What to Wear: Summer Weddings

July 12, 2017

Summer is upon us, and usually this means wedding season! Although the Great British weather sometimes isn't so great, I've put together three different midi dress outfits which can work in most unpredictable weather conditions!

 

Firstly, I decided to style midi dresses as I think they're elegant, classic, and keep your legs somewhat warmer if the weather takes a turn for the worst/perfect if you don't want the hassle of having to shave or wax your whole leg. Midi dresses are flattering and work for all shapes, heights and ages, so with SO many options out there, it's well worth investing in one to use as a versatile occasion dress. 

THE COLOURFUL ONE

 

This style is for anyone who loves colour and who likes to stand out from the crowd. The gorgeous canary yellow is perfect for a wedding on a really sunny day, and per the last post, I feel that you can't help but smile when wearing such a lovely bright colour. The blush pink coloured underlay, as pictured in the slideshow, helps to create depth in the dress, bringing out the intricate lace detail more. 

 

 

I absolutely love the ruffles on this dress! They're perfectly placed, and help to create more of a silhouette; as they create a slight a line shape on your top half, it draws more attention to a cinched in waist, giving the illusion of a snatched waist. Besides that, they're floaty and summery, and you can't help but feel like you've been transported to Spain due to their placement on the dress. The ruffle on the bottom of the dress also helps to create an hourglass figure by being wider than the lower non-ruffled half of the dress.

 

 

 

The bardot neckline of the dress is bang on trend, and unlike some other bardot dresses, sits well! It helps to show off some skin to balance out the longer length of the dress, meaning it could also work for an evening reception if accessorised correctly!

 

 

I paired this dress with this pink pearl choker to bring out the pink underlay more, and to draw attention to the bardot neckline. The pink strappy heels are summery and again accentuate the underlay whilst being a reasonable heel height which doesn't sacrifice too much height for comfort- an essential for a wedding that'll last all day and night!

 

Dress: ZARA (Similar 1 , 2, 3, Jumpsuit alternative)

Choker: Topshop

Shoes: M&S (Similar 1, 2, 3)

 

THE GIRLY ONE

 

This style is for anyone who wants to feel like a princess for a day- because let's be honest, the bride is the QUEEN. I love the more muted, duskier pink colour of this dress as unlike a more baby pink, it's becomes less childish and more sophisticated. Of course, pink is this season's IT colour (post to come on this very soon) and so you instantly tick the trend box with this gorgeous midi dress. 

 

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Similarly to the Zara dress, this also has a ruffle coming across the upper half, however, this ruffle parallels with the halterneck neckline, which then morphes into the sleeves to create an A-line shape: something which is very flattering on most shapes but especially smaller chested girls. I love how the sleeves are sheer, which creates dimension as the underlay is the same colour as the lace. The extra straps on either shoulder create added interest and again adds to the elegance of the dress.

 

 

Matching the A-line shape created by the ruffles is carried on by the general shape of the dress; the figure hugging top half which extends to create an A-line shaped bottom: perfect for any pear-shaped girls out there!

 

 

I paired this dress with larger earrings, as the neckline is already busy. I added strappy heels and the outfit was complete!

 

Dress: River Island  (Similar 1, 2, 3)

Earrings: River Island

Shoes: New Look

 

 

THE ROMANTIC ONE

 

Black for a WEDDING you ask in horror, SURELY that can't be right, right? Wrong! I'd argue that black can be worn, especially on drearier days, as long as it either is patterned or you bring in colour through accessories.

 

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The lace overlay with the rose embroidery helps to give this dress a more romantic feel, making it very wedding appropriate. I like that the cami underlay doesn't go all the way up to the neckline, as it leaves the back and collar area exposed, allowing the lace to make more of a statement, and skin to show through to balance with the length of the dress.

 

 

The more low-key ruffles are perfect on this dress because the print is already quite busy! They give the dress a post-romanticism feel, and again help to make the dress wedding attire worthy!

 

 

As the dress is quite busy already, I wanted simple accessories that would compliment it. I went for simple red rose studs to bring out the flowers, and green velvet heels to bring out the leaves; you can't go wrong with a combination of velvet and lace when done correctly!

 

Dress: ZARA (Similar 1, 2, 3)

Earrings: Claire's (Similar)

Shoes: ZARA

 

Hope you liked this post, let me know in the comments what other occasions you want help with styling for!

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