Okay, I’ve been engaged for four months now, and your girl is ready to throw a dang party. My fiancé popped the question pre-vaccine, so I’ve waited quite some time to plan something that all of my favorite people would be able to attend. And because I’m me, I’m actually having two parties: one garden party in Los Angeles with friends as well as one at my parents’ home in Northern California with family. So yes, I’m going to buy myself two dresses for both weekends, and I’m not sorry about it.
I just need to start off this roundup by saying I had so much fun creating this—maybe too much fun. (There may or may not be a total of 50 dresses in this article.) I’d catch myself oohing and awing at pieces, screenshotting things to send to friends, and just flat-out smiling while I shopped. I guess the truth is that anything wedding related just makes me so happy. Some of the options are on the formal side, some are a bit more casual, some are all white, and some are incredibly colorful. Quite honestly, I haven’t quite figured out my vibe yet, but hey, I’ve got options. So without further ado, keep scrolling for the 11 engagement dresses in my cart that I’m deciding between, plus 38 more that I’m eyeing.
Shop the 11 dresses I have in my cart:
Sleeper Michelin Linen Dress in White ($320)
I’ve been eyeing basically everything from Sleeper, but this dress is number one on my radar. From the sleeves to the linen fabric, it’s absolute perfection.
Cult Gaia Lola Dress ($358)
I’ll say this upfront: There will be a lot of Cult Gaia included in my upcoming wedding content.
Dissh Nell White Linen Midi Dress ($129)
Smocked bodices will always be a good idea for summer.
Zara Linen Blend Dress ($50)
The back on this is all I can think about.
Reformation Lili Linen Dress Es ($278)
I love the wrap style.
Staud Ida Dress ($295)
I fell in love with this the moment I saw it on one of my favorite fashion people on Instagram.
Ciao Lucia Gabriela Printed Cotton Dress ($315)
I would also do a squiggle mani to match.
Ciao Lucia Umbria Smocked Satin Maxi Dress ($425)
Just perfect for my garden party.
Astr the Label Lizbeth Dress in White ($138)
I actually think this looks much more expensive than $138.
Musier Paris Dress Ursula ($197)
How cute are the butterflies?
Ganni Feather-Trimmed Shirred Brocade Midi Dress ($575)
I don’t think I need to explain why I love this.
Simonett Satin Slip Dress ($129)
A little bit of lace detail, a little bit of ruching—I’m into it.
Shop more white & off-white dresses:
Self-Portrait Faux-Pearl Embellished Taffeta Midi Dress ($450)
There’s a lot to unpack with this dress: first, the pearls lining the seams; second, the V-shaped bodice, which is bubbling up all over the fashion space; and lastly, the crystals surrounding the buttons. Obsessed would be an understatement.
Tove Joli Cowl Sleeveless Cupro Dress ($600)
Add some pearls for an elevated look.
Zara Embroidered Tulle Dress ($36)
I can’t believe the price.
Wray Leigh Top ($88)
I’m here for a matching set.
Shop the matching Russel Skirt ($188).
The Brand Label Light as a Feather Dress ($189)
Feathers for the win.
Christy Dawn The Meadow Dress ($268)
I’m still here for the cottagecore aesthetic.
H&M Ruffle-Trimmed Dress ($25)
How cute is this ruffle trim?
Silk Maison French Bow Halterneck Silk Maxi Dress ($179)
I can see this dressed up or dressed down.
Reformation Dusk Dress ($278)
Chic. That is all.
Mara Hoffman Asteria Strapless Midi Dress ($495)
This structure is magnificent.
Opt Bandage Dress ($130)
Another fantastic back.
Jonathan Simkhai Alex Pleated Cut Out Dress in White ($395)
I see this for a lunchtime event.
Amanda Uprichard Jojo Dress ($238)
I always get a little nervous about minidresses since I’m so tall, but this one is worth the risk.
Christopher Esber Ruched Side-Laced Shell Dress ($1155)
I mean… the lace-up sides.
Capittana Evita Dress ($179)
Simple yet stunning.
Cult Gaia Rory Dress in Off White ($628)
The website describes this as a “stunning masterpiece,” and I’d have to agree.
Lioness Dakota Mini Dress ($69)
A little lace detailing never hurt anyone.
For Love & Lemons Jean Mini Dress in White ($202)
Think Bridgerton, but in 2021.
Bronx and Banco Lola Blanc Mini Feather Dress ($650)
Bardot Roberta Midi Dress in Ivory ($119)
The reviews on this dress are great.
Cult Gaia Ayres Dress in Off White ($518)
I’m intrigued by the boning in the bust.
Shop more dresses with color:
With Jéan Lani Dress in Petunia ($189)
I have such a thing for With Jéan.
Reformation Kaye Dress ($278)
If you look closely, you’ll notice the ruffles on the bodice.
Astr the Label Ruched & Ruffled Puff Sleeve Asymmetric Dress ($88)
I love these colors together.
Zimmermann Aliane Tiered Floral-Print Cotton-Voile Dress ($650)
I immediately screenshotted this and sent it to my best friend when I saw it.
Saylor Keka Crop Top & Skirt Set ($253)
This set just screams “party.”
English Factory Ruffle Sleeve Maxi Dress ($90)
Zara Satin Effect Cut Out Dress ($50)
Zara coming in hot.
De La Vali Bandana Corseted Pink Rose Ankle Length Dress (£450)
Self-Portrait Polka Dot Midi Dress ($485)
I can never turn down polka dots.
Cult Gaia Stella Dress ($358)
I want everything in tangerine.
Cynthia Rowley Tallulah Organza Dress ($375)
I’m in love.
Bec + Bridge Golden Fields Silk Mini Dress ($270)
Bec + Bridge makes the cutest dresses.
ASOS Design Cami Midi Dress With Square Neck in Bubblegum Pink ($29)
Shona Joy La Lune Bias Slip Dress ($295)
I also have a lot of Shona Joy dresses saved for my bridesmaids.
Hansen&Gretel Pandora Dress in Sunset Ripple ($499)
I saw my co-worker Jasmine in this and haven’t stopped thinking about it since.
Norma Kamali x Revolve Tara Dress in Celestial Blue ($175)
Pair with pointy-toe heels.
& Other Stories Tiered Puff Sleeve Mini Dress ($119)
Don’t get me started on my puff-sleeve obsession.
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