The Perfect July 4th Party Dress

Parker Brooklyn dress, also love THIS ONE // hoop earrings // Chanel handbag, similar HERE
Okay… I saw this Parker dress and IMMEDIATELY I wished I had a fun July 4th party to attend so that I could wear it! I love all the ruffles, and the tie around the waist makes it very figure-flattering. I love pretty much any holiday because it’s an excuse to dress up, haha! But in addition to July 4th, it’s also a great dress if you have any weddings to attend this summer. I’m linking up some other blue and white dresses below if you need some more ideas πŸ™‚
Chris and I are headed to Charlotte tomorrow… our good friends are throwing us an engagement party and we’re so excited!! The theme is “Tacos & Tequila” and they’re having a taco bar, margaritas and churro cupcakes (OMG). The only thing is I can’t figure out what to wear!! Are you supposed to wear white at an engagement party? I clearly know nothing about wedding stuff. LOL!
Any advice is appreciated πŸ™‚
xoxo
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  1. Hi Caitlin,
    When I worked in a boutique a lot of girls would come in looking for white for all their bridal & engagement parties. One time a girl came in and said she wanted anything but white because she was sick of all the white aha so we lead her to a soft pink. It's all about you so you can wear whatever you want!

    http://www.taytayrose.com

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  2. That dress is beautiful! I have an 80th birthday dinner for my grandpa at the end of the summer and that dress will be perfect. Also churro cupcakes sound amazing! Enjoy the party!

    https://maureengetsreal.wordpress.com/

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  3. Such a nice dress! πŸ™‚

    http://www.evdaily.blogspot.com

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  4. Wow, that is the perfect dress! I love the ruffles and the contrasting patterns!
    xo, Caitlin
    http://thesolcompass.com

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  5. Hi. I am getting married in a little over three weeks and although I did not have an engagement party, I would wear white to any wedding-related function where I am the future bride. It is a privilege that you only get once in a lifetime, so why not use it? You will glow, I am sure. Congratulations! I am really happy for you and Chris

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  6. Such a cute dress – and this dress IS perfect for the 4th of July!

    Rachel's Lookbook

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  7. Such a cute dress!! As for engagement parties — I wore white to mine! It's totally up to you though!

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  8. The theme sounds perfect! Who doesn't love tacos?? I say wear what you want to the party but white is always a good choice for an engagement party!

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  9. Yes, wear white! I'm definitely of the camp to wear white to any and all bridal events possible when you're the bride. White is one of my favorite (non-?)colors and I love wearing it, but it's a little harder to don when you're attending weddings/wedding-related events of friends (and you're NOT the bride anymore!). So take full advantage!!!!

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  10. What an adorable dress!! Have fun this weekend at your engagement party!

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  11. Before I got married, I wore white to any and ALL wedding events. Now I'm married and have all these white dresses πŸ™ Happy planning and have fun at the party!

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  12. That is such a darling dress and very cute for Fourth of July. I love the holidays for dressing up too. I always promised myself I would wear white for anything wedding related but I know you will figure it out and look gorgeous in anything!

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale |

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  13. Such a cute dress! I wish I had a party to wear it now too haha!

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  14. This dress is SO adorable!! Couldn't be more perfect for the 4th of July!

    xo Devon Seventeen Dresses

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  15. Love the mixture of patterns in that dress! And that sounds like the best engagement party! Have so much fun πŸ™‚

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  16. Sounds like such a fun party! You can totally wear whatever you want, there are no rules when it comes to anything wedding-related as long as you love it! However, it is the one time where you can really play up being the bride, so I did wear white to all my events πŸ™‚

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  17. I think you can wear any color dress to an engagement party? I wore a pretty floral dress to mine. Can't wait to see some wedding posts!! Please share all your planning details with us!!!!! πŸ™‚

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  18. You're the bride, so you get to make the rules! Wearing white always works for a bride at any wedding events, but isn't required. My wedding colors where navy and yellow, so I wore navy dresses to my events. It could also be fun to wear something color to go with the theme.

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  19. Love the blue and white stripes, my favorite summer print! I would say for an engagement party you can wear whatever you want… I feel that after a while, all the white dresses would look the same. For a taco themed party I would wear a bright colors and fun earrings!

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  20. This is such a cute outfit idea for 4th of July!
    x. kritsida
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  21. That would be so perfect for an elegant Fourth of July celebration!

    Briana
    http://beyoutifulbrunette.blogspot.com/

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  22. Love this look for the fourth, such a fun dress πŸ™‚ And omg such a cute engagement party theme! My cousin had the same theme and she wore a tacos and tequila tee and cute shorts! I think you can also wear white though!

    Lauren Lindmark | dailydoseofcharm.com

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  23. What a fun fun fun dress! The ruffles make me want to dance.

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  24. So beautiful! <3
    XO Janina
    http://www.janinafran.com

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  25. I have worn white at every single event for my wedding because I never get to wear it…always going to other peoples showers/wedding!

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  26. LOVE this dress! Also, I wore white to my engagement party but it was so crazy hard to find a cute white outfit.

    Kim

    http://trendkeeper.me .. office decor goals!

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  27. Love your dress<3
    It looks super fashionable! xx
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  28. Such a cute and beautiful outfit! And your dress is gorgeous!
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  29. Love the dress!!! πŸ™‚
    Xo,
    Lily | pslilyboutique.com

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  30. You're looking absolutely wonderful, this is such a fantastic, ladylike outfit!

    http://lartoffashion.com/beach-club

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  31. Girl, I firmly believe that since it's YOUR engagement party you can wear anything you like! As long as you wear it with confidence and happiness you will be just as beautiful as you always are. PS. Churro cupcakes sound amazing, feel like mailing one to Los Angeles? lol

    Jess | http://www.TheVogueVoyager.com

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  32. It's a perfect dress! Looks lovely on you!

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  33. That dress is just so perfect!! I really love it!

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  34. Yes! Perfect! <3

    BlondieInTheCity.com

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  35. Such a fun and cute dress! Loving how well the two patterns go together! πŸ™‚

    Jordan: Teacup of Style
    Instagram @teacupofstyle

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