Sunday, March 30, 2008

Engagement Party Style

Dear She She,
One of my best friends is getting married next January, but her Maid of Honor is throwing her an engagement party in April. I am in the wedding and I know we will be taking pictures so I would like to look nice. It's an outside engagement party, in April, in the south. What should I wear?

What fun! Don't you just adore parties? Especially any party having to do with a wedding or engagement! It is the perfect excuse to don your finest finery, your sassiest skyscrapers and your most adorable accessories. Personally, I wouldn't consider wearing anything other than an absolutely darling dress. Now, since it is early spring, and is NOT the actual wedding, you would be perfectly safe in wearing a LWD (little white dress) which is all the rage this season, having replaced the ubiquitous little black dress (albeit temporarily). So many adorable choices, from a sleek sheath dress to something a little more girly. You can add a pop of color in your choice of footwear and handbag. A pair of chic slingbacks would go well with the sheath, while a pair of platform peeptoes would add the perfect finishing touch to a fluttery gown.

If white is just not for you, go with one of the season's dresses in a vibrant shade or gorgeous floral pattern. Add a pair of sassy skyscrapers and finish with a darling handbag.

Since weather in the south is so unpredictable in the spring, be sure to take along a great spring coat. One of the hottest trends this spring is a trench coat made of a dressy fabric - chic enough to wear on dressier occasions, but lightweight enough for spring.

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