In my mind's eye I saw a crystal clear vision of me as a December bride. It was always going to be a red dress, a white faux fur, my Christian Louboutins, and a hand-tied bouquet of white roses.
Red is my color! I drive a red car. I ride a red bike. The soles of my favorite shoes are red. My favorite dress is red. I wear red lipstick. My next Louis Vuitton handbag will be red. As colors go, I can't ask for a more kindred spirit than red.
But do I want to get married in Gibraltar, in red, without a faux fur? Truth be told, one of the reasons I wanted a December wedding was so I could wear a red dress and white faux fur... the whole outfit hinges on the fur.
While I'm trying to sort out with myself whether I still want to get married in red despite the fact that Gibraltar is hot and there won't be a faux fur in sight, I'll leave you with my top choices for red wedding dresses...
Let's start with this little red Valentino! It's got my favorite a-line silhouette and an open back, which would be perfect in the Gibraltar heat, but I can't decide how I feel about the ruffles. I'm not a very ruffly girl, but they're Valentino ruffles ;-)
This dress lacks a designer pedigree, but its curve-hugging style and fabric is a combo that works almost too well on my hourglass figure. However, I don't want to risk giving the good Dr. a heart attack before he says, "I do."
Another classic silhouette by a no name designer. My sweet sister has offered to make me a white shawl to go with this one, which could make it the warm climate adaptation of my original outfit.
Prada, in my color, in a classic early 60's silhouette!
OK, this dress would be 100 kinds of wrong on me, but I had to post it because if a dress could be dessert, it would look like this.... isn't it delicious?
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