Late Summer/Early Fall Formal Wear Trends…

From August through November in New England there tends to be a spike in weddings and formal events in this area. If you read my blog last winter on the store Lady Black tie which is based in Andover, Massachusetts, but also has a thriving online business, then you know they are one of my favorite dress stores to shop in.

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If you missed the previous blog then here is a little background information on them in their own words:

“We are a formalwear business and showroom located in Andover, Massachusetts, USA.marissa-.jpg

Lady Black Tie was opened in November 2018 by our founder Marissa, who wanted to bring fashion-forward, unique designs to the New England region.  What originally started as a retail showroom reliant on local visitors and a modest online presence – flipped completely within the first 6 months of the business opening. We generated a high volume of inquiries online about our styles; thus we are now largely an e-commerce business shipping dresses all over the world operating out of our showroom location in Downtown Andover.

Shop in Store

To visit our showroom and retail store, no appointment is required! We are open from Monday-Friday 11-6, and Saturday 11-4.

We are always closed Sundays.

Shop Online

When you order from us, you can order with complete confidence that we carry authentic brands. All our operations are under one roof, so our staff have personally worked with in-store customers and know how our dresses look on multiple body types. If you have a question about sizing, fit or the fabric, our staff who answer your call will help guide you to make the best choice with their first hand experience with the dress.”

I recently had a visit there and fell in love with the entire dress collection, but I narrowed this article down to what I think would be perfect for late summer and early fall. Let’s start with the late summer dress styles. I am obsessed with these two lace dress styles. One is in powder blue and one is in baby pink. The length was perfect…even for my petite frame.


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Next up was a classic black dress that can be worn year round. I love the one-shoulder style!


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Another classic dress: red satin…who doesn’t love a lady in red right? This one can also transition to your holiday events easily.


*This style is currently only sold in store


For my two fall favorites…. I loved this steel blue, lace dress with a very ornate lace-up back. I also liked the fact that it has a little bit of a sleeve for cooler fall nights. The cut out stomach area is on trend and …..well….it’s hot ladies!


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My absolute fall fave….and maybe my fave over all is this mustard, lace dress. This color is here to stay for Fall 2019. I love the adjustable straps, as well as the trumpet style bottom. Again, amazing that it is the perfect length for a variety of heights.


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Not only is the entire staff super friendly and helpful, but every dress is affordable and won’t break the bank.

Visit them in Andover, Mass or check out their website:

Happy Shopping!