I told you earlier this week I was teaming up with Nordstrom for summer dresses. While I took a very everyday approach (if I do say so myself) to the first dress -- I mean how can you go wrong with a little white dress in the summer -- I decided to go a bit more fancy with this second post. So let's talk weddings. I'm always on the fence of what to wear to a wedding -- is it fancy? is it casual? AKA the ultimate uncertainty of being over or under dressed. My motto is to be slightly overdressed for events like this. (I'm not talking about that rogue, distant family member that shows up in a glitzy pageant dress. That's too far.) But for most weddings that I go to there is always a nice range of dresses. I like to aim for high middle; that's not just for getting dressed but for my life in general.
I was immediately drawn to this maxi because it looks like nothing I have or actually nothing that I'd buy on a regular basis. Statement pieces, as I call them, are meant for an event. Luckily I have many weddings to attend this summer / early fall so I get to invest in a statement dress. But back to (over) dressing for weddings. To me a maxi can mean an instant dressed up look and since I can work that angle with a few more or less accessories, I decided to go with that length. But I think cocktail length is a great choice for summer weddings as well. Maybe even for Black Tie weddings? Someone who goes to black tie weddings will have to answer this below. This is where my expertise ends.
Kelly Wynne Clutch / This option is cute, too!