As I’ve written about before, I tend to default to black for weddings and other formal events — which I think many people do. For one thing, it’s easy. For another, most dress departments are stocked about two-thirds with black options, making it hard to go with color even if that’s your preference. And while black is fine, we’re coming to the time of the year when it’s really nice to start introducing some color back into your life. So if you’ve got any upcoming spring weddings, here are three great options (plus accessories) that are far from black!
First of all, this dress is under $100. Even better, it’s a dress that will work for a lot more than just a wedding. Heels and a clutch make it great for a less-formal wedding, but sandals and a blazer make it great for dinner out, or even work.
While long dresses are often limited to the realm of black tie weddings, the right one can be perfect for a less formal affair. The floral print and airy cut of this one, paired with fun shoes, makes it a nice middle ground — dressy, but not too fancy.
If blue isn’t your style, this dress comes in a bunch of colors. Plus, it’s a great option for those of us who prefer/require a regular bra. You could go in a few different directions in styling this one — shoes and/or bag in gold, silver or nude, or even a bright contrasting color.
P.S. As always with weddings, pay attention to the time of day and dress code — some weddings warrant a floor length gowns, some are more sun dress-appropriate.