Should you wear black to your next event?
This is probably a silly question, since most of us automatically think yes … including me! And of course, we all feel good in black, so why not? That said, I continue to be amazed at some of the prices I’m seeing on stylish, fun party dresses — both in black and in bold, statement colors — so it makes perfect sense to add something new!
Recently I attended a charity event, and had zero time to plan my outfit. Thankfully, I had a strapless LBD just waiting for the right occasion. I added nude strappy sandals, which are also well-priced, and off I went. BUT I NOTICED SOMETHING: I was admiring the women who had opted for something other than black! There weren’t many, but the gorgeous yellow dress, the silky green dress, and even my friend who opted for white all stood out, AND looked amazing.
So keep reading for some new options to black that you will love. I’ll show you a few special dresses in gorgeous bright colors, wear them if you dare 🙂 And of course, don’t forget the most important pieces of any going-out outfit: party shoes, sparkly earrings, and fun, stylish bags!
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Perfect party dresses
Black Halo is a long-time favorite brand, and the selection is incredible right now. These dresses have a great fit, and there are many options! Any of these dresses below will work perfectly for many events, and they will be in style for years to come. You’ll love this strapless sequin dress, this gorgeous blue lace dress, and jumpsuits are a signature style for the brand.
Everyone should own a jumpsuit because they’re so versatile and easy (I wrote about a favorite one here). If you haven’t purchased one yet, start with a simple black one like this or this. I love this green wrap style, and this white one will definitely stand out in a crowd! Vince Camuto has a great selection, as does Black Halo and Eliza J. Find one you love, I’m positive it will come in handy for future events!
Embellished sweater dress
I recently started paying closer attention to this brand (Eliza J) after wearing this sold-out dress the other day for my segment on AM Northwest’s morning show (watch the video clip here). Here’s an identical version I like even more, and talk about a comfy, festive option for a day or evening event! Look closely because the dress is available two ways – one with pearls and one with rhinestones. And the price is SO GOOD — you need to try this one on, you’ll love it!
Thank you for reading! xo