Formals for Every Occasion


This shoot was so fun to do while expecting! I’ve done my fair share of wearing standard sizing in place of maternity pieces, but I was really nervous about selecting a more formal piece that might not be as forgiving. With weddings and events filling our calendar throughout the summer, I thought it was perfect timing to share a budget-friendly, size-inclusive site that has what you need for any occasion!


One of the biggest struggles for bridesmaids is finding something that works for your entire bridal party. Your girls are probably ranging across the board in age, size, height and shape, so what works for one doesn’t tend to be comfortable for everyone. One of my favorite features with eShakti is the option to hand-select your measurements on all of their pieces for no extra charge. Yes, you read that right. You can enter your own measurements on any of their pieces and they’ll customize the fit to your exact size.

I absolutely love when bridesmaids coordinate but have a little variation. Letting your girlfriends pick what suits and fits them best makes everyone so much happier about purchasing their attire for your big day. eShakti allows you to change the neckline, hemline and nearly any other detail on their pieces, so you can dress your entire bridal party with a few quick clicks!

Wedding Guests & Special Events

When attending events, I gravitate to the fancier end of a dress code. I’ll always lean towards long dresses over shorter options. Also, make sure you’ll have some freedom on the dance floor!  Suffocating under a gown or picking something with tons of bulky skirt layers can make for a long, hot evening! I adore patterns, but sometimes going for a bit more muted option allows you to get away with being an outfit repeater for later events.  Again, keep in mind you can change the hemline, sleeve style and neckline on almost any of these pieces. I’ve also broken the categories down in my selections below so you can go right to what you are looking for! A few of my favorite pieces landed in multiple categories because they’re so versatile.

Black Tie Event // Bridesmaid Options

Wedding Guest

Cocktail Event

Vacay Vibes

Sunday Brunch

So tell me girlfriends, which category will you be browsing first? I just added this pretty dress to my cart – it would be so cute with this headband for 4th of July!
This post was created in collaboration with eShakti. As always, all selections and opinions are 100% my own. I may receive a small commission from purchases made when you follow links shared in this post. It is more appreciated than you know when you shop through my links! 

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