazer ($40)
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