The wedding season is just around the corner and if you are in a fix about what to wear to the nuptials, here is a detailed guide on what to wear at each wedding theme out there.
Garden weddings are extremely romantic and traditional. A backdrop of lush gardens and fountains calls for a very floral, feminine dress theme.
The blush pink in this dress is perfect for a garden wedding, combined with patterned block heels and a subtly embellished clutch with similar detailing as the floral dress.
Pastel dresses also look fabulous in a garden setting. Pick a delicate shade of pink or delve in mint green, violet or pale blue tones in the shape of cascade crepe sheath dresses. Accessorize with a patterned clutch as arm candy and sophisticated heels to ground your outfit.
A floral maxi dress or one with a classic print or solid colour is another good option for a garden wedding. Accessorize your maxi with silver jewellery and metallic heels.
When picking an outfit for a beach wedding, I will advise you to go with something that is colourful and flowy with a simplistic look. Keep your make up light and natural. For footwear, let go of the heels and pick easy, breezy tastefully embellished sandals. You can also wear heels and put on slippers when you go in the sand.
This flowing, floor length kaftan in an amalgamation of all shades of blue with little pops of orange and lilac and is really cool for a beach setting. Pair it with a shoulder clutch with funky details and go for blue tote striking sandals.
Other options can be:
- Crop Top and Pants
This is the go-to outfit for a casual beach wedding and keeps you in groove with the beach theme. Choose interesting prints for your pants and pair them with a muted top with light embellishments on the sleeves or neckline.
- A blue maxi dress
A Blue Maxi Dress which will blend in well with the background. Use natural flowers for hair accessory.
- A Cocktail dress
- A sparkly Cocktail Dress will flatter your curves best at formal weddings if you are in good shape.
- A Pleated dress with strappy sandals
- A Pastel Printed Dress, especially for bridesmaids
- Bohemian floral dress
Something you will wear to prom as a teenager, it is ideal for beach weddings and make you stand out in a crowd of regular gowns.
- Cascading Gown
A belt cinched at the waist over a cascading gown will flatter any body type and is great for women in their 40s and 50s.
- A Crochet Dress
- Delicate Lace Top with a swingy Skirt
- A Chiffon dress
Foreign Wedding Inspired By Greece
The tricky part of a destination wedding is that you couldn’t be sure what the weather will be like on that destination. In a UK wedding you know how hot a British summer day can be or how chilly it is in winters, but a foreign wedding asks for an extra effort in terms of selecting a dress. It could be a humid Thai wedding, or located on the breezy beaches of the Caribbean. Africa and Ireland are also common destination options. For a warm destination wedding, you can nicely carry off lace, chiffon, silk and organza dresses. It is also easy to carry mixed or patchwork prints with effortless charm.
This navy blue embroidered knee-length dress is a simple yet classic take on a destination wedding outfit. We will let the shoes add the bling factor in the form of silver strappy flats. Heels are not recommended if the location doesn’t have a patio and has a rocky or mountainous landscape. A white woven shoulder bag with tussles and minimalistic earrings and handcuff will beautifully finish off your foreign look.
You can wear a cocktail dress to the church, preferably grey, because this colour embodies a lot of grace and sophistication. Make sure it is not revealing, high-slitted or off-shouldered. You can go wild with your dress choices at the after-party but if you want to rock the same cocktail dress at both occasions, throw a blazer over the cocktail dress at the church. Finish off the look with elegant high heeled pumps and carry a fancy clutch.
Carry the ethereal look by adorning a floral print silk chiffon gown with a printed box clutch and Sophia Webster embellished patent leather sandals.
You can also go for a bold, theme-inspired outfit if the location is exotic for example at Hawaii beaches or at rainforests of Costa Rica. Just make sure your dress maintains its elegance and doesn’t look like a costume. You can’t go wrong if you follow these below mentioned styles:
- A Dolce & Gabbana Majolica-print frilled hem dress accessorized with a Mark Cross “Grace” mini enamel and gold plated box bag and “Keane” sandals
- Anna October ruffle dress and Bally leather sandals and a Michael Kors leather-trimmed raffia bag.
A countryside wedding will be all about blossoming floral prints in bright hues and delicate lace details. Go for a traditional look with a charming rural touch to it.
The best option to create countryside, lightweight aura is by picking a black dress from your collection with standout prints and spaghetti straps as shown below. Wear Studded closed pumps and accessorize with a bird shaped clutch and a statement necklace.
Other styles include:
- Tomas Maier washed linen wrap dress and Tibi silk anorak with Tabitha Simmons embroidered suede pumps
- Blue rose mesh midi dress with blue floral print sandal as suggested at the Debenhams website
- a lace dress from the website self-portrait-studio.com, Tory Burch suede sandals and a Next beaded clutch
Vineyard weddings are the prettiest and most romantic. Not all of us have attended a vineyard wedding as it is a newer trend so you might be at a loss for what to wear to a wedding at the wineries. Choose a classy dress with some romantic vibes to keep with the spirit of a vineyard. Here are a few tips on how you can achieve the perfect look at this fancy occasion.
You absolutely cannot go wrong with this romantic red silk maxi look. Paired with a vintage styled clutch, drop earrings and red stilettos, you can absolutely slay in this latest wedding look at night. Carry a wrap for your shoulders for a chilly evening.
Another alternative is a pretty floral deep plum chiffon dress. It has a very feminine and sophisticated vibe to it and can be worn even by a 70-year-old due to its flattering silhouette and versatility.
Also, A wine red lace cocktail dress is lovely for late afternoon weddings in the months from September to November.
There is a lot you can experiment with at a city wedding depending on what kind of event it is; formal, casual or black tie. Play with modern cuts and shapes and graphic prints to create a contemporary look.
This look is ravishing for a July or monsoon wedding with a silk navy blouse tucked in dark navy blue pants. The moon star embellished clutch and silver toed navy blue stilettos will be a vision in the night scape of a city wedding. Always pick a statement necklace to compliment your urban style wardrobe.
For afternoons, a peach-collared sleek jacquard dress with glimmer metallic detailing and a fitted bodice and full skirt is truly appropriate. Also, It is the perfect choice for the mother-of-the bride/groom because of its glowy vibe. Diamond jewellery will compliment it so well and enhance the delicacy of this dress.
For night nuptials, wear a French Connection linen jacket and matching trousers with a silk top.
A vibrant green colored dress with eyelet details and tank styling will give a fun, preppy feel. It can also be worn to a rehearsal dinner or bridal showers. You can prep it up with oversized costume pearls and navy clutch.
The safest and most sophisticated option is to wear a full length gown. The second option that inspired us consists of a relaxed-fit suit made of a sequined blazer and cropped pants with metallic leather sandals and onyx pendant necklace.