Summer’s finally here and that can only mean one thing; summer weddings. No doubt you had a flurry of invitations dropping on your doormat over the past few months, so now is the time to start getting prepared and the most important question, of course, is – what will you be wearing?
Most wedding-goers definitely frown upon trying to upstage the bride, but if you still want to look fantastic, then take a look at our top picks for the best dresses to wear to a summer wedding.
One of the massive trends for Spring/Summer 2011 has been the coral colour trend. It might seem like an odd colour choice but it’s actually brilliant for adding some colour to your summer wardrobe and the warmth also suits most complexions. Plus, you’ll definitely stand out from the sea of floral maxi dresses and faithful little black dresses. Teatro have a couple of brilliant choices; this pretty coral prom dress with its stylish embroidery and this embellished panel dress which is really fun and flirty and would be perfect teamed with gold heels and a delicate sequinned bag.
If you really want to stand out – go nude! No, we don’t mean go out without your clothes on (that really would get people talking) but rather that the nude colour trend is still as hot as ever, and if you team your outfit with nude heels too you’ll give off the illusion of height as well as being super feminine. Make sure your make-up is bold to really make a contrast. We love this pretty prom style dress from Love Label, which would be equally at home dressed up for a summer wedding or glammed up for a night on the town. Teatro also have this retro inspired flapper dress in a pretty pastel peach, which we think is perfect for being gorgeous, but completely understated.
Maxi dresses are a summer wedding favourite, so if you’re planning on munching as much wedding cake as you can get, or you just want to keep cool, they are a brilliant option. Keep it simple and be bold with your colour with this So Fabulous ruched maxi dress in a rich royal purple or glam it up in this gorgeous embellished floral maxi dress, which is bang on trend with its one shouldered design and elegant shimmery detailing.
No matter what your style, be inspired by our brilliant occasionwear section, where you’ll find the perfect dress for a summer wedding, plus all the accessories to complete your outfit.