Although we all know the classic rule of thumbs such as avoiding White, it can be quite difficult when you need to nail down specifics. The key is not to stress about matching the wedding and others around you, but rather focus on complementing the overall style of the occasion with your dress. So, whether you’re headed to a traditional wedding or something a little more modern, here’s some inspired outfit ideas to keep you on the right track.
Opt for classic 1940s styles featuring a midi-length where the hem finishes between the knee and the ankle. Not only does this length have a chic, vintage feel, but it’s totally back in style, so you should have no problem shopping for it. Finish your look with a touch of vintage Hollywood glamour. Wide-barrel curls and a feline flick of black liner on eyes will make this look a knock-out. Just remember to keep accessories simple and classic. Kitten heels and a hard-shell clutch will do the job.
Beach weddings tend to be the most casual of all weddings. Something light and flowy that’s made of a beautiful material will be ideal. The maxi’s length is fitting in well with the beach feel, it will also be comfortable to walk in and have less chance of blowing up. A beach wedding definitely does not call for heels so stick to a gorgeous pair of sandals for a look that is chic and sensible. When it comes to hair, keep it simple with loose waves or tied up in a simple pony. Try a bronzed complexion with simple eye makeup and a coloured matte lipstick for a look that is sophisticated but not overdone.
A garden wedding is more about simple, understated style rather than glitz or glamour. Nature plays a pivotal role in its theme and should also help inform your choice of dress as a guest. Choose an outfit that is comfortable and practical for the outdoors, yet still beautiful. A simple yet gorgeous dress with an A-line hem will work perfectly for this occasion. Choose from colours such as lilac, soft yellow, pink and red for your dress. Not only will such colours suit the wondrous backdrop of a garden wedding, but they’ll also make you look like a gorgeous wildflower. Similarly, floral prints are also a winning look for such locations. Last but not least, chances are you may have to walk on some dirt or grass. Opt for pretty wedges or a block heel sandals over stilettos to ensure that you’re not falling over during the celebration!