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Picture 0031Picture 0041Wedding – I was assisting my husband (he was the photographer) plus we are good friends with the couple. Black matte jersey sleeveless dress with surplice neck and empire waist from Old Navy, short pearls from met, long pearls from Limited, black crepe heels from Mossimo (and my Naturalizer flats for the times when I was running around and coordinating). Black silk clutch from Aldo, black crepe shawl with decorative edge embroidery and fringe from Express.

Hair was washed, conditioned and Curly Sexy Hair's Curl Power applied. Allowed to air dry about 30 minutes, then finished with a diffuser on the dryer. Curled the majority of the head with an iron to give a finished look. Added a bit of Jonathan Dirt for hold and separation.

Makeup is Smashbox Photo Finish primer, L'oreal true Match foundation in C3, concealer in W4-5, Chanel pressed powder in Natural, Nars blush in Orgasm. Eyes again with the Revlon ColorStay shadow quad in Neutral Khakis – ivory in inner corners and along brow bone, khaki on lid. lahses curled and two coats of DiorShow Unlimited mascara in Black and a line of Maybelline UltraLiner in black on top lash line. On lips is Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss in Shine That Pink.

A woman with curly hair wearing a plaid blazer holds a green fur coat over her shoulder on a city street.

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  1. I wear black to many weddings and find that a good 40-50% of the women are also in black. It seems that the LBD is the outfit of choice for events. I don’t think as a mother of the bride or groom it would be the best choice unless it was a Black and White wedding; often the MOB or MOG wears a color that compliments the wedding colors (this wedding was dark red and champagne, the MOB wore taupe, my wedding was bronze, orange and pink and my mom wore a champagne color).

    Though as a coordinator I do always wear black so I don’t get dirty, blend into the woodwork and look like a professional and not a guest. however those times I usually wear very simple accessories and shoes.

  2. So it’s really OK to wear black to a wedding? (at least as a guest or a mother of one of the happy couple)

    I thought that meant you disapprove of the marriage.

    Or is it different if you are in a working role such as coordinator?

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