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.