Say Yes to the Dress
Something old: Every last dress in your closet (in your case they’re more like ancient).
Something new: This summer’s wedding season and the stack of cheery little event invites mocking you from your desk top.
Something borrowed: Your outfits, if you don’t find some cute threads soon!
Something blue: You, after realizing that next party is right around the corner and you haven’t got a stitch to wear.
To help, we rounded up a handful of fantastic frocks from some of our favorite local designers—one for every type of wedding festivity. Allow us to play matchmaker.
The Invite Says: Bridal Shower
Wear the: Blaine Ashley Maile Lane Dress
Sweet with a hint of sass, this playful tank dress pairs a bold floral print with decidedly feminine details, like a ruffled neckline and delicate spaghetti straps. Constructed from a floaty, lightweight polyester and outfitted with an elastic waistband, it’s sure to keep you looking cute and feeling comfy, long after the eleventh toaster oven’s been unwrapped.
Get It: Online at www.shopblaineashley.com
Wear the: Fighting Eel Lux Dress
This sexy mini offers up a swingy a-line silhouette perfectly suited for kicking up your heels on the dance floor and partying the night away with the girls. Made from the ultra-soft rayon and spandex blend Fighting Eel is famous for, it flirtatiously grazes the mid-thigh, and features a deep scoop neck and a sporty racerback.
Get It: At the Fighting Eel online boutique. For more info, call 808.524.1472.
Wear the: Wings Hawaii Shirred Sundress
Toast the happy couple in this simple yet chic little summer dress. Handmade on Maui from eco-friendly bamboo and organic cotton, it comes complete with shirring at the bust and straps that criss-cross sexily at the back. You even can have it custom printed with one of Wings Hawaii’s graphic designs. Throw on some stilettos and a shawl, and you’re good to go.
Get It: At the Wings Hawaii Paia boutique, 71 Baldwin Ave., 808.579.3110, and at their online shop here.
Wear the: Tamara Catz 337 Dress
Whether you’re celebrating at a backyard bash or a kicked-back beachside affair, this breezy strapless number is the ultimate snag. Done in a playful leopard print, it boasts a fitted jersey top and flattering empire waistline. Plus, its multi-layer skirt will let you to hit the dessert table a few extra times and still have room to spare.
Get It: At the Tamara Catz Maui boutique, 83 Hana Hwy., 808.579.9184, and the online shop here.
Wear the: Roberta Oaks Millie Dress
Keep the cheers coming with this unbelievably cute frock. The sleek lycra bodice provides a dressier feel while the tiered cotton skirt and exposed back zipper keep the look fun and flirty. A bonus: its pretty filigree print is sure to turn heads—just the distraction you need to get that bouquet all to yourself.
Get It: At the Roberta Oaks boutique, 19 N. Pauahi St., Honolulu, 808.428.1214, and online here.