The Dresses

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  • Tuckernuck

    Tuckernuck Lily of the Valley Blouse and Skirt

    $486

    We adore this feminine print and style—from the pin tucking at the neck to the ruffle details at the elbows and peplum hemline. With blouse and skirt paired together, it reads like the loveliest dress, but bonus: after the wedding weekend, you'll have two useful pieces to mix and match! Blouse and skirt sold separately. Sizes XXS to XXXL. Buy from Tuckernuck.

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  • Cynthia Rowley

    Cynthia Rowley Floral Cap Sleeve Maxi

    $495

    A happy, summery dress sure to make you feel pretty. A beautiful floral, a fluttery cap sleeve, the feminine pintuck-pleated bodice all add up to a winner for a less formal affair (or brunch the day after?). the self-tie faux leather belt comes with it, and adds a nice bit of structure. Sizes XS to L. Buy from Saks Fifth Avenue.

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  • Donna Karan

    Donna Karan Draped One Shoulder Gown

    $199

    Embrace this modern Grecian goddess moment. The drape of this dress is so chic; the color so inviting. And the crossover skirt allows you to show off your strappy sandals. One of those anywhere, anytime dresses. Sizes 4 to 16. Buy from Macy's.

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  • Pomander Place

    Pomander Place Red Eyelet Maxi

    $168

    Simple, but interesting. Cool, but not fussy. Bright, but calm. We love the sleeve volume, cinched waist, and of course, the eyelet print skirt. Perfect for a backyard or brunch wedding, or maybe something international! Sizes XXS to XXXL. Buy from Tuckernuck. 

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  • WHBM

    WHBM Cape Belted Maxi Dress

    $180

    Flutter sleeve wrap from the front; sexy cape from the back. A fun surprise that adds to the allure—and breathability!—of this magenta maxi. Perfect for a daytime event, and a dress you're sure to wear again and again. Sizes 00 to 18. Buy from White House Black Market.

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  • Aqua

    Aqua Floral Pleated Maxi

    $258

    We love the reds mixed with pinks almost as much as the woman who makes a vibrant selection! Perfect for a celebration. The pleating steps it up. Sizes 0 to 18. Buy from Bloomgindale's.

     

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  • Atsu

    Atsu Bow Maxi Dress

    $248

    By a pool, on a beach, in a garden—this whimsical maxi with the oversized bow is your answer. It's special enough to make a statement on the big day, but fun and flexible for a warm day. Worried the bow could be overwhelming? Checkout how great MOB Tracy looks in one of similar proportion. Best of all: this dress comes in petites and plus sizes. XXS to 3X. Buy from Anthropologie. 

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  • Diarrablu

    Diarrablu Convertible Halter Style Maxi

    $195

    You're a cool mom. Confident. Effortlessly chic. And you also don't want to overheat at a summer wedding. This dress is all that, and convertible. Meaning, you give it a sleeve if you're feeling a bit modest. You go sleeveless if you're feeling bold. You can tie it in back, or at the waist, and you an even change your mind mid-event. Handcrafted. West African-inspired. Totally original. Sizes XS to 3X. Buy from Nordstrom. 

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  • Zimmerman

    Zimmermann Metallic Long Sleeve Dress

    $1,100

     

    When you want to play it cool, but make it chic. Flattering flow, shimmering gold, cinched waist with chain-detailed tie belt to complete the look. A dress you'll wear again and again. Sizes 4-12. Buy from Nordstrom. 

     

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  • Tuckernuck

    Tuckernuck Asymmetrical Neckline Maxi

    $148

    Think of this dress as your special occasion insurance policy. Always appropriate; there in a pinch. Unlike your other LBDs, the one shoulder gives this one a stepped up look. Straight cut. Stretch lining. Side slit. Add heels or sandals in a color or metallic and sparkling earrings to make it a party. Sizes XS to XXXL.

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  • Ted Baker

    Ted Baker London Floral Waterfall Rufle Midi Dress

    $395

    Pretty as a watercolor in a silhouette sure to flatter. We love the abstract print on crinkled fabric. The waterfall ruffle adds some movement without becoming a distraction. Sizes 00 to 12. Buy from Nordstrom.

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  • WHBM

    WHBM Strapless Floral Fit and Flare Dress

    $200

    Ok, seriously. Did it occur to you to look for your dress at White House Black Market? Do it! This strapless fit and flare—with pockets, no less–is just adorable, and the black stripes are a perfect way to avoid the bride thinking you're too much in the whites. Includes removable, adjustable straps. Comes in petites as well as regular sizes, 00 to 18. Buy from WHBM.

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