The RDD

Attica Tile Dress | Portia Lace Dress | Lola DressMabry Strapless Dress

Jenna Sheath Dress | French Exchange Dress | Darua Tailor Dress | Colorblock Sweater Dress

Osie Dress with Leather CollarLong Sleeve Tie Neck Dress | Delian Pebble LaceAntonia Print Dress

It occurred to me this weekend that I might want to start ordering a few last minute items and pieces for the wedding next month. A few Polaroid cameras to make the festivities especially interactive? Check. A dress for the rehearsal dinner…hmm. I had considered wearing something I already owned, but on an evening when all eyes are on you, it seemed like a good excuse to find something new and that would photograph well!

On Sunday I spent a while on Shopbop checking out a variety of options. Should I take the opportunity to do something striking, and colorful? Or pick something more demure and sophisticated that’d be wearable for years to come? Our rehearsal dinner is going to be a dinner party for about 50 friends and family members on the patio of one of our favorite restaurants, and since the dress code is fairly casual, I didn’t want to look too overdone. So, I actually did end up buying one of the dresses here…but I am wondering if you’d be able to guess which one!

(PS – Speaking of Shopbop, they’re having a pretty decent sale right now! The silver chrome version of my gold iPhone case is currently 30% off!)

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  1. 10.9.12

    Great picks! I love that navy blue lace portia dress & the colour block french exchange dress. Gorgeous!

  2. 10.9.12

    I just did a post today on my RDD, it was sooo hard for me to find for some reason. I love all of these choices though. And cannot believe your wedding is only a month away!!!

  3. 10.9.12

    I am such a more ‘classic colors & shapes’ kind of girl. My guy friend just told me that I need to be more daring lol so I bought a pair of drop-crotch pants!

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  4. 10.9.12
    christin said:

    i have been obsessed with that portia lace dress forever. I’d do that because you can wear it so much after!

  5. 10.9.12

    Oh geez! I would seriously wear every single one of these gorgeous dresses (well…post-baby that is!) And you would look amazing in any of these styles Victoria…so I am not quite sure which one you chose! You can’t go wrong in any of them!

    And omg…one month away?! Eeek! :)
    XO – Marion

  6. 10.9.12
    Ashley said:

    i think you picked the Darua Tailor Dress…. but the portia lace and the antonia print dress are both great too! actually, you can’t really go wrong!

  7. 10.9.12
    rita said:

    portia lace or french exchange! also, i love that you are going for color vs. white!

  8. 10.9.12
    brighton said:

    love these picks!! But wait! what about doing something white with LOTS of fun details and embellishments? no? I think that could be super glam and fun! with some bright shoes perhaps?? and fun baubles? just an idea!! I know you’ll look fabulous Victoria, no matter what you choose!

  9. 10.9.12

    Can’t believe it’s only a month away! So exciting! I adore all of these picks, but the Charlie Jade Long Sleeve Tie Neck Dress stole my heart-such a gorgeous color!

  10. 10.9.12

    I hope you picked the French Exchange dress! Gorgeous and just a hint of “I’m the bride” in there…

  11. 10.9.12
    the NOW said:

    I am OBSESSED with that pink Three Floor/ French exchange dress!!!!!!!! SO PRETTY!!!! xox

  12. 10.9.12
    Randilea said:

    Love the portia lace dress!

  13. 10.9.12
    Alyssa said:

    OK–all of these have been added to my (ever-growing) wish list. Great picks!

    -Alyssa
    The Glossy Life

  14. 10.9.12

    Yes! Go primary colors, so pretty in photographs! Or those classic dresses are beauties, too!

    • 10.9.12
      vmacandcheese said:

      Okay, good. ;)

  15. 10.9.12
    LWP said:

    So many good choices you can’t go wrong. Can’t wait to see your final pick!

  16. 10.9.12

    The Attica and Lola are my favorites!! I’ve had my eye on that Tibi number for awhile…I think I need to just pull the trigger!! All of your picks are perfect though, can’t wait to see which one you choose!

  17. 10.10.12

    Go with what makes you feel like the center of attention. I think you can get away with a really fun dress, whether its bright or elegant. I ended up getting a silver dress that has come in handy for events like chaperoning prom :) Not quite what I had in mind when I bought it!

    I would maybe pick a dress that normally you wouldn’t spring for, but that you still feel comfortable in. More special then practical. You only have a few pre-wedding events left for this excuse!

  18. 10.10.12
    Victoria said:

    I’m thinking I might use Rent the Runway for my rehearsal dinner dress. I haven’t gotten that far in my planning yet, but I don’t know if I’d want to wear the dress again anyway. We haven’t booked our dinner yet, but we are working on it now.

  19. 10.10.12
    Victoria said:

    I also love that Attica dress!

  20. 10.10.12

    These are ALL so cute! I love the Primary ones but for Fall I love the Classic ones so I think I would pick the long sleeve with neck tie in that great wine color

  21. 10.11.12

    I have a reeaaallly similar dress to the Joie lace dress. Mine is from Zara from a few seasons ago. I wore it to TH’s Christmas party last year but you just inspired me to wear again to the wedding we’re going to this weekend. You just saved me some money. I was going to go out and buy a new dress.

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