I am totally, utterly obsessed with the idea of wearing a long dress to an outdoor, summer wedding this season. I have this vision of Anna wandering between Aspen trees and through tall grasses, holding champagne in one hand and her dress hems in the other, following the sounds of a live folk band to a tent in twilight. (Obviously I have no idea what the venue of this wedding is, or if it's at twilight, or if they will have a band, but the mind wanders...)
Since I have no such invitation, I am proposing to live vicariously through Miss Imperati. I want to see pictures all over Facebook of her in a long, lovely dress with a smile on her face and pretty little shoes on her feet.
I've presented here for Anna a few different ways to sport a long dress, a few choice accessories and some chic summer footwear. How much fun could Anna have twirling on the dance floor in the simplest black one-shoulder cotton gown and flat patent leather sandals? Or a printed pink number that needs not one piece of jewelry? The key is to tuck just the bare essentials into a small clutch with a big attitude, then immediately toss it on your table and get to boogie-ing. In between congratulating the bride and sipping champagne, perhaps let a statement necklace and a swath of floor-skimming fabric do the rest of the talking.