I’ve got a quite fancy party to attend in a few weeks, and the dress code is “festive,” which—all due respect to my hosts—is just so confusing. I appreciate that it is also very open-to-interpretation, but I have a hunch that at this particular gathering, “festive” will most frequently be interpreted as a shade less fancy than black tie. I’m willing to shell out for something I think I’d get a lot of wear out of, but I would of course prefer not to (and will probably just end up shopping my closet). I’ve thought about just wearing a pretty party in a top like this one (with a cami, of course), and pairing it with a long-ish straight black skirt.
Conversely, I’ve considered wearing a statement-y skirt (this one exceeds the GOACA price limit, but is so damn good) with a simple top.
But I’ll probably end up in a dress. I like this one because of the barely-there dot-and-square print and feminine silhouette.
This dress is a touch on the casual side, but I think that with the right accessories it could work.
A very graceful Vince dress that I’d pair with a ton of necklaces.
This has a pretty universally flattering cut, and the dot print is fun.
A very elegant and streamlined choice.
The touch of embroidery here is kind of sweet on an otherwise quite sophisticated option.
Here is the number-one contender if I do buy something new for this party: I like when a dressy dress looks like it would also be quite comfortable, and this one does.
Another one I’m seriously considering: this sequined dress has such a simple shape, but would make such an impact.
And I’m kind of intrigued by the notion of this leather dress.
The multi-tiered situation here should come off as way too much, but somehow it doesn’t.