Here comes the wedding style
We all know the saying ‘don’t steal the show from the leading lady’ but as much as we know it’s ‘her day’, we still want to look fabulous and possibly score some free drinks, so if you’re looking for the perfect outfit to go with the perfect spring wedding, then this is the style guide for you.
The shift dress
Typical of a wedding guest, but forever a crowd-pleaser, this is far from the mother-of-the-bride look and will have the bouquet virtually in your hands. This shift dress from Coast is simple but stunning, with pastel blue from the ruched-in waist downwards, and a white and silver embroidered tight, tailored top, the embellished neckline finishes it perfectly. Go Upper East NYC and pair this with white satin stilettos, and finish the look with simple make-up and smooth, silky hair.
If the wedding party is going intercontinental this year, or you’d just like to bring a bit of Bora Bora to Britain, then go for a floating wave of fresh spring material. Luckily, Ted Baker has done all of the hard work for you with this stunning floral printed side-arm dress, with a hazy print to match the blur of the beautiful day. Pair this with beach-waved/tousled hair, nude make-up with eyeliner and bright orange point-toe stilettos. To really wow the audience, match your nails with your shoes. And if you really want a challenge, apply some bright orange lipstick. So this season.
The mix and match
If dresses don’t fall into your stun-the-vicar forte, then why not go for a skirt and jacket combination. This way you can go for a flattering figure-hugging, mixed with quirky elegance. Karen Millen has formed the perfect match, with cut-out being the twist to the classic pencil skirt and a modern bomber to match. Either go for the same colours with a contrast colour top, or mix the whole thing up and go for three different colours; just be sure the shoes match. Pair with some black stiletto shoe boots, preferably with a laser cut-out pattern, and have your hair up in a neat bun. We don’t want to look too fussy.
The pant suit
If you want to mix up the situation entirely, go for the manly approach. Trouser suits are all the rage if you know how to wear them right, you’re only taking inspiration from the men; you need to work it in your own way. Try a patterned trouser, matching with the same patterned jacket, and go for a plain colour top underneath, then adorn with beautiful jewellery and have your hair in a seductive tame curl on the side, along with make-up that’s heavy on the eyes, and sky-high pointed-toe stilettos, you’ll be on top of the world (and the wedding).
Whether it’s a dress, skirt or trousers, steal the show (just not the groom) and stride up to the wedding this spring looking like true marriage material. Who said it was bad luck to look better than the bride?