Reception Ready

Fashion May 21st, 2013

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With wedding season upon us it’s time to invest in a few cocktail dresses. Here are a few of our favorites that will guarantee that the bride won’t be the only one turning heads!

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Ammara’s Mosaic Dress would be perfect for a garden wedding. We love the cheery colors and classic cut.

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Shoshanna’s Cecile Lace Dress is a beautiful coral color with a nude underlining. The scalloped edges are extremely feminine and perfect for a more formal affair.

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The Lora Dress by Alice + Olivia is a flirty metallic number with a drop waist. There is a sheer panel in the back that makes it even edgier.

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The Peony Dress by Jules Reid has a classic pouf silhouette that looks great worn with a belt. We’ve found that this shape flatters most body types, so find your best belt and throw it on! The bonus is the large side pockets– perfect for stashing a lipstick and some money for the valet.

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The Jacquard Dress by Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent has vivid stripes that accent a floral-print jacquard dress. It is styled with an open back and softly pleated skirt and would look great with either strappy silver heels or a more casual wedge.

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A metallic print intensifies the glamorous feel of this romantic one-shoulder Rayna Dress. Delicate pleating lends a Grecian look to the bustier bodice, while dense ruching gives the skirt volume and movement. What’s not to love?

 

 

About Julia Reed

Julia Reed is a columnist at Garden & Gun magazine and a contributing editor at Elle Décor. She also contributes to The Wall Street Journal, Architectural Digest, and The New York Times, and makes frequent appearances on MSNBC. She is the author of five books, including But Mama Always Put Vodka in the Sangria, Adventures in Eating, Drinking and Making Merry and One Man’s Folly, The Exceptional Houses of Furlow Gatewood.

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