It's pretty normal to be confused on what to wear to a wedding, whether you're heading to a traditional wedding or setting off to a tropical affair it's a good idea to plan ahead however there are some basic ground rules that are worth referencing before rushing to the big day in a panic.
#1 - Dress up for summer
A dress is always a safe go-to option when trying to decide what to wear to a wedding. Add a pair of heels and a slick of lipstick and you're good to go. Just remember to stay away from white unless you're told otherwise, it's a BIG no-no!
1) Coast (Debenhams) Marinka printed midi dress £169.00 2) Monsoon (Debenhams) Daya jacquard short dress £109.00 3) Coast (Debenhams) Jodie jacquard dress £129.00 4) Miss Selfridge (Debenhams) Bandeau dip hem prom dress £49.00 5) Monsoon (Debenhams) Meredith midi dress £119.00
#2 - Shop for comfort
Gone are the days where wearing flats to a wedding was frowned upon. Sometimes wearing a comfortable but stylish pair of pumps can accentuate an outfit, if you're heading abroad then it's also totally acceptable to wear a glamorous pair of sandals. But if heels are your thing and your outfit requires a little elevation then make sure they are able to party harder than all your other footwear. We do LOVE a bit of sparkle!
#3 - Wear a trouser suit/jump suit
While wearing a dress is a safe option it's also perfectly acceptable to change it up and wear a trouser suit or jump-suit, not only will you offer a refreshing take on a wedding dress code, but you can also wear the outfits separately for work as well as to other events. BONUS!
1) Miss Selfridge (Debenhams) Red floral cape jumpsuit £45.00 2) Monsoon (Debenhams) Cheryl lace jumpsuit £69.00 3) Topshop (Debenhams) Belt paper waist peg trousers £39.00 4) Oasis (Debenhams) Tropical botanical jumpsuit £45.00 5) Miss Selfridge (Debenhams) Dusty pink bardot belt jumpsuit £49.00
#4 - Carry light
While it can be tempting to carry EVERYTHING in your day-to-day tote bag, it doesn't scream special occasion! Instead go minimal and pick up a clutch bag and cut loose all heavy "necessities", only pack your utmost essentials for the day; think of it as a bag detox!
1) Coast (Debenhams) Oiana stripe bag £39.00 2) Claires Navy lace glitter bow clutch bag £20.00 3) Debenhams Debut gold beaded purse £22.00 4) Debenhams Faith red peggy clutch bag Was £25.00 Now £20.00
#5 - Don't forget the finishing touches
Standout accessories are a big YES from us! Not only can they add the final touches to an outfit they are a great way of showing off your personality without overshadowing the bride. Go for a statement necklace or add a bit of sparkle to finish off your perfect wedding guest look! Plus don't forget you can always add a hat or fascinator to be on trend
1) H.Samuel Chamilia sterling silver dove bead bracelet Was £200 Now £100 2) Ernest Jones Michael Kors Three colour stone set bracelet £69.00 3) Jon Richard (Debenhams) Mood statement pearl cluster flower drop necklace Was £14.00 Now £5.60 4) Warren James Gold & silver bonded infinity bangle made with Swarovski® crystals RRP £139.00 Now £79.00 5) DebenhamsPrinciples Pink feather flower fascinator Was £40 Now £28 6) Superdrug Eylure exaggerate false lashes £6.99 7) Debenhams Debut navy organza hair clip £12.00