UPDATE: Scroll to the bottom of this post to see the white lace dress I am wearing in the Bachelorette Reunion special that airs tonight on ABC!!!!
It’s that time of year! Wedding season! I’m sure a lot of you are looking at your calendars and realizing you have multiple spring/summer weddings to go to and have no idea what you wanna wear. Well, I thought today would be a good opportunity to share some of my favorite dresses that you can wear to a spring/summer wedding! And really, these dresses are beautiful to wear to any spring/summer event. Not just weddings! Every dress is from Nordstrom. So if you can’t pick just one Nordstrom has a GREAT return policy. You can order a couple to try on and return whatever you don’t wear! And if your event is ASAP, you can order online and pick up in store. They will have the dress waiting for you! So let’s talk about them.
I absolutely adore this first dress! I love everything about it from the full skirt, to the fittest bodice, to the adorable spring print! I love it so much that I actually wore it when we went to this gorgeous field of flowers with the intention that it would be one of the looks/photos I use when we re-launch my website in May. I’ve mentioned this briefly on my Instagram stories but I’m working on a big website redesign! I’m taking this blog from a blog that a girl started in her 20s, to a full-fledged sophisticated website for the modern woman! I’m so excited for you guys to see it! Anyway, point being that I love this dress so much that I chose to wear as one of the outfits when we were shooting content for my new website redesign.
This next dress I’ve had for well over a year. And I’ve worn it to multiple events. I wore it to a wedding, to an event I hosted, and I wore it out to a girls brunch. What I love about it is that it’s casual enough that you could wear to a casual event. But it has enough detail and structure that you could wear it to a fancier event. When I look at it I almost can’t tell if it’s a casual dress or a fancy dress. Ha! It’s a Chamaeleon! I just love it and it’s super flattering! In these photos, I think I was two months postpartum and I feel like I look skinnier in them than I do now. It’s the dress! It’s so flattering! If your body conscious then out of all these dresses I have to say I think this one is the most flattering. However, your arms are completely exposed. But the neckline makes up for it because it really slims everything out.
This next dress is actually a dress that I wore to a very special bridal shower recently! Rachel Lindsay’s bridal shower! That’s right, one of our recent Bachelorette and my girl Rachel Lindsay is going to walk down the aisle soon! And she had the most adorable bridal shower that I had the privilege of attending! I love this dress because it’s super flattering, and it covers your arms! And guess what?!?! It comes in plus size too! Crap, you know, I just said that last dress was the most flattering of all of these. I might have to take that back it say that this one is! Just because it’s super flattering all around and it covers your arms. My sister immediately texted me after she saw me wearing this dress and asked me where I got it because she loved it so much too! I ended up sending her mine as a gift because I already wore it to two events and figured it was time to pass it on to somebody else who would love it as much as I do.
This pink dress is also an extremely flattering dress and it also comes in plus size. Yay! I had to take down the front because it didn’t quite fit around my boobs the way I wanted it to. But I think that’s just how it fit on my body. It might fit somebody else’s body perfectly. Who knows! But I just think the pink color is very girly and feminine. The first time I wore this when I was on Home &Family, the TV show I work on – so many of you wanted to know where it was from. So I shared it with you guys and thought wow, this would be a great wedding guest dress. So that’s why am sharing it today!
And last but not least of the wedding guests, is this yellow dress! I love the color. It’s perfect for Spring. Those of you who have been following me since my Bachelor days know that I love the color yellow! I love that it a fitted dress from the waist to the mid thigh, but it is still flattering for my lower belly and hips. (You guys probably notice that 90% of the dress I wear are a-line to hide my hips) That’s because the ruching down the side/front. The ruching is great for camouflaging any extra love you may have around your belly area. You guys know I’ve been super open about my extra squishy belly and even though I love my body, sometimes I like to hide things too. And the dress does that beautifully for me. Sorry I don’t have the best photos of it! But I’m wearing it today on Home & Family and wanted to snap a quick pic because I thought it be fun to include it in this post. I also really like how the fabric is draped over my shoulders. Like I’ve mentioned before I do love a dress that can cover my arms sometimes.
This yellow dress is an all around flattering form fitting dress, and I know I say that a lot, but that’s because it’s what I look for for my own body! I’m not a size 2 or size 4 . Don’t get me wrong, I follow a lot of tiny bloggers who are just darling and I love everything they do! But when I buy things that they are wearing that look super cute on them I look ridiculous in them! I’m 5’7 and about 150 pounds right now. And all of these dresses I feel like make me look like I am 20 pounds lighter. So when I say flattering, the reason I love wearing dresses is because they’re, well, flattering! I feel like I look like I’m 130 pounds. Ha! Not that I want to be 130 pounds. I’m happy and healthy and content with who I am and how I look. But I think we all want to look great and feel our bests, right? So these are just a few of my favorites. And I’m also going to link my go-to sunless tanner here just because looking at my legs right now (and in this picture) I’m realizing that I need to put some on when I get home. Ha!
I couldn’t do this post without offering a dress option for the brides out there! I recently received a few comments asking me to show a few affordable, non-bridal wedding gowns! This might not be what you would wear to walk down the aisle, or maybe it would! But I just think this dress makes the perfect bridal shower or engagement party dress! Really any function that you have for your wedding! And you’ll actually be seeing me wearing it on TV very soon! I wore this dress when I got together with all of the past Bachelorettes recently to film a special that’s airing on ABC on May 6! I hope you guys tune in. I think it’s gonna be a really fun show. Also, if you pick up a copy of People Magazine this week you’ll see me in this dress as well 🙂 I think it will sell out when the show airs, so snag it now if you love it as much as I do!
It was so cool to see all the girls together and we had the absolute best time! I chose to wear this dress to that gathering because honestly I just felt good in it. I knew I was going to be standing next to a bunch of beautiful women, many still in their 20s, and I was worried I was going to feel a little bit self-conscious. I’m not trying to say there’s anything wrong with my shape because they’re absolutely isn’t! I’m proud of my body and everything is done for me. But to be honest, I am the biggest Bachelorette size wise. Just damn. That’s a fact. Ha! And I’m pretty proud of that fact actually! Regardless, when I put on this dress I thought it was super flattering and I felt like 1 million bucks on it!
It was important to me to share that with you guys because I hope any bride to get it feel the exact same way when she puts it on. And how gorgeous is the least detail on the sleeves and on the neckline? It’s just the most stunning dress! And if you’re not a bride, get it and wear it to a non-wedding event like I did!
And since this post is all about dresses, I just wanna share the link for this dress under $50 that I JUST got in the mail. Oh Em Geeeee! I think it is so darling. I will be posting pics on insta story this week. So keep an eye out. But wanted to post link now in case it sells out before I show it to you guys!
Anyways, I just want to share these looks with you guys! If you’re searching for the perfect dress for an upcoming event I’ve got you covered! Let me know what you guys think in the comments below. And since I’m a romantic and my wedding was a few years ago, I’d love to hear any blushing bride’s stories out there about their upcoming wedding! Or stories about weddings/events you are excited to go to! Let’s share in the comments below
And thank you Nordstrom for sponsoring this post!