For the past couple days we’ve been seeing rumors that Olivia Palermo was getting or had gotten married. That was exciting, because my appetite for wedding dresses is nigh without limit. But so far the Internet had just been full of crickets and speculation, until an hour ago when Palermo broke the big news herself via Twitter, and included a gorgeous shot of her wedding dress.
— Olivia Palermo (@TheRealOliviaP) June 29, 2014
Interestingly enough, her wedding dress is not technically a dress. According to the announcement on Palermo’s website, her Carolina Herrera wedding ensemble consisted of a cream cashmere sweater decorated “with scattered ostrich feathers,” a pair of chic white shorts, and a full tulle skirt “that cinched at the waist in layers of satin and silk.” The tulle overskirt had a high slit in the front decorated with floral details along the hem and sides. The announcement continues:
Her hair and makeup were kept easy and sophisticated as her hair was pulled back and up in her signature centered-part pony-tail and natural-looking makeup provided a soft romantic touch complimenting the simplicity of the day itself.
I’m not sure if a ponytail can really be considered a “signature” (unless we’re talking about Ariana Grande), but whatever, it’s her day.
Olivia Palermo looks fantastic as the incarnation of that kind of effortless, high-fashion chic that actually takes hours to look like a person just woke up like this, and I adore the fact that she didn’t wear a traditional gown. In fact, her cardigan and shorts seem like a perfect example of a wedding dress that can be worn again, which just makes them even more perfect.
As much as I like her “signature” ponytail and wedding shorts, I’m an even bigger fan of the outfit worn by her new husband, model Johannes Huebl. His all white suit fits beautifully, and I like his navy knit tie and pocket square. More grooms should consider wearing white to their weddings.
(Photos: Getty, Twitter/OliviaPalermo)