With spring comes dress shopping! It seems like prom season was not that long ago, but my days of buying formal and semi-formal wear are not over yet! This spring I have the challenge of finding two dresses instead of just one! I have my Junior-Senior and then am going to a Spring formal with Patrick!
Junior-Senior usually includes around a two hour bus ride in a formal dress, so, I chose a classic yet comfortable gown that will not require constant readjusting:
I know its pretty plain jane but I love the color and have a cute gardenia to put back in my hair when its pinned up! :)
Now, the second dress I want to go short with but haven't been able to shop for it yet, so here are some ideas I have found online that I can't wait to try on when I'm home over Easter weekend!
I love the blue of this dress! My favorite part is the bow in the back. I love bows.
Dress option #1 is a Maggy London Sleeveless Silk Dress from Nordstrom.
Another concern I have when dress shopping is that I am 5'3-ish and my body does not handle extravagant dresses with excess fabric well. My concern with this dress is that it might have too full of a skirt.
Dress option #2 is definitely the most trendy of my selections. I love how Tibi can look trendy and modern yet always looks classy and simply cut. This dress is their Strapless Dahlia Silk Dress from Saks. I love this dress but I feel like it might not be formal enough. A lot about this dress will depend on how it looks in person!
Dress option #3 is the choice that looks most similar to my style. Its black and I would love to wear a dress of another color but I love the detailing of this dress! It has a small ruffle around the back and neckline and a ruffled flowery pattern around the hem. This dress is by Max and Cleo, Strapless Taffeta Dress from Dillard's. If it were a different color it would be my fav fav favorite, but I'm really not thinking black is going to work.
Dress option #4 is borrowing this light blue dress (or one similar to it) from a friend. I think its a beautiful dress and it looks great on her, the only question is if it will look great on me too! She has quite a few inches on me so we will see!
Now, I love these dresses but am definitely interested in looking around! I only have Thursday afternoon (before Easter) though so I wanted to get an idea of the looks I like best and what I am looking for!
So, through all of this shopping I have found:
- with a cute accent e.g. a bow, subtle ruffles, or gathering
- hitting just above the knee to work with my height
- a color other than black or white
Until next time I will be enjoying these awesomely perfect days of early spring! :)