Precision Dress, Rachel Roy $109
Strapless Backless Dress, Rachel Roy $109
First of all: steer yourself away from wearing white. There are so many other beautiful colours out there, and you never want to outshine the bride - it is her special day, after all. Take these two bold, patterned dresses by Rachel Roy (found at the Bay downtown) - they draw enough attention without being overly dramatic, and keep an edgy vibe.
Simple Silk Dress, Forever 21 $35
Cherry Blossom Mesh Dress, Forever 21 $25
Second: a wedding is not a club! Stay away from plunging necklines, mini skirts, and see-through fabrics. If you have to ask if your outfit is appropriate, chances are it probably isn't. I love these two inexpensive finds from Forever 21. They're both very classic styles, with ties that accentuate the waist; they keep a certain charm while maintaining a sultry manner.
Silk Linen Ruffle Dress, Bebe $119
Cutout Strap Dress, BCBG Maxazria $138
And, finally: don't be afraid of black! Black dresses are perfect for an evening wedding, and it is such a complimentary shade - I don't think for one second it should be outlawed. I love the idea of this sophisticated Bebe outfit; even though it's a dress, a great embellished top with a slimming black skirt always looks polished, but chic. And I loved the details on this BCBG little black dress - simple yet timeless.
Patterned Chiffon Dress, BCBGeneration $111
Strapless Two-Toned Dress, BCBG Maxazria $90
Two of my absolute favourite dresses, bought for two amazing weddings. The chiffon dress was worn for a wedding in the Spring, and my black dress was worn for more of a afternoon-to-evening wedding in early August of last year.