We are well and truly into wedding season, and that means it's time to raid your closets to find the most perfect dress that’s not just comfortable, but treads that fine line between stylish and not upstaging the bride! With all of the weddings you are going to, you want to show off yourself, but not too much! So, what are the best ways to impress as a summer wedding guest?
Avoid Anything White
Under no circumstances should you go for white. Accents of white are okay, and cream is fine, as long as it's not too light. This may be common knowledge, that you shouldn't upstage the bride in any way, shape or form.
Think About The Wedding Venue
If the happy couple are getting married in the middle of a field, do think about the practicalities of the area. If you are going to be walking in heavily mudded areas, think about the most practical of footwear, but also, you need to ensure that it's comfortable for you. On the other hand, if it's indoors, then anything goes! There are numerous dress boutiques sites to give you some inspiration, especially during the summer months, where floral patterns are expected.
Who Is Getting Married?
This throws up so many different sartorial questions. If you are going to a work colleague’s wedding, it's can be very difficult to get the balance between professional and stylish right. If you need to remain professional, especially if everybody in the office is going to be talking about the wedding come Monday morning, maybe something like a trouser suit is treading that fine line between professional and formal. Or if you are going abroad for a wedding, in sunny climates, the dress code may be a bit less formal. In which case, culottes and a matching shirt will look great. And if the temperatures are unbearably hot, you don't want to spend the whole day and night in a maxi dress (unless it's freaking adorbs, then in that case, ignore this statement LOL).
Should You Change For The Evening Do?
Again, practicality is what needs to take priority. The evening event is more relaxed, where everybody plans on letting their hair down and possibly drinking a bit too much for their own good (guilty! hehe). This is completely your call, but you need to think about footwear as a priority, especially if you intend on shaking your money maker! You don't want to be the person slipping over and having everyone craning their heads up from the buffet to see you red with embarrassment, or red with blood! Flats instead of heels are always a good idea, even if you don't have the opportunity to change into a more relaxing dress. Flats fit easily in your purse, and that way, you can enjoy the evening.
Ultimately, as long as you don't upstage the bride, almost anything goes! You need to stand out for the right reasons, and this is why it's best to go for something understated, rather than showing. The flowery style always looks great, especially in the summer months, but always consider the practicalities of the venue above all, and never dress better than the bride!