Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Engagement Party Dresses

This weekend is an exciting one because it is our engagement party! My parents are hosting a party for us in downtown Wilmington with family and close friends, and I am very excited to celebrate with everyone!

In preparing for the party, I kept running into one problem: finding a white dress that's January appropriate. There are a ton of beautiful white dresses out there at the moment, but for some reason, I couldn't find one that I wanted to work. I wanted it to be fun but classic, white but not too summery, flattering and not frumpy, chic but under $250... the list goes on. The party is also at the Reel Cafe, which is a restaurant & bar with an upstairs event space. It's a cool spot but not overly dressy, so I wanted to find something that would work in a variety of settings (I will note that I will in fact be overdressed for our venue but I love the dress, so it's okay).

I ordered this dress and absolutely loved it, but for some reason, it didn't fit correctly across my shoulders, and though it was minimal, I would've been pulling on the dress all night. I also ordered this jumpsuit, but decided the cotton material was too summery. I am, however, keeping it for bachelorette party/honeymoon/life in general because I absolutely love it!

I can't wait to share the dress I ended up choosing. Funny story, I saw this dress when I first started shopping but refused to purchase it because I felt like it looked too much like a summer dress. After ordering what felt like a thousand things, I finally purchased it and not only was it at a good price point, I love how it looks on!

Below are a few more white dresses that I love for engagement season. I've pretty much reconciled with the fact that most white dresses in the winter are going to look more May than January, and that's okay, because as my friends mentioned, you're the bride and it's okay!
The back of this dress is just perfect! I wish it had fit better across the shoulders.
I adore this! Not a huge fan of the price but I would love to wear this to some sort of event during our engagement season.

How cute is this jumpsuit? Definitely kept it even though I won't be wearing it for this event.

This dress would've worked perfectly, but with the price point, I decided to wait.

Another splurge, but I love the back of this dress.


This dress was a contender - and it may end up in my closet before August 5th gets here!

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  2. Can't wait to see what you decided on - I'm sure it's going to look flawless on you! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  3. All of these dresses are so gorgeous! That first one is my absolute favorite. I hope you have so much fun celebrating this weekend.
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  4. Literally can not wait to see what you decide on! They are all so pretty!
    xoxo,Victoria
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  5. I love the one you picked! Glad I got a special sneak peek the other day - you are going to look stunning! That is so nice of your parents to host that! Can't believe it will almost be time for all of the wedding festivities!!

    xo, Shelby
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  6. I can't wait to see your final choice I love the last pick. That halter is gorgeous!

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  7. OMG I am obsessed with that first dress! The back is gorgeous and I love the detail! And I know what you mean about trying to find a white dress that's Jan appropriate! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  8. These are all such gorgeous options! You're right, that jumpsuit is fabulous and will totally work for one of your other wedding events. Can't wait to see what dress you picked!

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  9. So exciting! Loving all your choices, they're all gorgeous with amazing detailing! Can't wait to see what you choose <3
    Green Fashionista

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  10. I am struggling with the same issue for all my upcoming bridal showers! It's hard to style white when its so cold! LOVE all your picks!

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  11. I love the first and last one!

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  12. So many gorgeous dresses! The one with the back bow details is my favorite. Have so much fun this weekend!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  13. Ah so fun that the festivities are kicking off! I love the above dresses. That jumpsuit is killer!!

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  14. You found so many great options! Isn't it fun to get to wear white?! Have fun at the party babe.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  15. So obsessed with all of these engagement party looks!

    Xx
    Molly
    www.trendychickadee.com

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