Your mind is about to be blown! Once you try out this lace dress, you will never have to search for another wedding guest dress again! Or a dress for any special event for that matter! I first saw Jess Keys wearing the dress on her blog, I fell in love. Once it went on sale, I snatched it up and have already worn it to baby showers, for a magazine photoshoot, holiday festivities and now to Spring weddings!
Sunny Outfit Details
Nordstrom Lace Dress (ASTR The Label, comes in 3 colors!) / Target Block Heel / Similar Clutch
I love wearing pink year round but since V-day is today and Spring is coming so soon, I figured we’ll just head that direction in this post. Ignore the very Christmas looking photos. They were used for a magazine feature I wrote an article for in a Dec issue! 🙈
Now, when it comes to dresses, I am hesitant when it comes to low-cut styles! I have NO chest and a muscular build. Sometimes, it can make my chest and shoulders look more masculine than I like, so I knew it could either be a real cute fit or a real bad fit ha! Nordstrom has a free return policy, which is the main reason I ordered the dress, so I wasn’t to concerned if it didn’t fit right. Turns out it fit like a glove. Probably one of the best fitting dresses I have ever tried on!
It comes in a blush pink, periwinkle blue and a ivory/off-white color! The ivory would be really cute if your a bride to be! The website also has a berry color on sale for under $55! Probably marked down from the holidays!
Before you buy a dress, make a list of what you want! For me, fit, color, wearability (how many places/events can I wear this to) and ability to get down and dance are my main concerns! What’s a wedding without get low get low coming on?! Only slightly kidding there. 😉
P.S. I bought the dress when it was on major sale. If you keep an eye out, it goes on sale for around $45-$50 every few months, especially during special occasions.
How Does The Dess Fit
All the reviews said the dress ran quite small and to size up. I usually am a Small but often border between S/M. I am super glad I ordered a Medium. It fits like a glove. So, if your usually between sizes, size up!
Since I have 0 chest, I can get away without wearing a bra! Recently, I wore it to a friends baby shower like that and had no problem. The fit isn’t snug but it’s fitted, so as long as your comfortable, you can absolutely get away with going braless.
I love the midi length and the slip under the lace detail. My only concern was that after I washed the dress for the first time, the slip underneath seemed to shrink a little. Not insane but enough to make me want to get it dry cleaned the next time I wear it! I want this dress to last me a few more years!
Accessorizing a Wedding Guest Dress
With Valentine’s Day being TODAY (Happy day of love BTW!)!, I thought it was a pretty appropriate dress to chat about! Now when it comes to accessories, I like to keep it very simple for weddings. Even if you wear it to a graduation, bridal shower, Bachlorette party or other events, simple is still best! Since the dress speaks for itself, all you really need is a simple or statement earring, nude block heels (my fav and under $25) and a matching clutch.