Nearly two months on after the Royal Wedding, it would seem that tying the knot is still in vogue. With Lily Allen getting hitched to Sam Cooper this weekend and Kate Moss following her fashionable footsteps down the aisle three weeks later to wed Jamie Hince, the summertime is obviously still the favoured time of year for love declaring ceremonies. As we witnessed on April 29th, being a guest at a wedding is the perfect time for parading fashion. You might not have been lucky enough to get an invite to a caviar munching A-list celebration, but if you are attending a wedding this summer, there is no reason why you cannot do it in style.
If you are still yet to purchase the hottest look of the summer, that being the floral print, then this is the ideal time to do so. Floral is a trend that is befitting for everyone and what could be more appropriate for a wedding than flowers and cheerful colours?! Think Erdem like and go for demure pastel shades that are floaty and feminine or take on the opposite and be daringly bright. Add colourful shoes and a matching clutch and you will be onto a winner. If floral is not your thing then stick to a dress in just one colour but make it original by clashing it with your accessories. Alternatively, go for a lacy number; understated, yet elegant. The maxi dress also remains high in the style stakes if you are not a fan of baring your pins, but if you feel like being really brave, opt for a jumpsuit, however, only if you can remain patient in the bathroom!
When it comes to shoes, there is nothing worse than wearing a fabulous pair of stilettoes and promptly ruining the heels as soon as you have to traipse across a grassy garden for your turn to be snapped for the family album. However, never fear. Thankfully wedges and espadrilles are yet again taking their turn to be fashionable and will also provide you with a bit more comfort on the dance-floor, meaning that you might not have to dance around your shoes until at least after midnight!
Although hats were all the rage at Westminster Abbey, they create the risk of upstaging the bride and potentially blocking out the mother-in-law’s face in the wedding photos. Whilst this may be a good thing, it is probably not worth the risk and the potential comments afterwards. Fascinators are generally quite popular; however a simple flower in the hair or a vintage daisy chain headband, currently topping the accessories chart, would be a much more sophisticated choice.
Keep make-up subtle but long lasting, ensure adequate outfit coverage with napkin during dinner, remain relatively sober until after the speeches and implement strategic positioning (either directly opposite bride or hiding behind a bush) for when the flowers are thrown.
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