There’s nothing like a summer wedding. With the chime of wedding bells singing in the air, it’s the best chance to step out in our favourite summer styles. If the ceremony’s outside or you’re likely to be enjoying the garden party atmosphere at the reception, it’s time to plan properly.
Don’t panic when deciding what to wear. Take your time and check out our ideas on how to get the wow factor at your next summer wedding.
Maxi or occasion dresses in florals are huge this summer and we can’t think of anything more perfect for a summer wedding that a stylish, sophisticated floral dress. But it’s not the plaid pastels you might expect, this summer it’s all about bold, bright and graphic floral styles. Choose from eye-popping futuristic blooms to contrasting prints. Remember the best styles are those that really stand out.
See for example the beautiful setup of Linda and Peter photography at their gorgeous wedding.
Grass can play havoc at summer weddings. While we might be jealous of the little ones sitting on the soft surface, that just wouldn’t do for our chic and stylish selves. But you can help yourself a little when spending time outdoors. Opt for wedges rather than strappy heals with your floral number. There’s not much style in sinking.
Purple is making a play for this year’s must have colour. We’ve seen a whole host of celebs stepping out in the most stylish of purple dresses since the turn of the year, so it’s natural they’ll be making a big impact at weddings up and down the country in the warmer months. If you’re only making an appearance later on in the evening you can’t go wrong with a show stopping purple dress. You’ll be guaranteed to turn heads as soon as you make your entrance.
You don’t want to resort to matchy-matchy dressing, but you do want to find the perfect accompaniment to your dress and let yourself cover up a little if the weather takes a turn for the worse. Choose a comfortable yet stylish bolero – it will keep you cosy when the sun goes down.
Choosing a wedding outfit, it’s not just about the perfect dress. To stand out it’s all about how you accessorise. An oversized necklace is perfect to give your outfit some added oomph while staying wedding appropriate.
Clutch it tight
You want to stay looking chic and elegant. But come the reception you still have to carry your stuff around, so clutch it close with a stylish clutch bag. Right on trend, with a little hint of practicality. Perfect.