21 Spring and Summer Special Occasion Dresses

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I love spring and summer and all of the special occasions they bring! Graduations, debutante parties,  engagement parties, baccalaureates, special brunches, weddings and more!  The increase of special occasions has me feeling very positive about things. I wanted to share 21 special occasion dresses for Spring and Summer.

In case you have one of these milestone events to attend or just need a little bit of a closet refresh like I do, this is a round up of some of my favorites dresses for spring and summer.

Striped Midi Dress / Espadrille Wedge / Similar Cross Necklace / Clutch

First on the list is this gorgeous striped midi dress from my friend Kimberly Whitman‘s new collection for Antonio Melani at Dillards. The fit of this dress is perfection. The deep V neckline is cut just perfectly and the kimono-like detail of the fitted waist and self tie belt make it very flattering. The gently rounded shoulders and cuffed sleeve hit at the perfect spot. The khaki and white soft seersucker fabric drapes beautifully. This dress would be a great choice for anything from a daytime outdoor wedding to a graduation or bridal luncheon.

Dress / White Handbag / Merritt Sandal / Bamboo Bangles / Alicia Earrings

I wore this white updated shirt dress on Mother’s Day to church and lunch. I love the pronounced ruffle detail on the sleeve and the skirt. The attached belt is extremely flattering and accentuates your waist.

Adelaide Floral Dress / White Handbag / Merritt Sandal /  Tres Bracelet, Pearl / Bamboo Bangle,Tigers Eye / Raffia Earrings / Eye Shadow Palette

I wore this darling floral dress to dinner on Mother’s Day which is our tradition. I love the unexpected combination of brown, yellow, and lilac in the floral. The triple wrap belt is a fun detail. I featured it and other styles in my May Nordstrom Favorite Finds post.

A friend and her daughter were searching for cocktail dresses for debutante events which led me to this fun sequin dress. I love the pastel ombre fabric.  The flattering V-neck and bell sleeves make it a great choice for a wide range of ages. She is 20, and I am well old enough to be her mother. But, we both would wear this dress. This turquoise satin dress with an asymmetrical belt is another beautiful choice for a summer wedding or cocktail party. It might just be on its way to me!

I shared other favorites in the boutique below. I’d love to know what events you’re shopping for and would be happy to help! Feel free to send me an email or a DM on Instagram.

And…if you are looking for more inspiration, check out these recent posts!

Xo

Alicia

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