I assumed Palermo’s wedding ensemble would be out of the ordinary, but I pictured something more along the lines of a pastel hued dress or even a structured white jacket over her gown.
I was surprised to see the trendsetter in separates – at first, not pleasantly so. I scoffed out loud when I spotted her solid three-quarter-length sweater. “That’s all she wore on her wedding day?” I gasped to my mom, who still isn’t quite sure who Olivia Palermo is. I think my initial disappointment came from two places:
1) Society makes your wedding out to be the biggest day of your life, and I totally fell under that spell for a second when I turned the page of whatever magazine I spotted the newlyweds in.
2) As one of my celebrity crushes, I had such high expectations of an extravagant, statement-making outfit for Palermo’s wedding day.
After about 45 seconds of glaring at the page, my mind did a complete 180. I realized:
1) It’s a wedding. It’s one day, one ceremony. These people have been dating for over six years.
2) Palermo did make a statement. That’s the whole point. Her statement was that she is a style icon and can wear whatever she wants, whenever she wants. She could style up a paper bag and people would ooh and ahh. That, and that she loves this hunky model and she doesn’t need to make a whole production out of it.
The couple got married in front of family and two friends. If that isn’t intimate, I don’t know what is. And I totally respect that. I actually might even envy it a little bit. I can only hope that I’ll be so in love with my German model hardworking and affectionate husband that I won’t need all the pomp and circumstance of a fairytale wedding.
Anyway, back to the outfit. Upon further investigation, I found out that Palermo’s Carolina Herrera ensemble included three pieces, not two. She wore a cashmere sweater, a tulle skirt, and a pair of white shorts underneath. Perfect for that gorgeous photo of her frolicking away in the grass, messy ponytail and all. Style and function? Win, win.
She also took a page out of Carrie Bradshaw’s book and wore cobalt blue Manolo Blahnik shoes. The pop of color looked amazing – now let’s just hope Johannes is a better husband than Big.
So, I’m sorry for being rash, Olivia. I’m saying yes to your (three-piece) dress!
Tulle skirts aren’t just for special occasions, you know. In fact, I’ve wanted one since Carrie Bradshaw tried on her iconic tulle skirt/sheer tank top combo for the second time in the Sex and the City movie. Score a classic like this one from Etsy or this tamer version from Topshop. Not so sure about waltzing right into this ballerina trend? Ease in with this dress from Forever 21!