Ariel asks: “I have a baby shower to attend in July. The momma is one of my closest friends and I’m helping to plan it. It starts at 11 a.m. What do I wear??”
Thanks for asking, Ariel! Your best friend’s baby shower is a joyful occasion, so don’t be afraid to invoke that spirit in your ensemble! Channel the day’s inherent bliss with bright colors and seasonal patterns. For a summer shower — especially one held in the morning — look for breezy, ladylike silhouettes that will compliment your figure and keep you cool. As the soon-to-be mom’s best friend and party planner, don’t be afraid to pack a little punch with a surprising peek-a-boo back (we love this Tibi Calla Lilly Cap Sleeve dress!) or fun detailing, like on this Nanette Lepore embroidered dress. Keep the accessories to a minimum, favoring pretty pastels and chic, understated textures over true statement pieces. From L to R: Lilly Pulitzer, Tibi, DOO.RI, Nanette Lepore, Yumi Kim, Rachel Leigh, Lilly Pulitzer.