by Ida Hsiang
Whether you're a guest at a summer wedding or rubbing elbows with your fancier friends, there's bound to be a summer soiree (or two) in your near future. The nights are still balmy but those cute maxi dresses and short shorts that are so sweet for day may be a little too casual for night. A few tips while looking for the perfect party dress for summer? Try light, floaty fabrics or draped silhouettes for a more chic vibe and opt for bright colors or pretty patterns to keep your ensemble looking summer fresh. Keep it classy by balancing out your outfit - strapless necklines give longer hemlines sex appeal and cute cap sleeves help keep a mini from being a little too revealing. Check out the slideshow for our picks for summer party dresses that will be sure to make you stand out in the crowd!
by Ida Hsiang
It's wedding season and many of us have a good friend or even a BFF that's tying the knot this summer. We know it's rude to try and upstage the bride, but that doesn't mean we can't still dress to impress (afterall, we may meet our own Prince Charming there!). Just keep silhouettes simple but striking and add a little bit of bling that'll help you stand out in your accessories. ThisNext Lifestyle Tastemaker, Jo Gartin, inspires us with her picks on getting ready for your best friends bridal bash in style. Check out her favorite dresses and accessories by clicking over to her Summer Weddings! collection.