Wedding Season, Vol. 3: Beach Wedding

 

What to Wear: Beach Wedding

  

A beach wedding screams of the opportunity to bring out the inner bohemian that rarely gets a chance to show herself off on such an occasion. This type of wedding tends to be more casual which can sometimes be harder to dress for. So, in this last installment of the wedding season trilogy, I chose a relaxed boho beach vibe. An embroidered maxi dress in a soft neutral tone can be the perfect canvas for colorful statement jewelry. Embellished flat sandals are a must for staying fashionable while avoiding hot sand. A large scarf doubles as a shawl should the air turn chilly by the shore. And finally, a nod to trending fringe: a macrame handbag to carry all your necessities, like sunscreen and lipstick.
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Wedding Season, Vol. 2: The Romantic

 

Wedding Season vol. 2

Classic dress silhouettes are all the rage right now and it's easy to understand why. The nipped waist and full skirt looks are feminine, flattering and fit a multitude of shapes and sizes. I like to experiment with mixing modern and vintage so if I was feeling romantic and nostalgic while getting ready for a summer wedding, I might opt for this lovely, butter yellow, V-neck dream by Preen from Thornton Bregazzi.

I'd pair it with pointy toe pumps to carry out the '50s look but I would buy a modern version to keep from feeling like I was wearing a costume. And, I'd opt for statement jewelry like these long earrings and bangle. A beaded clutch and a whimsical ring like this jeweled bee keep things fun and interesting. And, to top things off, a fascinator. I'm captivated by them but haven't yet managed to find a way to work them into my wardrobe. So, given the opportunity, (and what better opportunity is there than a wedding?), I'd sport one in a coordinating tone with my dress.

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Wedding Season, Vol. 1: The Suit

 

Well Suited Wedding

 

It's always a last minute scramble for me to find something appropriate to wear to a wedding. It depends on the style, time of day, etc. I usually try to find a dress because, let's face it, all you have to do is accessorize and you're done. But I love pants as well and thought, what about the tomboys amongst us? What would they wear? A great suit. And like a dress, all you have to do is accessorize. For an afternoon/evening wedding, this is how I'd work the suit outside of work. First, color. A suit in a happy hue is much more fun and festive especially with a beaded tank or camisole underneath. A clutch with some texture adds interest. Metallic heels (these are SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker) and a ring with a contrast color keeps things lively. Now, all you have to worry about is your plus one.

What To Wear To A Wedding

You're Invited

 


It's that time of year. Not summertime—wedding time. July, August and September are incredibly popular wedding months, and with that comes (typically) a new dress that you'd like to wear. And then, if you're in the wedding as a bridesmaid, you have to consider even more options—a rehearsal dinner dress and a bachelorette party dress. Here are a few options to suit several tastes and varied budgets. All are wedding-friendly attire, and if you're stuck on what type of shoes to wear, nude heels are always a good bet. For the sophisticated/classic girl, we've got a green number that's adorable. For the retro wedding-goer, this red and white polka dot sweet dress is charming and will get you noticed by everyone. The cream polka dot variety is a show-shopper, and the two floral options are elegant and refined. Just remember—don't show up the bride.