Derby Dress

erin fetherston dress white floral scuba flare

Ever since I saw this dress on the runway, I knew I needed it in my life! I was randomly seated in the first row at the Erin Fetherston show last September and it was love at first sightย — I even posted a photo of the dress on Instagram!

With spring seemingly waiting right around the corner, I’ve had dresses on the mind. I’m ready to ditch my heavier separates and start my seasonal sporting of dresses all day, everyday. And with the Kentucky Derby next weekend, it’s the perfect excuse to break out a new dress!

erin fetherston fit and flare dress

I’ve been using Rent the Runway for events for years and years. I believe my first experience was back in 2009 — I used to get dresses for events in college on the reg! Since I’m trying to be a bit more budget-savvy this spring, I decided to get my fix of this dress for just a few days, rather than buying it. (Plus, it’s sold out everywhere in my size. So there’s that.)

If you’re still looking for a Derby dress, be sure to check out the selection on Rent the Runway. They’ve got a whole section dedicated to the event!

erin fetherston floral and ivy white dress

erin fetherston garden dress with ivy

erin fetherston garden dress with rose gold copper accessories

erin fetherston garden party dress

erin fetherston white scuba dress fit and flare

floral dress with jean jacket

oscar de la renta botanical ring

ralph lauren denim jacket

rose gold metallic belt and shoes

white quilted clutch


Get the Look…

Erin Fetherston Dress via Rent the Runway (available to buy here, here, & here)
J.Crew Copper Pumpsย (old, similar here & here)
Club Monaco Belt (old, similar here)
Ralph Lauren Denim Jacket
H&M Necklace (old, similar here) ** or you could layer this necklace & this necklace for a similar look!
Marc By Marc Jacobs Watch
Vera Bradley Clutch
Oscar de la Renta Ring via Rent the Runwayย (available to buy here)
Essie ‘Marshmallow’

PS: Last year for the Kentucky Derby, Carly, Mackenzie, Hallie, and I had a little ‘Ladies Who Lunch’ shoot at the Waldorf. Remember this post?

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  1. 4.23.15

    This dress is beautiful and I am in love with all your accessories! Especially those shoes! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. 4.23.15
    Kelly said:

    What a pretty dress, I love the rose gold accessories!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

  3. 4.24.15

    Love this dress especially mixed with the copper accessories! So cute!

  4. 4.24.15

    Gorgeous dress! I love all the brass toned accents.

    Happy Friday ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. 4.24.15
    Heidi said:

    I can see why this dress caught your eye, it looks amazing on you!

    Wishes & Reality

  6. 4.24.15
    Katherine said:

    That is one of the most beautiful dresses I have ever seen! Heres hoping I can find a similar dress (for a slightly lower price)


  7. 4.27.15
    Alexandra said:

    This dress is beautiful! and I love the shoes.

    Warm Regards,

  8. 4.27.15
    Meghan said:

    The prettiest! You’ve inspired me to start wearing belts over my dresses again!

  9. 4.28.15

    This dress is absolutely perfect for you! It fits so well. And the denim jacket is a great touch:)

    xoxo, Erika

  10. 4.30.15

    LOVE that dress/shoe combo! Just followed you, looking forward to your future posts!

  11. 5.4.15
    Maci said:

    That dress is beautiful, but those shoes!!! I’m in love. ๐Ÿ™‚

    XO, Maci

  12. 5.6.15
    Elisabeth said:

    Your dress is beautiful.

    Diary of Elegance

  13. 9.27.15
    Mai-Linh said:

    I’m renting this dress for homecoming and you’re my inspiration for styling it!

    • 9.27.15
      Jessica Sturdy said:

      Aw I love it! Have a wonderful Homecoming! xo

  14. 3.7.16
    Jo said:

    Stunning! Simply stunning! I am in love with that that look.