Three Outfits For a Spring Wedding or Event
Early Wedding Fever
This year I am off to a Spring Wedding in April. Now it's still pretty chilly and unsettled in this country in April so a loose sleeveless Summer dress and sandals just isn't going to cut it, so what should one wear to a Spring Wedding or event?
This week on the blog, I have three suggestions, all of which would work after the wedding for other events too. Gotta get your money's worth!
The Floaty Dress
A great choice for a Wedding because a silk or chiffon floaty dress is romantic so is perfect for a Wedding! This 100% silk 'Hortensa' dress by Unique at Topshop is good for Spring because it has sleeves. Unique at Topshop also does beautiful tea dresses that would work really well. Ideally you wouldn't wear any tights but get a spray instead and then wear a faux fur stole or jacket to keep the chill out. If you want to wear tights though go for the sheerest natural colour possible or make them a 'thing' and choose neutral fishnets.
With a few tweaks here and there this dress would also work for a Summer party or BBQ. When wearing this to a Wedding or Event, accessorise with a netted hat and soft suede shoes to keep the romantic vibe going. After that, tone it down with wedges for the Summer party season.
The Structured Dress
For some body shapes it's better to have a structured dress. Usually it's the curvier shapes that actually look a lot slimmer when wearing more fitted dresses rather than hiding behind swathes of loose chiffon. Be careful not to choose a dress you could easily wear to the office afterwards, the style of some fitted more classic dresses tend to look a bit 'office'. Of course the obvious choice is LK Bennett because that's what they do well, fitted, structured and classic dresses but buying from there's a small risk a fellow guest might be in the same outfit! Roland Mouret does excellent fitted dresses for the more curvy among us and this particular dress from Harvey Nichols is definitely Wedding appropriate and would do very nicely at the races or other formal event too. Because there is a lot of detail in the dress itself, I would go for some nude suede court shoes and a silver or maybe a red clutch and red lips to finish off.
If you fancy being a bit less traditional and moving away from the obvious choice of a dress then a jumpsuit would be a good way to go. This brilliant jungle printed jumpsuit from Whistles would look great with a black or white blazer and killer strappy heels like these by Aquazzura at Selfridges. You could then easily recycle it for an evening look teamed with my favourite wardrobe staple, a leather jacket.
A few choices there to kick-off the early Wedding and Summer party season whether you are a feminine romantic, a curvy classic or a fashionista!
Lisa Gillbe is a Personal Stylist and Image Consultant based in London, UK. She provides Personal Shopping and Styling services ranging from a whole image refresh and restyle to a new work wardrobe or to find an incredible outfit for for a special occasion.