Greetings, and welcome back to 26 Days of Spring Fashion, a style challenge where I share a new spring outfit every day during the month of March!
Today I’m teaming up with JCPenney to style two dresses that are perfect for church services, a spring wedding, or other events you may have coming up this season. They both happen to be one of my favorite spring colors — navy blue — and best part is, they’re both under $50!
I’m always a fan of navy, but I particularly love it in the springtime. It’s so classic and elegant, and every bit as versatile as black, but not as harsh. Some women have a hard time wearing black, but just about everyone looks good in navy.
I don’t think I’ve met a polkadot I don’t like, so as soon as I saw this sleeveless dots fit and flare dress, I knew it needed to come home with me. It’s so springy with the filmy chiffon and feminine fit-and-flare style.
I love the pleated detail around the neckline and the way the sleeves are cut under the arms. A lot of sleeveless dresses are cut too deep and can expose your bra, but this one is perfect.
This dress is perfect for Easter Sunday or other spring events that may be coming up. Throw on a white cardigan, or even a denim jacket if you want to dress it down, and you’re good to go!
dress // shoes // bag // similar earrings
If you prefer sleeves, you’ll love this next look. This navy bell sleeve sheath is a little more tailored than the one above, and I can see it working well for the work place, church, or any dressy event that requires more conservative attire.
I’m always a fan of a sheath, and this one is super flattering.
The bell sleeves are a nice detail too, and they’re the perfect length — not as likely as a longer sleeve to get dragged through my soup at lunch!
I would typically wear white or nude shoes with navy, but I decided to go for something a little different this time.
These lavender patent sandals are a subtle color, but still more unexpected than the usual neutral suspects.
You could add a necklace to glam it up, but I decided to keep the look simple and understated with gold drop earrings.
For size reference, I have an 8 in both dresses.
dress // sandals // similar earrings
Be sure to visit Cyndi and see the spring outfit she’s styling today!
photos: Alison Cornell