Yes, you read the title of this post correctly. I have said it before and I will say it again - brunch is way more than just a meal. In recent years, it’s become a way to break the ice, bond with new and old friends and is even a date activity. Seriously, I just had a friend go on a date to brunch at Estrella with a guy she recently met.
You know what this all means? You can’t just wear the same dress to brunch all the time. Just because it’s a daytime look doesn’t mean that it’s appropriate. I’m always talking about that you have to match the vibe of a spot. But have you thought of matching the situation you’re in?
Considering that there’s so many possible brunching situations, preparing for the occasion is a must. If you follow along frequently, you obviously know I love and adore Ali & Jay because they make the best dresses that are so versatile and that you can wear over and over by just switching up a few minor things, like adding a jacket or wearing heels instead of flats.
Here are 3 Ali & Jay dresses I recommend having in your wardrobe for all those fun brunching occasions you’ve got planned!
THE BRUNCH DATE
Bodycon and hugs in all the right places! The I Got You Sheath Dress is super flattering and the colors are everything for the holiday season. Throw a leather jacket on over it and watch your date swoon.
THE BIZ BRUNCH
Networking and going over business deals over bellinis? It doesn’t get any better. I am obsessed with this So Much to Give Mini dress because it’s a gorgeous green stand out (and memorable) emerald color. It’s flirty and trendy but still professional. This one is actually sold out but this Party Dress Mini is a similar and very flattering style.
BRUNCH WITH THE BESTIES
There’s just something about a flowy sundress that gets you pumped for brunching with your friends, especially if the brunch is going to be alfresco! This is definitely one of my favorite dresses from earlier this fall from Ali & Jay, but thankfully they are all about the flow and always have new and swoon-worthy designs that come out frequently. This Wanna Dance Maxi is similar in fit and makes you want to spin in circles and take a billion boomerangs with a mimosa your hand!
Photography by: Rebecca Gnasso