Kathie Lee & Hoda: How to Wear 1 Dress to 4 Weddings
It is wedding season, so Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb welcome Lori Bergamotto, Contributing Style Editor at Lucky Magazine. With wedding season, 40% of weddings happen between June and September and the average guests spend $490 on the wedding and that’s even before the gift. Lori will show us how to take one dress and make it wearable to four weddings.
Today Show: Salon Pencil Dress from Asos.com
For wedding season, Lori Bergamotto has found one dress that a woman can wear to four different weddings. The dress is Salon Pencil Dress with Anglaise for $130.46 from Asos.com. It has a high neck and nipped in at the waist. At $130 for four weddings, that will bring your cost to just $33/wedding.
Salon Pencil Dress at a Garden Wedding
To make the dress appropriate for a garden party, Lori Bergamotto says to throw a printed cardigan over the dress. You can get one from Talbots.com for $89.50. Lori said this is how you make an evening dress appropriate for days with a cardigan. You will want a printed one and you should look for a unifying color. Lori also adds a purse for $34.50 from H&M, an Another Line belt for $34 from LordandTaylor.com, “Madmen Daisy Earrings” and “Chrysanthemum Ring” starting at $58 from Sequin-NYC.com. For the shoes, when going to an outdoor wedding never wear stilettos. You should wear a wedge and Lori picked out “Dizza” wedges for $99 from KelsiDagger.com.
Salon Pencil Dress at a Formal Wedding
Lori Bergamotto says you don’t have to go with a long dress for a formal wedding. To dress it up, she chose a “Tulle and Chain Bib” necklace from Zara for $35.90, sequin “Jet Earrings” for $75 from Sequin-NYC.com. Adding a simple belt can class up a dress. Lori uses a velvet ribbon, which you can get for $4/yard at M&J Trimming. To finish the look, add a Jacqueline Ferrar pleated clutch for $18 at JCPenney.com and Chinese Laundry “Haylow” pumps for $79 at Macys.com.
Salon Pencil Dress at a Cocktail Wedding
To make it appropriate for a cocktail wedding, Lori Bergamotto had the dress hemmed up to make it shorter and more festive. She then added a “Two Tone Open Blazer” tuxedo jacket for $32.80 at Forever21.com, a R.J. Graziano “Jet Glass Collar Necklace” for $75 at Bloomingdales.com, a “Lace Embellished Envelope Clutch” for $39.90 at Express.com and “Beelar” heels for $29.98 at CallItSpring.com.
Salon Pencil Dress at a Beach Wedding
Lori Bergamotto says less is more for a beach wedding, so you will want to keep it simple. A must-have: “Veronica” cat-eye sunglasses, which is all the rage right now, for $15 from Fantas-Eyes.com, a Kenneth Jay Lane necklaces for $99 at JenniferMillerJewelry.com. Lori said for necklaces, you will want to pick out necklaces that are very earthy and textural because you are outside. To finish off the look, Lori adds in a “Tie Dye Pouch” wristlet for $19.50 from Loft.com and Decree “Sandy Thong Sandals” (never wear shoes to a beach wedding) for $22 at JCPenney.com.