What to wear to a wedding this summer?21/05/2012
Pretty, stylish, sophisticated, glamorous… There is a plethora of clothes, shoes and accessories to choose from this season to suit all budgets.
Check out this gorgeous array of clothing of this seasons ‘must haves’, sourced by Glamour magazine http://www.glamourmagazine.co.uk/fashion/shopping/2011/04/fashion-for-wedding-guests-summer-dresses#!image-number=1
For the first clue as to what to wear, take a look at the wedding invitation. It usually suggests something on the bottom right hand corner. If no mention of attire, a dark suit for men and a pretty floral or floaty dress (if in the summer) is usually a safe option. Don’t dress too sexy and certainly don’t wear white, this will upset the bride. If you are worried that your outfit may not be appropriate, switch to a safer option as it probably isn’t. On the other hand, don’t stress yourselves out by worrying too much about what the wedding party may wear, you can’t possibly know and you’re highly unlikely to wear the same thing. If in doubt, you can always ask! If you’re adhering to a strict fashion code then you may also want to stay away from solid black and sequins during the daytime or, if you’re a man, then any garish variations of a business suit or tuxedo!
For the outdoor summer weddings, this can cause some degree of worry for many girls. ‘Will I be warm enough?’ ‘Are my heals going to sink into the grass?’ As someone who has experienced both being cold and the upsetting image of seeing my favourite Miu Miu’s coated in four inches of mud, I can’t safely say that this is something that can happen often. Be prepared! Carry spare flats in your handbag (you can get hold of a cheap but pretty pair of ballet pumps in most high street stores), that way you’ll never have to complain about sore feet! If you’re wearing bear legs and a summer dress, take a warm wrap or jacket with you. If it’s a church wedding, it’s very courteous to cover up anyway.
For destination weddings where hot weather is guaranteed, you’ll want to avoid wearing any hosiery or heavy makeup. You don’t want to have that sliding down your face half way through the day. Go for a hair style that will keep in the heat and possible humidity and taned (fake is best) glowing skin with fresh minimal makeup. Again, remember to carry comfortable shoes, feet can swell in the heat and there is nothing more soul destroying - or painful than having to leave the party early due to blisters!