Fall dresses are confusing

I am going to a wedding in a couple weeks and am trying to decide what to wear. Fall in the midwest is confusing. Sleeves? Sweater? Jacket? Pashmina? Tights? Closed toe/ open toe/ peep toe?

To add to the equation, I’m not a fan of dress repeating. Don’t get me wrong, I will wear the same thing every day if it is laying closest to me on the floor, but nice dresses are a different story. Weddings and special events are some of the rare times that my husband and I BOTH get fancy and are photo-worthy. I can’t be photo-worthy in the same dress every time.

All of this begs the question: to Rent the Runway or buy. This is tricky because some of the RTR dresses are expensive and it is tough to justify spending $100+ just to rent when you buy a dress to keep (and not that one though, they’re not for commoners!).

So here I am on the hunt for a dress that is appropriate for Fall, whatever temperature that is, and one that makes me look bangin’.

1. RTR: Robert Rodriguez Cap Sleeve Mini. This dress is awesome AND it looks just as awesome on a real person. Bonus: when you’re 5’2” ‘Mini’ just means it will fit you.

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2.  The Myne Estelle Lace Dress: Straight forward- classy and cute. Enough detail that accessorizing isn’t necessary. Caveat: One of those weird defying gravity bras will be needed.

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3. I fell in love with the Otis and Maclain Alex Dress the second I saw it… Jury’s out on the belt.

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4. Free People Lace Dress is ‘a lace and crochet dropwaist dress with raw edge pleated bottom hem’. Need they say more? ahhhhhh.

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5. Otis and Maclain’s Daria Dress is a new spin on LBD. There are so many ways to dress this up or down… so.many.options.

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What’s YOUR pick?


4 responses to “Fall dresses are confusing

  1. Rosie

    Have you tried http://www.shabbyapple.com/ ? I’ve gotten a couple of dresses there for special occasions, they’ve all been awesome!

  2. Free People Lace Dress. Lace is ALWAYS appropriate. And so romantic for a wedding!

  3. That cap-sleeve mini..stop it. I love it. Could you “look for less the whole thing”? It is adorable!

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