It’s wedding season, friends: we know that once the clocks go forward and little bit of extra sunshine makes all the difference to our moods, that love and nuptials are in the air.
The UK is a gorgeous place to have a spring or summer wedding, and with marriage statistics on the up during the recession, it’s likely that you’ll find yourself invited along to one – or are already booked up – for 2012.
So it’s time to dig out that little black dress, classic wrap or maxi dress and shake up your style for weddings this summer. Here we take a look at three classic looks and how to dress them right for a summer wedding.
The little black dress is widely acknowledged as every woman’s best friend and high street favourites such as Next offer an impressive range of this wardrobe staple. The simplicity of the colour means you can choose a shape that works for you – and then accessorise as you please. It’s a safe choice for a wedding, but you can easily add pizzazz. This winter and spring, brights and patterns have been really forthright on shoes and other accessories.
A spring trend for mules could easily be the way to lift your LBD into the sunshine. They’re not the easiest thing to walk in, but provided you won’t be moving too much, these will look gorgeous in a peppermint or soft pink. Think a boxy clutch in a brighter tone of the same shade to match.
A personal favourite for the spring/summer, not least because it is so easy to wear you can leave it pretty plain and let the rest do the talking. A great choice for ladies who love heel – choose a simple shift dress with a short hem and pair with towering sandals if you can (nothing too cagey or laser-cut) or wedges for more comfort. This is the style to incorporate prints – this season we’re seeing a lot of trippy 1970s silk-scarf-inspired looks which are perfect for a funloving European wedding.
The love of the prom dress has grown and grown since it came back in the early 2000s. And it is not just for high schoolers. The kick of the skirt and tapered waist make it excellent for curvy ladies as it highlights all the right places, and with this season’s love of peplum details which kick out to highlight the waist, you can achieve a really feminine figure. Ideal for a wedding. We would go for elegant shades – royal blues or playful red and white – and pair with court shoes or T-bars.