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I'm going to my cousin's wedding in September. It's in California in an area
where the weather is usualyy like 75 all year long. The ceremony and reception
are indoors , but im always cold. I'm 14 and I have absolutely no clue what I
should wear. I'm not a big gown person, but it seems that a short dress would
be a little slutty. Maybe I'm wrong or looking at the wrong dresses. Please help!!
Thank you!!!

Unless you are in the bridal party or its a black tie event, you are not expected to wear a gown typically. However if you want to wear a gown, as long as you are sure the wedding is not casual such as a daytime garden event, then you can find nice youthful ideas in formal wear by looking at prom dress selections as an example - try a site like to get some ideas. Even better, which offers selections in gowns, sleek column style dresses (straight) and short dresses all of which are formal and will be fine for your wedding. Explore the short dresses and you will see many that haven't even a hint of "slutty"; beautiful tea lengths (just below the knee) and knee length cuts. This is a great website. As far as always being cold - and also looking a bit more demure - add a simple shawl ( or pashmina ( to cover your shoulders as you will probably notice that many formal dresses are seasonless with open shoulders and no sleeves. Besides in the climate you are going, you want the versatility of being able to wear the shawl or take it off to find your comfort level. Have fun!

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Christina A. Rallo, Esq.


I am a collector of vintage clothing as well as a trendsetter in my own way. I also collect fashion illustration, TV & film costumes, hats of all kinds, and antique Chinese bound foot shoes. In general, I am into fashion past and present. I also make and design my own jewelry and accessories. I can offer tips on dressing for success, or for a night out, and on how to have fun with fashion as well as enjoy its rich history.


I have been collecting fashion and fashion related material for over 15 years. I have been making jewelry and accessories for nearly as long. I have an extensive library on the history of fashion and I have been experimenting with fashion all my life. I am known for my vintage wear, personal style, and ability to wear nearly any hat and look good. I keep up on the trends but never wear exclusively what is trendy; always mix and match with old and new and the unusual to achieve a very personal result.

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