Wedding guest style
by Dominique Beverton
It's April and, with the change of season and the pending royal nuptuals, wedding fever has arrived!
So, with a certain amount of trepidation (mixed in with fun, of course), this week I went searching for wedding outfits, though more as a guest rather than a bride, I hasten to add.
Although some clothes are sold specifically as wedding outfits, I think clothes should be transferable, and not just used for a specific event. Here, I've put together some more traditional ideas for day and evening outfits, alongside some more non-traditional looks.
Old school glamour by Ghost
French Connection have a new wedding collection this season, so I had to check it out. They didn't have the whole collection in store, and there is lots more choice online. But I really liked this dress, being a maxi with a slight vintage feel to it. It did feel quite heavy, which I always equate with quality.
There are quite a few layers, so it felt suitably swishy. As you can see, it is quite low in the front, so some pretty underwear is essential!
Cari Sparkle Maxi Wedding Dress £250, French Connection.
Christy Bloom Embroidered Maxi Dress £250, French Connection.
This one comes in a dusky pink as well. I love the embroidered flowers, very Erdem! Imagine wearing this with fresh flowers in your hair.
Asymmetrical dress €440, ba&sh.
This wraparound asymmetrical dress lends itself perfectly to the ‘dress over trousers' look. Good for a quick change or Winter weddings.
Wraparound €460, ba&sh.
Hollie dress £175, Ghost.
Mesh Tier Dress £69, Topshop.
Dress £49, Topshop.
Embroidered Tulle dress £430, Orla Kiely.
Most people like to have a jacket to hand in case the weather changes, here are some structured jackets and, as an alternative, some kimonos, all in beautiful colours.
Or, for a more structured look, this linen jacket £79, M&S.
Jacket £55, Next.
Trousers £39.99, Top £29.99, Zara.
These two pieces are fabulous and versatile. Mix and match for a striking look!
¾ Sleeve Top £59, Lori Print jacket £69, and trousers £55, Monsoon.
A suit, tailored or slouchy, is always a classic.
Lilac sandals £165, Whistles.
Not everyone likes or can wear heels.
Mansur Gavriel shoes and bags, available at Net-A-Porter
Hair accessories, and jewellery are not just for weddings, think of these for festivals and parties, too.
Take inspiration from Lupita Nyongo's simple elegance.
Hair piece £38, Anthropologie.
Cuff £30, Boden.
Fabric flower earrings £15.99, Zara.
Hand-crafted gold necklace £150, emmastantonjewellery.co.uk
Bronze and blush glow £60, Charlotte Tilbury.
Dress £450, Tory Burch.
This is my chosen fantasy outfit, for a very special occasion.
Get creative and enjoy yourselves!
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