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!