What to Wear to a Dallas Wedding: Six Party Perfect Frocks

June is the month of weddings and, as a result, wedding dresses. No, not the big white ones. The pretty but conservative, stylish but tasteful ones we guests have to wear. Native Dallas designer Lela Rose’s shop in Highland Park Village houses racks of wedding-worthy confections you’ll fall in love with. The spring collection is full of lovely sorbet hues, watercolor prints, and ladylike shapes in unusual textures and fabrics. I love Diane von Furstenberg’s Hanky dress (the flowy black and white dress on the model below), too. The loose silk silhouette is both elegant and practical for warm weather weddings. (Also see the Hanky Band dress in sheer pastel mint and sky blue.) For more conservative affairs, don’t miss St. John’s newest dresses. Cowl back dresses in light blue (see below), colorblock patterns, lace sleevelettes, and sophisticated sequin minis are a refreshing twist on the brand’s classic look.

photography courtesy of retailers

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Piermarini Boutique: Won Hundred Ink print dress, $149
Diane von Furstenberg: Hanky dress in Falling Marks print, $398
Lela Rose: Embellished woven silk-organza dress, $1,595

photography courtesy of retailers

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Anthropologie: Parvati maxi dress, $298
Lela Rose or Neiman Marcus: Lela Rose floral-jacquard sheath dress, $1,395
St. John: Crepe Blouson dress with cowl back, $795


  • yvonne

    Ok.. these are the perfect..picks! I love the yellow Lela Rose.. each time I am in the village .. I oogle it.. she does the most beautiful ladylike things but also very youthful.. she is in the Carolina Herrera and Oscar de la Renta level to me.. amazing.