caroline constas dress

Dresses for Special Occasions.

*Image above via Caroline Constas featuring the label’s stunning gingham maxi.

I often receive direct messages and emails from you lovely Magpies asking for recommendations on what to wear to specific special occasions. Today, I thought I’d share a few options for some of the most frequently asked-after occasions!

FAMILY PORTRAITS: Caroline Constas (seen above), Dondolo, Reformation, or Loretta Caponi.

WEDDING GUEST: Aje, J. Crew (major Brock Collection vibes), or Cara Cara.

MATERNITY SHOOT: Casey Marks, Loretta Caponi, Frances Hart, Mi Golondrina, Petal + Pup (under $100 and nails the Sleeper look for less).

BIRTHDAY: Mie, Zimmermann, or Miguelina.

BACKYARD BRIDAL SHOWER GUEST: Rebecca Vallance or Glamorous.

RELIGIOUS EVENT (I.E., BAPTISM OR FIRST COMMUNION): Shoshanna or Sandro.

BABY SHOWER: Victoria Beckham, Frances Hart, Tiffany Rose, Pink Blush, Petal + Pup (under $100 — note the waist is smocked so will work with bump).

FESTIVE PARTY (GUEST AT ENGAGEMENT PARTY, ETC): Alice + Olivia.

ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS (BAREFOOT ON BEACH/CASUAL): Juliet Dunn, Reformation, Lost + Wander ($128!), or Kleid.

ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS (MORE FORMAL): Love Shack Fancy, Silvia Tcherassi or Staud (on sale for 60% off).

IMPORTANT MEETING: Goat.

BRIDAL LUNCHEON (COUNTRY CLUB): Maje.

DRESS TO GET ENGAGED IN (HAHA) OR GETAWAY DRESS: Zimmermann.

REHEARSAL DINNER DRESS: Alexis or Johanna Ortiz.

MOTHER OF THE BRIDE: Markarian, Shoshanna, Beulah, Emilia Wickstead, or Goat.

CONSERVATIVE AFFAIR: Tory Burch.

FUNERAL: Goat.

P.S. Truly, then, these words are most serious.

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P.P.P.S. To the new mom feeding her baby at 3 a.m.

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