The Perfect $35 Dress for Summer Weddings & Events

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Hi friends and happy Thursday!  Summer is officially here and that means wedding season is in full swing!  I don’t know about you, but sometimes I struggle with what to wear as a guest to a wedding, especially in the Summer.  For one, I think of most weddings to be fancy/formal occasions (unless specifically noted on the invite), so I don’t feel super comfortable or appropriate wearing a sleeveless dress.  Secondly, I’m always cold inside when the A/C is on blast, so no sleeves equals a very chilly gal with the cloth napkin over her shoulders!  Third, knowing what length of dress is wedding-appropriate can be tricky.  Of course you want to feel sexy & classy, just as you would for any other occasion or event, and for me, I like to show off my legs.  But there’s a fine line between just right and showing too much!  And lastly, finding the right color can be a challenge, as well.  I personally don’t wear much black.  In fact, I only have one black dress and it’s a long sleeve maxi with a mini skirt underneath, which is perfect for Fall/Winter weddings!  But there’s no way in heck I would wear that to a Summer wedding.  I also love the color white and could live in white dresses all Summer long!  But I’m pretty sure the bride would not appreciate that outfit choice.  Side Note – I think you can wear a white dress or romper with florals/stripes/etc. to a wedding.  I would just avoid an all white/cream ensemble!

In an effort to be prepared and to make sure I’m not scrambling last minute trying to figure out what to wear to a wedding this Summer, I picked out this pretty blue lace dress from The Basement Boutique!  I’m beyond obsessed with this soft pastel shade of blue and think it looks great on every skin tone.  One of my favorite color combos to wear is blue and yellow, so naturally I added my favorite yellow pumps (only $30!) and floral clutch, but this dress would also look wonderful with nude and blush tones!  The feminine crochet overlay is just the right amount of understated and dainty detail, but definitely makes a total statement!  And I’ve said it time and time again that off-the-shoulder tops and dresses look good on everyone!  I love that this dress has sleeves that go down to my elbows, so I won’t be shivering and the length is just right, too.   A good rule of thumb if you’re wondering whether a dress is too short for a wedding or event – put your hands to your side and if you feel skin, then it’s probably too short.  So save that little frock for a date night or dancing with the girls!

And for all of my brides-to-be, I’m so jealous that I didn’t find this dress when I was engaged!  It would be perfect for your bridal shower or the rehearsal dinner!  I guess I’ll have to live vicariously through y’all and just wear mine to weddings and to Sunday mass!

The Basement Boutique not only has the most darling dresses, but their price-points are unbeatable!  Plus my Sabby Style gal pals can get an additional 15% off, making this dress just $35 with code SABBY15!

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Blue Dress15% off with code SABBY15 – c/o The Basement Boutique // Yellow Pumps$30! // Clear Floral Clutch$35! // Sunglasses$55 & Free Shipping! // Similar Earringsonly $13! // Watch // Gold Roman Numeral Bracelet c/o 

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This post was sponsored by The Basement Boutique.  All thoughts and opinions are sincerely my own!  Thank you for supporting the boutiques that partner with Sabby Style! xoxo


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