Guest Apparel for a Dressy Afternoon Wedding

You’ll know how dressy the occasion is and whether it takes place in a home, hall or religious edifice… one wants to look one’s prettiest…and wear the dress again with pleasure.

Pale Pink left to right

Tessa Crepe Mermaid Dress by Dress the Population– Contemporary halter neck with flattering cutaway shoulders. Hidden back-zipper closure. Midi-length mermaid skirt. Lined polyester/ spandex. $216.00

Tadashi Shoji Lace Flounce-Hem Dress: Contemporary and feminine. Designed for a classic fit. Crewneck with front and back semi-sheer lace yokes, strapless-bra friendly Semi-sheer cap sleeves and lace flounce hem Concealed back zip closure, partially lined polyester. $468.00

Tadashi Shoji Lace Bell Sleeve Dress: Floral lace accentuates the vintage feel of this sheath with a sweet underlay and flared bell sleeves with puff shoulders. Lined cotton/nylon. $408.00

Jill Jill Stuart Nicole Popover Pleated Midi Cocktail Dress– Ladylike. Square neckline; popover bodice. Sleeveless; adjustable straps. A-line silhouette. Hidden back zipper. Pleated midi length skirt. Polyester with  acetate taffeta bodice lining. $405.00 

Not Shown: Linden Dress-Pale pink with floral embellishments $280.00 

Power Pink left to right

David Meister Two-Tone V-Neck Sleeveless Dress: Walk in a garden. V neckline. Belted waistline. Sheath silhouette. Hidden back zipper. Vented hem. Polyester/ spandex. Polyester lining. $450.00

Chiara Boni La Petite Robe Wilma Ruffle Dress: Covered, but sexy. High bateau neckline. 3/4 sleeves. Ruched at right. Dropped waist. High-low ruffle hem. Step-in style. Nylon/spandex. 562.60

Eliza J. Off the Shoulder Sheath Dress– Flirty laser cut sheath. Exposed back-zipper closure. Short sleeves. Back vent. Lined rayon/polyester. $128.00

Eliza J. Ruffle Hem Lace Sheath-Sassy and youthful. (Red really) Cutout floral lace with abbreviated, skin-baring sleeves and high/low hem. Hidden back-zipper closure. Jewel neck. Short sleeves. Partially lined polyester. $198.00

Not Shown: Terracotta Draped Midi Dress by C/MEO Collective $205.00 

Not Shown: Bridgit Ruffled Midi by Lovers and Friends $178.00


Left: Theia Sleeveless Sheath Cocktail Dress: Be noticed. Jewel neckline. Sheath silhouette. Hidden back zipper. Back princess seams. Lace hem hits knees. Scalloped trim. Lined polyester. $371.00

Alice and Olivia Margy Appliquéd Sheath Dress– Pale and pretty. Round neck, sleeveless, scalloped at neck and hem  Floral lace appliqué with contrast underlay at bodice. Seamed waist, sheer floral lace appliqué at asymmetric hem.  Exposed back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Lined acetate polyester. $495.00 

Right: Georgia Dress by Auteur – Distinctive silk dress with partial polyester lining. Halter neck, tie closure. Elasticized waist. Asymmetric hem. Hidden back zipper. $436.00 

Blues left to right

Komarov A-Line Dress– This one can easily be worm by a slightly older woman. Hand-pleated, hand-set polyester makes this romantic dress both flattering and packable. Slips on over head. V-neck. Sheer three-quarter sleeves. $308.00 

Theia Asymmetric Dress: Bright, pretty and utterly useful. Round neckline. Sleeveless. Bias-cut silhouette. Back princess seams for flattering fit. Asymmetric skirt. Knee-length hem. Hidden back zipper. Lined polyester/spandex. $450.00

Eliza J. Gathered Midi Dress– Contemporary and soft. Fringed-lace overlay gathered to create a long full skirt perfect for dancing. Hidden back-zipper closure. Sweetheart neck with adjustable straps. Lined cotton/rayon/nylon. $198.00

Keepsake Lace Dress: Show off your figure in a ladylike way. Fits small, order one size up Round neck, sleeveless, strapless-bra-friendly. Allover lace with nude lining on body, lace ruffle hem. Exposed back zipper closure. Cotton with polyesterlining. Sale $101.25

Not Shown: Maggy London Pale Blue Blossom Off the Shoulder Sheath Dress $138.00


Left: Shoshanna Balmwell Off-The-Shoulder Dress– Flirty and fresh midi. Back zipper. Lined rayon/nylon/cotton.  $595.00

Center: Santiago Dress JH Collection for BHLDN– Pretty and proper without feeling stiff. Dimensional soutache applique scrolls over a lacy foundation in slim silhouette. High neck, cap sleeves, back slit. Back zipper with hook and eye closure. Lined nylon. $348.00

Right: Presley Dress Sara Emanuel for BHLDN– Flattering to almost any age woman. Allover geo appliqué brings texture and depth to this midi dress with illusion neckline and back. Back zipper. Polyester; poly-spandex lining. Fits large; take one size smaller than normal. $380.00

The items featured in this article have been chosen by the editors of Woman Around Town simply because we like them and think you may, too. No advertising fees have been paid to Woman Around Town for this article.