The Best Occasion Dresses In The End-Of-Summer Sales

End-of-summer sales are in full swing as stores try to make space for fall arrivals. That’s great news for us because we can find style gems on mega sale. I have a few fancy-ish events to attend still this summer, so I’ve been scouting the sales for occasion dresses. Today’s featured Larke dress is one of those finds. Scroll to the end of the post for more selections.

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What I’m wearing:

Dress c/o | Pumps (option) | Earrings c/o | Watch

Eyes: Urban Decay Born to Run palette c/o | Lip: Urban Decay Vice lipstick (66) c/o

My dress is the Larke Belle Ruffled Maxi Dress. I’ve been eying at Anthropologie all summer long because of its stunning blue hue and sophisticated silhouette. My local store never carried the style, though, so I wasn’t able to try it on. When I had the opportunity to partner with Larke, then, I jumped at the chance and knew exactly what I wanted.

I was advised to size up in this style, and that was great advice. The dress runs a size small. I typically wear a size 4 in styles like this one, but I needed a size 6. By the way, this dress has crisscross straps in the back, but I experimented by wearing the straps crossed in the front. The resulting look was a striking ruffled halter. Click here to see the actual neckline of the dress.

Dresses like this one are perfect for special occasions. It has interesting details and a flattering silhouette. Since the dress is doing all the work, I kept my accessories minimal. My earrings are by Alucik, a brand that specializes in collection pieces of jewelry. Alucik converts hand-drawn digital designs into detailed stainless steel plated patterns. This pair is plated in 24K gold, and the earrings remain in perfect condition after 3 years of wearing them (see them first worn here).

Location: Downtown library, St. Louis

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