Feminine, sexy and oh so sophisticated, lace dresses capture the essence of semi formal dressing. I think lace is a great choice for wedding guests. With designers using lace in so many ways, dress shopping has never been more fun. That touch of romance that lace represents is a perfect response to that wedding invitation. Let me give you some ideas….
5 Styles of Lace Semi Formal Dresses Perfect for Wedding Guests
Stretch lace drapes gracefully in a dress and jacket combo. Grey is a sophisticated alternative to basic black, and less likely to raise eyebrows at a wedding. This semi formal dress features satin shoulder straps, empire waist and a ruched body with graceful style. The bolero jacket gives you layering options.
For formal weddings, a floor length lace dress is a beautiful and dramatic option. Princess seams create a long lean line, while the cap sleeves and square neckline keep the focus on your face. A gentle flare at the knee means you can still enjoy dancing. Style this red lace dress slinky or vintage and you’ll look smashing at any formal wedding.
A chiffon and lace cocktail dress looks fabulous at weddings or any semi formal special occasion. Lace trims the front bodice top. Lace surrounds the keyhole cut out of the upper back of this sleeveless dress. Chiffon layers flutter from the left side down the slim skirt for a wrap skirt look. I love the coral color way, which is oh so trendy in formal wear this season, and a perfect choice for summer weddings. The aqua color way is a gorgeous in this lace and chiffon dress.
The fit and flare dress makes a darling choice for summer weddings when done in lace. A deep V back and satin ribbon at the waist is a romantic and confident style. The dress lining matches the lace color, but its strapless style means you get sheer lace coverage on the shoulders and upper back. Fabulous energy and fun just ooze from this lovely lace party dress.
My wedding guest dress list finishes with this lace blouson dress. Effortless sophistication combines when the button back lace bodice is cinched with a satin ribbon tied at the side. A slim skirt keeps this lace dress on the polished side. Here’s a semi formal dress that would look great at a church wedding followed by an outdoor reception.
Don’t you agree? Lace dresses are the perfect choice for wedding guests.Tags: lace dress, wedding guest dresses
We cannot deny that marsala has arrived!
At the 2015 Tony Awards, Debra Messing and Anna Chlumsky wore the Pantone color of the year, each looking fabulous and red carpet worthy! Once upon a time, this rich shade of purple was known as burgundy, plum or bordeaux, but choose your vintage… this red wine color is fabulous. Get ready for the red carpet and get a marsala formal dress for your next special dance or reception.
Loving that Tony red carpet look? Then this V strap jersey gown could be a perfect dress for less option! Priced just over $100, the gentle gathers will sway on the dance floor, give you full movement when stepping out of the car and sparkle thanks to the diamond shaped brooch on the bodice.
A marsala floor length strapless dress is another budget friendly option, especially if you love chiffon. Tiny pleats originate at the center bodice, flaring to the satin waistband before flowing down the floor length skirt. This formal gown offers a trendy color in classic style.
Marsala lace over a nude jersey lining adds sexy sophistication to this sleek lace evening gown. Keeping up that dramatic style, a high side slit lets your thigh peek out. A back gore insert adds flare to the floor length dress.
Sherri Hill gives marsala a kick in this lace baby doll dress. Beaded appliqués cover the bodice and petite cap sleeves on this short formal dress. A wide satin ribbon defines your waist, made ever so tiny by that flared marsala tulle skirt. All of that sweetness goes dramatic when you come to the deep v back, perfect for showing off those toned shoulders!
Marsala is a rich color, feeding our sense of luxury and comfort. No wonder those Tony presenters chose this Pantone color of the year for their evening gowns.Tags: 2015 Tony Awards, marsala formal dress, Sherri Hill dress
Hurrah! Summer party time is here!
Madison James dresses sail into the season with inspiring options for the special occasions on your summer calendar. Constructed with couture details, these semi formal frocks touch on this season’s trends but will still look on target next year. I love the fact that their dress line covers sizes 0 – 30, which also makes them a good choice for bridesmaid’s dresses as well. Whether it’s a semi formal party, dance or wedding reception, the collection of cocktail dresses is simply beautiful. Here’s my
Five Favorite Party Dresses from Madison James
Fit and flare flows powerfully in this Madison James beaded chiffon party dress. Beaded halter straps angle down the ruched bodice and around the back. A careful cut makes a flattering silhouette, and the fishline hem adds definition to the airy bias skirt. I think this party dress is darling!
Beads and sheer inserts make this open back cocktail dress perfect for office cocktail parties and private special occasions. Great details like sewn in bra cups and the long keyhole opening down the back mean you can pull off this provocative style in confidence. This Madison James dress personifies the modern woman. I’ve pictured the purple color way (color of royalty!) but the black is beautiful, too.
Capturing the essence of firework sparks drifting down in the sky, Madison James embellishes tulle on this strapless beaded dress. This classic cocktail dress style offers loads of styling opportunities and will surely be a favorite party dress beyond summer 2015.
For hundreds of years, the paisley motif signifies life and eternity. What an auspicious choice as the feature of this Madison James strapless dress. Black sequins embroidered on tulle over a taupe lining give a fashion forward interpretation to this motif, enlarged to cover the entire dress.
Love retro looks? This black and white baby doll dress rocks vintage style with modern touches like angled cut outs in crisp black and white. The satin shimmers in the flared skirt and fitted bodice, all capped with a beaded shoulder piece. This Madison James semi formal dress balances dainty with daring beautifully.
Now that you’ve checked your summer social calendar, go ahead! Check out these beautiful Madison James semi formal dresses for your next cocktail party or reception.Tags: beaded dresses, Madison james dress, strapless cocktail dress
White graduation dresses are a traditional choice for high school graduations. Even if graduates wear a cap and gown to the ceremony, frequently there’s a white dress underneath. Finding the perfect graduation dress can be a fun. Looking for graduation dress with the budget friendly price point increases the intrigue. PromGirl has a huge selection of graduation dresses, but here’s my pick of the
5 Best Graduation Dresses under $50
White lace dresses are a sweet choice for graduation. This open back graduation dress features a slim cut and empire waist for a trim silhouette. With unlined half sleeves, this graduation dress also captures the sheer look so trendy this season.
This white sundress will be a favorite all summer long. With adjustable spaghetti straps, a lined skirt and cute crochet lace inset at the waistband, you’ll love the way this white dress flows and fits.
Here’s a white dress that mimics the two piece dress trend. This sleeveless dress uses the lining to create the crop top look, but actually is linked with the sheer white stretch lace. Tiny ruffles edge the armholes, neck and hem for a delicate touch to a confident dress style.
Unstructured, on trend and oh so comfortable, this white lace shift is a great choice for graduation. The scoop neck is found front and back, with the lining ending several inches above the lace. An asymmetrical hem at the back echoes that scoop back. There’s something nonchalant, sophisticated and yet with a touch of boho that blends together beautifully in this white shift. This graduation dress costs less than $50? What a fab buy!
For those with a more classic style, the cap sleeve peplum dress might be your perfect fit. Princess seams create a long, feminine outline and a black belt emphasizes that waistline. It’s a confident look for any graduate.
These budget graduation dresses are super buys, but remember: many are also available in other colors. Whether you need a white dress for graduation or a summer party dress, check out the PromGirl dresses under $50.Tags: graduation dress, summer dress, white dress