Versatile Dresses for Family Photos, Fall Weddings, And Alll The Holiday Parties


It seems like the busy summer party calendar is going to keep right on chugging through fall and into the holidays….which means that I need a versatile dress for all of the upcoming weddings, holidays, and – why not? – family photo sessions.

So I was pretty excited when Modcloth asked us to check out their fall lookbook – I immediately gravitated towards their party dress section which is full of wearable, fun dresses that would be gorgeous in a family photo,  dressy enough for fall weddings, yet can be dialed back for date nights.  I found an on-trend-for-fall embroidered dress that I plan to wear the heck out of straight through the holidays.

First up?  A sweet tea party and garden tour, hosted by my favorite 2 year old (and her giraffe).



Modcloth Applique-Outlined Long Sleeve A-Line Dress (M): This is such a fun dress and really comfortable! There’s no stretch but happily, plenty of room up top if you have a larger bust, and the waist hits at the most flattering place for the skirt to skim over any tummy lumps. I’m planning to wear this for the holidays, too – so festive!

Modcloth The Strong Silent Stripe Tights, Navy: So warm and cozy, perfect for those late fall days where thick wool tights are too warm but these have built-in A/C!

Modcloth Off and Cunning Oxford Heel – These are so easy to wear and the heel’s totally walkable! And that’s coming from a flats/sneakers lover. They run a bit small, I’d size up one (they’re in Euro sizes, I’m a 7.5 so I ordered my normal 38, but they’re a bit snug).

Shop Versatile Fall Dresses

Wear for fall family photos, weddings or events, then to holiday parties later on.


Shop Fall Tights

Add a pretty pair of tights for warmth when the temps drop.

Thank you to Modcloth for sponsoring this post and to our readers for their continued support.  It is so very much appreciated!

Photos by Tracey Westgate, an amazing family photographer north of Boston. Special thanks to Willowdale Estate for being so lovely and accommodating!

– Amanda