And the winner is…
This is what I wore to the black tie optional wedding reception I mentioned here on Monday. My choice may seem predictable after all those fabulously colorful dress options I shared with you here but finding this dress was actually kind of a fluke. In fact, I think this is one of those occasions where the dress found me. I spotted it on my way to pick up the dress I had already purchased for the reception – a sapphire blue halter-style gown. Fluke or fate, there was only one hanging there on the rack as I passed by and it just happened to be my size. The safety net of black and white immediately called out to me and made me seriously doubt my (for me, anyway) out-of-the-box sapphire blue purchase. I acquiesced to my internal screaming, agreeing with the voice in my head that I had to at least try the dress on. And so I did :) Once I zipped it up it was all over. What sapphire blue dress? I knew instantly this goddess-style black and white confection was the dress for me. The irony is, the BCBGMAXAZRIA dress, while my favorite of the three I wore, was the least expensive. In fact, my shoes cost almost twice as much as the dress. Go figure.
Speaking of figure – my figure – this dress fit me like it was custom made for my body. The deep V-neck and short, banded bodice with an understated front cutout fit my small chest and incredibly short torso perfectly. I especially loved the beautiful, fluid skirt with those gorgeous pleated side panels that really elevated this dress way above your average black and white colorblock style.
BTW, my favorite dress from the roundup of options I shared with you a couple of weeks back is one that bares a striking resemblance to my ultimate choice, don’t you think? Funny how that happened :)
Did my final dress choice surprise you or is this kind of what you expected from me?
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Gorgeous, and you’re right – it fit like it was made for you! BCBG is one of my go-tos for formal events.
I wasn’t surprised with your color choice—that definitely fit into your comfort zone!
But the cut outs are unexpected and quite stunning!! You look like a model from Vogue in this!!
Oh, Mary! Not only is this dress beautiful but it was made for you. It fits you perfectly and displays your natural style. I’ve never seen a better match between person and dress. Gorgeous.
From a palette perspective, no surprises there but I did not expect something fluid and flowy so I was pleasantly caught off guard. An immensely beautiful dress, Mary.
You look so dreamy! Just like a goddess!
Gorgeous!!! So stunning in this black and white number.
Straight A Style
Love the simple colors and the way this dress flows! Just gorgeous
What a nice dress!! Loved it
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I love this dress!! You stole the show I’m sure. :)
Pumps and Push-Ups
Oh my gosh!! This is absolutely STUNNING! Gorgeous dress and looks like it was made for you.
Women should always agree with voices in their heads !! :-)
How could you leave the dress in the shop ?? It looks really perfect on you….
I am so smitten by this dress Mary, you look like you could walk down a red carpet for award!! Stunning and elegant.
~ xo Sheree
Posh Classy Mom
This is the best most classic chic dress I have ever seen! You look absolutely beautiful!
You look like an angel, Mary! Gorgeous! Thanks so much for linking up with Fun Fashion Friday!
You look stunning! That dress was made for you!
Doused In Pink
Great choice, you look stunning.
Wow! Just stunning!
Mary, you look so beautiful in this dream of a gown. It was the perfect choice for you, suiting your frame and shape like no other could. You must have felt like a goddess floating around like a vision in the fine floaty fabric. Wonderful!
Such a gorgeous choice to ultimately go home with, Mary! It does fit you wonderfully and looks as though it was just meant to be. :) Thanks for linking up with Fabulous Friday.
Such a gorgeous dress! You look absolutely beautiful
Mary, you look like a blonde goddess in this dress! I love it. I am attending my nephews fall wedding next year, you have inspired me on what I could wear
Thanks for linking with Turning Heads Tuesday
In Love!!!! Beautiful Mary.
Found your post through Style Nudge. And I was gobsmacked… what an incredible dress and how great it looks on you. It is indeed very good for your figure and hair. You look like a vision. Many heads will turn. I just hope you don’t outstage the bride haha.
Wow – you look absolutely gorgeous. This is perfect for any black tie event