Dressing for a Wedding

Or any celebration, really.  Don’t you feel like you go to your closet and look at it like there is absolutely nothing there?

Here are my choices for perfect dresses to wear to something festive:

A LITTLE RED DRESS…

clockwise from top left: sandals by Banana Republic, Prabal Gurung dress on shopbop, Sigerson Morrison black heel on saks.com, Guiseppe Zanotti shoe for Thakoon on shopbop

The red dress by new fashion darling Prabal Gurung has interesting (and forgiving) drape, the sexy neckline is perfect for someone younger or someone who has great shoulders and wants to highlight it.  Keep the shoe clean and simple, avoid platform, anything too glamorous will make the outfit look cheap.  The key themes to this outfit are daytime, casual, fun, playful, young, fresh, sexy.  I wouldn’t wear this to anything too formal, unless you want to dress it up with a tuxedo jacket (from stella or helmut lang)

OUTFIT 2: ELEGANT GLAMOUR

dress from net-a-porter.com, elizabeth and james heels on shopbop

This metallic print is so cool and festive, but the silhouette is elegant and refined.  I’d wear this to an evening black tie wedding. Nothing hugs the figure too tightly, and all the attention will be drawn upward to the dramatic one-shoulder.  Pair this with a cool cream or black heel, avoid more metallic.  The key themes to this outfit are evening, elegant, festive, formal.

OUTFIT 3:  MODERN SOPHISTICATE

A LBD is just so easy, it works with everything, and you know you’re going to look great whether you’re pale or tan.  This is jersey and gathered in the front, so it’s going to be super flattering on any figure, and the nude mesh detailing on the back is sporty and very modern.  The key themes to this outfit are: sleek, sophisticated, body-conscious, forgiving, urban, modern.

dress by Alexander Wang, avail on net-a-porter, and Atwood shoes on Saks.com

OUTFIT 4: FUN-LOVING COCKTAILER

This is a great dress for someone who wishes they had a curvier body, who loves to sparkle but not too much, who appreciates classic silhouettes with a twist.  I would wear this to an evening party or a fancy cocktail hour.  I love a simple strappy heel like this Louboutins, or why not go for all out drama with these incredible Jimmy Choos?  This would be an amazing early autumn outfit as well.    The key themes to this outfit are: classic, curve-creating, playful, flirty, retro, glamour, drama, cocktail

Jimmy Choos, Alice and Olivia dress at net-a-porter, Louboutins at saks

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