What should a Best Woman wear? #Fashion#dia de los muertos#forest#groomsgirl#mixed-gender wedding party#santa cruz Updated Oct 12 2015 (Posted Jul 20 2009) Ariel arielmstallings Not only does Alex & Mark's wedding (recently captured by none other than my Managing Editor Megan!) look like a slice of forest magic … but they provide a great answer to the question: when you're having a gender-blind wedding party, what should the Best Woman wear if she wants to look feminine, but still like she's a part of the groom's wedding party and not the bride's? Well, here's your solution: A black dress with the same custom silk-screened tie as the groomsman! To see more gorgeous shots from this Day of the Dead-themed Santa Cruz wedding, head on over to Megan's blog. Ariel Author of three editions of the Offbeat Bride book and the brand-new From Shitshow To Afterglow, Ariel Meadow Stallings acts as the publisher of all the Offbeat Empire websites. She lives in Seattle with her son, and if she's not reading or writing books, chances are good that she's dancing or happy-crying. To follow her latest work, join join The Afterglow, for exclusive access to essays, videos, online courses, and more. PREVIOUS Jenell & Joe's sassy & informal Phoenix arts district wedding NEXT Astrid & Kyle's Seattle Boat Wedding Show/Hide comments [ 12 ] This only answered half the question. What about bridesmen? Lots of answers to that question over here: http://offbeatbride.com/tag/gender-blind-wedding-… I'm going to go out on a limb here and say there is one more logical step to this line of thought… We're not having a divided wedding party. They are all "our wedding party" not bride's party and groom's party. I know not everyone can do this, but for couples who have been together for ages, I think it's a natural enough thing to do. Plus, then no one has to look like anyone but themselves 🙂 Not that this outfit isn't hot hot hot. I love this – she looks super hot! Isn't this the third Santa Cruz wedding on Offbeat Bride this month? As a Santa Cruzian I'm feeling proud. What other town of this size gets this much attention on OBB? Things come in clusters on OBB — we had a cluster of Wai Ching dresses, a cluster of Lasertron bouquets, a cluster of Australia weddings, and now a little cluster of Santa Cruz weddings. It's not completely intentional, but not completely unintentional either. 🙂 Actually, it only answered half the question because this is the amazing back of the outfit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/megantharpe/3740505547/ HA! Your answer is way better than mine. I'm actually going to be a groomswoman in my friends' upcoming wedding. I've basically been given free reign to wear whatever I want. I'm quite the girly girl normally, so everyone expects me to wear some sort of dress, but I'm thinking about wearing a feminine pantsuit with heels. I want to be my own person while still blending in the rest of the guys. damn , she nailed it, she looks the part and sexy at the same time-well done! I was married this year, I'm also the guy standing next to Groomswoman in the "back" shot, and I also had a woman as a groomswoman. My friend wore the same tuxedo that the men wore. She wore a different pair of black slacks that fit her figure more appropriately and they gave her a boys jacket in the same cut. She looked absolutely amazing. […] seen this wedding before when Ariel raved about the "best woman's" amazing outfit. Now get the entire scoop on my friend Alex's beautiful offbeat redwood forest wedding that I […] Comments are closed.