MOMMA LOVES… cocktail dresses for those summer weddings


This Temperley dress has served me very well and has made the rounds to several summer time weddings – the color is unique but the cut and style feels classic (and it always goes with an ice cold glass of champagne!)

Wedding season is upon us and we may not be the bride but we’re still going to need cocktail dresses for all those fabulous summertime festivities.  Getting those invitations can seem daunting , the what to wear quandary is always a hot topic, so may as well get right to it.  Choosing great cocktail dresses is really about finding those looks that can go the distance, you don’t want a closet full you want a couple great ones that are a nice quality that will withstand trends and time to service you for all those future events you will have in years to come.  You can totally wear a dress more than once – just spread them out and repeat wearing them to events where maybe the same people won’t be attending or accessorize differently so that no one will suspect it’s the same dress.  There are so many great cocktail dresses for summer but my favorite thing is to take the warm weather as an excuse to experiment with color, sparkle and a bit more glamour.  Little black dresses will always have their place, but while you’re tan and the sun is out, now is the time to opt for more exciting options.  One last hard and fast rule for any wedding attendees – unless specifically requested to do so by the bride, DO NOT WEAR WHITE to any wedding where you are not the bride.  Period.  Check out my favorite cocktail dresses of the season and get ready to party stylishly this summer.

Roland Mouret dress

Roland Mouret dress $2470

Alice & Olivia dress

Alice & Olivia dress $898

Milly dress

Milly dress $375

Vesper dress

Vesper dress $105

Oscar de la Renta dress

Oscar de la Renta dress $1900.66

Nicholas dress

Nicholas dress $470

Keepsake dress

Keepsake dress $150

Nasty Gal dress

Nasty Gal dress $88

Giambattista Valli dress

Giambattista Valli dress $5675

Carven dress

Carven dress $950

Shoshanna dress

Shoshanna dress $395

Topshop dress

Topshop dress $95

Haute Hippie dress

Haute Hippie dress $1295

Parker Black dress

Parker Black dress $485

Bec & Bridge dress

Bec & Bridge dress $300

Asos dress

Asks dress $76


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