Colleen wrote: "Hello, I am getting married July 5, 2014 in Jamaica and am looking for a dress to wear for my rehearsal dinner. I wear a size 12 or 14 and am very busty. I'm struggling to find a lightweight dress (it gets pretty hot in Jamaica) that has straps of some kind. Being able to wear a bra is a must. The wedding colors are going to be a dark purple and jade. The dress can really be any color. I love jewel tones, corals, and of course white would be appropriate. Budget wise, I'd like to keep the cost under $100. Thanks so much! Colleen"
Congratulations on your upcoming nuptials, Colleen! I've rounded up seven jewel-toned dresses in lightweight fabrics that won't make you swelter any more than you have to in the Jamaican heat and humidity. Many of these pieces are on post-summer clearance, so if you like one, snap it up ASAP.
1. Banana Republic Issa Collection Red Wrap-Tie Dress ($100 on sale)
2. Ivy & Blu Maggy Boutique Printed Sleeveless V-Neck Dress ($87 on sale)
3. Ann Taylor Loft Ruffle Yoke Tie Waist Dress ($80)
4. Kensie Colorblock Lace Dress ($40 on sale, in 2 colors)
5. Adrianna Papell Floral Jacquard Fit & Flare Dress ($60 on sale)
6. Jones New York Floral Solid Jacquard Dress ($53 on sale)
7. Max & Cleo Green Topaz Tiered Stretch Cotton Andrea Sleeveless Dress ($79 on sale)
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