Help me pick a cocktail dress, with ageless style. It’s been a long while since I had to “get dressed” for any event, unless we count take-out burritos in the park. Our dear niece A. is getting married in a few months, hooray for love! and we’re invited to the small, safe celebration.
The big deal is, of course, the decision of two delightful people to join their fates and fortunes. The next big deal is: what does a Not Dead Yet auntie wear to the occasion? The invitation says “cocktail dress, LBDs, dressy jumpsuits” are welcome. OMG, what is “cocktail attire” after five months of staying home? My best boxer shorts and Def Leppard tank? Bejeweled flip-slops?
Maybe you can help me decide. I plan to choose a cocktail dress from my clothing rental service, Nuuly. They offer six rental pieces of clothing per month for under $100; this seems like a good time to make a couple of those choices wedding-wear.
My personal guidelines for the cocktail party look are: a hem at least to the knee, not too much cleavage, dark color for evening, and an unexpected flair. Here are some of the looks I’m considering, and I’d love to get your feedback in the comments.
I’m looking forward to seeing our niece and her guy get married, at her parents’ house on the river. Family and fun, and a remembrance of joyful times.
Have you had an occasion to dress up lately? What’s your favorite dressy vibe? Stay fabulous and safe, wash and wash and wash, xo
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