FIND YOUR OWN SUMMER WEDDING INSPIRED STYLE

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Let the Summer wedding Season begin! Don’t let the hot seasonal weather get you down. Get our best wedding party trend ideas and style tips hot off the runways for Summer 2016. Don’t have a Summer wedding planned? You can still get in on the Season’s romantic designs, or even take our advice for your next outdoor summer garden party.

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GARDEN WEDDING

There’s nothing quite as lovely as a romantic garden wedding. With Summer’s florals out in full bloom, nature provides the perfect backdrop to the celebratory day. If the weather turns hot, be sure to dress accordingly in a flowing whimsical maxi or a even butterfly print palazzo pants. Accessorize with strappy sandals and dainty jewelry, and keep makeup to a minimum for a light, fresh- faced look.

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You can’t go wrong with a classic vintage “A line” silhouette, flattering on any body type with a tight waistline and a full skirt. Add a pretty ruffled petticoat underneath for true 50’s flare.

Our favorite “A line” dress options:
“Keira” Blue Lace and Ponte A Line Dress
“Cinderella” Tank Dress
“Jayleen” Ivory Lace A Line Dress

Other favorite garden wedding dresses we like are the chic sheath dress, accentuating a tiny waist and narrow hips, or a flowy chiffon skirted dress, guaranteed to keep you feeling fresh and cool all day long.

Other Sheath Dress Options:
“Spring Into Fashion” Fuchsia Floral Sheath Dress
“Alondra” Neoprene Sheath Dress
“Magdalena”Pink Stretch Sheath Dress

Whichever dress style you decide on, be sure to accessorize in style with a pretty yet simple pastel envelope clutch holding all your necessities. Pull hair back with your favorite fresh cut flowers from the garden and you are sure to stay smelling “sweet as a rose” from morning to evening.

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BEACH WEDDING

Nothing says “summer” quite like a romantic beach wedding. Since the weather can be unpredictable, be sure to include sunscreen for day and a light wrap by night.

Summer Wedding Cover-ups we like:
“Azaria” Lace Trimmed Kimono
“Polina” Ivory Swing Cardigan
“Daisy” Lace Poncho

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You can’t go wrong in a flowy maxi dress, perfectly paired with your favorite embellished sandals.

Other maxi styles we like for a beach wedding:
“Maria” Ivory White Split Lace Dress
“Sonnie” Light Pink Strapless Maxi Dress

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Stay cool while looking lovely in a short lace dress accessorized with a simple clutch and gold flats for perfect all day comfort.

Other short lace dresses to consider:
“Treva” Ivory White Lace Tank Dress
“Prisca” Silk Chiffon Lace Dress
“Lacy Afternoon” Coral Lace Dress

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RUSTIC RANCH WEDDING

Kick up your heels and get ready for a rootin’, tootin’ good time at a rustic ranch style wedding. At untraditional weddings, no sense to play by all the rules. Get creative and join in the fun of the theme.

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Don your favorite flowing mixed print dress and accessorize with your favorite cowboy styled boots and western jewelry.

Our other favorite printed summer maxi dresses to choose from:
“Brea” Bright Yellow High Low Chiffon Maxi
“Jules” Printed Drop Waist Maxi Dress
“Janis” Teal Crepe De Chine Dress

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Or, grab your favorite little white lace dress and tie a pretty fringed scarf around your neck for classic “cowboy” style.

Other Lovely Lace “Ranch Wedding” Options to enjoy:
“Eda” Long Sleeve White Lace Dress
“Katrina” Embroidered Lace Mesh Dress
“Ready to Glow” Off the Shoulder Ivory Lace Dress

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DESTINATION WEDDING

Whether staying at a castle in France, chilling in the Virgin Islands, or scoping the Alps, destination weddings are a great excuse to pack up for a quick little Summer vacation. Pay attention to the country’s local climate and pack accordingly.

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For your European destination, think classy and chic. Keep it crisp and clean with a fitted sheath dress paired with classic pumps, girly hats, and a simple string of pearls.

We like these “European” styled outfits:
“Spring Into Fashion” Floral Sheath Dress
“Morgan” White Long Sleeve Knit Dress
“Bolero” Ivory Fitted Jacket

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For your tropical destination, include a  “Cabana” print maxi dress as well as your favorite swimwear. After the wedding festivities are over, you’ll have time to frolic in the white sandy beaches and crystal blue ocean.

“Tropical” Wedding Destination outfits to pack:
“Time To Turn Heads” Teal Drop Waist Maxi Dress
“Cabana Botanical Bliss” Coral Floral Jersey Maxi Dress
“Tropical Punch” Silk Cotton Shirtdress

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For your Alpine wedding destination, you can still wear your same flowy chiffon maxi dress. Instead of your sandals, pair with open toed ankle booties to hike the trails to your party event. Don’t forget to pack a Summer jacket to keep warm against the chilly Summer nights in the mountains.

