Good morning, friends! We’ve almost made it through the week!
I’ve been asked for outfit ideas for weddings, graduations, and other spring events, so today I’m styling a gorgeous seamed sheath that I think would be perfect for many of these types of occasions.
The minute I laid eyes on this dress, I knew it was a winner. I realize the sheath style isn’t ideal for every body type, but if you have the hourglass shape, it’s pretty much always a winner. I expect it would also flatter a straight body type because the structure adds curves where you may not have them naturally.
If you’re pear shaped, you’ll probably want to find something similar to this in an A-line or fit-and-flare silhouette, so I’ll link to some other options at the end of this post.
I found this dress at White House Black Market — one of my go-to retailers for good quality dresses that are on trend but not trendy… if that makes sense.
This dress has great structure and fits beautifully. I also appreciate that it’s fully lined. It comes in petite sizes as well as regular, and it’s currently on sale for $109. I’d say it runs a little bit large compared to other brands. I wear a 6 in WHBM dresses, and I’m an 8 in Eliza J and Banana Republic.
I wanted the dress to be the focal point of the outfit, so I went with neutral shoes and handbag, and then I added a couple of pretty pieces of jewelry that are dressier than what I normally wear for everyday.
This bag came from one of those Kate Spade Surprise Sales, and I think it was something like 70% off. I like this linen color — it’s not really white or ivory or pink, but it has hints of all of those shades. It’s my go-to spring and summer going-out bag. The strap isn’t removable, but sometimes I tuck it inside so I can carry it as a clutch.
These earrings also happen to be Kate Spade. I love the chandelier style for a dressy look, and they are nice and lightweight so they don’t pull on my ears at all.
I ordered these shoes on the Shopbop sale a few weeks ago, and I’m loving how versatile and comfortable they are for a 4-inch heel. The block heel is trending right now, and the oatmeal color is so versatile. They look great with dresses as well as jeans and pants.
You can also look at the Sam Edelman Patti. I have these in nude patent from last year, and they are very easy to walk in with a 3″ heel. I like the more delicate silhouette for a formal event. I actually just ordered them in black patent, which is another option for this dress. I think it would be lovely with black patent heels and bag.
seamed sheath // suede sandals in oatmeal (similar for less; lower heel option) // similar kate spade convertible clutch here and here; lower priced option here // lantern gems chandeliers c/o kate spade new york // kate spade two-tone watch // similar kendra scott cuff
photo credit: Alison Cornell
Here are some other pretty dresses available this spring that would work for weddings and other dressy spring events. Any of these would be gorgeous styled with neutral heels and bag, as I’ve shown in this post.
Be sure to visit Cyndi and see the spring outfit she’s styling today!
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