Hello and Happy Thursday! As you all know, Beth’s middle son is getting married soon, so I am sharing a Fall Wedding Guest Dress for Petites today. The ensemble I am wearing is what I plan to wear to the rehearsal dinner, which will be held in historic downtown Savannah. We get relatively few opportunities to dress up, so I am taking advantage of the situation with a new dress!
Kelly shares a fall wedding guest dress for petites
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Plus, find a collection of statement accessories at the end of the post
The Strapless Ruched Dress is sold in petites, but it still seems to fall a bit longer on me than the model on the website. I haven’t made any alterations, though I may shorten it slightly so it falls just below my knee, rather than lower-calf.
The fabric is a blend of cotton, viscose, linen, and elastane so it has a lot of forgiving stretch, which is very comfortable for a form-fitting dress. This “only-at-Anthro” material blend is shaping and it holds you in without feeling tight and restrictive. The cotton and linen do mean it has a wrinkle factor. While it’s machine washable, I might opt for dry cleaning to get a more polished finish.
Since I am wearing this as a fall wedding guest dress, I went with knee-high boots. These Shutz Magalli Knee-High Boots are surprisingly comfortable for a pointed-toe boot with a 3.5-inch stiletto heel.
You could go in a variety of directions with your outer layer. I opted for a cropped sequin tweed jacket. This one is old, from J.Crew, but here is a Similar Sequin Tweed Jacket. To go in an edgier direction, I might choose my Washed Leather Moto Jacket. Or to glam it up a bit, I could go with a faux fur jacket.
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is our 40s+ fashion & food contributor. She posts a Daily Look on Tuesdays, writes about Fashion on Thursdays, joins Beth for Fridays with Oscar and shares a new recipe Sunday evenings.
She’s 47, 5’0, and a petite 0/XS.
Kelly also has a food blog called Djalali Cooks, which you can find by clicking the world icon below.