Assuming you’ve heard but my Everygirl cofounder and dear friend Danielle Moss is getting married in Paris this fall! It’s a super small wedding and I am so honored Dan and I get to partake in celebrating Danielle and her fiancé Conor (who I happened to know since middle school–Chicago is a crazy small city in that sense). It also happens to be my 32nd birthday AND me and Dan’s first wedding anniversary while we’re there… so it’s a big week in Paris this October!
There are a number of evening events happening that weekend and while I usually don’t dress shop for weddings – I rely on RentTheRunway or old favorites hanging in my closet–I am looking to get something new and fun for this special occasion. I mean… it’s a wedding in Paris! Never thought I’d get to attend a wedding in Paris.
Danielle is asking guests stick to a neutral palette (or simply a black dress) which I 100% get. Think about it. With this few of people, everyone will be in all the pictures, so it’s essentially like we’re their wedding party. Want to make sure it’s a cohesive idea. Brilliant.
I don’t think a lot of fall styles have hit the stores yet oddly… so a lot of these are selling out. But here are a few favorites I’ve ordered. Obviously sticking with very simple silhouettes and not a lot of detail… want to keep it simple and lovely. Hoping one works!
1.flirty strapless dress
2. frappe v neck dress
3. ruffled fitted dress
4. strapless beige dress also available here, here and here in grey
5. asymmetrical dress
6. blush scoop neck dress
7. off the shoulder sheath dress
8. deep V bell sleeve dress
9. gathered front gown
A couple of the dresses arrived on Saturday… will update as more come in!
The Try Ons
DRESS 8: Deep V Bell Sleeve Dress
Love the classy silhouette and very unique style. But the bell sleeves are a bit trendier than I want and the crepe fabric doesn’t stretch at all – and I want to be able to dance, and eat, and drink, and laugh comfortably. Sending back.
Dress 4: Strapless Beige Dress
Stretchy fabric, LOVE the color, great fit… all great things. I actually really like this dress but it’s a bit more form-fitting than I want for this occasion. Sending back.
also available here, here and here in grey
DRESS 9: Gathered Front Gown
Loved. Super comfy. There’s a slit up the front that is difficult to see. But I am just not comfortable showing this much cleavage at someone else’s wedding. Great for another formal event though! Sending back…
Waiting for other dresses to arrive and will report back!
For now, the hunt continues.
UPDATE: I found a dress!….
It’s the #7 dress above! Love how it’s elegant, classic, and form-fitting without being too much. We have a winner!
It’s available in all sizes and in white!
ACTUALLY… I ended up going with this dress! Super stretchy and twirly and comfortable. Wearing a size M.
You look fantastic in all of them, but I 100% understand your reasons for returning all of them. I actually think my favorite of the lot is #5–the black dress with the asymmetrical hem. It’s elegant but fun!
Living vicariously through you and Danielle! Loving #3! I also came across these: http://bit.ly/2wiywvc & http://bit.ly/2wc2Zgl. Also, crushed velvet would look dynamite!
I love #3 but i understand it can be a little bit form-fitting. But still, you look so beautiful ! Love #7 and #5.
We have a strange weather this past few days here in Paris, so i would choose something with sleeves (cause I am sensitive to cold).
Can’t wait to see your dress !
#7 is fabulous! Would love to hear your thoughts on accessories and hair styles to go with it
I love this “try on” exercise. I’d never seen it in a blog before and I think it’s the best idea ever!
You chose a beautiful dress!
Love this post! Great options and you look great in every dress—-the one you chose is elegent + so right for this wedding in Paris!
When I saw the images lined up I shouted 7! And then I scrolled and saw you chose it! Elegant and sweet.
Where is the photo at the beginning of the post from?
Love the dresses but can you tell me where the sconces are from? Thanks 🙂
Omg I love the first dress you tried on and just like you I def would have an issue with the sleeves. The one you pick looks amazing on you and can we worn for other occasions as well!
OMG, real talk –– the dress you picked looks so good on you! In the round-up of model photos my eyes glanced right over it and I don’t think I would have even ordered it, but it’s a dream on you. So congrats on pulling a dress off better than the model does 😉