Casual Wedding Outfit

I recently attended an outdoor wedding in downtown Sarasota. The dress-code was ‘dressy casual’, so no formal dress, no jeans, but anything in between. It was a small wedding and most of the guests were people I know through the horse-world, so I knew I wanted to wear a dress, but also keep it a little down to earth. Since a lace dress was out, my goal was to find a dress that I could keep in my closet for ‘everyday’ type use.

I ended up choosing this gingham dress. At $88, I felt like the price point was fair for a nice dress that wasn’t over the top (before I knew the dress code for the wedding, I really wanted to wear an Eliza J dress like this one here – I love this for a dressy wedding!). The color and print spoke casual, but the ruffles felt more feminine. I made sure to add some color with my statement earrings and favorite summer clutch, because ya’ll know I can’t get dressed without some color!

Sizing: I’m wearing a size medium. I ordered this size based on the sizing recommendations for the BB Dakota brand, but I feel like the dress runs a little big. I’m a normal dress size 6, and I think a 4 would have fit a little better. If you’re in between sizes, I would say go down one size. The care tag also says to dry clean. I washed on delicate cycle, air dried, and steamed the dress and it came out just like new (and it didn’t shrink at all to my disappointment lol).

BB Dakota gingham dress, Vince Camuto Leera Sandals, Steve Madden clutch, Baublebar Marietta earrings

BB Dakota gingham dress, Vince Camuto Leera Sandals, Steve Madden clutch, Baublebar Marietta earrings

BB Dakota gingham dress, Vince Camuto Leera Sandals, Steve Madden clutch, Baublebar Marietta earrings

Shop this outfit:

dress: BB Dakota | clutch: Steve Madden | sandals: Vince Camuto

earrings: Baublebar | bracelet: Kendra Scott

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