As the summer season of weddings approaches, most of us enjoy the anticipation of celebrating the joy of marriage and the fun of a wedding. However, if you happen to have the honor of being a bridesmaid- maybe not so much. It's a beautiful gesture to include one's friends in the flurry of fizzy activities that lead up to the big day, and of course, an honor to stand up in the ceremony. However, it is not an honor to spend hundreds of dollars on an unfortunate bridesmaid dress and ridiculous shoes. There are many silly little books on this subject at Urban Outfitters and the chic lit. section of Borders, but let's just say this: in the year of two thousand and seven there is no place for matching bridesmaid dresses. The fastest way to alienate a good friend is to assign an unflattering, poorly made dress in a color that should only be reserved for tablecloths. Like bumper stickers and men's short sleeve dress shirts, identical bridesmaid dresses should have never survived the millennium. Period.
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