Mar 15, 2010

A Dress for Every Occasion

There's a perfect dress for every occasion and this season there are so many to choose from! Here's my list of must-have dresses and their corresponding occasion.

Afternoon Wedding

This Laila Azhar sateen dress with a ruffle trim is perfect for an afternoon wedding. It's fun but formal enough to wear on a special occasion. It's 40% off right now on My favorite feature about this dress (besides the hidden size pocket zipper) is the dual side angled pockets.

Charity Event

This Nicole Miller dress is perfect because it's a stand-alone piece that you can dress up or down with the accessories you choose. If I was feeling flirty I might pair this sateen dress with some hot pink pumps.

First Date

Coral is the color of the season and anyone can pull of this easy to wear jersey dress by BCBG Max Azria. I'd suggest this dress on a first date because it's seductive and yet still leaves a little something to the imagination.

Sunday Brunch

This cotton tiered ruffle dress from Marc by Marc Jacobs is charming with it's floral print and layers of ruffles, plus it would make a great choice for Sunday brunch with friends.

Girls Night Out

This French Connection dress has "Let's Party" written all over it. The electric blue color paired with the stretch cotton is makes this dress a MUST for a night on the town. Cheers!

Happy Hour

This grey cheetah pleated chiffon dress is great for Happy Hour drinks after a long day. The skirt has a 6-button detail and the sleeves make it conservative enough to take seriously regardless of the venue you choose.

Sunday Market

Seattle has fabulous neighborhood markets that pop-up in the spring and summertime and this linen dress with embroidery by KAS is perfect for just such an occasion. I'd wear this dress with some leather strappy sandals and some beachy waves in my hair.

Yacht Party

If you're fortunate enough to have friends with money, chances are your summer plans might include a leisurely weekend on a yacht. In that case, dress for style and comfort with this green stretch jersey knit dress. It works as a swimsuit coverup or as your outfit for the day depending on how you decide to wear it.

Weekday Fashion Event

I always opt for styles that can be dressed up or down for weekday fashion events which is probably why I love this Ali Ro crewneck dress. I imagine this dress being paired with strappy black heels and a black clutch.

Meeting with Clients

Whenever you meet with clients (or potential clients) it's important to put your best foot forward both verbally and physically. This dress is creative and says "I know what I'm talking about" without being too dressy or casual.

Weekend Shopping

I would totally wear this side tie dress for running my weekend errands and shopping. The lightweight cotton voile would be perfect for a hot summer day and the embellished inset at the chest makes this dress look anything but ordinary.

All dresses shown are available from and most start at 30% off.

1 comment

JessicaLee said...

I love all of these dresses and as usual your recommendations are right on the money. :)

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