AQUA Smocked Bell Sleeve Shift Dress [true to size, wearing in small] // Splendid Janet Crisscross Ankle Strap Block Heel Sandals [true to size] similar necklace
Ahhh, event season. You are so fun, but can also be so stinkin' mentally exhausting when it comes to preparing for you [mostly from the outfit home front]. I'm starting to think that attending a wedding is more stressful for the guests than the bride herself ;) That's a slight exaggeration, however, outfits for events can be tricky. Today I've partnered with Bloomingdale's to bring you five completely different looks that you can rock to your next wedding, bridal or baby shower, graduation party, or any other event under the sun! Whether you are a dress person, prefer skirts or feel more comfortable in pants - we've got you covered!
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Look one // Chambray Bell Sleeve Dress + Ankle Strap Block Heel Sandals
AQUA Smocked Bell Sleeve Shift Dress [true to size, wearing in small] // Splendid Janet Crisscross Ankle Strap Block Heel Sandals [true to size] // similar necklace
On the adorable scale of 1-10, this dress ranks at a 32. You put a bell sleeve on anything and I'm sold, but you add it on a dress that both doesn't require strapless bra and hits at a comfortable length and I'll buy twelve of them. Such an effortless, easy chic look for any event you may have! Add in a comfortable shoe and you're set!
Look Two // Ruffle Striped Jumpsuit + Heels
BCBGeneration Striped Ruffle Overalls [size up, wearing in 4 here] // Michael Kors Denim and Leather Arden High Block Heel Sandals [true to size]
Now, this one may be out of your comfort zone, however, a great jumpsuit can be a fun way to stand out in a crowd [see all of the awesome jumpsuit options here!] among all of the other dresses and skirts that surround you. Finding the right cut is key and it may take some trial and error, but if I have one piece of advice for you, it is to try it! Your unicorn outfit may just be a one piece pantsuit. Who would have ever thought....
To complete the look I paired this with these amazingly comfortable and beyond versatile denim and leather block heel sandals.
Look Three // Stripe Off The Shoulder Dress + Heels OR Sandals
AQUA Stripe Off-the-Shoulder Dress [true to size, wearing in small] // Michael Kors Denim and Leather Arden High Block Heel Sandals [true to size]
If you are a lover of all things stripes and off the shoulder pieces, this dress will be your best friend. It's fully lined so you don't have to worry about that sunshine peaking through your legs and super comfortable. This dress could be worn to about virtually ANY event and I love how easily it could be dressed up or down [flat sandals would be equally as cute with this]!
Speaking of outfits that may be out of your comfort zone, this is another one for you to try! Ruffles are on everything these days and you can either run fast the other direction or welcome it with open arms. I've chosen the open arms approach. This is a fun twist on a traditional mini skirt. I love the mustard color and how well the chambray compliments it!
AQUA Floral Fit-and-Flare Dress [size up if in between, wearing in small] // Michael Kors Denim and Leather Arden High Block Heel Sandals [true to size]
I love this for weddings or baby showers oh so much [pink and blue perfection!] I will say it may be a little better if you are a little smaller chested, but the dress in general is so comfortable and cute! It screams spring and the ruffle detail at the bottom ups its fun factor by about 10 points. Add in the regular bra option and you'll be dancing all night without any problems!
[photos shot by Tina Herschberger Photography]
So there we have it! 5 complete outfits for your next event -- which one do you like the best? Remember to check out Bloomingdale's for hundreds of more options and shop today's post easily below!
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