7.12.2011

The Farewell Dress

Today is an all out ode to the “Farewell Dress”, or, as I like to call it, a “Leavin’ Dress”.

Yes, that second option is probably more appropriate for Arkansas.

You know how some brides, ok many brides, change into a shorter more comfortable dress for when leaving the reception? Yeah, that’s a Farewell Dress. Or Leavin’ Dress.

I had originally planned to wear my wedding dress to the hotel after the reception, but after some careful consideration this past weekend, I’ve decided I’d like a second dress for our big exit.

I do love a wardrobe change.

And it’s a terrific excuse to buy another dress I don’t need.

This is the story of my life.

However, I’m getting married in, oh…..2 MONTHS! So if I’m going to purchase said Farewell Dress, now would be the time to do so. Here’s where y’all come in:

I need to poll you fair readers on which of the following you like best. These are the finalists and one will make the cut!

Lilly Pulitzer Bowen Dress, Lilly Pulitzer Shayna Dress

BCBG Max Azria Addison One Shoulder Dress, BCBG Max Azria Floral Applique Tafetta Dress

Lilly Pulitzer MarieKate Dress, Lilly Pulitzer Blossom Dress

Strapless Reception Dress from The Limited, Pleated One Shoulder Dress by The Limited

Mimi Sleeveless Dress by BCBG Max Azria, Palais One Shoulder Cocktail Dress with Twist Detail by BCBG Max Azria


What's your favorite Farewell Dress? What would you put me in?

Be blessed, lovelies-

66 comments:

  1. It's a tie between the Lilly Pulitzer Bowen Dress & Lilly Pulitzer Blossom Dress. I love both of them... :)

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  2. o fun! i would go with the one-shoulder BCBG dress! xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

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  3. BCBG Max Azria Floral Applique Tafetta Dress

    That is my choice! I love that dress it is so cute! But I love all of them.

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  4. Easy!
    BCBG Max Azria Floral Applique Tafetta Dress

    Yes yes!!!

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  5. the first one :) the bowen dress by lily pulitzer

    i also like the pleated one shoulder dress by the limited- it just looks like you i think :) lol

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  6. The 2nd, 4th and 6th are my favs!

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  7. For some reason I'm loving the Lilly Shayna and MarieKate dresses. Something about those sleeves, very pretty. Can't wait to see what you choose!

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  8. They all are pretty dresses but I love the Lily Pultizer MarieKate or Shayna They are both classic timeless dresses. I also feel the lace makes the dress feel more bridal, even though the leavin' dress is a more causal than the wedding dress you still want to stand out as the bride.

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  9. tie between the one shoulder from the Limited and the lily pulitzer 3/4 length sleeve dress. Depends on the look you want- classy and leaving for the honeymoon or dressy and very girly with the one shoulder. : )

    http://seeshellrun.blogspot.com

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  10. I love the Strapless reception dress by the Limited. So pretty!

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  11. The two BCBG ones scream delightfully fun wedding! Love them!

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  12. My vote is for the Lilly Pulitzer Bowen Dress OR the Pleated One Shoulder Dress by The Limited. Let us know what you decide!

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  13. The Bowen dress is classic, chic, and timeless. It would look beautiful and not dated in photos decades from now. Absolutely stunning!

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  14. All so cute! I can see you in the blossom dress. It's fun and flirty and white. You are the star of the day...why not have a wardrobe change right?? As long as you get your wear out of the big kahuna that you spent the most money on!!!

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  15. So many beautiful dresses to choose from! My top 3 for you are: Lilly's Shayna, Pleated 1-shoulder by the Limited, and lastly I LOVE the Mimi Sleeveless by BCBG!
    I think you're going to have to narrow it down next week and do another poll! :)

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  16. I love the Shayna- very pretty!

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  17. If I were your stylist I would 100%put you in the last one shoulder BCBG dress! To me it looks the most like you and I think it's such a fun dress for Leavin'

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  18. I love the Shayna dress! Feminine, modern coverage up top, but sultry enough for a little leg.

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  19. I think the second Lilly dress is very similar to the one Kate wore (except white) so it screams elegance and class! But if you are looking for a more fun, "Let's party, I'm married" look the fourth one looks so doll! Then the third choice is The limited reception dress. Very classy, beautiful,and a very "bridal reception dress" look. (Thus the name I'm sure ;) ) Good luck, they are all great choices!

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  20. I LOOOVE the Blossom dress! It looks fun but still festive...that's my vote for sure :)

    2 months! it's going to crawl and fly all at the same time. much like the rest of this season

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  21. So many great choices! I love the Shayna, the BCBG Max Azria Floral Applique and the one shoulder dress from the limited! Eee!

    Cxx

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  22. I think the BCBG Max Azria Addison One Shoulder Dress!

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  23. I've been debating about a farewell dress for my wedding as well!

    I love the Lilly Blossom dress! I think it is very classy but also so fun!

