We recently heard from a reader, Jodi, who is looking for a dress for a wedding:
“After two years without special events, I can finally attend one: my dad’s wedding! But I’m not sure what to wear. My family likes to dress up; if anyone says ‘business casual’ at all, it means dresses. Help! ”
I’m totally stressed out by this, Jodi! It can be difficult to find a wedding guest outfit. If you would rather not shop, consider asking a friend of the same size if she has something you can borrow? And if you’re on a budget, there’s a wealth of beautiful dresses on Rent the runway and Poshmark.
But if you is in a shopping mood, here are eight styles we love …
The classic dress: When I hear the words “formal attire”, I think of two elements: floor scum and luxurious fabrics. This amazing has both; plus it comes in a lot of colorsincluding light blue and forest green.
The bright dress: I’m obsessed with this lively midi!! It’s the “perfect combination of sexy and cute” (name that movie). Carry it with you strapped heels and pearls to channel some greater Jackie O. energy.
The little black dress: I have never worn black for a wedding, but every time I see someone else look mysterious and sexy in an LBD, I let out a melancholy sigh. This has a deep neckline and reminds me of the cocktail dresses at Mad Men. Bonus: If you want to shop used, you can find this style at Postmark.
The breastfeeding-friendly dress: Whether you are breastfeeding or bottle-feeding, keeping baby content for a wedding is a physical achievement, so prioritize your comfort. This wrap maxi is light, elegant and easy to move in. Dress it up with glittering earringsif you want to.
Flower dress: How beautiful this is flower number? The combination of spaghetti straps, soft pink and deep red colors and a high slit is equal to an outfit that is just as romantic and lukewarm. And here is another lovely flower.
Statement dress: If you, like me, like to dress boldly and own a room, then put on a piece with exaggerated details or bright colors. The oversized loop on this one maxi dress is an attention catcher (multiple colors here), and one fire hydrant red dress is a dreamy alternate.
The smart jumpsuit: Maybe dresses are not for you – so bring a jumpsuit! Draped fabric and sleek silhouettes elevate the look from casual to formal. Would not this halter jumpsuit look good with red lipstick?
The Money No Object Dress: If you want to splurge, please carry this dress!! The high leg slit! The jewel-tone color! The way the fabric drapes oh-so gracefully! It is timeless so you can carry it to future events. I wanted to pair it with These.
thoughts? What recommendations do you want to share? If you’re going to a wedding this year, what are you wearing ?!
(Photo by Leah Flores / Stocksy.)
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