Wedding Guest What to wear Guide
With wedding season about to be in full swing, peonies in every bouquet, and bells ringing, a perfect description of what almost, if not, every weekend in the spring and summer months are to be.
With celebrations of this kind being at their peak during this time of the year, attire choices may seem stretched when the need to not outshine the bride in traditionally forbidden colors of white, cream or ivory is of high priority. Though of course this doesn’t mean that you can’t be the best dressed and wow as a wedding guest. Our top outfit picks and glamour trends will give you top season options to be the second most talked about woman at any wedding event.
Some non-traditional brides may of not mind the specifics of attire for guests, with this in mind (and prior sought permission) an ivory based or cream coloured frock may just do the trick. If you are confident with your shade of choice, then chose one of our top three picks. Solace London has come out with a Stretch Crepe Maxi Dress that speaks of old world glamour with a deep v-cut décolletage, and a calf to knee high split at the back. This dress is perfect for more formal weddings, especially paired with a red lip and pin-up styled curls. For a dress portraying the fun and the flare, the Society Ruffled Guipure Lace Dress by Rebecca Vallance is certainly a statement piece that will stand out on the dance floor as you take those twists and turns. Don’t be shy of the conservative neckline, as this dress is nothing but elegance and class. If you are after a similar, but more lightweight option to the previous choice, Rebecca Vallance’s Lace Mini Dress with black lace trim is another alternative, and also great to show off your pins against the summer evening breeze.
Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue is a phrase often heard by bride’s to be and there is no sweeter way to show support to the happy couple than by a blue toned outfit. With many designers and trends focusing on lace attire, Self-Portraits Lace Midi Dress draws on an art-deco pattern producing a dress full of cultivated sophistication. Investing in a classic and versatile piece not only reinforces the notion of quality over quantity, to change up this dress, throw over the top a navy cardigan to transform the look into something a bit more girly. With lace still playing a key theme in this blue-tone category, Alice + Olivia’s Maureen Lace Mini Dress profiles a high neckline and open back to allude the pretty, yet romantic silhouette to be flattering against all skin tones and shapes. There is no better example of a cute yet flirtatious garment, which will be grabbing all the eyes of attention. You can even add a cute leather jacket to add to this going for a more casual look.
If you are looking to get out of your comfort zone, and seeking items that give you more versatility and reign as to how to show your personal, the next two items will certainly have the words ‘wow’ on all invitee’s lips. Zimmerman’s CORSAGE PLEAT SKIRT gives you the choice to dress your outfit up or down depending on formality, with either a flowing crepe long sleeve flared shirt (being on each and every stylists rack this season) or simplify your look by opting for a silk cami. With an A-line cut, flattering on all in on trend shell pink, there is nothing more chic than simplicity and charm, which is exactly what this garment is. If aiming to name yourself as the fashionista of the day or evening, then selecting a non-traditional color and wide leg-culottes styled pants will certainly help you achieve that title as you gracefully walk through the room. Take inspiration from fashion and celebrity stylist Marina Didovich styling with hints of Italian charm. Jonathan Simkhai’s Wide-Leg Side Slit Crepe Pant is just the perfect option for this sort of look. Style these pants with a ruffled top, or as Marina did with a one-shouldered strapless bustier.