Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Three Dress Codes: One Dress

Wedding season has begun! I'm mostly past the time in life where all your friends get married, perhaps soon I will hit the remarried weddings :o Either way, I was about to write up a what-to-wear post when I realized everyone writes them, especially zeroing in on dress codes... including me. So today you get to see how one little black dress can be worn to an informal, semi-formal and formal wedding with the proper styling! Just take one jersey tank dress (just $98!), add in fun accessorizes, shake it up and voila!

For the informal look, I paired the dress with some cute flat sandals, a bright but comfy cardigan, an even brighter tribal clutch, and some corresponding boho accessories. A perfect look for a beach wedding or other low-key affair, pull your hair into a messy bun, swipe on some gloss and you'll look breezy chic all night!

For the semi-formal look, I spruced up the dress with some punchy accessories in bold colors, a great structural wedge and a floral tuxedo jacket! Great with a sleek pony and liquid cat eye, you'll easily stand out for all the right reasons in this look.

Finally the formal dress code - a type of wedding I have yet to attend! Formal means men in tails and women in gowns... but I have found a way! By layering a sheer skirt under the dress (or over with a belt to hide the waist) we now have a glam, mermaid shape perfect for any fancy soiree! Thrown on your fancy smanchy jewelry, grab a stole and you're ready for a night of drinking and dancing!