I’m a bridesmaid in a wedding this January and I am not sure what to wear for the rehearsal dinner. It will be indoors and “dressy casual,” so I don’t need anything too formal. Any suggestions for some affordable options? – Whitney M.
Nothing keeps post-holiday blues away like a big event on the calendar in January! I prefer to err on the dressy side for special occasions, but rounded up a few styles below that are formal enough to show your appreciation for the occasion, but casual enough so that you’ll feel comfortable in any setting. My top Gal Meets Glam Collection picks for the rehearsal, which range from $150-240, are below. Have a wonderful time celebrating your friend’s wedding weekend!
GMG Collection Margo Dress
A shirtdress silhouette dresses up or down easily and always looks appropriate. This mauve hue works just as well for fall or winter.
GMG Collection Celeste Dress
Celeste has been one of our most popular styles this fall! The long sleeves will keep you warm, and the berry shade is festive and pretty.
GMG Collection Natalie Dress
Wear this sweetly detailed dress with pumps to dress it up, or with navy flats (like I did here) for a daytime or more casual look.
GMG Collection Meredith Jumpsuit
This jumpsuit makes an unexpected, but undeniably elegant choice for a rehearsal dinner. Take your pick between classic black or magenta–either works beautifully for a January event.
GMG Collection Bette Dress
A drop waist silhouette adds a touch of vintage flair to this burgundy beauty. I love the delicate button detail!
GMG Collection Georgia Dress
Dainty dahlia florals against a teal background make this maxi wrap dress a great choice for winter celebrations. Wear it with heeled suede boots or ankle-strap heels.
GMG Collection Ivy Dress
Since you can rarely go wrong with a little black dress, this playful wrap option featuring puffed long sleeves, is a perfect choice. It would be easy to style it differently for work or date nights after the rehearsal.
GMG Collection Maria Dress
Inky navy blue always makes a chic statement, but I especially love it in the middle of winter. The scalloped neckline gives this dress a slightly retro feel.
I would love to know your current favorite playlists on Spotify. Anytime you guys post an Instagram Story with music in the background, I always love whatever you’re listening to! – Kaylyn S.
Our favorite genre of music is jazz, so that’s often what you’ll find us listening to. In fact, one of our favorite things about living in NYC part-time is how much live jazz we’ve been able to find all around the city! A few Spotify playlists we enjoy listening to at home or in the office include Coffee Table Jazz, Piano in the Background, State of Jazz, This is Leon Bridges, and Diaspora Radio, (a Spotfiy radio station created from the song “Diaspora” by Christian Scott).
My daughter is getting married in January and I am looking for the perfect piece of outerwear to complement my formal, floor-length gown. What do you recommend? – Melissa S.
Congratulations to your daughter! Two of my favorite outerwear styles to pair with floor-length evening gowns are wool wrap coats and faux fur jackets. The former is the more traditional choice. I recommend opting for a style that falls to a midi length and has minimal embellishments, especially if your dress or jewelry are more ornate, for an unfailingly elegant overall look. This pink Max Mara coat (seen here) is one of my favorites, but for more subtle options, Cuyana makes beautiful wrap coats. I also love this lavender one, this smokey gray one, and this dusty rose one. On the other hand, a faux fur jacket will bring a touch of old school Hollywood glamour to your look, which is an aesthetic I’m always drawn to for formal occasions. This cream faux fur jacket is lovely, and I can personally recommend this Vince one–I recently wore it for a night out in New England (seen here). Of course, you could also opt for the best of both worlds with a wrap coat featuring a fur collar! I have this one (seen here) and also love this one.
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