It’s no secret, I’m not the biggest fan of black clothing. It usually doesn’t photograph well, it can make me look pale, and it reminds me of being called gothic once in Junior High. However, there are two reasons why the color will sometimes make it into my closet; it’s easy to match and it’s flattering. I’m not the best at picking out colors or patterns and deciding they will go together, so, in a pinch, I like to have some black options that I know I can throw on without thinking. So, when I saw the ruffle details on this sweater dress, and I knew I had a new Henri Bendel bag to go with it, I had to make this little black dress mine. This would be a go-to outfit for a winter wedding or a dressy date night.
Fall is coming up, and for Texas, that means wedding season part 2. October is one of the most popular months for weddings in Texas because it’s the month with the most predictable and mild weather (usually). So, once June is over, we aren’t gearing down for the year, we’re just preparing for October.
There’s a big misconception that white dresses of any kind cannot be worn to a wedding, but that’s just not true. It’s a fact that a white print dress is completely appropriate to wear as a wedding guest as long as the color is equal to the amount of white. People who don’t know the rules might think it’s not okay, but trust me, it’s fine. So, this rosy patterned dress is totally perfect for a fall wedding. I personally love the color red for fall and winter, but a fire-engine solid red dress is not okay for a wedding, so I like to incorporate the color in prints. The frilly high-low hem is perfect for dancing without getting in your way like a maxi can at times, plus the wrap silhouette is so flattering. You’re sure to stun in this baby, y’all. It does also come in a plain red, which would be perfect for a date night or other snazzy occasion.
If you’re looking for some other wedding tips, check out this post I did on being the perfect wedding guest! I’ve got 5 tips that are great to keep in mind the next time you attend a wedding so you’re sure to impress.