by guest blogger Lori Miller
While weddings are joyous occasions as we watch our dear friends and family members make commitments to theirpartners, weddings can also be the single girl's nemesis and a torturous reminder of bad luck in love. A woe-is-me attitude won't make prince charming magically appear, however. No need to mope, you have a party to attend—and an outfit to put together to make yourself stand out to all those single groomsmen.
A knee-high soft pastel or tea-length emerald green tulle skirt evokes true party girl style. Pair your skirt with a black cashmere sweater and black heels. Have fun with your unorthodox wedding cocktail attire by pulling your hair up into a messy top bun. Accent your updo with a dark-colored turban headband, and glue on gemstones for sparkly flair. Grab an understated black clutch full of your bare essentials: ID, credit card, red lipstick, phone and keys.
Most girls will don a dress to a wedding, but since you're not like most girls, why not go glam with sequins skinnies? The dazzle creates just enough flair that ensures you're not underdressed for the occasion. For the top, go for a structured blouse with pleats or a lacy form-fitting blouse with long-sleeves. Keep the top a neutral color, such as pearl or sand, and accessorize like crazy. Think layers of metallic bangles and a sparkly statement necklace. High heels are non-negotiable.
Ditch the flat iron, because you're tresses are about to get whimsical. Give your wayward hair its freedom, and use clips decorated with vintage flowers or gold stars to capture flyaways. To let the beauty of your face shine, drape hair back into a bouffant hair style pulled to one side. Slip in glittery hair pins to draw attention to your locks' nest of fabulousness. Sweeping hair back in two messy braids or a double-braid updo that gathers at the nape of your neck will also steal glances. P.S. Don't be surprised when you get a
the next day from a mysterious secret admirer.
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Fur 'N Fringe
Get flirty with a layered fringe or fur mini skirt that you can sashay in from ceremony to reception. To offset the sassiness of the short skirt, throw on a snugly fit blazer jacket accented with a slim shimmery belt tied around your waist. The unexpected look encapsulates your frisky side that comes home at sunrise, as well as your reserved side that hides your mysteriousness.
Apply very cherry red rouge to brighten your face with allure and sensuality. You are single, by the way, surrounded by bachelors in tuxes. To draw attention to your peepers, color your eyelids with golden specs of glitter and apply a smokey eye. Complement your over-the-top glittered eyes with a soft pink shade of lipstick in cotton candy or mauve. If you're glamming out your eyes, keep your hair and outfit simple and understated.
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