Party Dresses

Thanks so much for the love on last week’s posts! I’m thrilled you loved the teenager’s room, and it sounds like you found Friday’s Dressing Room Diaries as dangerous as I did! If only Texas Fall would cooperate so I could wear this sweater. I also noticed this perfect (not too oversized!) plaid infinity scarf is back in stock, and so cute with one of these long cardigans.

But today we’re talking holiday parties. And Fall weddings. Basically, all the festive events on your calendar for the remainder of this year. And I’ve got the only dress you’ll need to look smashing for every last one! Bonus: it’s under $100!

We’re headed to Colorado for a wedding this weekend, and I’ve been on the hunt for months for a dress…when it dawned on me I already had the perfect dress hanging in my closet! And since it’s finally back in stock (it sold out in a hot-second last year!), and in a slew of new colors, I’m excited to share!

Lace Midi Dress | Clutch | Cuff Bracelet | Earrings | Sunglasses | Similar Nude Heels

This lace midi dress has a definite ‘WOW Factor’ and is quite the compliment-magnet. I’ve had it for awhile, and love any opportunity to wear it.

The sturdy lace moves well, but doesn’t snag, and the lining is soft and stretchy. The length is modest, but the see-thru lace keeps it sassy. You can also adjust the straps to fit your bust size. (Thanks to the thick material and snug fit, I’m able to skip a bra.)

Fit Tip: I’m wearing XS, but it’s a snug zip, so if you’re in-between, or busty, I’d size up one.

Lace Midi Dress | Clutch | Cuff Bracelet | Earrings | Sunglasses | Similar Nude Heels | Lipstick in ‘Punch’

Lace Midi Dress | Clutch | Cuff BraceletSimilar Nude Heels

You could style it with statement earrings or necklace, and even add a moto jacket or a fitted blazer. It’s great with closed-toed pumps, as well.

Lace Midi Dress | Clutch | Sunglasses

Lace Midi Dress | Clutch | Cuff Bracelet | Earrings | Sunglasses | Similar Nude Heels | Lipstick in ‘Punch’

This will definitely be my go-to dress this holiday season, but if you’re looking for different styles, I’ve found a slew of great dresses recently. You can find their reviews and fit tips in my recent Dressing Room Diaries.

bell sleeve sheath dressBell Sleeve Dress

Fit-and-Flare Dress | Sandals

One-Shoulder Asymmetrical Dress

Lace Fit-and-Flare Dress

 Lace Sheath Dress

 Overlay Sheath Dress

Keyhole Shift Dress | Sandals

eliza j lace fit and flare dress Lace Fit-and-Flare DressSimilar Sandals

nordstrom black lace dress Lace Midi DressSimilar Sandals

Lace Illusion Dress | Pink Suede Pumps

Lace Sheath Dress | Pink Suede Pumps

Ruched DressPumps

Clearly lace is a trend this season, as are deep jewel tones. I love to accent them with statement earrings and a fun clutch, and if it’s chilly, I’ll add a luxurious wrap like this one or a pop of color like this one. Even this oversized scarf doubles as a wrap! What festive events do you have coming up this season?

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  1. The lace dresses look great on you, so sophisticated! My favourite is the Overlay Sheath Dress!

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    Posted 10.16.17 Reply
  2. Shay Shull wrote:

    Cassie! I love all of these dresses! The lace fit and flare and purple one are my faves though. You need all of them. And a lot of party invites 🙂 .

    Posted 10.16.17 Reply
  3. Sandy wrote:

    Luv the black lace midi for the wedding. Lose the big clutch tho-sorry!
    So many great looks (and wedding options) on you here.
    The “wow” factor!

    Posted 10.16.17 Reply
  4. Erin Port wrote:

    I have the lace sheath dress and love it :). That brand fits me so well! I hope you have a great time at your wedding weekend, you will look fabulous! PS you look darling in everything.

    Posted 10.16.17 Reply
  5. angi wrote:

    I love that you went for some of the tight fitting numbers! The body con style looks hot on your darling figure. might have a little something to do with keeping you tight and toned. lol Love ya girl!

    Posted 10.16.17 Reply
  6. You are perfection in this dress! Sweet AND Sassy. Just like you. 😉

    Posted 10.16.17 Reply
  7. All these looks make me wish I had a fancy occasion to dress for, and that I wasn’t eight months pregnant! Loving that black midi lace dress, and honestly all the other lace dresses you’ve got here too! So pretty!

    Posted 10.16.17 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      You are in the homestretch, girlie!!!! xoxoxoxo

      Posted 10.16.17 Reply
  8. Melissa wrote:

    I bought the fit n’ flare dress from JCP, and wore it to our great niece’s wedding on Saturday. Received soooo many compliments; thank you for including such an affordable party dress!

    Posted 10.16.17 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      Oh yay! I’m thrilled to hear that! That dress is so pretty!

      Posted 10.17.17 Reply
  9. Fiona wrote:

    Cassie what a pretty dress – and so stylish. I’ve been following you for a while and I live down in Australia. Just bought the dress and had it shipped in time for our Spring/Summer. Love it for upcoming Christmas parties!

    Posted 10.22.17 Reply
  10. C.B. wrote:

    Love that lace midi dress! So sophisticated. Now it’s a terrible choice for holiday parties in my frigid Canadian fall/winter (I’ve already sworn off dresses for work until April) but it’s a great idea for the wedding season next summer 🙂 Enjoy your great Texas weather.

    Posted 11.2.17 Reply
  11. Sam wrote:

    Hi Cassie! The black lace midi dress is perfection! What size do you wear in that one? It may be perfect for an upcoming xmas party!

    Posted 12.6.17 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      Thank you! I’m wearing an XS, but if you’re in-between (or busty), I’d go up one.

      Posted 12.7.17 Reply
  12. Robyn wrote:

    Hi, My Daugter is getting married in May, I love the look of the Lace Midi Dress in Navy or Lilac possibly Coral, My daughter is having a garden wedding in Tennessee, late May is typically very warm here, I’m 49 years old and very menopausal😡I like the style of this dress not sure if it’s dressy enough for mother of the bride ? I am 5’7 about 145 lbs. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated…
    I enjoy your blog so much, Love Dressing Room Diaries!!!
    Menopausal Mary😊

    Posted 1.5.18 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      Congrats on the wedding, Robyn!! While I adore that midi dress and find it appropriate for TONS of occasion, I’m not sure it’s dressy enough for MOTB. It’s mostly cotton, so it might lend itself to too casual.

      Posted 1.13.18 Reply