‘Tis almost the season…for weddings, cruises, graduations, and other special occasions that may call for dressing up a bit. I’m thinking of those events that are more formal than Smart Casual, but more relaxed than Black Tie. Once upon a time, there were strict sartorial codes based on the type of event, location, time of day, and even time of year, but fortunately we all have a lot more latitude now to express our individual style.
This post is sponsored by Halsbrook. All ideas and opinions are my own.
Special Occasion Dresses With Sleeves
I’ll admit, we don’t often have occasion to dress up beyond Smart Casual. But when we do, I’m always a bit flummoxed. So while creating these looks, I thought about my ideal Special Occasion dress. First, it would have to have sleeves. Second, I’d want an easy put-on-and-go style, nothing that requires shapewear or a special bra. And then I’d want to style it in a way that’s elegant but not fussy, easy to move around in. (There may be dancing, you never know… 💃 )
The print on that silk caftan dress just knocked my socks off. I used accessories to pick up the colors in the dress.
For those who prefer a solid color dress, here’s one in navy that’s no shrinking violet 😉. With this look, I’ve let the dress be the focal point, and kept the accessories simple.
Do you have any special events coming up this season?