Solutions for wedding wardrobe woes

Spring and summer is wedding season here in Jasper, and even if it’s not your big day, you still want to look your best for friends, family and photos. At Mountain Air, we’ve got solutions to all your last minute fashion emergencies, from basics to ballgowns.

Your Little Black Dress feels more like a Little “blah” Dress
Everyone knows you can’t upstage the bride at her own wedding, but that doesn’t mean you have to show up wearing a burlap sack. You probably brought your favourite formal outfit and remembered to pack sensible heels, but as the day draws nearer, you’re starting to feel like your wardrobe is lacking in pazzaz. Add a little colour with fun, summery nail polish from butter London. This great British brand comes in the colour of your heart’s desire, with cheeky names like “shag,” “scallywag,” and “blagger.” What’s even better, butter London is “3 Free,” which means it doesn’t contain formaldahyde, toluene, DBP colour, or carcinogens, making them kinder to both your nails and the environment. Try out these four: “slapper,” “jasper,” “trout pout,” and “shag.” ($17 a bottle)

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If nail polish isnt really your thing, or if you’re looking to add a little glitz to your glamour, we carry a line of vivid bead jewelry handmade in Jasper; “Beads by Gosh.” These necklaces, bracelets, and earrings make the perfect accessories to add some colour to any outfit, and make a great souvenir you can take back home to commemorate the special day.

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Nobody wants to wear the same shoes they wear to work to a special event, so ditch yout black pumps and sneak some colour into your look with vibrant summer heels from Desigual. These cloth wedges will inject a little whimsy into your ensemble and give you something to talk about when you’re sitting next to your sister’s husband’s mother’s co-worker from Toronto.

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Overcome moody mountain weather. Mountain weather is rarely predictable, and if you’re attending an outdoor weather this summer in Jasper, you may be required to convert your clothes for rain or shine at the last minute. Beat the heat in a fashionable sun hat from Lillie Cohoe (handmadenin Nelson BC and 25% off at the moment). We also carry cardigans and blazers galore to help stave off the alpine chill should the sun proove hard to find.

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Your date thinks plaid and jeans are formal. You’re set. You are dressed to the nines, but your dear date did not get the memo and needs a last minute lesson in wedding wear. Our men’s collection includes lots of solutions for the guy who arrives not quite prepared, from smart ties, dashing shirts, trousers, and dancing shoes for your forgetful Fred Astaire.

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Your ballgown has no pockets. Credit card, cell phone, lipstick, hotel keys, tissues, the worn, folded piece of paper your scrawled your toast to the bride and groom onto. You’ve probably run out of room in your decollete to carry all the things you’re going to need, so treat yourself to a new clutch. From classic and simple to super bling, keep yourself organized and fresh all day and night without lugging your messenger bag around with you.

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