If you are due to attend a wedding in the next few months, the chances are you are already thinking about your outfit. Most of us put a lot of time and effort into looking good for these events.
Attending them gives us a rare opportunity to spend a little more than we would normally do, and enjoy dressing up. If you are looking for dress ideas for wedding guests, you are certainly in the right place. We have scoured the shops and catwalks to put together this roundup of what is available in the shops, right now.
Off the Shoulder
It is particularly good to see off the shoulder dresses and tops re-appearing in the shops. This ultra-feminine, yet classy, look is one that works well for a lot of women.
It is perfect for the summer. If it looks like it is going to be a hot day, you just need to remember to apply plenty of sun cream. You can also wear this type of dress during the cooler spring months, but will also need to buy a coat or a nice wrap to keep the chill off.
This year, many designers have opted to use bold fabrics for their occasion dress ranges. Bold floral prints are among the most popular. They are a particularly good choice for someone who feels a bit self-conscious about certain areas of their body. Large floral patterns distract the eye and help to break things up a bit. This has the overall effect of producing a more flattering silhouette.
However, if you prefer plain dresses there are plenty of those available too. Light pinks, blues are everywhere this year. These beautiful pastels look good with most skin tones. There are some lovely lace effect dresses available in these shades, which look classy yet summery at the same time.
If you opt for a plain dress, this year, you have the option to jazz things up a bit by pairing it with some glittery accessories. Shimmery clutches, shiny court shoes and decadent, lightweight wraps are a part of most retailers’ wedding guest collections, this year. Many are also selling matching headbands and fascinators, which makes finishing off your hair easy.
There is also some nice jewellery available. This year, designers have had a bit of fun, so tassel and statement necklaces can be picked up practically anywhere. No doubt, you will want to wear these stunning pieces for other occasions like parties and many of them will look great paired with other summer outfits.
Right now, it really is not difficult to find a beautiful wedding guest outfit. However, because you are buying for a special occasion it is always wise to go to the shops a few weeks in advance. This gives you time to buy your outfit and accessories and try them all on together. With the help of a friend, you can check that it looks right from all angles, and fix anything that is not quite right.