What to Wear to a Socially Distanced Celebration.

*Image above from Rhode.

I’ve had a number of questions about what to wear to socially-distanced Baptisms, small weddings, birthdays, baby showers, and the like. The subtext here is that things feel a lot more casual when you are standing six feet away from your cousins in a backyard or watching a baby be Baptized from across the street or attending a courthouse wedding. Below, sharing a few favorite picks for special occasions in the age of coronavirus, all of which would look just right with a pair of flat sandals (heels and the outdoors don’t mix):

SUCH A SPLASHY FIND (ORIGINALLY $450, MARKED DOWN TO $133!!!! — SEEN ABOVE IN A DIFFERENT PRINT)

THIS $128 SCORE TAKES MAJOR STYLE NOTES FROM ZIMMERMANN’S STUNNING SUPER EIGHT STYLE

THIS ROSE PRINT DRESS WITH A TOPKNOT AND A RED LIP = 100

THIS TRELLIS PRINT TUNIC CUT DRESS IS SO PERFECT FOR A CHRISTENING OR SHOWER

FOR A COURTHOUSE WEDDING, SOMETHING LIKE THIS FEELS APPROPRIATELY SOPHISTICATED AND CONSERVATIVE

PROBABLY MY BEST ZARA FIND EVER (WHICH IS SAYING A LOT BECAUSE I HAVE LIVED IN MY SMOCKED LORETTA CAPONI-ESQUE NIGHTGOWN DRESS ALL SUMMER, WHICH YOU CAN STILL SCORE NWT ON EBAY)

PRETTIEST MAXI ($110!) — LOOKS LIKE A MONET PAINTING — AND I CAN’T STOP IMAGINING IT PAIRED WITH THESE ON-TREND SHADES

I OWN AND LOVE THIS FLORAL WITH ITS DRAMATIC BLUE GROSGRAIN BOW

SWEETEST LITTLE SHIRT DRESS (UNDER $50) FOR A DAYTIME RELIGIOUS CEREMONY — WOULD WEAR WITH FUN NICOLA BATHIE EARRINGS

THE DRESSIEST OF THE LOT BUT STILL TOTALLY WEARABLE IN AN OUTDOOR SETTING…ESPECIALLY WITH DARK SHADES! — AND DID I MENTION THIS IS $60?!

THE HAPPIEST LITTLE DRESS — THE BELT MAKES IT FEEL JUST RIGHT FOR A BRUNCH-HOUR SIP AND SEE

THIS DRESS ONCE COST OVER $1,100 AND IS NOW MARKED DOWN TO $229 — I LOVE LOVE LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT IT; REMINDS ME OF JULIA ROBERTS AT THE POLO MATCH IN PRETTY WOMAN

MADE FOR A GARDEN PARTY

EQUAL PARTS FLIRTY AND FESTIVE — LOVE IT IN THE SHIMMERY BOTANICAL PRINT FOR EVENING AND THE PUNCHY FLORAL FOR DAY

GRANDMILLENNIAL REALNESS

If you are the bride herself having a private ceremony to tie the knot (my sister will be doing this in just over a week!), a few super-pretty LWDs for a more casual affair:

THIS FIL COUPE SALONI

THIS MAGICAL ULLA JOHNSON

THIS COVERED-BUTTON SALONI, WHICH IS JUST DESTINED FOR A TOWN HALL WEDDING

SWEET LITTLE THING (PERFECT GETAWAY CAR DRESS)

UM, A GIRL CAN DREAM

There are many more chic bridal finds here. I update this post routinely!

Finally, if you are actually attending a slightly more formal occasion — THIS LBD IS AMAZING. And I rarely wear black! But I just might need that!

P.S. Are you experiencing quarantine fatigue? Maybe a new mask or a new cocktail will help…

4 Comments

  1. What a brilliant list! I especially love the COVID-era bridal suggestions, as that is likely what I’ll end up needing … oof! Will be referencing all of your bridal posts 🙂

    xx

    1. 🙂 Not officially, but we’ve talked about it extensively … I’m in a bit of a weird grey area, I feel! Haha.

      xx

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