Audubon Nature Institute’s annual “Hancock Whitney Zoo-To-Do” returns September 17 on the zoo grounds. With temperatures still summery, this semi-formal event calls for lighter fabrics and lower heels as this season’s social calendar comes back with a roar.
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Draped in Gauze
Beat the heat beautifully in Johanna Ortiz’s ivory detachable sleeve one shoulder dress. Pair with strappy sandals for a stylish finish. UAL, 3306 Magazine St., ShopUAL.com
Sunkissed in Yellow
Create the perfect evening glow in a brass detailed dress by Proenza Schouler. The buttons can be unfastened to create an asymmetrical neckline. Pilot and Powell, 3901 Magazine St., PilotAndPowell.comButtoned Up and Sweet Take a more romantic approach to the night in a pale green Jonathan Simkhai tea-length dress. SoSusu, 3427 Magazine St., SoSusuBoutique.com