    My second fav is the BCBG Max Azria Floral Applique Tafetta Dress. They're all beautiful and I know you'll look fabulous in whatever you choose. :)

    xoxo, elizabeth
    @ Life with Elizabeth

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  24. BCBG Tafetta is my fave, i just feel like it would be so flattering on anyone, and so FUN!.. with the lilly mariekate asa close second ( i think the bowen is tooo cash) Happy Shopping!

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  25. i love the BCBG Max Azria Floral Applique Tafetta Dress!! i think it would look stunning on you!

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  26. I like the Lily Pulitzer MarieKate Dress. Looks super cute to wear again! They're all cute, though!

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  27. Love love live the lily pullitzer shayna dress!!!!

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  28. BCBG Addison One Shoulder! Love it!

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  29. BCBG Max Azria Floral Applique Tafetta Dress

    done and done! :)

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  30. I think you should stick with white. My favorite is the BCBG Addison One Shoulder. It looks perfect for the farewell dress! Great idea, too!

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  31. BCBG Max Azria Floral Applique Tafetta Dress

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  32. For sure the BCBG Max Azria Floral Applique Tafetta Dress! I LOVE IT!

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  33. i have been lusting over the lilly pulitzer mariekate dress for a long time now. i want it so bad, but have no place to wear it...

    for you, i would pick the lilly pulitzer bowden dress for sure. but i also love the palais one shoulder by BCBG if you wanted to do a bright, fun dress!

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  34. Ooooh! The Lilly Pulitzer Marikate dress!! So chic and it looks super comfortable too!

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  35. As a recently engaged girl myself, I've been debating rather or not I want a Leavin' Dress. But if I were to pick one it would be the BCBG Max Azria Floral Applique Tafetta Dress, it's gorgeous and still bridal.

    <3 Julie. littlepinkrainboots.blogspot.com

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  36. Both BCBG dresses are AMAZING!

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  37. My favorite is the Lilly Pulitzer Shayna Dress ... love the lace sleeves and it screams southern belle to me!

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  38. I want the MaryKate so so so much, and the first thing I thought of was how fabulous it'd be for rehearsal dinner, leaving for the honeymoon, etc. Can't wait to see what you choose! :)

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  39. love the lily pulitzer marykate dress! I think you should stick with white! afterall its your wedding day!

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  40. The BCBG Max Azria Addison One Shoulder Dress or the BCBG Max Azria Floral Applique Tafetta Dress! Love both of those!

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  41. The BCBG Floral Applique Tafetta dress!!! That is SO cute, and would look amazing on you!

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  42. i vote for a white one for sure! either the shayna or mariekate, so cute.

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  43. BCBG floral allp. taffetta. It's gorgeous.

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  44. Either the BCBG Addison or the one shouldered from The Limited. Gorgeous options!! Good luck :)

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  45. I like the MarieKate dress.

    Just curious what were your reasons for a leavin dress? I was so against one I'm wondering what your reasons FOR one were?

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  46. I LURVE the first two and then the final bright pink one!!! Those are all fabulous! You have such a pretty neckline; so I definitely see you in that first strapless one the most, but the other two are pretty fantastic too in my book.. as are all these! You will be stunning no matter what!

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  47. The MarieKate dress is so sophisticated. It would show well in pictures for years to come. Also, it would look super cute with poof hairstyle.

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  48. both in second row right one in third row both in fourth!

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  49. I gotta go with the Lilly Pulitzer Bowen Dress! I think you would look super chic in it.

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  50. Oh my...such a tough choice and it really comes down to what you feel best in but I do like the pleated one shoulder dress by The Limited. I like that it has a bit of color...can't wait to find out which one YOU choose.

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  51. I love the Blossom dress!

    ~Tiffany
    http://tiffanyd22.blogspot.com

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  52. I love the Pleated One Shoulder dress by The Limited!
    SO fun!
    xo
    Erin

    pinkandpolos.blogspot.com

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  53. Lilly Pulitzer Shayna Dress! Love it!

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  54. I vote for the Bowen or the 2nd BCBG one!

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  55. Love the bottom left. Very elegant/Elizabeth James in The Parent Trap.

    Would love you to enter my jewelry giveaway! Ends Friday!

    http://www.ashesoflaughter.com/2011/07/jewelry-giveaway.html

    xx,

    Erin

    www.ashesoflaughter.com

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  56. Pleated One Shoulder Dress by The Limited or Lilly Pulitzer Blossom Dress...I love both of those!

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  57. LOVE them all. but I especially am loving the Lilly Pulitzer MarieKate Dress :) You'll look beautiful in whatever you decide to wear, though.

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  58. The Shayna dress (#2) or Palais One Shoulder Dress by BCBG (last one).

    Dawn in NC

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  59. Definitely the 2nd dress (Lilly). It is perfect!

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  60. Lilly Pulitzer Blossom Dress..... Love, love, love!!

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  61. OMG!! This is so Father of the Bride when she changes before the airport. I love it! I like the Limited one best! I can't believe that's from Limited so cute. Or the very first one you posted. How fun!

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