Dresses for Weddings

At the end of August, Colleen and I are going to our cousin’s wedding in Seattle.  I am super excited as I have never been to the Pacific Northwest and the last time I saw most of my extended family was at Colleen’s wedding which was almost 3 years ago.  Yikes.  That went fast. My mom has 5 sisters so this side of the family is really big and we always have fun.  Anyways, I would really like to buy myself a nice new dress so I can feel pretty while I am at the wedding.  However, I have been having some difficulty.  Why is it that they make all summer dresses white?  How many white dresses do we really need?  Don’t they know that most of the time when we need a nice dress in the summer it is because we are going to a wedding and we can’t even wear white because then we look like a crazy person who is trying to steal the bride’s thunder??  Somebody needs to explain this to the dress makers.  I have found several that I like and I thought I would ask y’alls opinion about which one is most attractive to you.

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1. I have been eyeing this one from Anthro for some time but I am not sure about the cut in the front and whether it would give me a weird boob situation like it kinda does to the model.  The back is cool.

2. This looks like Paris to me.

3. So the website says this is gray but I must admit it looks like it could be a little ivory-ish.  Too close to a wedding dress?

4.  I think this one is precious and an excellent cut for my body type.

5.  Jessica bringing it like usual with a pretty maxi dress.

6.  The watercolor and the pattern on this dress is gorg.

7.  This is simple and lovely and reasonably priced and could probably be worn again frequently.  But I must admit these backless dresses make me feel some anxiety.  I fear this would create a boob situation of a different kind.  What sorts of solutions do you guys have for holding things up and in in a dress like this?





  1. Marilyn

    definitely #4 and #3. Wish I could see the front of #7 because the color is great. But bring a sweater! Iffy weather.

  2. Colleen

    I love the 3rd but it really is pretty bridal gowny. Do they have another color option? I can’t decide if 5 might be a little matronly??? Maybe not. I think 4 is the prettiest but I am really conservative when it comes to wearing any white at all at a wedding, so I don’t think I would even wear that. So basically I am no help at all.

  3. Taylor

    I think #2 is very chic and the cut would look great on you. Plus you could jazz it up with some bold accent pieces that I know you have. I ADORE #3 and you would look like a Greek goddess in it but if you’re nervous about the color steer clear! If you like the front on #7 go for it because that color would look fabulous on you. It’s a sexy little number too 😉

  4. rox

    I LOVE #3 – but I think you’re right on the color…might be too risky. #6 is such a perfect dress for summer weddings!

  5. Stephanie

    I like 6 & 7!

  6. Stephanie

    I would want to see how they look on you though.

  7. Carolyn

    Love 3! Looks formal though. 2 is great, looks a bit to short and 4 is perfect I think.
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  8. Michele S.

    I live in the ‘burbs of Seattle and I’m excited for you to be coming to Seattle. I just hope you are lucky enough to get fabulous weather. When it is sunny in Seattle, you just can’t find a more beautiful setting. But come prepared, just in case it drizzles. Late August is usually our best weather, but we can get drizzle any time! Now, as to your dress choices, keep in mind I’m probably about the same age as your mother . . . but I love #4 and #6, for what it’s worth!

  9. Elizabeth

    I like #3 but the color is iffy for a wedding. I think #2 with some bright accessories would be great, just watch your heels. The dress is already pretty short. I LOVE the color of #5 and the ruffles. Ruffles are wonderful.

  10. Stephanie B

    LOVE 3&4!!

  11. Blair Scheepers

    I love 4 & 6! 5 looks like it could be a bridesmaid dress. Enjoy! XO