What to Wear: 60’s Wedding

What to Wear: 60’s Wedding

A costume wedding? That’s pretty fun! Here is Jodee’s request:

Hi, I am writing with a little fashion emergency. My husband and I have been invited to a wedding in Palm Springs this January at the Cosmopolitan Estate. The catch is that it is a 60’s theme wedding. The invitation said “think breakfast at tiffany’s for the girls”. I also need for the dress to be somewhat modest. I need the sleeves to be at least cap, the length to be at least ‘just above the knee’, and not too low cut in the front or back.

I know, so many restrictions! That is why I need some help. I have never even watched breakfast at tiffany’s and have a hard time finding nice clothing as it is with my restrictions so a 60’s dress that fits all this criteria is proving to be harder than I thought! The wedding is in the afternoon and the cocktail hour and reception immediately follow. It should all wrap up around 9pm but we have been advised to wear a shawl, coat, or sweater cause even though it’s in Palm Springs, it still gets cold in the evenings.

Don’t be tempted to go too crazy with the costume. “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” is a far cry from “60’s Austin Powers Flower Child.” Best to toe the line with this one:

Dress – Any one of these short little shift dresses that are in style now would work. Since it’s an evening wedding, I wouldn’t scrimp too much. This elegant dark purple dress has some serious style cred beyond just being a costume. You could pair it with dark tights and black flats for a more modern event.
Shoes– White round-toe pumps are an upscale interpretation of those white 60’s go-go boots.
Headband – A white headband is a must-have accessory with your beehive.
Bracelet – A thick plastic bangle in eggplant.
Coat – A mod little jacket in white.

Go for dramatic cat-eyes and nude lips with your make-up. And get your date to wear a pair of retro thick frame glasses found at a thrift store with his suit.

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  1. love.boxes at 12:06 am

    Those people (the ones with the 60’s wedding idea) are brave or crazy. I agree with Miss Emily. I wouldn’t want my wedding to turn into Austin Powers.. good heavens! This outfit is perfect and you could use it again lots.

  2. Lisa & Jeremy at 6:11 pm

    So cute! I LOVE it! I’m going to a 60’s birthday party this weekend. I’m going to use that look for this event.

  3. noway at 5:54 am

    I understand the pressure when people invited to a wedding and all they need is grand costume for the wedding to wear i guess the dress in this article is pretty cool for the evening wedding