Posted on December 23 2016
Even though it is below freezing outside I know there are many of you who are already fretting about what you are going to wear to son or daughter's wedding this June. Since our son got married last September, I can speak from experience on this topic and am happy to report that I can take at least the worry of what to wear off your plate. After all, you have a million other details which will require your attention in the months ahead.
Whenever I have to get all gussied up for some special occasion, I already know what I am going to wear... Ray Harris. It is gorgeous, glamorous and you can have your outfit in practically any color you choose. Most important of all...it is comfortable! And, as it happened, when I asked my soon-to-be daughter-in-law what she wanted to wear for their wedding she replied: "Well, I was hoping to wear Ray Harris".
Ray designed her dream dress in the most marvelous creamy trapunto silk with elegant, simple lines and serious back interest, draping dramatically into just the perfect amount of train. And, as you can see from the pictures, she looked as beautiful and demure as a bride could be. And...she could still, after the solemn parts of the day were over...let down her hair, kick off her heels...and dance!
While I usually opt for Ray's crinkle pleated designs and am quite comfortable in the role of drama queen, I wanted on this occasion as mother of the groom, to be very understated. I asked for simple, simple, simple and NOT a color. He did not disappoint. He started with a beautiful 4-ply charcoal silk which he washed to soften the fabric and tone the color. The tea-length dress was an austere, drop-waist design with round collar and two panels in the back that buttoned to create a modified train and back interest. As the final touch, we added a crinkle Ray scarf in a complimentary color.
We each moved through the Big Day in confidence, comfort and style. And in my case, I have a dress and scarf that will go forward in my wardrobe to be used again and enjoyed often.
-Elizabeth Day Lawrence, Clad in Co-Owner/Buyer
Look for more exciting Ray Harris styles this spring!