This is my first official blog as the Northshore Mall Style Setter! I am thrilled to be bringing you new and fabulous ideas direct from your favorite mall in Peabody.
Wedding season is upon us, and many of you are going to be looking for that perfect floor-length gown for the black-tie wedding or cocktail dress for the less formal affair. I completely understand how overwhelming it can be to narrow down the style that is appropriate for the occasion, decide which type flatters you best, and then have to find it! Well, fret-no-more, I am here to help!
SUMMER WEDDING: FORMAL
My favorite type of floor-length-gown to wear to a summer wedding is a light-weight chiffon in a gorgeous color. This coral, chiffon dress from Cache features a pleated skirt, halter top, and one of my favorite trends – a high-low hem! This a-line-cut gown flatters most body types because the natural-waist-belt draws your eye to the smallest part of a woman’s body – the waist! The flowy, pleated skirt adds a nice touch and completely eliminates showing off any unwanted mid-section.
SUMMER WEDDING: COCKTAIL
Semi-formal attire can be a little trickier than formal because it is more open to interpretation. I stick by one rule – choose a solid color. A pattern can sometimes be a little too informal for a wedding. My favorite kind of cocktail dress is also a natural-waist A-line. I love this Diane von Furstenberg dress from Nordstrom because it is the perfect blend of sophisticated (neckline) and sexy (flirty skirt). Add a gorgeous necklace, a pair of fabulous earrings and the perfect clutch, and you will be hotter than the summer sun!
I absolutely love summer weddings – from the open-air ceremonies to dancing under the stars. Wishing you all the best in choosing the dress or gown that lights you up inside and out. Just remember, flattery is everything! Happy shopping Northshore!
Yours in style & flattery,