Wednesday, November 2, 2011

How to dress for a Spanish wedding

I know you are dying to know right? I have the priveledge to be invited to a second Spanish wedding so I can give you the 411 on how to look your best. For first wedding I went to back in June I was very nervous to see what people would wear and if my guiri-ness would be on full display. It was a summer wedding so I was expecting sun dresses with some people who would be more dressy than others. But Spanish fashion is a fickle friend and I felt like I was at the prom rather than a summer wedding. This is what I wore:
 A dress that I thought was pretty normal and appropriate for a summer wedding. However, I felt almost underdressed. Let's check out what else to wear to a Spanish wedding:

Exhibit A: The sevillana look. 
This young lady was dressed to the nines complete with a fascinator and a skirt that was completely made of fringe (unfortunately you can't see it). Yes you read that right...fringe. I guess its advantages are that it moves well on the dance floor?
Exhibit B: The flapper look.
Check out those ruffles...and that lace. Nuff' said. 

 Exhibit C: Casino showgirl look. 
My personal favorite, she caught my eye with a dress made entirely of sequins. Oooohhh shiiiiiiiiiiiny. 
Exhibit D: The Geisha look. 
You can't see the full glory of this one but it's exotic and shiny...woo!
Exhibit E: Middle-school dance look. 
When I saw this all I could think about was the what I wore to the Spring Fling in the 8th grade. And what you see at JC Penny's on clearance after prom. A classic look really. 
And finally Exhibit F: The Jungle Fever look. 
A floor length dress that doubles for a wedding and for camoflauge in the Amazon. Awesome!
Ok, ok I might be poking a little too much fun at the Espanish but seriously it was all I could do to not laugh at some of the fashion at the wedding. I can't wait to see what people wear to this one although you'll have to wait to see what I wear! 


  1. Bahahah this is such a great post. Plus, make sure you (even though you aren't in the wedding) get your hair done! I hate that. I didn't want to spend my hard-earned money on that.

  2. Haha I know! I couldn't believe how many girls had over-hairsprayed prom hair. I didn't get mine done so not worth the money!

  3. So funny! When I got married I was so excited to see how the Spanish women would dress. They didn't disappoint-- fascinators, feathers, and of course my suegra's enormous purple hat... some are strange, but I think that in general they are so colorful and fun! Sevilla is the best because the women go all out! I would walk around on Saturdays just to see the wedding parties!

  4. Hahahaha maybe its a Burgos thing! I feel like Sevilla would be a more colorful and on the pijo side. There were some people's dresses I liked but overall I wasn't too impressed.

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