Get ready people! Wedding season is nearly upon us! The hubs and I thought we were past the multiple-weddings-in-a-season phase of our lives, but I guess all those articles you read about people getting married later in life are somewhat true. Our early 30s are beginning to rival the peak wedding season years of 25-27.
ModCloth reached out to me and asked if I would be interested in participating in their Uniquely You campaign. At first I thought, "why me?" but then I realized that this could be a lot of fun. The challenge was to style a ModCloth party dress. As soon as I saw the dress I thought, "that's perfect to wear to a wedding." The hubs is slightly old school and said, "I thought women weren't supposed to wear black dresses to weddings."
Um, no. Unless you're wearing a sign that says, "I am wearing black to protest this union," I am firmly in the camp that feels you can absolutely wear a gorgeous black dress to a wedding.
Insert legalese here that this is not a sponsored post. ModCloth didn't provide me any form of monetary compensation and all opinions are my own (obviously).
The black dress is imported, but the rest of the items shown above are made in the USA.
When I saw this black dress I thought it was perfect for weddings. But, knowing myself and my upcoming wedding schedule this year I immediately thought of how this dress could be styled differently in order to give it a different look for different occasions. Being able to style a special occasion dress is an absolute must for me. You guys know I'm always trying to get that cost/per/wear down to a realistic number! Even just adding lace tights gives this dress a different look. I might be in the minority here, but I love layering a peplum top over a dress. I find that many peplum tops are slightly cropped in the waist and work better with dresses/skirts rather than lower waisted pants. The cinched waist on the dress would be the perfect base for a peplum top. That would instantly give this dress a completely different look. Throw on multiple gold accessories and you're good to go to more than one party!
I've been a fan of ModCloth for years and that's actually how I came across one of my favorite American made designers - Eva Franco. ModCloth has a wide variety of items that are made in the USA (over 1500 during a search today) and many of them are very reasonably priced. I actually had a gorgeous cream polka dot dress from ModCloth back in grad school that unfortunately had a bit too much fun near a glass of red wine :( If you're looking for other dresses to wear this summer for any event, including any weddings here are a few more of my favorites. And they're all made in the USA.
My question to you - how would you style these dresses to be Uniquely You? How do you re-style more formal dresses so you can wear them to more than one event?