What to Wear to a Wedding Edit
There may not be a full dance floor, but 2021 weddings are still pumping thanks to the bright, bold and fabulous fashions guests are encouraged to wear. Personally, I believe it to be a sign of respect when someone shows up to a meeting or lunch date dressed to impress so adopt your stylish best when next at the altar.
With white well and truly ruled out on this particular occasion, embrace saturated hues, stand out prints and fun accessories where sophistication and polish reign supreme. Trending towards a more “feminine” approach of dressing, Zimmermann is always a confident start with a wide variety of primary hues in both dress and suiting form. A fan of the floral print, this Australian luxury label does “wedding guest” well, providing statement options that will compliment (not outperform) the bride.
Forever New is also a crowd pleaser with pastel midi dresses and cute floral co-ords satisfying a range of body shapes and bank accounts. Their embellished belts and bags are always a winning combination when paired with a pastel cocktail dress: talk about a one-stop-shop.
When it comes to accessories, look no further than Mimco who stock the prettiest selection of matching jewellery combinations. Headwear is always a lovely wedding addition so be sure to invest in a silk printed scarf or bejewelled clip.
Oroton is another popular shopping destination for weddings with their latest runway collection perfecting the art of “spring season event wear”. Bold maxi dresses styled with 70’s sunglasses, oversized pendants and delicate raffia handbags – talk about nailing a Queensland wedding reception.
Shoes are a personal choice where heels, wedges or flats all work well. The key is to keep things elegant and avoid scuffs, messy laces or chunky buckles. I encourage colour-blocking here where bold outfits are made even more fabulous with the addition of a statement heel.
Last, but certainly not least, sunglasses are a crucial wedding accessory – serving to shade you from the afternoon ceremony sun and conceal mascara runs. Running with our “bold but femme” theme, a 40’s cat-eye or oversized 70’s silhouette will tick all of the boxes. Just ensure your bag is big enough to store them come nightfall.
Well there you have it – the perfect guide to dressing for a wedding given the long wait between love-filled events. We may have to remain seated, but at least we’ll look extra stylish doing so.