By Amy Tsai
When we think about dressing up for any occasion, it’s hard not to picture a dress as the focal point. (Come on, the word “dress” is right there in the phrase!) Today we thought we would put together a few ensembles built around dresses that are perfect for your upcoming summer special events.
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Ballet / Symphony
If your significant other shows up one day with ballet or symphony tickets, first congratulate yourself on finding a both thoughtful and worldly partner and then put on this sweeping maxi, silver heels and earrings, and a cute little dog face ring for an element of whimsy on a sophisticated night.
Black Tie Affair
Got something even more formal on the agenda? A plunging lace maxi is glamorous enough for a black tie affair but airy enough to wear on a warm summer night. Don’t forget to accessorize with a gold foldover clutch, dangling jeweled earrings, and simple but sexy strappy heels.
Afternoon Tea / Garden Party
Whether you’re on your way to Grandma’s for afternoon tea or a fancy garden party with society’s elite, a floral fit-and-flare is perfect for the occasion. We’d add pops of complementary colors to the look, like sea green wavy-strap heels and not one but two kitty cat accessories – pink sunnies and an adorable ring.
Boardwalk / Luau
You can’t go through summer without at least once heading to the beach or boardwalk. And this strapless maxi will whisk you away to a tropical locale – you’ll feel like you’re at a luau in Hawaii even if you’re really on the Jersey shore. Just remember to bring a vacation-ready tote, statement jewelry, and chunky heels to complete the breezy look.
If you prefer to leave the pier, we’d go with this continental-chic checked trench dress and chunky faux denim heels, perfect for any boat ride, whether yacht or tugboat! And a seafarer like you must also make sure to pack a nautical clutch and big movie star sunglasses. Although we have a feeling you will be shining brighter than the sun in this look.