Arabesque dress ($89) from Stage Accents

Geneva dress (long sleeve $55, short sleeve $49) from Stage Accents

Georgette shrug ($22) from Stage Accents

Amadeus jacket ($36) from Stage Accents

Can be worn with any plain sheath such as the Georgette dress.

Paradise dress ($74) from Stage Accents

Royalton dress ($62) and jacket ($49) from Stage Accents

Purchased together: $105.

Sanibel dress ($59) from Stage Accents

Amelie dress ($58) from Stage Accents

Odessa top ($36) and Dmitra skirt ($39) from Stage Accents

Odessa wrap-style top is washable. Dmitra skirt is a-line, half-elastic waist, washable.

Canto top ($36) from Southeastern

This top pairs with the Classic skirt. Top comes in marine blue, bordeaux, black, or white.

Chason dress ($69) from Southeastern

Holly dress ($57.50) from Tuxedo Wholesaler

Maggy London Gingham Ball Skirt & Sweater ($169-179) from

This one is obviously out of our price range, but it is great inspiration! Everyone seemed to like this style, but we are still in the process of finding out whether or not Nordstrom is interested in partnering with us.

Adrianna Papell Apron Pants ($79) from

These specific pants are being discontinued by Nordstrom, but there are many similar options from the formalwear companies listed below. Thanks for the idea, Jill!

Lenore top ($36) and Classic skirt ($27) from Southeastern

Many people have specifically mentioned 3/4 length sleeves. This ensemble caught my eye right away. The only problem is that this top is only offered in white.

Skyler top ($36.50) and Clarion skirt ($48.50) from Simco

In the catalog, this skirt was shown in black, ivory, and red, but it is also available in burgandy, gold, purple/green, red/purple, royal blue, and silver. We liked the black top/red skirt and black top/black skirt combinations.

Riviera dress ($89) from Stage Accents

Noelle dress ($74.50) from Simco

Scoop neck and pointy sleeves that come down over the hand. Hand wash or dress clean. 100% poly/crepe. Black, burgandy, green, navy, or white.

Valentina dress ($54.50 - $74.50) from Tuxedo Wholesaler

Price is based on type of fabric. All options are machine washable.

Vista top ($29) from Stage Accents

Dress Style 185 ($89) from Rivar's

Polyester dress with chiffon sleeves. Bodice lined with black taffeta.

Bolero jacket style 4401JT ($28) and Crepe back satin sleeveless gown style 6730CS ($59) from Formal Fashions

Ballad top ($49) and Classic Skirt ($27) from Southeastern

Top comes in 4 colors with a bit of sparkle. Can be paired with several different skirts. Again, the sleeves are short, but it is at least an option.

Brielle dress ($92) from Stage Accents

Cavatina dress ($70) from Southeastern

Another empire waist, combined with some sparkle.

Jana dress ($79.50) from Simco

You can't get any more simple than this, yet it is still universally flattering and classy.

Gavotta dress ($64) from Southeastern

Top is velvet and bottom is satinique. Each part is available in four colors that can be put together in any combination. Machine washable.

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