Wedding guest fashion by Emma Thatcher

08/06/2015

I’m not quite sure where this year is going, but it is June already and wedding season is now in full swing. So, whether you are planning your own wedding or will be attending someone else’s, you are likely going to need something to wear.

After a recent struggle ourselves, trying to find an outfit for a good friend’s wedding at the beginning of May, we thought it might be useful to enlist some professional help to guide us through this season’s key looks and to help dress us for every wedding eventuality.

So, today we are very pleased to hand the blog over to Emma Thatcher, stylist, and co-founder of leading fashion and lifestyle blog, A Style Album.
Emma Thatcher

It’s that time of the year when there are weddings galore and the big dilemma is… What to wear? My big no-no as a guest is to turn up wearing white, and unfortunately I’ve seen this on more and more occasions recently. Unless you’re attending a Solange Knowles type wedding I’d avoid it and leave the white dress to the Bride.
Solange Knowles
A wedding is a great excuse to wear a fabulous outfit so here is my style guide for a variety of different weddings…

Country…

Reformation would be my first stop. Cool, relaxed dresses, perfect for an afternoon in the English countryside. Unfortunately, the clothes are only available to order from the US so watch out for shipping costs & taxes when ordering online. Prices are higher than your average high street store but a lot lower then a designer piece. I love the colour and prints of the four options below; sexy yet subtle – exactly how you should look at a wedding, and chances are you’re not going to have an outfit snap with another guest! (The Reformation also do beautiful wedding & bridesmaid dresses!)
Reformation 1
Reformation 2
Reformation 3
City…

I love the idea of wearing a trouser suit to a wedding and a city wedding would be the perfect location to do it. This bright Pink one by Pallas is definitely an eye catching look!
Pallas
A jumpsuit is also a fun alternative. Try this black one from ASOS and have fun with coloured accessories to keep it suitable for a wedding.
Asos
If a trouser suit is too daring, Alice & Olivia have a great selection of formal dresses with a twist which would also work well for a City wedding vibe.
Alice&Olivia
Destination Wedding…

If you’re travelling abroad for a wedding, even though you haven’t got to think about a cover-up, you will have the other problem of being too hot! Go for something light and floaty – weddings are long events and you don’t want to feel uncomfortable or worry about unsightly perspiration patches all day.

theoutnet.com is always a good place to find a dress. It offers old season stock at heavily discounted prices and so you can find yourself a real bargain, whilst also minimizing the risk of turning up in the same outfit as another guest.

I love the cute little yellow number by Alice by Temperley.
AliceTemperley
Another brand I have discovered recently is Needle & Thread – Net-a Porter & Selfridges have a good selection.
NeedleThread

Or go all out bohemian in an Etro piece, a collection i’m obsessed with this season…

Etro1
Etro2
Kate Moss completely nails the City v Destination outfit trend…
Kate Moss 1
Team all with comfy heels, a bag big enough for your essentials, add some accessories and you’re good to go! x

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Retailers
Reformation  // Net – a – Porter  // Asos // Alice and Olivia  //  The Outnet //  Needle & Thread  //   Etro
Imagery
Solange Knowles imagery    www.vogue.com
Kate Moss imagery               www.instyle.co.uk and www.glamourmagazine.co.uk

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