What to wear to a summer wedding
Wedding season is looming and you have no idea what to wear? Deciding what to wear to a summer wedding can be tricky, so many choices and only one defined rule: never wear white. With so many styles, colours and trends gracing the high street, and factors such as weather conditions and comfort coming into play, selecting the ideal dress can be a serious mission. Here we have narrowed down the best looks for at any wedding attendee this summer.
There is no look as thoughtless as the co-ord that can look so polished. Whether you opt for a skirt, shorts or trousers combination be sure to go for bright or light colours to avoid looking too heavy or like you’re off to the office. A floral print screams summer and can be easily paired with plain accessories in a colour from the floral palette to pull the whole look together for a seamless finish. Alternatively a full colour-block look is eye-catching and daring, just be sure not to detract too much attention from the bride!
A slick, modern and sophisticated alternative to the dress, the jumpsuit is a practical but glamorous solution to traditional wedding attire. It is a seriously coveted style this season so you are bound to find something you are looking for, be that a hippie chic floral style, a streamlined satin number or a full lace get-up. A jumpsuit can be much more comfortable to wear for a full day and more suitable in the event of unexpected weather conditions. Jumpsuits usually have concealed pockets too, which can be great if you don’t want to bring a bag.
Yes, you read it right. Denim has had a renovation this season and though you might not have dared to wear your trusty friend to such an affair before, there are now some seriously smart options. A cute denim mini, though you mightn’t choose this option for a reception at the Ritz, can be a great piece for a more laid back affair. Dress it up with killer heels and a matching bag.
The bardot line is as gorgeous and girly as ever. It is the perfect summer neckline, fitting in with the seventies revival while still looking smart and sweet. Whether you choose a fitted A-line or a more relaxed day dress, going for a bardot cut will show off just the right amount of shoulder and give you that added “va-va-voom”, in a less obvious albeit très pretty way.
If you love A-line dresses, bustiers and tulle then opt for the standard prom or bridesmaid style and own it. This year the simple A-line is popular. Go for an elegant floral print satin with green hues running through for a modern take on the classic. Otherwise, red, yellow and peach are popular summer tones this year.
Naturally accessories follow the outfit choice but with so many stand-out pieces on the market you can easily build an entire look around a statement bag. If you’re looking for a clutch right now heavily structured box-styles are very cool, or go for a heavily embellished one to update and uplift a plain outfit. If you aren’t into heels then congrats, since flats are having a major moment. If you want to add jewellery, toned down is the way to go; choose fine chains in gold or silver, with delicate pendants or little studs for earrings.
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