The locale: the patio at the country club
The dress: green cocktail dress with deep-V neckline, ruffle sleeves and pencil skirt. Tracy Reese, $330, edressme.com.
Why it works: "Updated and stylish, this dress looks like two pieces, but it is just one. The top fits like a designer jacket with a cinched waist, scalloped edging and small cap sleeves," says Joanne. "The V-neckline and mock-wrap front give this dress a formal edge, while the cropped length of the top makes it a modern choice for a patio country-club wedding."