Favorite “Alpine” Summer jackets to include:
“Deani” Ivory Knit Lace Jacket
“Vacation Time” Blue Knit Cardigan
“Chain Reaction” White Washed Silk Jacket

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TRADITIONAL CHURCH WEDDING

Lastly, many brides today still choose to embrace the traditions of old and opt for a classic church wedding and reception. In direct contrast to the Beach, Ranch, or wedding, be sure to understand the proper dress codes and formalities that come with this type of wedding.

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Classic church weddings are a bit more formal than other weddings. Some even require “Black Tie” only. Be sure to consider this while choosing your best wedding outfit. Go classic cool in an embroidered lace skirt and flowy blouse, paired with nude heels to elongate your legs and a simple leather clutch.

Other “Proper” Church Wedding Options:
“Corra” A Line Ivory Lace Midi Skirt
“Kenley” Black Lace Pencil Skirt With Half Slip
“Timeless” Gray Floral Lace Pencil Skirt
Crepe de Chine” Silk Button Down Blouse

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And finally, no matter which wedding you go to this Summer, a “little black dress” will ALWAYS be fashionable. Spruce up your look for Summer with bright accessories and shiny gold jewelry to enhance your style.

Our favorite “LBDs”:
“Treva” Black Lace Crochet Gauze Dress
“Sweet” Black Silk Washed Ruffled Sundress
“Keira” A Line Lace Dress

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Whichever wedding you plan to attend this Summer, you are sure to have fun with our top fashion picks. And even if you don’t have a wedding or reception planned in the near future, you can still take our advice for your next Summer dinner party or outdoor event.

We here at POSH AT PLAY want you to remember to
Be You, Be Fashionable, and ALWAYS Be Feminine!

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Italian Chic, Caio Bella!

Italians are well known for their great sense of style, rich culture, art and music.  In the 11th and 12th centuries during the peak of the Renaissance, fashion and art became an important staple in Italian society.  This was a time when artistic development was at its peak bringing about the beautiful fashion and culture we know today.  When you hear such words as Bella, Graziosa and Simpatica, a beautiful Italian woman comes to mind.  They are known for their unrivaled beauty, passion for life, and uncanny ability to put together an outfit with impeccable style and ease.

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Screen Shot 2014-05-02 at 4.30.26 PM  Sophia Loren and Monica Belluci are two famous Italian icons.  They are among the most beautiful actresses of all time and have won countless awards for their acting.  With their stunning beauty and classic style, they are the epitome of the Italian woman.  Milan, Italy is known to be one of the top fashion capitals next to Paris, London, and New York City.  It’s home to the most celebrated fashion houses in the world such as Dolce & Gabbana and Versace.  Some of the best fashion magazines have come from Italy such as Glamour, Vanity Fair, Elle and Vogue.

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Italian women aren’t the only ones turning heads on the streets of Milan.  The men take great pride in their appearance and have a timeless sense of style.  They have managed to make an art out of looking polished with little to no effort.  A few of the great Italian designers responsible for these hot men walking the streets in Italy are Giorgio Armani and Prada.

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Italy has many hidden gems such as Positano and Manarola.  These small towns were built on mountainsides and display breathtaking views of the ocean.  Italy is famous for its beautiful architecture such as the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore, The Colosseum in Rome, and the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa.  You can also find some of the most sought after paintings in the world in Italy such as The Birth of Venus, or The Creation of Adam painted by Michelangelo on the Sistine Chapel ceiling.  The charm and character of this country is endless.  This is probably why there has been such a fascination with the Italian culture.  So bring a little Italy into your lives with our Italian inspired dresses, maxi skirts and wide leg pants.

Silk Print Dress SILK PRINT DRESS

Feel as though you just stepped into Venice with our Italian Riviera Silk Dress.  Its vibrant colors and feminine style will add a little Italian Chic to your wardrobe.  Pair with the Dina Suede Pump by Alice + Olivia to get this look.

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Spring forward with this Italian inspired Silk Shirt Dress.  With its easy effortless style, this is sure to become one of your favorites.  For added flare, wear the Kiri Teardrop Pendant Necklace by Kendra Scott.

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Walk under the Tuscan sun in this season’s hottest colors.  This Hale Bob Silk Sleeveless Top has a macrame fringe that frames the neckline.  With its unique style it will definitely be a great addition to your summer wardrobe.  Pair this top with our Cotton Sateen White Skinny Pants to complete this look.

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Add a twist of bold and beautiful to your wardrobe.  This Maxi Skirt is fun and flirty.  With its vibrant colors and attention-grabbing bold prints, you will be the talk of the Riviera. 

Wide Leg Pants “CAMDEN, SLICE OF SUMMER” STUDDED WIDE LEG PANTS

Get an instant Italian chic look in these Wide Leg White Pants.  These pants offer a fresh, sophisticated look that can be worn casually strolling on the beach or dressed up with the Mallory Ankle Strap Pump at Nordstrom.  These are a must-have in every girl’s wardrobe this season.