Hi Danisha! My cousin is getting married this spring in a garden ceremony. I’m really excited to celebrate with her, but not sure what to wear. I haven’t seen my extended family in a couple of years and they will all be there. I want to look really stunning! Any good ideas for formal dressesthat I can wear?
Jessie, St. Louis, Missouri
Styling Formal Dresses for Wedding Season
An enchanting garden wedding is a great way to kick off the Spring season and you need to find the right dress for the occasion. This magical time calls for wedding guestdresseswith romantic florals and dramatic cuts leaving plenty of room for you to shake what yo’ momma gave you on the dance floor, and pose for endless selfies!
I suggest trying the Ally Keyhole Halter Maxi Dresswith this whimsical floral print. The pleats will shift and move with you from the ceremony to the reception. Or, if you prefer a little bit more of a sleeve opt for the Botanical Floral Maxi Dress from City Chic. In case the weather takes a turn, stay prepared with a sheer wrap kimono, or a sleek blazerwith silver or gold hardware.
If you’re not a floral print type of girl, try something more on the sultry side like the Brown + Black Short Faux Wrap Dress. The abstract print is right on trend this season. Keep it soulful with a layered necklace with a few gemstone rings, and a pair of sexy nude, pink, or grey stilettos. Have fun with it!
If all else fails, girl, shift It ! A shift dress is a stunning classic that will never disappoint. Try the Haven Ruffle Mini Dress with this alluring paisley print, and easy-to-wear straight silhouette. Throw on a stack of gold or silver bracelets with strappy nude heeled sandals. I’d suggest going for a bronze goddess makeup look with a shimmery blush layered over an illuminating bronzer to highlight your cheekbones. Glam it up with a sultry lip + nail color with a shimmery cream eyeshadow to make your eyes sparkle and shine. Don’t forget to use waterproof mascara for all the happy tears sure to come.