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Q. I am a stay at home Mom and would love some fashion advice as to what kind of dress to wear to a sunset beach wedding. We are going to Playa Del Carmen at the end of January for my sister-in-law’s wedding. Can you give some ideas or where I should shop online for a fun dress that I can also wear for the summer in Iowa? I want it to be a classy but somewhat sexy dress to wear in the summer. I am slim and 5’7”. Can you also tell me what shoes and jewelry to wear? I need all the help I can get.

A. How amazing, a beach wedding in the tropics in the middle of winter. Here’s your chance to wear something fun, flirty and playful. Look for tropical prints, florals or pretty colors in softly flowing fabrics and swingy shapes. Avoid anything heavy, dark or too constricting. Be sure to wear flat or low-heeled sandals and be prepared to take them off in the sand (pretty toenails are a must!) Since the affair is at sunset, you should also bring along a lightweight wrap or cardigan in case it’s chilly.

Here are a few looks to wear to the wedding and all summer long (click on each item for purchasing information):

start with a pretty dress
add a lightweight wrap or cardigan
add flat sandals
finish the look with flirty earrings and bangles
Q. I’ve just bought a pair of very dark brown Frye “Jane” stitch boots. I’d like to get as much use out of them as possible. Would I be able to wear them into Spring and what would I wear them with?

A. Love these boots! You’ll get years of wear from them, and they’ll only improve with age. As for wearing them in the spring, pair them with a flirty dress or skirt and you’ll look gorgeous.

(click on each item below for purchasing info)

Q. I have an unusual situation (or maybe its more common than I think) - I’m eloping in Vegas but I will also be having a classy Cape Cod wedding in a year or two. So I will be wearing the whole “real” dress then. What I want to wear for the silly Chapel on the Strip thing is something fun, white and “Vegas”. Any ideas? I was thinking short, sequined, help!!! I’m 5’4” petite 135, size 4-6.

A. Congrats on your upcoming elopement! Vegas weddings are meant to be fun and yes, just a little bit cheesy. Feel free to have fun with your Vegas dress, but make sure it’s tasteful enough that you won’t be embarrassed to look back at the photos 5, 10, 20 years from now. A white cocktail dress with or without sequins is perfect.

Here are a few suggestions we found for you in a variety of price ranges. Have fun and say hi to Elvis for us!

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