Baby shower dress code featuring Paper Crown

It’s easy to see why we have babies on the brain lately here at the HQ… With our editor-in-chief expecting, and one of our own editors with a bun in the oven too, there are so many reasons to celebrate the mamas-to-be in our lives! That said, this spring and summer we have so many baby showers on our social calendars, and we are constantly trying to think up fun outfit ideas to wear to said events. If you’re like us and have a handful of baby showers on your calendar this season, you probably agree with us that it is important to dress for the occasion—whether it’s a fancier country club get together or a casual baby shower BBQ, there are endless ways to put together the perfect ensemble. So, we recently turned to the Paper Crown Spring 2017 Collection to come up with some outfits and styling ideas for all celebrations this season.

Take a peek below to see how we styled our favorite Paper Crown pieces for three different kinds of baby showers…

Backyard BBQ Baby Shower

So, a bestie of the mama-to-be is hosting a fun backyard BBQ to celebrate… Dressing for this occasion is a piece of cake! If you’re the guest of honor (the expecting mama), a loosely fitting drop-waist ruffle dress like the Dahab Dress from Paper Crown is both chic and comfortable. Pair it with a fun raffia clutch (like this one from The Little Market) to keep your accessories summery and on-trend. And if you’re an attending guest, the Tempe Top with blue jeans, the Yavapai Top with white denim, or the Karakum Tank with the Namib Shorts are great options. And, don’t forget a cute handbag and your sunnies!

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Ladies Luncheon Baby Shower

This scenario may be the most common type of baby shower: a ladies’ luncheon at a friend or family member’s house. The fun thing about this event is that you can dress up your look a bit while still keeping comfortable. Paper Crown’s Coronado Dress is a great option for a flowy silhouette for the mama-to-be (and it comes in this amazing shade of salsa red too). For guests attending a ladies luncheon, we love the look of the Apache Dress, the Sequoia Dress, and the Verbena Tank worn with the Tanami Shorts. A heel or wedge is perfect to pair with any of these looks, and we loved adding some pretty pieces of jewelry and feminine cross-body bags.

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What to wear to a baby shower

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Country Club Brunch Baby Shower

Lastly—and the most fancy of the three—is the country club brunch baby shower. Any kind of club will have a dress code, so it’s ok to err on the side of more dressed-up for this situation. A floor-length maxi, like our favorite Paper Crown Natalie Dress (which the expecting mom on a budget can even rent through Vow to Be Chic!), is a perfect romantic look for the mama. It’s figure-flattering with the matching sash that lets you accentuate the waist. Plus, it’s such a chic and luxurious fabric to wear as the guest of honor. We styled our guests in a gorgeous navy blue Paper Crown Bridesmaids dress with heels and a pearl necklace, the Casa Grande Dress with nude strappy sandals and a white envelope clutch, and the Mojave Dress with pretty pumps and a blush handbag.

Country club baby shower attire
Country club baby shower attire
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What to wear to a country club baby shower

Baby shower at the country club

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How would you style your favorite Paper Crown pieces for upcoming baby (or bridal!) showers this season?

XO Team LC

P.S. Did you know that you can shop the Paper Crown Spring 2017 Collection on Lord & Taylor too? Shop the pieces in this post below…

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