So that’s the panicky bride sorted, now our lovely resident blogger Claire Ogden tackles another problem, what to wear when you’re a wedding guest without having the bride blush for the wrong reasons…
No matter what, ladies like us love to look our very best as looking good makes us feel good, which is just what you need when securing that first impression when meeting plenty of people at a friend or family member’s nuptials. Ladies like us usually take great pleasure in making sure we look the part for OUR wedding day, but what happen when we are the guest?
The first, almost knee jerk reaction to such a question is a new outfit- but what exactly should this new outfit consist of, hat no hat, a long or a short hemline – and the age old question, is it appropriate to wear black? (The answer is here). This week I have suggestions not only to help you pick the perfect piece, but tips on the best way to accessorise your outfit so you can get the most out of your vintage styles.
So let’s get down to business ladies!
Well, we all know that weddings are a wonderful occasion, set in pastel colours, vintage themes, chiffon ribbons, and blushing brides, bridesmaids in matching frocks and that something old something new. Vintage clothing is a perfect choice, as it allows you to be an individual and define your own style for the event.
How about a little bit of vintage and a more modern piece to combine together to create a whole new fashion fusion, fancy something along these lines?
The dresses and the cardigan are of course from Darling’s delicious range, but it’s important to remember that your statement will be your shoes (or your hat if you chose to wear one). Assuming you do not live at the Ascot racing, wearing a hat at a wedding is probably your chance to experiment with a hat, or try a fascinator to match the shoes (not the outfit). When picking a colour to coordinate, try and select the least obvious choice, highlighting alternative colours, for example, instead of the obvious purple tones in the Bea puffball dress, match your accessories with the lighter, less apparent pink to give your outfit a surprising edge, time and time again.
When trying colours, look at one that declare freshness and vibrancy such lime green and electric blue- do not be afraid to attempt a new look or a slightly more outlandish colour than you are use to- not every colour will suit your complexion, but that’s no excuse not to try it!
As well as colour, texture styles and accessories can make or break a look. This is especially as it is highly likely that you will be wearing your outfit all evening, so wearing clothing that is easily crumpled or is too restrictive (even before the wonderful wedding food) is not the best wedding guest attire.
If you have an opportunity to change your accessories for the evening, i.e. bag shoes and jewellery- then do. If however, this is not possible, opt for materials that are less likely to crease such as viscose and the like but whatever you do, STAY AWAY from your usual style, you may just be pleasantly surprised.
Ladies we know that if we look good we feel great so share the experience with others on how to buy the dream outfit that can be worn time and time again with a change of accessories and footwear, for now be bold, be brave and be beautiful! Good Luck!