Our fashion experts are here to help you style up an upcoming wedding
It can be hard to dress well for a wedding. Getting the balance right between staying warm, keeping cool and looking stylish is a tricky one. But with the new season comes a whole host of new fashionable possibilities – and we can’t wait to get stuck in!
There are two ways you can play it for a wedding guest outfit. Soft shades and romantic lace is the safest choice for nailing any wedding look, plus pastels are so in right now, meaning the high street is full of amazing pieces. Or the other option is to go brave. By which we mean bright colours and bold as can be prints. Whichever you decide, you have to wear it with confidence.
Regardless of the theme you choose , the main thing for any outfit is making sure that it suits your body shape, especially at a wedding, as that look needs to last you all day. From sitting in the church, to mingling at the drinks reception, to enjoying the plush meal and then finally (and most importantly) dominating the dancefloor. The key is to find the part of your body you like the most and emphasise it. Got great arms? Then a strapless number is the one for you. Model-like legs? Then a dress with a sexy side slit will give you that Angelina effect. Instead of honing in on the bits you don’t like, celebrate the ones you do.
Why one wear just one print, when you can wear two? This yellow floral and stripe dress from Anthropologie will surely turn some heads. This piece is perfect for someone with an hourglass shape as it pinches you in where you need it the most. Copy the model and add statement earrings while styling your hair in a casual up-do to really show them off.
Read on for more tips on how to style your spring wedding outfit…
Try something new this season and opt for a jumpsuit instead of a dress for your next wedding. A culotte cut on the leg is far more chic than a full length. Ease into this new style by choosing a darker and more slimming shade, like navy. Make it your own by adding an eye-catching belt.
Contour yourself instantly with this dress from Coast. The black paneling along the sides will take away inches in a flash. Add a splash of colour with a pair of red heels.
One way to get yourself noticed at a wedding is to wear something that you know nobody else will have. Cue Rixo London. It’s the it label that all London Fashion Editors are going gaga over, and you can see why. With a mixture of flattering shapes and bold prints, it’s a winning combination that everyone can wear. Style this pussy bow blouse with a pair of crisp white culottes and add some silver jewellery to finish it off.
Light and breezy but with enough coverage to keep you feeling confident, this See By Chloe is the ideal investment piece to re-wear for parties to come. Sling on a pair of white backless mules and finish it off with an on-trend straw bag.
This loose printed top from By Malene Birger is the perfect combination of maximum comfort and effortless style. Ideal for concealing a rounder middle, wear over a pair of black flared trousers and high as you can handle gold heels.
Stand out prints in fun, lively shades… this dress from Karen Millen packs an extra fashion punch. The vertical stripes up top will downplay a bigger bust. Layer over a cream blazer to extra coverage.
Make pink and lace look more grown up with this midi skirt from Sandro. Add splashes of coral or hot pink to liven this soft shade up. Silk always compliments lace, so tuck in a silky blouse with extra shine.
If you’re going to play it safe when it comes to your dress, then you need to go bold when it comes to your cover-up. This silver shiny blazer from Reiss will amp up any simple dress. Push up those sleeves and layer over a printed scarf to give you entire outfit a more styled edge.
Hide your arms without feeling too covered up with this bardot style dress from Zara. The loose skirt on the bottom means it’s ideal for a pear shape. Style out with a monochrome printed bag and black strappy sandals.
Instantly downplay a bigger bust by wearing a pair of bold trousers that commands all of the attention. These metallic culottes from & Other Stories are just the thing you need for an upcoming wedding. Wear with a white blouse and tailored sleeveless jacket to give them a sophisticated finish.