The hardest weddings to dress for, in my opinion, are the ones that don’t fall into a discrete dress code. And given that many of the weddings I attend are out West, they typically fall between cocktail and casual, a range sometimes called semi-formal. These are the weddings where sequins, tulle and satin would not be appropriate, but you still want to dress to impress.
For more casual weddings, I like to wear dresses with a modern look that can be dressed up or down. This GIN dress is a perfect example. I also like this Sanctuary maxi dress with a cool, strappy neckline. You can also try for a bold print like on this T Tahari dress with a square-neck or this GB print dress with a bow-back.
Prefer something easier and breezier? This Ivy & Blu dress is a safe choice with a shape that would look good on many figures. I would also consider this brightly colored fluttered sleeve dress and this royal purple, pin-tucked dress with a flare skirt, both from Dillard’s.
Want something under-$100? Modcloth is a great place to look. I love this High Noon dress in floral print. This Teal Me a Story dress is also fun with a sheer neck and a lacy trim. This pleat front cobalt dress could be dressed up with a skinny belt and heels or dressed down with flat sandals and bangle bracelets.
Plus-size? I like this IGIGI dress with a bright color and a relaxed shape. I also like this breezy Anne Klein Geo-Print dress. Petite? I love this cobalt dress with a unique neckline, and this Tahari dress is a bright orange with a gradient dot print.