Summer wedding season is in full swing, and while we love attending these momentous events, deciding what to wear can be a real challenge. Our solution? Spend your money on the plane tickets and a great gift, and get more mileage out of your dress. Inspired by Lanvin's Blue Silk Dress ($3540, 310.402.0580) from the S/S 12 collection, a fluid number with a classic Grecian shape, we've singlehandedly solved your dressing dilemma!The Dress
To ease the burden on our wallets, we searched for a versatile frock that, when paired with the right accessories, is appropriate for any type of nuptials. Enter DKNY's Sleeveless Tank Dress With Side Sarong Tie ($325)! This chic number makes a statement in hot pink without committing a wedding faux pas (taking attention away from the bride), while draped waist ties help define its loose silhouette (so go for all the mini lobster rolls you can handle). Read on to see how you can style this dress three different ways, depending on the type of wedding you're attending.
Beach weddings are often more casual affairs, so avoid overly flashy accessories and go for neutral colors instead. Hide ceremony-inspired tears with Free People's retro-inspired Fold Away Sunglasses ($24) in Nude and stash necessities in Tory Burch's chic Ombre Straw Clutch ($250) in Natural/Cognac. Trust us, heels and sand don't mesh, which is why we love Aldo's flat Cheshunta Sandals ($50) in Light Pink that offer shine with gold stud embellishments.
Though your initial instinct may be to tone down the bright dress with muted accessories, we suggest punching it up with equally vivid pieces for a daytime soiree. Thankfully, hot pink is the perfect canvas for multicolored accents. Embellish the frock's simple scoop neckline with a choker-style necklace like Assad Mounser's Orange Techno Ikat Rope Collar ($320). Then throw textured accessories into the mix, such as Kate Spade New York's A La Vita Luxe Adora Clutch ($468) and B Brian Atwood's Colorblock Snakeskin Sandals ($325) in Red.
Nighttime weddings call for your most formal attire, so steer yourself towards high-impact pieces to glam up your look. Team this dress with jet-black accessories to create a sharp and sophisticated ensemble. Try an allover beaded clutch, like Zara's Shiny Mini Box Bag ($70) in Black, and sequined pumps, like Oscar de la Renta's Valerie Heels ($865). Finally, polish off your outfit with a single statement jewelry piece, such as Dannijo's eye-catching Oksana II Earrings ($420).--Tiffany Tse
Lanvin runway photo, courtesy of Lanvin.