For the last five or so years, I’ve either had a bunch of weddings to go to, or virtually none. Case in point – last year, we had almost zero, and suddenly this year, we have a bunch. My usual rotation of “wedding guest” dresses was feeling a little tired, so I took the occasion to try out a few dresses that I could add. Here are two of the best ones, and even better – they’re both under $200, but don’t look that inexpensive. The best of both worlds, especially as I don’t usually get the best “cost per wear” out of my event dresses anyway!
I found this Tahari dress while online browsing one evening, and bought it almost immediately. It reminded me an Erdem dress that I had wanted awhile ago, but couldn’t bring myself to purchase due to a seriously scary price tag. I also tried the Zara version at the time, and it was a fail. But this Tahari dress was a nice surprise. And, I think it could work for a variety of ages/events – just depending on how you want to style it (a more conservative look could be the dress paired with nude pumps). Plus, it comes in both regular and petite sizes (I bought 2P).
I love the details on the lace – the watercolor effect makes it look like a more expensive dress, in my opinion. Plus, there’s enough color on this dress to make it appropriate for a wedding (except for those with the most zillas of bridezillas). Continue Reading