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A Sucker for Seersucker

I think it’s about time we get ready for Spring and Summer weddings, right?! Please. I think Winter weddings are beautiful {see above} but after a few weeks of the cold and snow I’m ready to cross over into warmth.

And if you’ve spent any amount of time here then you know my love of fashion rivals my love of weddings…so what better place to start than some thread inspiration for warm-weather weddings?

Let’s hear it for the boys! ~

Seersucker is a lightweight cotton material made popular in the South and often is blue-and-white striped, although other colors are available.  It is traditionally only acceptable to wear from Easter through Labor Day, but I think the most important thing is the weather; if it’s warm, wear it. 🙂

So not only is it a nice material for your summer nuptials but look how versatile it is! I love how the three grooms above have completely different looks and color schemes. Did you catch that pink polka-dot pocket square? So great.  See more of these fellas and their weddings: Navy and Yellow, Pink Bowtie, Blue Dots

Next up: Your ‘maids! ~

Another consideration for incorporating seersucker into your wedding is the time of day – for a brunch or afternoon event it’s perfect, but I wouldn’t recommend dressing anyone in it for an evening affair.  This material lends itself to a more casual gathering than an evening shindig.

So what do you think of the gals dressed up in ‘sucker? The girls above are in the traditional blue stripes, but like I said before there are lots of other color options.  Two dress designers that offer great ones are Lula Kate and Thread:

See Lula Kate’s color swatches HERE.

See Thread’s color swatches HERE.

Maybe you like the general concept of seersucker but don’t want it on your clothes? Or maybe the clothes aren’t enough and you want to use it for even more? Check out these invitations – which, by the way, the bride and groom did themselves after learning letterpress just for the occasion!

Seen on Oh So Beautiful Paper

And now…for The Showstopper…

Well, I actually can’t decide. So you tell me which deserves to be named “the best” of today’s Seersucker Collection. Is it the Bride or the Little Dudes?

Dress by Ian Stuart as seen at Bridal Market; pic by Southern Weddings

via Style Me Pretty


Whew! Who knew there was so much inspiration for a little piece of cotton? But there it is…do you like it? Have you considered it, or will you now?  I can’t wait to hear what you think and if you’re wearing it then naturally I can’t wait to SEE!  



4 responses

  1. SUCH a great roundup!

    January 12, 2011 at 7:22 PM

  2. Dawn

    As a Southern gal I am well acquainted with seersucker & just adore it. My personalfav is the Little Dudes, especially the one that looks like a mini Opie Taylor 🙂

    January 12, 2011 at 8:44 PM

  3. That gown is outstanding! But I gotta give it to the lil dudes…they are TOO CUTE!

    January 13, 2011 at 7:56 AM

  4. OMG it is adorable on the little page boys!!! I like it for it’s whimsy although have to say I don’t think you’d ever see it in an NZ wedding!

    January 16, 2011 at 2:28 AM

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