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Fit & Flare

Fit and flare dresses are everywhere and everything this summer.  There are many reasons that this silhouette is so popular and has made its way into everyone’s closets.  The first being that it is flattering for all body types.  The tight to exaggerated lines of the dress give the illusion of a pin up figure.  The silhouette is also fun and flirty, and because of the fullness of the skirt the hemlines tend to be longer making it appropriate for all occasions.  I wore the dress featured in this post to a bridal shower (these pics were taken after the bridal shower) and also wear it work all the time.  I hesitate to call this flattering and retro shape a trend, because in reality it is more of a wardrobe staple that should be in everyones closets.

fit & flare

Dress: H&M (similar here), Shoes: Nine West (similar-ish here)

The key to a successful fit & flare dress is in the name, fit!  Make sure it is tight enough on top so the flare is more drastic.

The key to a successful fit & flare dress is in the name, fit! Make sure it is tight enough on top so the flare is more drastic.

fit & flare

Try bold colors and prints for the summer.

fit & flare

The flare is perfect for hot summer days!

fit & flare

Smiling through the heat.

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Wedding Guest Fashion: The Day Wedding

Welcome to the final collaborative day of the Spring/Summer Wedding Guest Dress for Success Guide.  Today is dedicated to the day wedding, which tends to be less common but cannot be ignored.  Dressing for a day wedding can be tricky, because a lot of dresses that we purchase with the hopes of wearing to an evening event do not translate to day time.  Shorter hemlines, uber figure hugging silhouettes, sequins and boobilicious dresses don’t always lend themselves to blaring spotlight of the sun.  Because of this people tend to turn to business wear or more casual options both of which lack the necessary flare for a celebratory event.  As always play with proportions, colors (embrace color, patterns, and subtle shimmer), fabrics (make sure it is light and airy so you are comfortable), silhouettes and hemlines.  Finding the balance for a day wedding can be tricky, but when executed correctly it is absolute perfection.

I would like to thank all of the fabulous collaborators that made this post possible!  Thank you Carine’s Bridal Atelier for the gorgeous gowns, Charm & Fornash for the brilliant baubles, and Drybar for the beautiful blow out.

Dress: Kay Unger (c/o Carine's Bridal), Jewels & Bag: Charm Georgetown, Hair: Dry Bar, Shoes: DVF

Dress: Kay Unger (c/o Carine’s Bridal), Jewels & Bag: Charm Georgetown, Hair: Drybar, Shoes: DVF

Day wedding

Day weddings tend to be more conservative, but make sure your ensemble has some spice to it! I love this dress because of the fabulous metallic detailing.

Wedding Fashion

Always make sure your accessories complement the clothes and enhance the look.

I am very into full skirts this spring/summer! The volume is dramatic & classic at the same time.

I am very into full skirts this spring/summer! The volume is dramatic & classic at the same time.

Wedding wear

A relaxed blow out was the perfect finishing touch for the ensemble

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