Dresses for every Occasion

Pops of Color: 1. River Island Shift Dress from ASOS; 2. Layered Dress with Pointed Hem from Massimo Dutti; 3. Side Slit Maxi Tank Dress from J. Crew

Pops of Color: 1. River Island Shift Dress from ASOS; 2. Layered Dress with Pointed Hem from Massimo Dutti; 3. Side Slit Maxi Tank Dress from J. Crew

With school graduations right around the corner and many weddings, reunions, and other special occasions coming in the months ahead, I thought it would be super helpful to pull together some gorgeous and versatile spring/summer dresses for any and all occasions. For me, dressing for special occasions has always been a bit stressful. There are so many rules and potential 'faux-pas' when dressing as a guest for weddings and events- 'will I look like one of the bridesmaids?'; 'is the cut of this dress too low/is the hem too high?'; 'how will this look in photos?'; 'will I be overdressed/under-dressed?'; 'will someone have the same dress on??' The anxious list of questions goes on and on... And at the end of the day I want to wear something that still feels undeniably like 'me' and that I can hopefully wear again. There's nothing worse than a closet full of once-worn dresses (especially for a girl on a budget.) So I looked for dresses that could flex from day to night and could be dressed up or down depending on the occasion and setting. Hopefully these selections will help you when choosing an outfit for your next special event! If all else fails, pull out your favorite little black dress and pile on some colorful accessories and a fabulous pair of heels! Success guaranteed!

Pretty Textures: 4. Frock and Frill Mini Shift Dress in All Over Sequins from ASOS; 5. Bow Back Jacquard Fit and Flare from Nordstrom; 6. Lace Dress from Zara

Pretty Textures: 4. Frock and Frill Mini Shift Dress in All Over Sequins from ASOS; 5. Bow Back Jacquard Fit and Flare from Nordstrom; 6. Lace Dress from Zara

Feminine Florals: 7. Sleeveless Patterned Dress from H&M; 8. Floral Printed Midi Dress from ASOS; 9. Print Pleat Maxi Dress from Nordstrom

Feminine Florals: 7. Sleeveless Patterned Dress from H&M; 8. Floral Printed Midi Dress from ASOS; 9. Print Pleat Maxi Dress from Nordstrom

Black and White: 10. Pencil Dress with Drape & Asymmetrical Hem from ASOS; 11. Davie Bow Cocktail Dress from Club Monaco; 12. Mazzy Dress from Club Monaco

Black and White: 10. Pencil Dress with Drape & Asymmetrical Hem from ASOS; 11. Davie Bow Cocktail Dress from Club Monaco; 12. Mazzy Dress from Club Monaco