May 9, 2012


(I was going to add "Bothered and Bewildered" to the title, but didn't want to have to pay a royalty.)
I asked questions. I did some online research. Then, I went shopping. I finally decided on what I'll be wearing to the wedding we're attending this weekend.

Remember, it's a Muslim wedding. I've never been to one, so I want to be sure that what I wear is in keeping with their tradition and respectful of their customs.

I know that it's customary for arms to be covered, and garments should not be revealing or fit too closely. I'm barefoot in these photographs, but I'll be wearing dark stockings and dark shoes. No ankles showing either.

The bride and groom have informed us that men will be in one hall, and women will be in the other. This was done so that the women would not have to wear hijabs (their head coverings) unless they choose to when the groom is in the women's hall. I'll take a scarf along and if the women cover their heads when he enters, I'll follow suit out of respect.
I actually love this outfit a lot and will likely wear it again for other occasions. That's not a necklace. It's beadwork on the front of the tunic. I usually don't wear black to weddings, but "when in Rome...".
Endora from Bewitched. Web Image
When I first saw the second photo of me, I immediately thought "Endora (Samantha's Stephens mother) from Bewitched!" I forgot that her clothing was usually more colorful.
Samantha from Bewitched. Web Image
When I went looking for web images to show you what I meant, I realized that my outfit more closely resembles Samantha's garb! Lucky me!

We'll be at the wedding this weekend, and if cameras are allowed, you know I'll share! (If they're not, I'll ask the bride and groom to share a picture with me for you.)

So. What do you think? Please tell me this is going to work, because I don't know what I'll do if you don't like it.

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creativedawn said...

Hi Donna,

You certainly look beautiful in your dress. That is a very becoming style of dress and yep, you should plan to wear it again. I would get a black scarf to wear as well. Boy, I would really love to meet you...really like your style! Have a good time.


heartsease54 said...

I think you look fabulous Donna-I love this outfit. Where did you find it?

Mandy said...

You look amazing. What a special occasion too. Have fun!

Lesley said...

You look wonderful amd look as if you're ready for a terrific time! Enjoy!

Lee said...

Love your outfit, you look great. You have certainly chosen something juts right for this wedding. have a great weekend

Pellie / Penny said...

I think you look very becoming in your new outfit. I think it should work out nicely for the wedding - but I've never been to a Muslim wedding either and am no expert.


laurajane said...

You look gorgeous in your new outfit Donna,have a good time at the wedding.Come back and tell us all about it next week.xx

Michelle May said...

I think you look fantastic! You'll have such a good time.

Sarah said...

You look terrific!
Bewitched was a favorite show of my younger years. ;-)
Happy Mother's Day! ~ Sarah

Carol at Serendipity said...

Perfect! You look gorgeous.


Twyla and Lindsey said...

Oh Donna, you look beautiful in that dress! Very 'bewitching'. I think it is so nice of you to be so respectful of their customs. Enjoy the wedding! Twyla

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Love your dress you look beautiful!!

Sue said...

your outfit is stunning, I'm sure you will have a great time

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

You look absolutely stunning.

Createology said...

You are beautiful and elegant and so very thoughtful of the traditions of cultures unlike our own. I adore your outfit and Bewitched. Often I have wished I could merely twitch my nose and voila! Enjoy and be comfortable above all else. You truly are stunning in this lovely outfit.

Queenie Believe said...

I think it is perfect for the occasion and will work just fine... And you look very beautiful in it to boot! Enjoy the wedding and a culturally new experience. I look forward to all the details.
Is this the couple you made the peacock quilt for?
Have a great day.
Always, Queenie

Minimiss said...

I think that looks stunning. My first thought was much more Elizabeth Taylor than Endora but I do see what you were getting at with Samantha's outfits. I loved that programme when I was a kid. Used to spend hours trying to wiggle my nose. Enjoy the wedding. I'm sure it will be stunning, intersting and educational all in one.

Sewing In CT said...

Dear Donna,
You look great! You found a wonderful outfit that is considerate of others customs. I think the other women will be very comfortable with you and you with them!
Tell us about the food!!!!!
Hugs, Toni

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Love this post, Donna!
You look fantastic.
Bewitched was one of my favorite shows- still is! Oh, Endora. The wonderfully original Agnes Moorehead.
Have a wonderful time at the wedding-it will be a wonderful experience!

Marabian said...

I love the outfit; you look beautiful. I can only imagine how stunning Tag will be in his tux & top hat! ( I LUV Tag's posts!)

Erlota Knits said...

I really like it, very becoming on you!

Patty C. said...

Very good choice - you look beautiful ;)

Terri Sue said...

donna, you are stunning in this outfit. handsome is going to be so proud to have you on his arm. i think it will be completely appropriate. it sounds like it took some searching. the search was worth it. yes the dress is good for the wedding but you look fantastic in it so wear it a lot for dressy occasions. i'm sure you will receive lot's of compliments. your weight loss is showing!

Buttons said...

I haven't been in Blogland for over a week! So glad to come back and catch up. What a beautiful outfit for a very special lady...and it looks so comfy!
We will be attending a wedding tomorrow as well, and I chose a pair of crepe palazzo pants similar to yours. Yes, this is the wedding I made the flowers for, so the promised pictures will be coming very soon. You and handsome have a wonderful time at the wedding and we'll exchange stories soon. Hugs from "Finally Sunny Vermont" (*_*)


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