Did Someone Say Something About Shopping for an Imaginary Lifestyle?

So...I'm currently yearning for a pair of sequined pants. I prefer the wider-legged versions over the leggings. I really love the harem style best, but just know they would look terrible on me.

You can laugh now. I certainly am.

Could I possibly wear something like that to my sister-in-law's wedding, which will take place this fall in Las Vegas? Could I wear something like that with a cropped tuxedo jacket? Is it ok to wear black to a wedding in Las Vegas, or do I have to stick to lighter/brighter colors?

Are my cold meds making me crazy?

She's getting married by Elvis, so I imagine almost anything goes fashion-wise. (I'm a little perplexed at the ultra conventional gown she selected though.) Or, does the venue not matter so much and I should stick to regular old wedding guest attire?

Talk me down, people.

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  • bionda replied 7 years ago

    I'll let others chime in about the pants, but I want to hear more about this wedding!

  • Stephanie replied 7 years ago

    Amy, I like that when you go 'imaginary lifestyle,' you go big. I think if Elvis is the officiant you can wear whatever you darn well please.

  • rae replied 7 years ago

    When I attended a Vegas wedding, the bride wore a black minidress and thigh-high boots... I think any thing goes! Kind of a perfect occasion to indulge your imaginary lifestyle.

  • HelenInCanada replied 7 years ago

    DO IT, Amy! Oh hell, both those pants scream FUN, ELVIS WEDDINGS, and LOVING LIFE all together!!!

    ETA: Ah, you mentioned your sister will go the ultratraditional route, dress-wise...so now I'm thinking maybe for the wedding do a beautiful cocktail dress, then bust out the sparkly pants for any ensuing parties/festivities! :) I hate to sound like a cop-out, but it's good to consider the fact that this is a MAJOR event for dear sis, so safer than sorrier...? Just my timid two cents! HAVE FUN, regardless!

  • O replied 7 years ago

    I knew from the title of this thread this was going to be fun fun fun!

    Now is your time, Amy! Everything you've said sounds like dress code includes all those items you thought about as "well, I'd never...".

  • Amy replied 7 years ago

    You gals aren't doing a very good job of talking me down from this, lol.

    Helen, I'll be sure to run the idea past my sister-in-law first, because it is her day and I want to respect that. Still...my family has come to expect a little bit of zany from me at family functions and I don't want to disappoint them.

  • Parsley replied 7 years ago

    How traditional can it possibly be with Elvis performing the ceremony?
    That's about as good an opportunity for something like this as you're likely to have! Life is short, and fashion is for fun- DO IT!
    No problem with wearing black to weddings anymore- and certainly not in Vegas.

    I really like the harem pants, and you're on the right track with the cropped tux jacket.

    Would you make them yourself?

  • Jem replied 7 years ago

    Didn't you say that your style of dressing from that Kibbe test you took was "Theatrical" something? (I can't remember what the other word was). I think this fits right in, doesn't it? :-)

  • Sally replied 7 years ago

    Love the 2nd outfit. I have seen people wear black to weddings ...even traditional ones.

  • Ruby Tuesday replied 7 years ago

    If you are close enough to your sister in law I would ask her about her expectations, I married Ben in Vegas in 2004, it was an evening wedding and the guests mostly wore cocktail attire; there were a few sequins in attendance and a kilt.

    The fact that your SIL has chosen a traditional gown may mean the wedding could still be fairly traditional, however I am keeping my fingers crossed you will be able to wear the sequin harem trousers.

  • MNsara replied 7 years ago

    Ah, but Julie - did Elvis officiate? ;-)

    I think that fact the Elvis is officiating throws all convention out the window. . .

    Amy - this might be your big chance for 'imaginary' to become 'real' ?! IF you think you can feel comfortable thru the entire ceremony and festivities (i.e., not start wishing you had dressed differently), and not try to figure when you might wear 'it' again, that is!

  • Suz replied 7 years ago

    Amy, I'm crossing my fingers that even if you can't wear them for the wedding "proper" that there will be some other occasion related to the wedding when they'd be the perfect thing.

    Face it...you, with legs that go on forever, were born to wear pants like this, and this is the time to do it! I say go for it!

  • rachylou replied 7 years ago

    With your SIL's permission, jump girl, jump! #1 & 2 are AWESOME!

  • Debora replied 7 years ago

    OMG, this sounds like so much fun! I hope your SIL gives you the go-ahead. Love outfit #2.

  • Angie replied 7 years ago

    Not laughing.

    I love dressy harem pants (you know that), and sequin bottoms were on my shopping list too.

    You have a theatrical side to your style. Go for it, Amy! Miss Marple meets Elvis. Love #3.

    Sounds like a killer wedding outfit to me :)

  • Amy replied 7 years ago

    Thanks ladies! If my SIL says ok (I'm betting she will), then I'll probably give it a go, but I hope you'll all give me no holds barred critiques when I post a keep or return post.

    Parsley, I might try sewing them, although I understand sewing on most sequined fabric is a nightmare; however, finding pants that fit is another nightmare, so I'm not sure which nightmare I'm going to choose.

    I might test the waters with a pair of non-shiny harem pants first :)

    Thanks for being such good cheerleaders, everyone.

  • tarzy replied 7 years ago

    Vegas wedding + Elvis officiating = sparkly pants.
    The VFP approves. (Vegas Fashion Police.)

  • Transcona Shannon replied 7 years ago

    Miss Marple meets Elvis! I love it!!!

  • Amy replied 7 years ago

    Well, it may be more like Miss Marple crossed with Abba meets Elvis.

    I gotta be a dancing queen at least one night in 2012.

  • Mochi replied 7 years ago

    Screw the wedding (well, not really but you know what I mean)--I think you need a classy, girly, dramatic tux in your wardrobe! I SO see you rocking this outfit, Amy! Buy it no matter what! Look at all the exclamation points I'm using to try and get my point across!!!

  • Scarlet replied 7 years ago

    I honestly can't see why this would be inappropriate for a wedding unless it were daytime. I think you could make this into a super fun and elegant look. I am all for it.

  • Jjsloane replied 7 years ago

    I'm going to live vicariously through you so you must get some sequin pants! I overdid on sequin tops this season and bought an allover sequin dress, but haven't found the right skirt, and would not think twice if the right pair of pants came up (I don't have the lifestyle for any of these either by the way). I'd take advantage of the trip to Vegas to wear those babies with pride.

  • Heather replied 7 years ago

    Amy, I donned sequin skinnies for NYE and garnered tons of compliments. Go for it!!! :D

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