Like weddings, baby showers can range from very casual to very dressy. Since there’s no universal standard, take cues from the hostess and the venue to get an idea of how formally you should dress (the invitation can often be a good cue). Since these events are typically in the daytime and often involve family members of all ages, it’s best to keep things festive, but modest. You don’t want to be in something particularly short or low-cut if you get seated with the mother-to-be’s grandmother.
If you know the gender of the baby, it can be fun to pick a color accordingly, but if they’re keeping it a surprise, wear a gender-neutral palette like yellow, or black and white! Today, I covered all bases with a celebratory floral in a mix of blues and pinks.
A baby shower calls for something fun but elegant, comfortable but polished. I think I’ve found just the thing. I’ve made good use of deep, jewel-toned florals this winter, and I encourage you to make them your go-to print for winter baby showers and beyond. As much as we love a good stripe or leopard, sometimes you just crave the femininity of a floral, and a baby shower is the perfect event for bringing that sartorial sweetness to life.
Here, I’m wearing Veronica Beard’s Selena floral-print stretch-silk midi dress (conveniently marked down by 30% by the way!). It’s a slim fitting sheath made of mid-weight stretchy fabric, so you know you’ll be comfortable throughout the event without looking overly casual or slouchy. The ruching at the waist makes it amazingly forgiving and the leg slit gives it serious style points without feeling too “sexy” for a daytime, family affair.
As far as accessories go, you can stick to your go-tos and be effortlessly well-styled. The beauty of a floral print is that you can let it do lots of the heavy lifting for you. I slipped on my Jimmy Choo Lacey pumps (which are inexplicably 40% off!!) and I’ll be carrying a YSL bag that’s really getting me through my winter calendar. The chain belt is vintage Chanel, and if you’re looking for something similar, keep an eye on sites like What Goes Around Comes Around, Vestiaire Collective, The Real Real. These three sites are my favorite for vintage shopping because they have the best selections and pieces are always verified authentic. I’ve seen this exact belt pop up on all three multiple times, so keep your eyes peeled!
Below, shop a few more effortless ways to bring fun femininity into your next baby shower look!