The Dresses

DAYTIME

  • 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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  • Rickie Freeman for Teri Jon

    Teri Jon Taffeta Floral Embroidered Dress

    $780

    A lovely choice for a daytime wedding (or other wedding weekend event). Balance the full coverage up top by showing some leg. Yes, it's fitted, but the ruching helps. The lightweight material and floral print makes this a great choice for spring. We'd love it with gold heels. Sizes 0 to 22. Buy from Teri Jon.

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  • Kay Unger

    Kay Unger Floral Midi Dress

    $318

    Special, yet approachable when you don't want to appear overdone. We love the print on the bottom half only. The A-line skirt with pockets is a winner and the sleeveless style makes it easy to wear your favorite bra. Sizes 0 to 18. $318. Buy from Nordstrom.

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  • Trina Turk

    Trina Turk ONe Shoulder Lace High-Low Dress

    $398

    Easy, breezy—it's no surprise that Trina Turk calls this the "Afloat" dress. We love it for a destination, waterside wedding, or maybe you wear it for the rehearsal dinner! Styled for comfort, it's meant to blouse, with a self-tie at the waist. Sizes XS to XL(00 to 16). Buy from Saks Fifth Avenue. 

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  • Ulla Johnson

    Ulla Johnson Tiered Ruffle Crisscross Dress

    $675

    Because you're not the type to wear a plain ol' sheath. The "Aurore" is fashion forward and a little bit artsy, but still very wearable. High neckline, crisscross bodice, A-line silhouette, tiers of ruffles that culminate in an asymmetric hem. It's cotton, so perfect for a daytime or more relaxed event. Sizes 0 to 14. Buy from Bergdorf Goodman 

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