As I was perusing my calender recently, it became quite clear to me: December is just a few short weeks away. And…in the month of December it just so happens that my little brother is getting married.
…that means I’m going to need a dress. The special occasion dresses I have in my closet are pretty much all for spring/summer wear, so a mid-December wedding doesn’t seem to align with them. Thankfully, the holiday dresses are popping up in stores everywhere, so I should have a bit of a selection at least. Of course, I’m having a hard time making up my mind on what I want to wear. The wedding is just a few days before Christmas, so a holiday-type dress would probably be appropriate. However, I am hemming and hawing on whether I should get a more “practical” dress instead. It really could go either way. The wedding is here in Florida, so it won’t be overly cold; I will most likely be comfortable in a knee length dress. Sleeves aren’t a necessity either, as I could pair a sleeveless dress with a nice sweater or light jacket for the ceremony (I happen to have a gorgeous gold Tahari jacket that would be perfect for the occasion if needed). So, the options abound! Right now, here is a selection of the dresses I’ve had my eyes on.
Which would you choose?
Dresses with a pop of color
1. Cynthia Steffe ‘Bardot’ Ruffled Peplum Sheath Dress (my current favorite, I think) – Nordstrom // 2. Eliza J Mixed Media Fit & Flare Dress – Nordstrom // 3. Sachin + Babi Sequin Cutout Dress – Anthropologie
Sequined holiday dresses
4. Lauren Ralph Lauren Sequin Bodice Jersey Dress – Nordstrom //5. Vineet Bahl Cameo Peplum Dress – Anthropologie // 6. Gianni Bini Gatsby Dress – Dillards // 7. Vineet Bahl Beaded Charon Dress – Anthropologie // 8. Leifsdottir Eclat Dress – Anthropologie
A touch of lace…
9. Maeve Byzantine Laced Sheath – Anthropologie // 10. Eliza J Lace & Faille Dress – Nordstrom // 11. Maggy London Embellished Draped Mesh Dress – Nordstrom // 12. Tadashi Shoji Lace Overlay Dress - Nordstrom // 13. Eliza J Dot Mesh Bodice Fit & Flare Dress – Nordstrom