Be the Best-Dressed Guest
Every woman of a certain age knows what warm weather, sunshine, and an uptick in mail means: it’s wedding season! It’s time to start getting prepped for your packed schedule of matrimonial festivities with our roundup of dresses that are sure to shine. Get your invitations in order, because we’ve got an option for every venue, whether you’re heading to city hall or to the airport for a destination to-do. Check out our picks below and then make your way over to your nearest Simon and get to prepping — that toaster isn’t going to buy itself!
Life’s A Beach
Your favorite couple has convinced their guest list to jet off to an exotic locale and take some time away to celebrate their union. Channel a little of that free-spiritedness yourself and opt for all things flowy and free. Breathable fabrics like cotton or paper-thin chiffon are perfect for when a sunny day turns out to be a scorcher — and don’t forget your sunscreen!
Keep It Classic
Tradition, tradition! Sometimes it’s nice to know exactly what you’re getting: chicken or fish, a rendition of “Shout,” and a bouquet toss. Keep things failsafe and sophisticated with these formal options that are sure to appeal to everyone from the ring bearer to the mother of the bride. When in doubt – go long!
City Hall of Fame
If your bestie is throwing caution (and tradition) to the wind for a decidedly modern City Hall wedding, any old summer dress will simply not do. Channel Emily Ratajkowski’s City Hall nuptials earlier this year and don your finest suit — those of the pant, skirt, and tropical leaf-print variety will do just fine.
The Glamorous Life
With all the drama that comes with planning a wedding, why not bring a little drama yourself? When the dress code reads cocktail, extricate yourself from that comfort zone and do a little something extra. Well-placed feathers, bold prints, and shimmering sequins bring a little more oomph to a city wedding that’s sensational by design.
Cool Moms-to-Be Club
You have no intention of being a regular mom! Why should your forthcoming bundle of joy prevent you from celebrating someone’s happiness in style? Maternity dresses don’t have to be shapeless sacks — check out these flowing options that provide plenty of room for you and baby to get down and dirty on the dance floor, or to sit out the Electric Slide with your feet up. It’s nice to have options.