What to Wear to a Spring/Summer Afternoon Wedding
Hello, friends! We’re in the home stretch! This is the final week of 22 Days of Spring Fashion. It still pretty much feels like winter here in Pennsylvania, but what can you do?
I’m hoping for a little warm-up this weekend for Easter, but only time will tell. Meanwhile, we shot this look last Saturday.
This dress could be a nice option for an afternoon wedding, graduation, Easter Sunday, or other dressy events you may have coming up this spring.
While I like a lot about it, I was actually kind of disappointed when I uploaded these pictures. First of all, let’s discuss the positives.
It’s a very well-made dress. I really like the quality of fabrics and attention to detail. It’s fully lined, and the dress itself is a nice, thick cotton/polyester blend with just enough stretch to make it comfortable. The lining has stretchy stuff in it as well.
The split neckline and split-cap sleeves are unique details that take the classic sheath to the next level.
That said, when I saw these pictures, there were a few things about the fit that bothered me.
It’s a little low under the arms — not enough to expose my bra… well, okay, there were a few pictures I didn’t use because it did show my bra from certain angles — but I really dislike when skin shows between my arm and the dress. This is a common problem with tank tops and sleeveless dresses. Maybe it’s because I’m short-waisted, or maybe it’s because I have a little extra going on in the chest region, I don’t know, but it bugs me.
The other issue I have with this dress is that it wrinkles easily. I ironed it at home, sat carefully in the car for 10 minutes, hopped out to shoot these pictures, and I have all those creases across the hip area.
I realize that most structured sheath dresses do that, but I wish there was a solution because it’s annoying!
But besides all that, the periwinkle blue is gorgeous, and it has a super flattering silhouette.
For size reference, I followed the advice on the Nordstrom website and ordered a size 10, and it is none too big. If you’re considering this dress, definitely size up one from your normal. If you’re in between sizes, you may want to even go up one more. I typically wear a 6 or 8 in dresses, if that helps.
I accessorized with simple nude strappy sandals and a oyster-white shoulder bag.
I love this bag because I can tuck the straps inside, and it becomes a clutch. It’s my go-to summer dress-up bag, and I hate that I can’t link to it, but I did find a few similar bags that would serve the same purpose that I linked at the end of this post.
I kept my accessories simple with a mixed metal cuff bracelet and white stone chandelier earrings; and after some debate, I added a delicate 3-disc necklace, although I don’t think it’s necessary to wear a necklace with this dress.
Overall, I really like this dress, but it would fit better if I weren’t quite so busty, and I do wish it didn’t wrinkle so easily.
That said, it’s great quality and very flattering, and if you need something like this for Easter or a wedding or other event coming up this spring, it’s definitely worthy of your consideration!
Be sure to visit Cyndi and see the spring outfit she’s styling today!
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