MOMMA NEEDS… summer cocktail dresses


My husband (in tails) and I (in a Thakoon cocktail dress) at a wedding awhile back – that’s right summer weddings are upon us and it’s time to figure out what to wear!

Wedding season is upon us and so it’s time to dust off those summer cocktail dresses and figure out if anyone who’s going to be at this event has seen you in it before…  Well, it might be time to look for a new one because there are so many stunning dresses available and social media means everyone has already seen you in the ghost of cocktail dresses past.  Since I’ve already done a post this week on clutches I figure it’s only fitting to do a focus on some beautiful spring summer cocktail dresses for all your upcoming engagements…  I’m going to leave the little black dresses for another post and just focus on some of the gorgeous evening dresses that we don’t get to wear often but bring out our inner glamazon.  We may not walk the red carpet in our daily lives so when these events arise we may as well enjoy them!  PS – just a reminder – unless you ARE the bride or the bride has specifically asked people to wear white it is the ONE fashion rule never to be broken.  No white, no cream, no off white at weddings.  Check out some of my favorite summer cocktail dresses to give you a reason to get excited about dressing up (and some mighty cute things for our little ones too)!

Fist cocktail dresses for us:

Roland Mouret dress

Roland Mouret dress $2040

Shoshana dress

Shoshana dress $385

summer cocktail dresses

Asos dress $75.26

Roksanda Ilincic dress

Roksanda Ilincic dress $1655

Alice + Olivia dress

Alice + Olivia dress $495

BB Dakota dress

BB Dakota dress $95

Preen by Thornoton Bregazzi dress

Preen by Thornoton Bregazzi dress $1170

Nicholas dress

Nicholas dress $520


Asos dress $90.31

Moschino Cheap and Chic dress

Moschino Cheap and Chic dress $995

Aidan Mattox dress

Aidan Mattox dress $330

Ivy & Blu dress

Ivy & Blu dress $148

Herver Leger dress

Herver Leger dress $1250

Tadashi Shoji dress

Tadashi Shoji dress $228


Elise Ryan dress $94.07

Stella McCartney dress

Stella McCartney dress $1945


Virgos Lounge dress $235.18

Halston Herritage dress

Halston Herritage dress $131

Yigal Azrouel dress

Yigal Azrouel dress $950

Diane von Furstenberg dress

Diane von Furstenberg dress $365


Asos dress $79.02

fancier outfits for out littlest ones:

Isabel Garreton dress

Isabel Garreton dress $76

Andy & Evan seersucker romper

Andy & Evan seersucker romper $48

Biscotti dress

Biscotti dress $51

Mini Classic t-shirt & pants

Mini Classic t-shirt & pants $23.97

Carter's dress

Carter’s dress $12.99

Lauren Madison baby tuxedo

Lauren Madison baby tuxedo $65

Helena dress (this is the back)

Helena dress (this is the back) $142

Andy & Evan shortall

Andy & Evan shortall $54

Baby Essential dress

Baby Essential dress $16.99

First Impressions top and shorts set

First Impressions top and shorts set $19.99

Hartstings dress and bloomers set

Hartstings dress and bloomers set $54


Old Navy bodysuit $9.99


Old Navy dress $16.99

Miniclassix shirt and shorts set

Miniclassix shirt and shorts set $48

Lili Gaufrette dress

Lili Gaufrette dress $95

Infant tux with tails

Infant tux with tails $40

And for our slightly bigger ones:

Oscar de la Renta dress

Oscar de la Renta dress $195

Appaman suit

Appaman suit $145

Biscotti starprint dress

Biscotti star print dress $72

Sierra Julian tee

Sierra Julian tee $60


Gap dress $39.95

Cherokee blazer

Cherokee blazer $14

J Crew dress

J Crew dress $88


Old Navy shirt and tie set $18

Rare Editions dress

Rare Editions dress $30.99

Just One You by Carter's outfit

Just One You by Carter’s outfit $20.99

Mini Boden dress

Mini Boden dress $48

Hartstrings seersucker pants

Hartstrings seersucker pants $44

Cherokee dress

Cherokee dress $20

Nautica shirt, pants and suit set

Nautica shirt, pants and suit set $43.99

Lili Gaufrette sparkle dress

Lili Gaufrette sparkle dress $98

Hartstrings blazer

Hartstrings blazer $78


  1. says

    I’m absolutely in love with the blush dress with the asymmetrical hem you’ve posted, and the link to it’s information will not work. Could you share it again?

    • says

      Hi Christine, the link is not working because the dress has sold out! I’ve been searching to see if it’s available elsewhere but clearly you have great taste because it is completely sold out. I will keep an eye out for an alternate version!

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