Today's post is something we've become experts on these past few weeks. An old friend of ours is getting married this weekend (Yay, Mike!) and when we got the invitations in the mail we were excited. Then, the excitement was overcome by stress as we both realized we had nothing to wear but black (inappropriate for the season) and white (how rude!) So, over the past few weeks we've been busy scouring the racks for that perfect dress. We've literally tried on dozens of different dresses, in a variety of different styles and colors and lucky for you we've decided to share some of the ones we found that we think are worth heading out to the store to check out. So, here are are picks for the top dresses to wear as the guest of a wedding this spring or summer:
This Calvin Klein Dress is perfect for the less formal event. We think this would be the perfect dress for a daytime garden wedding or an anytime of day beach wedding. This dress seems like it was designed perfectly for a women's body - the 1950's style fitted top and flared bottom will add curves if you have none or perfectly accentuate your assets if you are well endowed.
For a dressier occasion, we love this green Grecian dress from ModCloth. Our friend Maggie has had her eye on this one, and we must agree, the color and cut of this dress are simply fantastic. This dress can easily be dressed up with some sparkly jewelry and metallic heels, or dressed down with some brown leather sandals and a little jacket.
Did you know David's Bridal dresses are not just for Brides and Bridesmaids?! You can actually go and try them on just like any dress shop and many of the dresses for bridesmaids would be perfect to wear as the guest of a wedding. Take this strapless number for instance. It comes in a million colors, is only $99, and has pockets! What more could we ask for?
Remember how we are in love with gray? Well, we sure would have been fighting over who would have gotten to wear this elegant dress from J. Crew, but we found out the wedding colors were gray and yellow and neither of us wanted to run the risk of wearing the same shade as the bridesmaids! Nevertheless, this is a fantastic color and the dress is so delicate and feminine with the pretty chiffon overlay. Plus, a simple, muted dress like this one serves as a fantastic blank pallet for bold and beautiful accessories and sexy heels!
So, you're probably wondering what we picked for ourselves! Jen had a terribly hard time finding a dress, as her body shape is extremely difficult to fit. Finally, after trying on at least 40 dresses and dreading the costs of alterations, she found this royal blue, spaghetti strap dress that fits fairly well and was only $60! This chiffon tiered dress was purchased from Group USA in the Franklin Mills Mall in PA and will be accessorized with black and pewter shoes and jewelry for a more glam look.
Saira, luckily, came across this strapless navy blue dress 9 months ago (someone was a little eager). This tiered dress by Adrianna Papell is modern with it's subtle, unfinished edges but classic with the soft, delicate layers of satin. This dress is simple and understated, but perfectly elegant for any formal or semi-formal occasion.
Whatever you do, don't wear white!
Jen & Saira