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Best Dressed Guests

By Cristina Wilson

Posted: Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013

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You're getting married! So chances are, you're also attending 17 other weddings this year. Not to worry - three local fashion experts dish on the top trends for fall wedding attire, whether in the Queen City or not.

“A trend that’s really strong for fall is pairing matching jackets with dresses or shorts. For instance, the Hunter Dixon tweed moto jacket with a scoop back orange tweed dress. Stepping up your game with a matching blazer and dress is really nice—it’s a powerful look that we’ve avoided for so long so people are hyped about it.”
-Sarah Baucom
Founder, Social Dress Shop, www.socialdressshop.com
Hunter Dixon Party Dress, $341, Moto Jacket, $279, Social Dress Shop

“The thing that’s really big with us right now are the wooden beads with tassels, with recycled African vinyl. They’re perfect for a beach wedding, fitting in with a more laid-back vibe. They could be worn with a maxi, or as a great accessory over a bathing suit cover-up.”
-Martha Clifford
Designer, Melvin Jewelry, www.shopmelvin.com
Medium Stone Bead with Tassel, $165, Melvin

“Certainly in the fall the little black dress is always a perfect standby, using the accessories of the season. I love a beautiful statement necklace with bold jewels or really large stones. I always like to take a big wrap and some sort of sheer scarf that can be used if the weather changes… For the beach, I love a beautiful maxi dress with sleek lines, something you can always dress up or down.”
-Arlene Goldstein
VP of Trend Merchandising and Fashion Direction, Belk, www.belk.com
ABS by Allen Schwartz Jewelry Collection, $40-$150, Belk

“You’re never going to overshadow the bride as long as you don’t wear a fascinator 3 feet tall or obviously white. When you see people dress up and go all out for your wedding it’s flattering, so a little overdressed is never a bad thing…”
-Sarah Baucom

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