As a girl in her 20’s, it seems I always have a wedding to attend. I would say the majority of my friends are already married, meaning I’ve been in their wedding or I attended their wedding. As a wedding guest, I always always wear a dress, particularly a floral dress! A year or two ago, I’m pretty sure I had 9-10 weddings to attend within a few months time span. It was cray cray. And I’m also pretty sure I started a wedding guest present budget that year ha.
I’d say a floral dress is always my go-to for weddings and even bridal showers. I own a ton in mini, midi and maxi length ones. When I go to a wedding, I like girly dresses in pastel colors with both bold and subtle floral prints. The colors I feel best in for dresses are pink, blue, and yellow.
This pink floral dress is from LOFT and I absolutely love all of their dresses! Sadly this one is sold out but I found an almost identical pink floral wrap dress here. Every season they come out with the most beautiful pieces, especially girly dresses and are always perfect for wedding wear. I’m not even joking when I say probably 90% of my dresses are from LOFT. I worked there in college and am still obsessed! LOFT dresses that have caught my eye lately is this yellow flounce dress in a similar style as the dress I’m wearing and this swingy blue floral dress.
Other than floral dresses, I tend to wear brightly colored solid dresses or a maxi dress. If you read my blog, you know I love color and girly pieces. Since I live in Florida, I try not to buy a ton of seasonal colored dresses and lean more towards ones I can wear year round, like a floral pink dress or bright yellow wrap dress. It’s almost always hot here, so these dresses can easily be worn with a denim jacket or coat to keep cool if it’s cooler where you live.
My favorite places to buy dresses for weddings are from Dillard’s, LOFT, J.Crew Factory, J.Crew, Francesca’s, and Shopbop. I’ve made a list of my favorite dresses that I would wear year round for a wedding. Shop all of them below:
Shop Floral Dresses
Shop Solid Color Dresses
Shop Maxi Dresses
Seriously though, those who live more up North, what do you all do when it’s super cold and freezing out and there’s weddings to go to? I always feel at such a loss at what to wear to keep warm. Is panty hose or leggings under a dress normal or do you just wrap up in a giant coat? Styling for cold weather is so not my forte.
Update: After pulling all my cold weather friends on Instagram asking what they would wear to a wedding when it’s fall/winter. Most said throw on tights, a fur jacket and wear closed toed booties with dresses or wear a long sleeve dress. So if you live in a colder climate, bundle up but wear that beautiful dress!
Thanks for the awesome photos Isaac Dean Photography!