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WEDDING GUEST DRESS GUIDE WITH MELISSA’S DAUGHTER, ISABELLA

Whatever the dress code, we have you covered.

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  • Zara Halter Neck Jumpsuit, $69.95, zara.com.au
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  • Amina Muaddi Begum Crystal-Embellished Satin Slingback Pumps, $1010, net-a-porter.com
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  • Badgley Mischka Off-the-shoulder Satin-Paneled Cady Gown, $2124, theoutnet.com
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  • Peter Pilotto Striped Stretch-Jersey Midi Dress, $805, theoutnet.com
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  • Zara Striped Mini Skirt, $99 and Striped Top $99, zara.com.au
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  • Cult Gaia Mia Gold-Tone Acrylic Tote, $455, modaoperandi.com
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  • Zara Golden Padded Headband, $39.95, zara.com.au
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  • Rotate Birger Christensen Asymmetric Ruffled Floral-Print Crepe Wrap Dress, $546, net-a-porter.com
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  • ASOS EDITION Bow Back Bandeau Maxi Dress, $240, asos.com.au
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  • Prada Black Nylon Logo Pouch, $600, ssense.com
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  • Zara Ruffled Waistcoat Dress, $219, zara.com.au
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  • Marchesa Notte One Shoulder Colourblock Dress, $732.60, shopbop.com
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  • Badgley Mischka Brocade Mini Dress, $393, theoutnet.com
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  • ASOS ASOS Lattice Back Midi Dress in Satin, $170, asos.com.au
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  • Zara Puff Sleeve Jacket with Fastening, $139, zara.com.au
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  • Sahara Resin Hoop Earrings, $47, freepeople.com
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  • Zara Double Breasted Blazer with Shawl Collar $139, zara.com.au
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  • Paco Rabanne 1969 chainmail Shoulder Bag, $1,432, net-a-porter.com
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  • C/MEO Collective As Long As Red Dress, $229.95, cmeocollective.com
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  • ASOS DESIGN Midi Tea Dress with Buttons in Floral Print, $76, asos.com
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  • Rotate Birger Christensen Tie-neck Satin Maxi Dress, $500.50, net-a-porter.com
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  • Zara Sequin Mini Dress with Bow, $139, zara.com.au
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  • Liars & Lovers Gold & Faux Pearl Asymmetric Drop Earrings, $16, asos.com.au
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  • Roksanda, Lavete Bow-Embellished Crepe Mini Dress, $828, theoutnet.com
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  • ASOS Blouson One Shoulder Dress in Satin, $240, asos.com.au
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  • Rotate Birger Christensen Lamé Mini Dress, $300, net-a-porter.com
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  • Zara Pleated Silver Crop Top, $99, zara.com.au
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  • Rachel Zoe, Open-back Crepe-Satin Maxi Slip Dress, $335, theoutnet.com
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  • Amina Muaddi Gilda Crystal-Embellished Leather Mules, $1010, net-a-porter.com
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  • Georgia Alice Giselle Open-Back Printed Cotton and Silk-Blend Crepon Maxi Dress, $689, net-a-porter.com
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  • Peter Pilotto One-shoulder Metallic Checked Knitted Dress, $1122, theoutnet.com
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  • ASOS Micro Grab Bag with Curved Flap and Detachable Strap, $30, asos.com.au
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  • Zara Belted Voluminous Top, $99, zara.com.au
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  • Loeffler Randall Zadie Feather-Embellished Leather Tote, $462, net-a-porter.com
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  • Floral Print Trousers, $69.95, zara.com.au
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  • Ganni Belted Plissé-Satin Mini Dress $258, net-a-porter.com
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  • Zara Top with Organza Sleeves, $45.95, zara.com.au
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  • Gucci Hair Clip, $1005, net-a-porter.com
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  • ASOS Cape Mini Dress in Linear and Floral Pearl and Sequin, $170, asos.com.au
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  • Stuart Weitzman Patent-leather sandals, $420, net-a-porter.com
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  • Staud Stella Shell Tote, $243, net-a-porter.com
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August 27, 2019

With wedding season upon us, we’ve researched all the latest looks so you can put your best foot forward at everything from your cousin’s nuptials to your boss’s big day.

There will be no excuse to turn up looking drab. Leave that to the bridesmaids!

Whatever the dress code, we have you covered. We dare you to think outside the box. Keep the handbag small. You don’t need to lug the kitchen sink around at weddings. No leather-over-the-shoulder-bags, no leather court shoes or ballet pumps. Keep your heels neutral. Let your outfit do the talking. If you have the guts – go all out. Think barely-there silk, a well-tailored, a colourful culotte suit, or even a lamé Mini Dress (dress code permitting). Added bonus: if you’re single at a wedding this is your gateway to stand out amongst the crowd!

You don’t want to outshine the bride (a big no-no, but unfortunately it happens).

It’s still a bit mean to wear white. So don’t. But fling on black or red with abandon. Keep it simple in all black adding a metallic touch, a feathered micro bag or bedazzling headband. Talk to your friends or anyone you know attending as this will help you scope the crowd and work out what’s fitting and what’s not. However, don’t show everyone what you’re wearing beforehand – they will A) sabotage or B) copy you. The worst. Read more, ‘Spring Buys Under $250 by Melissa’s Daughter, Isabella.’

And remember the hardest part about getting it right relies on the appropriateness barometer. Don’t wear backless to your boss’s wedding. Don’t wear a silk chiffon number if you know the ceremony is outside on a hot summer day. Sweatmarks are nobody’s friend. Don’t wear an Amish collar if you are going to a youthful wedding. You will feel like a frump and want to go home before the speeches begin. 

Most importantly wear what you feel best in. That is when you have the best time (and get the best Instagram content). Happy shopping and happy wedding season!

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