A rehearsal dinner at an estate in the Hamptons sounds awesome. You can check with the hostess of the event to see if there is a dress code. A summer party in the Hamptons can be casual or dressy. Usually dinners are more dressy than daytime affairs. A maxi dress would work for a casual or dressy rehearsal dinner. For a semi-formal event a cocktail dress in a color or or black will be appropriate. If the party is casual a summer dress or separates would be in good taste. A floral or colored outfit (avoid white) would be summery. Check the weather forecast for the day /evening of the event. Usually the Hamptons are warm on summer evenings so you will want to wear something cool and comfortable and bring a wrap.
Is a striped top appropriate with a floral skirt? I would like to wear this to a rehearsal dinner.
A striped top is appropriate to wear with a floral skirt and will look great at a rehearsal dinner. Mixing prints is a huge trend today. You can mix stripes, polka dots, and animal prints with florals or other prints. Different florals or prints can be combined together in the same outfit and look especially chic when they are in different sizes and in the same color family. Once upon a time it was not considered stylish to mix patterns together but breaking fashion rules is one of the latest fashion trends. If you have never experimented with mixing patterns and prints, stripes and polka dots are the easiest prints to combine with patterned fabrics. Note how the black shoes match the black color in the stripe top and pull the outfit together. Little jewelry such as only earrings should be enough.
What can I wear with cropped flare pants? I plan to wear to a wedding rehearsal dinner in Newport.
Cropped flare pants would look fabulous at a rehearsal dinner in Newport if they look good on you. They are longer than a culotte and shorter than your standard trouser. The most flattering length is just above the ankle. Cropped flare pants look best with short or tucked in tops and highlight the shoes you are wearing. Wear with high heels to elongate your legs. If the rehearsal dinner is at a casual venue you can wear solid color or print cotton pants with an off the shoulder top and trendy sandals with low heels. If the rehearsal dinner is at a fancy restaurant you can choose a pair of pants and top in a dressy fabric and high heels. Add accessories that complement your outfit. The same color top and cropped flare pants will give you a taller look. Cropped flare pants are very trendy now but can be difficult to wear if you have short legs or big calves. They are more flattering on taller ladies.