“What do I wear to a fall wedding in Baltimore?” was the question my friend Wendy posed to me recently.
Wendy and I first met at our local Lancaster Polo matches, and since Wendy is one of the kindest and most thoughtful people one could ever hope to meet, we have been buddies ever since.
Not only is Wendy a great cheerleader for our local polo team, but she has also been a top supporter of Dress For The Wedding from the moment I told her about it. So, when Wendy told me she needed a dress to wear to a wedding this fall in Baltimore, I was on the case.
Wendy already dresses beautifully and has great taste so she doesn’t need much help, but it is lots of fun to find things for her because I know she’ll wear them with style.
Here are the details of the wedding she’ll be attending, and the type of dress she’s after.
- Date: October 20
- Location: Inner Harbor, Baltimore, MD
- Time: 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
- Type: Dressy Casual (assumption)
- Reception: Military Annex
- Likes to wear: dark/bright colors, bold prints. Usually dislikes pastels (but wouldn’t rule it out). [For instance, she loves this Reiss dress.]
- Likes: Retro, tailored fit, interesting necklines, age appropriate (forty-something) (Absolutely LOVE your “Ladylike Taupe Reiss Dress“! Not my usual color palette, but willing to try.)
- Up to $200 [ Editor’s note: All the dresses were under $200 at the time of this post, and most accessories are well under $200, but a few crept up there, but were too fun to exclude!)
- Do not like: strapless or non-bra friendly styles.
- Need a “dance-able” dress, since we love to dance!
Since I had so many dresses I thought I’d look great on her, I’ve decided dedicate longer, separate posts for each to describe why I chose each one, and to make it easier for other readers to find dresses by color and style, too!
Without further ado, here are my picks for Wendy!
Black and White Retro Cocktail Dress
Black and White Dress: Rose Bubbly Dress in Noir – www.modcloth.com | Striped Peeptoe Heel – www.whitehouseblackmarket.com | Black and White Bracelet Set – www.whitehouseblackmarket.com | Black and White Earrings – www.whitehouseblackmarket.com | Black Clutch from Nina
Yellow and White Geometric Print Dress
Red Dress with Black Accessories
Red Raspberry Debut Dress – www.modcloth.com | Dana Buchman Black and Gold Bracelet – www.kohls.com | Red and Black Colorblock Earrings – www.forever21.com | Michael Kors Cap Toe Pump – www.nordstrom.com | Jack Georges Red Clutch – www.ebags.com
Navy Lace Dress with Purple Accessories
Navy Lace Detail Dress -www.dorothyperkins.com| Amethyst Bracelet – Brace Yourself LA – www.maxandchloe.com | Lee Angel Multicolored Drop Earrings – www.cusp.com | Nine West Blonsky – Blue T-Strap Shoes – www.ninewest.com | Magid Ruffled Purple Clutch – www.ebags.com
Burgundy Two Tone Dress
Coast Parisenne Dress – www.coast.com or www.houseoffrazer.com | Kendra Scott Wanetta Stone Bracelet – www.lastcall.com | Kendra Scott Sher Earrings – www.6pm.com | C Label Eden-2 Sandal – www.dsw.com | LaRegale Clutch – www.shopstyle.com
Navy Blue One-Shoulder Dress with Bright Pink and Coral Accessories
Deep Sea Date Dress – www.modcloth.com | Coral Hoop Earrings – www.lastcall.com | Lisa Stewart Modern Myth Cuff – www.maxandchloe.com | Luchiny Bow Tie Multicolored Heels – www.shoes.com | Pink Clutch – www.whitehouseblackmarket.com
Emerald Green Dress with Gold Accessories
Green Peplum Dress – www.dorothyperkins.com | Hoss Intropea Petrogold Earrings – www.stylebop.com | Kate Spade Reanna Bronze Suede Sandal – www.nordstrom.com | Elie Tahari Clutch – www.zappos.com | BCBG Generation Gold Cuff – www.macys.com
I can’t wait to see which dress she chooses!
Editor’s Note (August 13, 2013): I’ve noticed most of these dresses have sold out since this post is now a year old, but I tried to find some similar suggestions for fall weddings that are in stores now. See the shop section below, or check out these wedding guest dresses for more ideas!