What To Wear: Summertime Garden Wedding

Q. Jordan –

I am on a mission to find the perfect dress for a CA wedding that’s coming up in 3 weeks. It’s for a nighttime garden wedding in wine country. The vision I have is strapless/above knee dress/nude pumps/statement necklace. The inspiration is this Shoshanna:

Budget is $150-$200 for everything.

Can you help or point me in the right direction??!!

BIG loyal fan,

Holly Anne

A. Under $200 for everything – dress, shoes and necklace – is a bit of a challenge, but let’s see what we can do! I’d say go cheaper on the dress, and put the bulk of your budget towards accessories – that may sound counter-intuitive, but good shoes and a beautiful necklace can instantly dress up and polish even a relatively casual summer dress.

For your dress, try one of these:

Top: Lulu’s ($71); Lulu’s ($52); Teeze Me ($41)

Bottom: Lilly Pulitzer ($105); American Rag ($47); Chelsea & Violet ($98)

Now, accessories. For your necklace, I’d go with either gold or colorful resin, and for your shoes, something with a hint of summertime (woven fabric or wood).

For more ideas, check out Summer Beach Wedding Style.

Product info after the jump…

1. Teeze Me ($41)

2. Nordstrom ($58)

3. Max & Chloe ($60)

4. Moschitto ($98)

5. Messeca ($67) – my favorites

6. Jessica Simpson ($79)

7. Promise ($50)

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