June is the month of weddings and, as a result, wedding dresses. No, not the big white ones. The pretty but conservative, stylish but tasteful ones we guests have to wear. Native Dallas designer Lela Rose’s shop in Highland Park Village houses racks of wedding-worthy confections you’ll fall in love with. The spring collection is full of lovely sorbet hues, watercolor prints, and ladylike shapes in unusual textures and fabrics. I love Diane von Furstenberg’s Hanky dress (the flowy black and white dress on the model below), too. The loose silk silhouette is both elegant and practical for warm weather weddings. (Also see the Hanky Band dress in sheer pastel mint and sky blue.) For more conservative affairs, don’t miss St. John’s newest dresses. Cowl back dresses in light blue (see below), colorblock patterns, lace sleevelettes, and sophisticated sequin minis are a refreshing twist on the brand’s classic look.
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