The requests for wedding guest dresses keep pouring in, so I’m teaming up with Nordstrom to style two head-to-toe looks that are perfect for dressy-casual weddings and other spring events with a similar dress code.
One of the best things about shopping at Nordstrom is you can find everything you need for your entire outfit. In addition to a great selection of dresses, they have all the shoes, bags, and accessories you need to complete your look. And if you need alterations, they’ve got that covered too! You simply can’t beat the convenience of one-stop shopping and alterations.
This dress is by Maggy London, a designer I’ve come to rely on for quality dresses with modern styles and timeless silhouettes that don’t break the bank. It’s a bit of a departure from my typical sheath, but I really like it.
The color palette is fresh and pretty, and the abstract print isn’t too precious, the way florals can be. The fixed ties at the shoulders and the waist add a nice detail, and it has a great drape. It isn’t lined, but I didn’t feel the need to wear a slip. I did wear some lightweight shaping shorts, though.
I accessorized with delicate gold jewelry that complements the feminine style of the dress. I didn’t want anything that would overwhelm it. These Kendra Scott chain link hoops sold out, but the her Maggie hoops are similar, and I wore this multi-strand Clove necklace that I like in the neckline of dressier tops.
These gold sandals tie in with the gold jewelry and keep the focus on the dress, and I carried my Coach Tabby shoulder bag with the shorter strap. The reviews are mixed, but I carried this bag a ton when I was in Florida, and I didn’t have any issues with the strap coming off.
This dress runs true to size or you may want to size down if in between. I tried both the 6 and the 8 and ended up keeping the 6. I also pinned the front to keep it from being too revealing, but I plan to take it back to Nordstrom and have them tailor it. It should be an easy alteration.
For my second look, I wore another Maggy London dress, and this one is a little more my usual style with the sheath silhouette.
I really like the shape of the v-neck and the ruching detail on the side. The sleeves are short, but they still offer some coverage for those who like that.
I’m a little conflicted on the below-the-knee length skirt, though. I might have it hemmed up about an inch, but it’s nice that it gives you some extra length to play with. I’m only 5’5″, but I’m sure I’d appreciate that if I were taller. This dress is low inventory, so here’s a similar style.
I wore the same gold earrings and necklace with this dress, and here’s a better shot of those Sam Edelman sandals.
I’ve had my eye on these for months, ever since I noticed them in the black suede, but this gold leather is perfect for pairing with summer pants and dresses. The cylindrical heel is a modern touch, and they’re quite comfortable on the foot. The ankle strap keeps them secure.
I love how the sandals pick up the gold from the hardware on my bag.
Style Tip: Having a go-to shoe and bag combination like this one makes putting outfits together so much easier. I know these work together, and being neutrals, they will complement so many of my spring/summer outfits.
While this dress would be nice for a spring/summer wedding, it will also work for lots of other events. I like how it offers structure without being clingy, and this shade of red is stunning. I would say this dress runs true to size, or size up if in between. I’m wearing the size 8.
As always, when you shop at Nordstrom, you get their free shipping and free returns. And don’t forget about their BOPUS (Buy Online Pick Up in Store) and contactless curbside pickup options.
And if you aren’t already a Nordy Club member, be sure to sign up so you can start earning points toward Nordstrom Notes when you shop. You also get to enjoy exclusive perks like members-only access to sales, offers, and events — like the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, which is just around the corner!
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