Wedding season is just around the corner. We might have sorted out our hair and makeup but that means it’s time to start planning your outfit and co-ordinating accessories. Dressing for a wedding is no easy task – are you sure we can’t wear white?
It wouldn’t be a wedding without pastels; however, we’re not talking toothpaste-green satin and sickly-sweet lilac tulle à la weddings of the nineties. Pastels have been given a fresh, grown-up makeover this season: go tonal with your shades, layering lighter jackets over muted, darker dresses, pairing the look with simple accessories for soft, feminine chic.
My favourite combination right now has to be this dusky pink Boss Orange dress and baby pink Samsoe & Samsoe jacket paired with the perfect statement clutch from Lulu Guinness. Who can resist her classic lip clutch?
Give the bouquet a run for its money, and embrace florals this season. Choose bold, look-at-me prints if you’re feeling daring, or simply nod to the trend with an injection of flower-power from your accessories. My top tip? Keep your colour palette sophisticated to offset the ladylike nature of the print for a sophisticated, sleek ensemble.
For classic elegance, try this Ganni shirt dress with muted florals, or try this leaf print skirt from Munthe for a modern interpretation. Prefer to keep prints for your accessories? You can’t go wrong with this porcelain blue and white floral Loeffler Randall bag.
Weddings have a tendency to embrace the ethereal: there’s often an abundance of loose, floaty outfits to be seen, so why not juxtapose this with a little structure?
Clean lines, asymmetrical hemlines and stiff, lined fabrics make for something completely different: choose separates with statement detailing, or sharply tailored shift dresses for erudite, understated style.
Add some drama to proceedings with a splash of bold metals. Keep your outfit plain and simple, then choose audacious accessories in decadent shades to make your look pop. Feel free to go as wild as you like; play around with textures, finishes and embellishments to get heads turning.
Lovely in Lace
Whether it’s as a delicate trimming or an all over embellishment, lace is the fabric of the season. Such a feminine and flirtatious fabric demands a bold colour palette and tailored silhouette; choose block colours and dresses with a defined shape to keep your look unapologetically on-trend.