Manolo says, here is the Manolo’s latest column for the Express of the Washington Post.
I’ve just been told that the upcoming July wedding I’m a bridesmaid in will require me to wear nude instead of silver shoes. As a bridesmaid, I’m not about to complain but I can’t find a cute 2 to 3 inch nude sandal anywhere. All I see are pumps and that just won’t do for a July wedding! The bridesmaid dress was pretty pricey so I’d really like to keep the shoe budget low. Please help!
Manolo says, the Manolo is always happy to hear from someone who understands that the traditional role of the bridesmaid is roughly that of the floral arrangements on the tables. They are window dressing and decoration, or to be more precise, together with the groomsmen, the bridesmaids comprise the sort of framing device for the happy couple, of moderate importance, but by no means strictly necessary.
Too often, the Manolo hears from the bridesmaids who relentlessly complain about the unflattering cut and color of the dress they are asked to wear. “Manolo,” they shout, “the bride has asked us to wear the full-skirted orange dresses that makes us look like the traffic cones!”
To which the Manolo can only reply, “it is not your decision. Make your friend happy and wear them in the best humor you can muster.”
Happily, nude is the color of the seaon for the shoes, and there are many options available. Here is the attractive nude Glint “Vanessa” Sandal available at the Nordstroms for the reasonable price.