Wedding season has come and gone but I still feel like there is a wedding every weekend! Attending weddings can get very expensive so in order to save you some money, lets try to “repurpose” the same dress and were it 3 different ways to make it unique in its own way. This is also a great way to transition a dress you wore to a summer wedding into something you could wear to a fall wedding
The dress that I am going to wear 3 different ways is this simple navy blue lace dress from J.Crew. I actually got a super great deal on this dress but its retail price is actually $150. There reason I picked this dress is because of the versatility. I can dress it up & dress it down!
So let’s get down to business!
We have 3 different weddings that we are attending. The first is a classic church ceremony with country club reception. The second is an outdoor ceremony with a rustic barn reception. And the third is a venue specific ceremony+reception combo at a certain location, like a museum or art gallery.
So this is our classic church ceremony with a country club reception. With this wedding, we want to make sure that our attire is modest enough for a church ceremony but still want that classic look. With my navy blue lace dress, I am going to add a string of pearls, a classic nude pump, a neutral cardigan and a metallic handbag.
Necklace: Vintage Pearls | Nude Pumps: Kate Spade New York | Cardigan: | Handbag:
This is our outdoor ceremony with a rustic barn reception. With this wedding, we are looking for comfort. With this style of wedding, we can dress a little more casually since the dress code isn’t as strict. I will be pairing my navy lace dress with a pair of metallic sandals, light & easy makeup (in case of sweating outdoors), a larger handbag (to carry sunscreen, deodorant, perfume & tissues) and a classic bangle bracelet.
Sandals: Jack Rogers | Handbag: Old Navy | Jewelry: David Yurman
This wedding is our venue specific ceremony+reception combo wedding. With this style of wedding, we can go a little bit crazier with this attire. With the navy blue lace dress, I am going to pair a sparkly bib necklace, fun color heels, a neutral shawl/pashmina scarf and matching clutch.
Necklace: | Heels: Christian Loubutin (Similar Here) | Shawl/Scarf: | Clutch:
So there you have it! One dress with 3 different weddings. The nice thing about this dress is that it can be worn all year round. You can add a blazer when its cooler outside or add a pair of tights and winter jacket. The key is to have a versatile dress that you can wear over and over.
Blazer: The Limited | Tights: Nordstrom | Jacket/Cape: H&M | Black Pumps: Nordstrom
Hope this helps you with your next wedding!