It's officially wedding season, and if the slew of invites filling your mailbox (or inbox) have you thinking "What am I going to wear?" we've got you covered. Finding the perfect dress — one that simultaneously fits the dress code and will make you stand out (in a good way, of course) — can be difficult, so we culled the top 30 gorgeous dresses for you to shop. Just keep in mind: never, ever wear white and never go too short, or too tight for that matter. If it sounds complicated, we're making it easy — from sophisticated lace sheaths to black-tie-appropriate gowns, we found the perfect dress options for every kind of budget. After all, you never want to be that girl at the wedding. Click through to see and shop our editors' picks now.
While the Cannes festivities upped the glamour quotient on this week's celebrity set, there's plenty more in the way of red carpet styling fodder from a crew we didn't see in the French Riviera. Olivia Wilde kicked off the week with the most elegant kind of Summer dressing in Morocco, while Zoe Saldana continued her very chic Star Trek tour stateside, and Coco Rocha showed off some high-wattage eventwear at the American Ballet Spring Gala. For a glimpse of those and more of this week's standouts, just start clicking.
As if the excitement of Beyoncé's Mrs. Carter Show world tour wasn't enough, E! Online is reporting that the singer is pregnant with her second child. The news comes just days after Beyoncé canceled a show in Belgium, and we can't help but wonder: with a closer look at her tour wardrobe, could we have guessed it? Pregnancy rumors aside, the singer has not disappointed in sequins, leotards, curve-hugging jumpsuits, baseball caps, and sheer details, courtesy of custom designs from Emilio Pucci and Kenzo. While we wait for official confirmation from Mrs. Carter herself, take a look at her best stage-style moments thus far.
— Additional reporting by Marisa Tom
Emma Watson nailed sleek and sophisticated glamour at the premiere of The Bling Ring at the Cannes Film Festival. The British actress looked every inch the A-lister in a gorgeous creation from Chanel Spring 2013 Haute Couture. Calvin Klein also threw a star-studded bash at the festival: watch on to get a glimpse inside the party with Rooney Mara, Nicole Kidman, Cara Delevingne, and more! On Allison: Rebecca Taylor jacket, Everlane top, H&M skirt
Come May 22, you can shop three J.Crew-exclusive collections, courtesy of 2012 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund winner Greg Chait, of The Elder Statesman, and runners-up Tabitha Simmons and Jennifer Meyer. This latest collaboration trifecta marks the third year in a row that J.Crew and the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund have teamed up to show off an emerging lineup of American designers, and to celebrate the trend, shoppers are getting a little treat.
Currently, you can sign up on jcrew.com to receive a link to snag the limited-edition collections on May 21 — a whole day earlier. In the meantime, here's your first look at the respective collections.
Between the sexy relaunch of Versus Versace (we're serious — black has never looked so fierce) and the sweet Boden Fall '13 lineup, this week was definitely one for parties and previews. Our stylish snaps didn't stop there, though — Chrissy Teigen dropped by to talk about her new show, and we might just be working on our own special Summer-themed segment, too. See it all in our weekly Instagram recap!
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Our weekend motto to slow down and take it easy certainly applies to our wardrobes, too. Borrowing from Emma Watson's effortless travel style, we're putting that philosophy into practice with a figure-flattering, fit-and-flare white dress, like Emma's A.L.C. version, that's brunch- or even cocktail-appropriate with the right accompaniments (read: a great all-occasion investment piece). But for a low-key day, you don't have to add much — just stick to Emma's flirty-gone-tough-girl styling formula and add in ankle boots, your go-to shades, and a hands-free crossbody bag. Simple, right?
Shop clockwise from top: Rag & Bone white Niki flare dress ($570), Rebecca Minkoff Craig crossbody camera bag ($195), Steve Madden double-buckle cutout ankle boot ($130), Ray-Ban Original Wayfarer Sunglasses ($150)
Thank goodness it's Friday, because Doutzen Kroes's latest turn as the face of H&M's High Summer campaign makes us want to be gallivanting on some far-off shore, too. Sure, Beyoncé may have heated things up in the brand's Summer kickoff campaign, but this Terry Richardson-shot spread is all sunshine, perfectly tousled beach hair, and of course, beach-bound essentials — with Tulum, Mexico, as the backdrop. Inside, Kroes shows off a cool mix of easy cover-ups, belted and accented with statement jewelry, and truth be told, there's really not much more you need than that. A look at the H&M High Summer campaign, as well as our favorite picks from the collection, here.
Zara's May 2013 lookbook goes a little something like this: statement denim, fresh hues (both bright and light), and pops of fun prints. Starting with denim, we're smitten with two circle skirts that are perfectly retro. And when it comes to color palette, shades of cobalt, orange, crisp white, and baby pink should cover all the style-setter bases. Floral prints and stripes can be found on suits, skirts, and trousers, while another batch of sleek oversize clutches maintain their status as the perfect day-to-night accessory. For all this — plus a closer look at the Zara's signature cool-girl styling in action — click on for the complete lookbook now.