As a Catholic, I often have to embrace what others may seem as “naive,” “corny,” or just outright “a little OTT.”
Let me explain.
Tomorrow, December 8th, is the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, and traditionally I like to dress up for Our Lady on her feast day. This means I’m DEFinitely going to be repping a blue or gold dress!
You may think (or not?) this is a liiiiiiiiiittle dorky, but it is actually so fun if you just own it.
Wearing ‘Queen of Heaven’ blue is my signature fashion tip for December 8th. While it may not be on everyone’s top list of things to do (Mass, prayers, devotions, etc), it is for me, and I take this as a great lesson in humility (lol).
(PS - I have been doing the Novena to the Immaculate Conception with my hubs.)
My absolute FAVORITE time to celebrate this Solemnity Day was last year. Why? I got married that day! Instead of wearing Marian blue, I opted for a crown along with Swarovski crystal cape. I hope Mary liked it!!! My wedding was one of the most special occasions of my life (obviously). Yes, I was marrying a wonderful man, but I also got to express my Catholic faith through my dress.
It’s important that we demonstrate reverence and praise to God by the way we dress, wouldn’t you agree?
Here is another reason why it’s wonderful to wear blue or gold on Marian feast days. When people compliment your outfit, you can tell them WHY! Our clothes give us a simple way to “give an explanation to anyone who asks you for a reason for your hope.” (1 Peter 3:15).
Because there are a few Marian feast days, I highly recommend that you have some options, from casual to more dressy. You can do a lot of fun things, like having a blue shimmer skirt in your wardrobe, or maybe keep it simple by wearing a blue sapphire necklace. Maybe you can even go all out with a cobalt fit and flare? There are plenty of options for you to choose from.
So as a Catholic woman, you have a LOT of fun ways to celebrate with your wardrobe (even if you’re not getting super dressed up). It’s all in the styling!
Below I have selected for you some ways to add a Marian vibe to honor Our Lady on her big days!! Along with some styling tips!