Spring has arrived and thus, so have the parties and the need to get dolled up and ready to celebrate. I’ve already received several invitations for parties this spring and summer, have RSVPed, and am ready to catch up with old friends and celebrate some milestones. Well, I was. I attended a wedding a few weeks back and wore a dress that’s been my go-to for longer than it probably should. I felt good in it before I left and went with confidence throughout the night. It wasn’t until I was going through pictures a few days later that I realized the dress had seen better days, it was no longer flattering, and it was time for a change.
I need to get my wardrobe game back on track as I gear up for pending celebratory times, including weddings, baby showers, and graduations. After all of the time I’ve spent hitting the stores and shopping online, I’ve compiled a list of beautiful dresses (and pantsuits) to fit every color, length, and budget imaginable.
Don’t be like me and show up in the same old thing, only to look dowdy and regret your choice later on. Dress to impress and be the best-dressed guest at the party!
A shorter dress that hits just above your knees is a perfect option for afternoon weddings, outdoor affairs, or dancing the night away. Pair it with some block heels or knee-high boots, and you’ll be ready to party.
Midi dresses are the perfect option if you’re looking for something a bit more modest but still fun and carefree. The choices in this length are seemingly endless, with wrap-style dresses, v-necks, and beautiful belted options. Pair these dresses with strappy sandals or your favorite heels and have some fun!
Longer dresses are a lovely option for any weather or occasion. Pick the pattern based on the level of formality the event calls for, and enjoy anything from a floral design to a beautiful solid print. If you’re enjoying a sunny afternoon wedding or graduation, don’t forget your favorite sunhat and sandals to keep cool while looking fabulous.