For style driven women, the first thought to cross your mind after receiving a save the date for a wedding is, “what will I wear?” whether you’re an accessory junkie, color fanatic, or print enthusiast. During the spring and summer wedding season, everything from pastel dresses to floral prints are seasonal favorites, but if you’re the type who takes cues from the runway and wants to stand out with a bold silhouette, vibrant hue, or unexpected accessories, then you’re surely keen to hear what retail fashion directors think are the most fashion-forward dresses to wear to a wedding this year.
Ahead, read on for the expert opinions of Shannon Schafer, the senior fashion director at Nordstrom, Caroline Maguire, the fashion director at Shopbop, and Erica Russo, the fashion director for accessories at Bloomingdale’s. Not only do these women spend every working hour attending fashion shows and showrooms, deciphering trends, and working closely with the coolest brands out there for the most stylish buys, they themselves are insanely chic and know the exact type of silhouettes, colors, and prints to try for a stand-out look this season. Plus, they’ve noted the freshest and most complementary accessory trends to pair with each dress trend.
If best-dressed wedding guest is your goal this wedding season, your ultimate shopping list awaits.