A Vintage Inspired Evening Gown


It’s officially wedding season and I’m excited for at least two reasons: (1) endless opportunities to get dressed to the nines, from engagement parties to showers to bachelorette parties to weddings and (2) I just love celebrating love.

Two weekends ago, I had the honor of attending the stunning wedding of one of my oldest and dearest friends. Nance and I go way back. Not only did she graciously allow me to become a permanent fixture in her apartment during our first year of law school (when we not so astutely treated 1L year like freshman year of college), but she introduced me to Bugsy a million moons ago (Nance and Bugs went to undergrad together at the University of Michigan – GO BLUE!). So, for my Nance, I have much to be grateful for, and watching her find love and being present to celebrate it was special to say the least.

For the Saturday evening ceremony followed by reception at the Four Seasons downtown, I wanted something elegant to suit the surroundings, but more festive and colorful to honor the groom’s Indian culture. Luckily. Kova Kiss recently sent me the most gorgeous vintage inspired flower embroidered emerald evening gown. With a scoop back and classic 1950’s cinched waist and full skirt, I felt like a vintage dream (but thankfully without the girdle or pettiskirt). This uber feminine silhouette is flattering for all shapes, whether you’re naturally curvy or want to create the look of curves. To create a fusion look, I carried a multicolored, crystal beaded minaudiere by South Asian designer Minza Khan and wore dramatic crystal and pearl fringe earrings from Lili Claspe. For shoes, I wore black suede and crystal strap sandals. Finally, to complete the look, I created a simple half-up do with two pearl hairclips.


Dress | Kova Kiss Oh! The places I’ll go… || Bag | Minza Khan Bano Clutch (Use My Code: MICHELLE20 for 20% Off) || Earrings | Lili CLaspe Mathilde Pearl Silver Earrings || Shoes | Zara, similar styles here, here and here || Hair Accessories | Similar styles here, here and here

Location | Washington Square Park, New York City

Photography | Stephanie Poulos


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