Outfit post: my wedding dress
Today Mr Robot and I have been married ten years! I've mentioned before that I had a vintage wedding dress, so I thought I'd share it with you. Back then I was much more goth than I am now, and I think a lot of people expected me to wear black, but I've also loved vintage styles most of my life. I had set my heart on a 1920s dress, but went into Vintage to Vogue on Milsom Street in Bath one lunchtime and the lady who used to run it showed me a late 1930s dress. I wasn't sure. I went away. That evening I sat in the pub thinking, 'Need that dress! Need that dress!' and went out and got it the following lunchtime. It cost a mere £85.
I'm pretty sure the dress is silk. It's got great big flowers woven into the fabric. There's ruching at the top of the bust, and a fullness in the upper arm. The skirt is cut on the bias.
I bought the jewellery from Past Times. I did buy another necklace, a 1940s marcasite one, but it didn't work with the dress, so I got these. The matching bag and shoes are proper made-for-wedding ones, ie silk and cost more than the dress. I bought those in a hurry when I realised it was a week before my wedding and I hadn't thought about footwear.
Mr Robot was much better prepared than I was. He went into a bridal/ groomswear shop, found a longish red velvet jacket and bought it. He's always been a 50s fan, and the teddyboy length appealed to him. He had no idea what I was planning to wear. Anyway, his jacket dictated the colour of my flowers. I had planned on roses, but when I went into the florist I saws these amazing autumnal calla lillies and chose those instead.
And ten happy years later, we're still together :D