Starting this month, we will be dedicated to making sure a specific section of your wardrobe is très magnifique
, and indeed, we have some very magnificent items for you to drool over in this column! Since wedding weather is upon us, many of us are going to be looking for nice things to wear to all these nuptials. To make the search easier on your eyes this first column is devoted to sharing fabulous finds for fabulous ladies who know their personality and sense of style. Which pick speaks to your style the most? Let us know in the comments so that we can better tailor trends to your tastes!
Classic Charm Choices
Fads may come and go, but your type of trend sticks around for way more than a single season. You're on the lookout for lovely pieces to complement your collection of elegant silhouettes and posh fabrics. Your classic sense of style can set you apart at weddings on any budget. For example, consider this Square Neck Tank Dress from The Limited
($63), which captures everything wonderful about a classic style, combining charmeuse with a square neckline and an A-line silhouette. If your budget is a bit bigger, try this Silk Tricotine Cecelia Dress from J-Crew
($225) with a classic frame and a crossover V-neck for a clean, flattering look. Finally, there's this Banana Republic Silk Strapless Print Dress
($100)-- a simple, strapless beauty that may well be the object of every wedding guest's admiration!
Eclectic Mix Extravagance
A complete 180 degrees from those who prefer classic charm, you couldn't care less about what anyone else is wearing. If you're looking for options that will allow you to stay true to your style statement without upstaging the bride, try this Mellisa Masse Bark-Print Swingy Dress
($325). The rich, eye-catching graphic pattern creates a look that is undeniably fabulous. Want to shine without blinding the bridal party with all your bling? Check out this Trina Turk Mila Dress
($119.20), a fascinating avocado-green frock with coral sequin rosettes
sure to make a statement at the reception. If you really want to subtly turn heads with unique details, slip into this Nicole Miler Teal Gown
(rent it for $75). The sultry cut-out back and side ruching are sure to attract partners on the dance floor!
Uptown Luxe Looks
Labels can be a girl's best friend, and when you're looking around in the shops for something for special occasions like a wedding, it's fun to be comfortable with crazy prices for incredible pieces. For something that will last you (and perhaps your daughter) for quite a long time at dozens of weddings (with different social circles, of course), consider this captivating Tory Burch Elsbeth Silk Blend Dress
($235), in a neutral color that easily transitions from summer to fall for double the wear. For another designer pick, check out this Tadashi Lace Tulip Skirt Dress Dress
($448) that is easy to spot as spectacular by anyone in the know! Or, spend on a steal of a dress with this beautiful and luxurious Jessica Simpson Embellished Maxi Dress
Casual Chic Clothing
If you're a casual chic wedding guest, you're not going to sacrifice comfort for cuteness - you're going to find a way to have your (wedding) cake and eat it too! Instead of suffering in something stuffy and uptight, try dressing up basics with the hot, new trends for an updated, casual-cool look, like with this Phillipa Dress by Goldie
($136) that matches a fun, sexy design with flexible, cool material. We also love this bright alternative, the DKNY Eyelet-detailed Cotton Dress
($275) with its bold, blue color and sophisticated bow.
For the classic, casual-cool look, there's this Helmut Lang Draped Front Dress
($210), the perfect, sleek design to match your favorite accessories.
Modern Vogue Picks
If a magazine came to your hometown to photograph the most perfectly-dressed person, you'd be a front-runner! You're always ready for your close-up, and weddings are wonderful excuses to get glammed-up. For a taste of affordable couture, check out this Vero Moda Very One Shoulder Dress with Frill
($190), with a neckline and a beautiful front bodice that is flirtatiously feminine. For a nighttime affair, this Vivienne Westwood Anglomania Arianna striped jersey dress
($515) provides a fitted, flattering style with a high neckline that is simple, sexy, and great for pairing with your finest jewelry. Now if budget and ambiance allow, have everyone admire you in this Alexander Wang Asymmetric silk-crepe dress
($675), a unique, burnt-orange draped dress oozing with elegance.
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