A No-Fail Wedding Guest Look

If your year has been anything like ours, you’ve had numerous weddings to attend which, in turn, means having something different to wear for each of them.  I talked about my use of Rent the Runway before but, with the holidays just around the corner, I figured I could save a few bucks by pulling out an oldie-but-goodie from the depths of my closet.This eyelet collared cocktail dress is made of a heavier taffeta-like fabric, perfect for fall and the holiday season. I’ve had it for several years, in fact I originally received it as a Christmas gift, and the classic shape and modest design is one that will transcend through the years.

I’m not sure about you, but my daily life doesn’t usually provide me with an abundance of opportunity to wear fun cocktail dresses, which is partly what makes getting dressed up for weddings so much fun. The wedding I attended last weekend was in my hometown, which meant that I would be packing up and transporting everything I needed to get ready for the day.

When I travel, I usually aim to pack as lightly as possible (mostly because I hate unpacking so much). The thought of having a ton of accessories to tote along with me was not one I was willing to entertain. Instead, I wore my everyday jewelry (a boyfriend watch, small gold studded earrings, and my grandma’s wedding ring), and let the simplicity of the dress takes center stage.

A dress like this is one that anyone can wear: it doesn’t hug the hips and it provides enough coverage on top to work for those with larger busts. I’ve linked some similar classic styles–at all price points–below for you to shop. If you have any questions, just leave a comment below!

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