Today's post will focus on the Country Cocktail theme which, as expected, can mean many different looks. For me, it's actually even less about the dress and more about the styling. Here are my general guidelines:
- Nothing White: This really should be a no-brainer but because it's "country" and there are a ton of white boho options it bears repeating- do not wear white to the rehearsal dinner unless you are the bride. Some white as part of the pattern is acceptable but it should not be the dominant color. Don't be tacky and steal the bride's thunder.
- Level of Fancy: The country element is going to knock down the cocktail formalness a bit. Avoid anything black/satin/sequined/lace/etc.
- Boho vs Polish: More boho dresses should be paired with polished hair and accessories OR more cocktail-y dresses with more free hair and accessories.
Keeping those things in mind, here are some dress and hair options that I think would work for the affair:
Boho Dresses and Polished Hair
|ASOS, Rachel Pally, Faithfull, ASOS|
Cocktail Dresses with Relaxed Hair
|Joie, Finders Keepers, Rory Beca|
Headed to a similar affair this summer? Here are even more options: