POSTED: Sun, 02/27/2011 - 6:37am

Dresscode Soul & Funk.........HELP!

My youngest sister is going to marry ( second time ) on April 1st and I was looking forward to get my inner French girl out completely.........but now I just got her card and it turned out that she's inviting for dinner at 5PM, and going to marry at 8PM with a soul/funk party right after, dresscode stated: soul/funk. No clue what to wear, please lady's , some advice would be really appriciated.....
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POSTED: Wed, 03/23/2011 - 7:12am

Not long

Not long now. We will need a picture!! Enjoy the day and I bet you look glamourous, a funky, french, soul diva.


POSTED: Tue, 03/22/2011 - 11:05am

I believe

I believe that all the ideas here are excellent. I believe that what is most important is that whatever you choose, even though in part it is chosen to please your sister, you should choose it because you feel totally fabulous in it. If you choose an outfit that doesn't "work" for you, you will spend the whole time feeling uncomfortable...if you choose an outfit that "works" for you, you will feel wonderful in it, and it will shine through, both in how you carry yourself and in how you relate to everyone there. An outfit we feel great in can completely change the way we carry ourselves at an event...good luck choosing the perfect outfit to enjoy the time in!


POSTED: Sun, 02/27/2011 - 12:30pm


OK tell this dinosauer what Soul/Funk style is,please.Be French if you wish...French Soul sounds right.


POSTED: Sun, 02/27/2011 - 11:34am

This may delve a little

This may delve a little further into the past than the archetypical "soul/funk" category, but when I think of "soul" music, I can't help to think of "blues." And who better to represent that genre of music than Billie Holiday? Her style was VERY simplistic, yet added a splash of playfulness with the white flower in her hair. So if I were invited to a wedding such as your sister's, I would wear a simple black shift dress...or possibly a sleeveless dress since it's after 5. Simple black pumps, a simple pair of pearl earrings and throw a beautiful white flower in my hair. Voila! Instant blues diva with a french girl flair.


POSTED: Sun, 02/27/2011 - 2:41pm

Billie Holiday

would be totally my style......but to be sure I've asked my sister and she said mini-dress, glitter, afro, plateau-shoes, flair leg pants in bright colours.....a la 3 degrees and Tina Turner and have fun "dressing-up"....I pointed out that the 3 Degrees didn't have my 54 years old legs! Thanks for the advice girls, I guess I can get away with my "little dark-blue dress" with coloured 40 dernier tighs and some big coloured earrings, bangles and chain, maybe I can get those at Clare's, my girls like to shop there....doesn't feel like fun yet!


POSTED: Mon, 02/28/2011 - 6:09am

Looking good

Looking good MrsHB. That outfit sounds cool and will still be within your comfort zone. If the dress is 'nearly navy' you could accessorise with fuschia pink if it goes with your colouring. Think Pucci colours!!


POSTED: Mon, 02/28/2011 - 11:24am


I was thinking about fuchia too, maybe also some yellow or turquise. Just hope I can find something in those colours. Handbag and chain/bangels shopping at the second hand stores on the web(-:


POSTED: Mon, 02/28/2011 - 11:24am


I was thinking about fuchia too, maybe also some yellow or turquise. Just hope I can find something in those colours. Handbag and chain/bangels shopping at the second hand stores on the web(-:


POSTED: Sun, 02/27/2011 - 4:22pm

Sounds great!

I think you've got it, Mrs HonniB. Work that style! ♥


POSTED: Sun, 02/27/2011 - 12:33pm


Perfect soul diva.The flower in the hair is just right.Jean


POSTED: Sun, 02/27/2011 - 11:26am

Soul Funk Sister

Hi Mrs HonniB, Soul and Funk span the decades so you could go in many different directions with this one. 50's and 60's soul was all about the sheath dress, pumps, and bouffant hair. 70's and 80's was more about wide leg pants, platform shoes and form-fitting tops.

A French woman loves a challenge. You can totally rock a French/soul/funk look. Maybe a vintage black sheath dress with some pretty tie-dye accessories, or a pair of silky palazzo pants with a body skimming black drapey top. Have fun, Mrs. HonniB. It sounds like a great time.


POSTED: Sun, 02/27/2011 - 2:30pm

Since I am from the land of

Since I am from the land of Prince, I'm going to agree with snorklee. Silky palazzo pants with a the black drapey top sounds like the ticket Another thing that was big was a lace blouse under a military jacket with bell bottom jeans and platform shoes, big hoop earrings and your hair piled messy on top of your head...but that might be taking things a bit too far.


POSTED: Sun, 02/27/2011 - 12:34pm


Aaah,now I begin to see.Aretha in her heyday.


POSTED: Sun, 02/27/2011 - 9:28am


I think you should let your inner French girl out and tell them it's French Soul. Make it funky with your own interpretation. A funky scarf and ear rings. I will have further thoughts on the subject or you.

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