As I mentioned here, summer is a time filled with so many different festivities. From showers (they are baby showers for me now…) to weddings, and fun evenings out with friends and the hubby, having the right outfit is a must. So, today, I teamed up with Nordstrom to bring you my favorite picks for several different summer occasions. What I love about dresses is that you can make them dressy or casual… really. A formal dress, when paired with espadrilles or flats and a denim jacket is instantly appropriate for a Sunday brunch. Or, take that casual off the shoulder number you have (like the one I’m wearing) and toss on a pair of heeled sandals and some gorgeous gold accessories and you’re ready for a fun night out with the ladies. Versatility has always been important to me, so being able to make a dress appropriate for more than one festivity is key! You can see all my picks below!
Shower (Baby or Bridal):
For a shower, I typically opt for something that is somewhere in between casual and dressy. I go for fun colors and fabrics that are comfortable for all different weathers. I love this sleeveless ombre dress, navy blue strapless dress (also a great staple), cobalt blue tunic dress (such a gorgeous color), and this printed chiffon maxi dress.
Cocktail Party/Semi-Formal Wedding:
So many possibilities for these events! I love this blue handkerchief dress which has the prettiest print, a blue lace shift dress (which can easily be made casual with a denim jacket), this black and white backless maxi dress (the material makes it a little more casual than a formal dress, and love the open back), this black and white knit flare dress, and this gorgeously colored floral scuba dress.
The formal wedding is always a fun way to get all dolled up… yet, sometimes finding a dress, with a reasonable price tag isn’t easy. I’ve found some gorgeous options, all under $200. I also think that with a formal event, a lot depends on the accessories. That being said this cobalt open back dress is stunning, as is this floral chiffon dress (such gorgeous colors). If you’re a lover of black dresses and looking for a beautiful option, this body con, open back dress is a winner… especially when paired with a killer pair of heels and stunning accessories (I would opt for some statement earrings here).
For a fun night out, who doesn’t love a fun dress or romper? Whether it’s a special date night, a bachelorette party, or an evening out with the ladies there are so many versatile options. I love this black and white striped body con dress, this palm print romper (too cute), and this neon coral dress (that I own and love).
Thank you to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post