How to Dress For Every Spring Occasion on Your Calendar

Empty Nest Blessed by Suzy Mighell

Not sure how to dress for every spring occasion on your calendar? We’ve got you! Even if you don’t have a wedding coming up, spring is always bursting with occasions that call for the perfect spring dress. Whether you’re celebrating Mother’s Day, showering a bride-to-be with love, or celebrating a graduation, we’ve got you covered!

Hi Everybody! Beth here. When Suzy and I started working on this dress post, she asked me if I wanted to write it. With my son’s wedding coming up this summer, I have a lot of events that call for a special dress!

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Mother’s Day

Crochet Sweater Dress (30% off right now!) | Square Toe Two Strap Sandals | Pearl Apple Watch Band | Similar Pearl Drop Earrings | White Bracelet Stack

I love the crochet dress Suzy is wearing above. It’s the perfect dress for a Mother’s Day celebration! For this occasion, I’m thinking of something elegant, yet comfortable. If casual is more your style, check out Suzy’s Instagram post showing how to wear this crochet dress casually.

A pastel-colored wrap dress or a breezy midi dress with delicate floral prints sounds just about perfect. After all, I want to look and feel fabulous while savoring every moment with my loved ones.

Bridal or Baby Shower

Family standing in front of a balloon arch celebrating a wedding shower

My husband Randy, Me 😊, my future daughter-in-law Bri, and my son Ryan.

Floral Print Tie Front Fit & Flare Tiered Dress | Dalia Lace & Tulle Overly Maxi Dress

The picture above is from Ryan and Bri’s couples wedding shower. I am wearing a pink floral dress from Macy’s. Bri’s lace & tulle maxi dress was stunning. I am attending another bridal shower for Bri in May, and I’m leaning towards something soft and feminine like this off-the-shoulder dress. For these girly gatherings, think details like scallop edges, delicate florals, and pretty pastels. A flowy midi dress or a halter-style maxi dress will have you looking picture-perfect as you celebrate the bride or a mommy-to-be.

Elle Dress (Use Code SUZY15 for 15% Off) | Tia Mule Heels | Adeline Cane Bag | Cultured Pearl Initial Pendant Paper Clip Link Necklace | Double Pearls Earrings


Spring Tweed A-Line Dress (30% off right now!) | Hazel Pointed Toe Pump | Pearl Apple Watch Band

Graduation ceremonies are all about celebrating achievements and looking classy while doing it! When choosing the perfect dress for this special occasion, think timeless and sophisticated. Try a dress that’s both stylish and easy to move in, like a shirt dress or linen shift dress. Solid colors or subtle prints work great, and you can dress them up with fun accessories like statement earrings or a cute clutch.

Woman standing next to a tree in pink and orange shirt dress holding a cane and white handbag

Sutton Shirtdress (30% off right now!) | Blair Nappa Ballet Flats (30% off right now!) | Bracelet Stack (Use Code SUZY20 for 20% off) | Adeline Cane Bag

Wedding Guest

Whether you’re attending as a guest or playing a special role in the wedding party, finding the right dress is key to feeling fabulous on the big day. I am so excited about my son’s wedding this summer! They are getting married at Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park. I’ve started looking for dresses but haven’t found the special one yet. When shopping for your dress, make sure to check the dress code for your event. There are so many pretty options this spring for wedding guests. This ombre maxi dress is beautiful! For garden weddings, embrace the season with airy fabrics and pretty florals. How about this pleated satin midi dress for a more formal event?

I hope I’ve given you some good ideas about how to dress for every spring occasion you’ve got coming up! Still not sure what to wear? We wrote a post a few months ago (and updated it recently with all new dresses!) about finding the perfect dress for your body type! You can read it HERE.

In the boutique below, we’ve rounded up some gorgeous dresses that are perfect for everything from Mother’s Day Brunch to Graduation! Click on any image for more information on pricing, color/print options, sales, etc.

What special occasions do you have coming up? Let us know in the comments!

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    1. Hi,

      I hear you! I had so much fun finding all these pretty dresses. Just need more events!

      Thank you for the comment.


  1. Congratulations on the upcoming wedding! Funny story- a couple of years ago my husband randomly ordered me 5 nice dresses – something he had never, ever done in our 35 years of marriage! He’d been doing some shopping online with Nordstrom, and they started sending him ads for this one brand. I actually loved the dresses, but I returned one. I still have one I’ve never worn! Anyway, it was sweet but not the most practical gesture!

    1. Hi,

      Thank you so much. How sweet of your husband. Sounds like you need to suggest to him an outing to wear that dress 😉

      Thank you for the comment.


  2. Suzy!

    Last year, after our final daughter left for college, my wife and I discovered your blog and it has really been inspirational! We truly adore your work! Keep being you!

    Julianna Horn

  3. All of these dresses are SO beautiful, love how this post details different occasions!! I am such a fan of those scallop-edge dresses from Avara, they are just stunning!

    Hope you have a fantastic weekend!! 🙂

    Make Life Marvelous

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