According to several event planners and soon-to-be brides I know, this is the busiest wedding season ever. And if you, like me, have several weddings coming up fast, you might need a little help finding a dress. From black-tie to beaches, garden parties to country clubs, we rounded up the most stylish dresses that will turn you into the best-dressed wedding guest for sure.
It’s no surprise that our favorite cocktail dresses of the season are as brightly colored and patterned as the rest of our wardrobes. If you have a garden party coming up, adhere to theme with a floral. Lela Rose’s sunflower print dress is pricey, but you can wear it to more than one wedding! Wayf’s tiered dress in tropical colors would work just as well on the beach. Mango’s purple-and-pink dress is artsy and unexpected. Badgley Mischka’s pleated floral halter has the best design detail: pockets!
Tea length is a great way to go for more petite women. The last thing you want is to trip on your dress during cocktail hour! I love this sweet pink dress by Boden, complete with blue and green floral bouquet stamps. Badgley Mischka’s tan-and-white dress has floral blooms, a perfectly swish-y skirt for dancing, and a high neck topped off with a bow.
If you’re looking for a little more coverage, I love this yellow long-sleeved maxi dress from Anthropologie. Boden’s crewneck dress with long sleeves in a joyous, allover tropical print is a good option too!
Maybe you’re going to a museum wedding? We found the perfect dress! La Ligne’s Lola dress is a classic A-line skirt silhouette with romantic puffy sleeves, covered in an artsy, line-sketch pattern. The Iris dress keeps the sketchpad quality, but with a crisper sleeve. Make a modern statement in this ALC Rio Halter dress, which feels sculptural thanks to the clean lines and vibrant hot pink shade.
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