Summer is here, which means it’s time for summer weddings and, most importantly, wedding outfits! Yet, with so many different styles to choose from, it can be hard to know where to start when you hit the shops. Think about the type of wedding you are attending and it should help you to come up with the perfect outfit.
|Left to right: Oasis Tropical Print Shift Dress, Little Mistress Lauren Pope Shift Dress|
If you’re attending a city wedding then go for a chic and classic style with a fashion forward twist. A 1950s cut, shift dress will look great in one of this season’s tropical bright colours. Team with contrasting accessories and a small fascinator and cinch your waist with a thick belt.
|Left to right: Love Label Lace Peplum dress, Jameela Jamil Printed Dress|
This summer, the high street is a cornucopia of floral fabrics and if you want to try the trend then a summer wedding is the perfect occasion. For a super cute look choose a peplum cut and go full on 80s revival with plastic beads and bangles. You can make this outfit work with flats so you’ll have no concerns about walking on grass. To avoid the fancy dress look, keep your hair and makeup simple.
If you’re lucky enough to be attending a wedding in the sun then tropical bright shades are just the ticket. Hawaiian prints are big news for Summer 2012, and what better place to wear them than in a tropical paradise?
If your wedding is on the beach then you could opt for a playsuit instead of a dress, leaving you free to frolic in the sand. Bring your outfit up to wedding standards with a tropical flower headpiece or corsage and team with a bright belt and statement jewellery.
|Left to right: Berketex Mesh Panel Corsage Dress, Teatro Beaded Occasion Maxi Dress|
If your wedding invite has a formal dress code then you need to stick to it. There are plenty of great occasion dresses available this season, offering the perfect combination of comfort and style.
Maxi dresses are one example, providing you choose one in a pretty, ethereal print. Dress it up with minimalistic, metallic accessories and keep your shoes plain and demure. Add a small shawl to cover your arms and keep your hair and make-up natural.
Whatever You Do…
Lastly, whatever type of wedding you are attending; make sure you steer clear of white. Even if your dress looks nothing like a wedding gown, the bride won’t thank you for wearing this shade so stick with pastel shades, neutral tones or brighter colours.