Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Short and Sweet

Growing up, I don't remember dressing up as a bride.

But I DO remember dressing up a ballerina.  I was obsessed with wearing my sister's recital costumes, obsessed.  Sure, I had my own leotards and ballet slippers but one the one thing I didn't own, the thing that's making me smile wide up there, was the tutu.  

Sadly, I never got to don a tutu of my very own.  I quit ballet a few years later after an instructor called me out in front of the whole class for being, ehem, a little too plump. And by "called me out" I mean he took his pointer stick and smacked my backside shouting "what is this?!"  Following with "and this?!" as he smacked my tummy.  No, I'm not at all haunted by that day--I was eight!  Are you kidding me?! 

What was I saying?

Well, I never got a tutu.  And (SPOILER ALERT) I'm not going to be wearing a large tulle skirt on my wedding day. 

(THE Swan Lake)

I'd be lying if I didn't tell you that I'm a tad bit disappointed in myself for not taking my opportunity as a bride as an excuse to play dress up on a large scale.  

And then I came across this:

Oh yeah.  It's a tulle skirt and it's gorgeous.  Call me crazy, but I'm not feeling the white skirt with the blazer--I can just hear the sweet sounds of "Like A Virgin" playing in the back of my mind.

I definitely need some color.  

This is perfect!  And now I officially want a tutu for a pre-wedding event.  I love the idea of pairing a pistachio green tutu with a simple white tee and some metallic sandals.  It could totally work, right?

And if you're still a little skeptical, here is a front view of these lovely ladies:

This picture gave me a "why didn't I think of that" moment.  Bridesmaids in tutus?!  Genius.  

Yes, I must have a tutu for wedding festivities.  It's now or never!  Childhood hang-ups be damned, I dare someone to call me chubby while I wear it.  I can stick up for myself now, and I will look awesome as I rip you a new one.  So there.

Have you found any accessories or outfits that are a "must have" for your wedding?   


  1. LOL! I'm sure you know this.. but polka dots was my must have.

    I also wanted to tell you I LOVE tutu dresses. I'm actually getting one made for my bachelorette party (I guess I'll have to make a post about that soon, huh? LOL) but it's going to be black halter top with a white tulle bottom and a zebra print sash around it. LOVE!

  2. I'm loving those skirts.. I recently came across the same one you posted not too long ago and decided I needed to have it too. And while it looks cute on bridesmaids.. I totally want one just for me ;)

  3. @ Danielle - Oh yeah! Sounds perfect for a bachelorette party! I love the idea of mixing the black and white, and the zebra sounds hot!

    @steph c - I know what you mean, I almost bought myself one of the dresses that my bridesmaids are wearing bc it was so cute! The wedding has become the best excuse for shopping.

  4. Love the tutu inspiration pictures! Definitely go for it!

    An't believe that ballet instructor!