Living in Middle Tennessee gives you plenty of reasons to dress up. As a rule, Southerners wear dresses to weddings, graduations and bridal luncheons not to mention the best outdoor gathering of them all, Steeplechase. Even if the invite says casual, you can wear a floaty cotton dress and hit the dress code sweet spot.
If you are on a serious budget, look for a frock that can go casual to dressy with a change of accessories. Add metallic flats or nude pumps to any of the dresses featured today and you have an ensemble worthy of all the spring and summer dress-up occasions that are dotting the calendar.