Sunday, June 14, 2009

Would You Get Married in a Pantsuit?

I was clicking through articles on the Daily Mail's TV&Showbiz section and happened upon this story about a German tennis star and his Dutch model bride, who wore a white pantsuit to the wedding.

Other than this article, I don't know anything about this couple (Boris Becker and Lilly Kerssenberg) or why she may have chosen this unconventional look. After debating how I felt about it in my head, I've decided I actually quite like it. It's very effortlessly chic and striking. It looks comfortable too! And it brings out her natural beauty. I don't like seeing brides who are so made up with pounds of makeup and hairspray that they don't even look like themselves!

(I do think the pants look too long, though. Click on the story link above to see more photos and you'll see what I mean.)

By the way, I definitely prefer this look to the ones that came up when I googled her...Exhibit A:

Yeesh. It was for some sort of event but still, too much there...

I don't know if I'd wear a pantsuit to get married in, though. I've ever only thought about your stereotypical beautiful white dress -- though I'd love something with a bit of a twist, like some colored detail around the waist or in the train.

My mind goes back and forth when it comes to what I'd envision for my ideal wedding. On the subject of attire...on one hand, a wedding dress is probably something you'll only wear one day of your life, and it's really the marriage that matters, not the party, so why go for an over-the-top gown? On the other hand, it is a big milestone in life and worth celebrating in style, right?

Is a pantsuit or a more subtle outfit more appropriate when it's a second marriage? I don't know if this model had been married before but the tennis star has, and has two children.

What do you think? What did you wear or what do you want to wear to your wedding?


VanityTreasure said...

I think it looks nice for a wedding when you are NOT the bride! This pantsuit seems pretty neat for any event/press conference, however it's not suitable as a wedding outfit...

For all you know, your male guests might be wearing *almost* the same outfit as you on your wedding day! (>_<)

My two-cents worth of thinking.

Imee said...

hell yes! her pants a little too wide, but a trip to the taylor will fix it.

i'd request that NOBODY better wear white though, don't want anyone looking like me.

i already plan on wearing flats instead of heels to my wedding anyway, so i guess a dress would be next on my 'to get rid of' list =)

Ahleessa said...

I'm glad you like my recipe... hehe~ :) I hope it goes to good use though.

By the way, I don't think I have ever seen a picture of you. You're gorgeous! :)

I think she looks better in the pantsuit than the last picture... hehe~