What To Wear to a Casual Backyard Southern Wedding
A floral frock
No matter the time of year, a romantic, floral dress is a wedding season staple, which you can fine-tune seasonally with the right accessories. It's tempting to opt for one of the many gorgeous floor-length floral dresses on the market these days, but when dealing with a no-fuss, low-key couple, you'll never want to chance upstaging the bride who very well may opt for herself or her bridesmaids to wear cocktail-length dresses.
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Comfortable flats or wedges.
Nobody likes retiring from a fabulous night out only to find that the heels of their favorite pair of stilettos are irreparably coated in mud after getting stuck in the grass. Additionally, there's no better way to knock style points off your carefully crafted ensemble like less-than-gracefully wobbling around in too-high heels all evening. Instead, opt for a fun pair of flats or a trusted pair of wedges—but we'd advise not to agonize too much over this detail as they'll likely soon be tossed to the edge of the dance floor.
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A casual, on-trend straw bag.
One of our editors' very favorite summer trends has been the basket bag, which can be found in all kinds of shapes and sizes. Nothing exudes understated style sense like a straw bag in a modest size. Leave the beach bag at home and opt for a small circle bag—after all, you don't need room for much beyond your cell phone, keys, wallet, and a smart shade of coral lipstick for touch-ups.
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