Nautical Party Look

Q. I am looking for a suggestion on what to wear that is “dressy white and blue” yacht party.

-Boat Bliss

A. Aaahh nautical fancy. I assume you’ll be on a yacht or at a yacht club. I can help with that since I’ve been to several yacht clubs this summer with my beau who sails quite a bit. I love the idea of a white and blue party and definitely believe a dress is the best option. I am clearly obsessed with dresses this summer and they just “work” so well for every occasion. While this is obviously a nautical party in nature, there is no reason you have to succumb to that theme. You will look fresh and stylish in any of the dresses I’ve suggested below or take them as a guide when you shop online or look in your closet.

Suzi Chin Maggy Boutique Dot Halter DressElie Tahari 'Brielle' DressShoshanna Strapless Eyelet DressStrapless Guest of Wedding Dresses by BCBGKay Unger Multi Stripe Dress

left to right: Suzi Chin Maggy Boutique Dot Halter Dress, $148 at nordstrom.com; Elie Tahari ‘Brielle’ Dress, $468 at nordstrom.com; Shoshanna Strapless Eyelet Dress (replace the white belt with a navy or navy and white ribbon), $360 at nordstrom.com; Strapless Guest of Wedding Dresses by BCBG, $280 at edressme.com; Kay Unger Multi Stripe Dress, $310 at saks.com

Add one of these fun nautical-chic pieces from jcrew.com:

Hand-painted wide enamel cuffOcean blue anchor pendant necklaceMaritime charm bracelet

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