Wedding season is in full swing now and our calendars are bursting with love-themed celebrations. But what to wear to a summer wedding without feeling too dressed up? Here’s a minimalist guide to an effortless wedding-guest outfit:
As a minimal style lover I’m no big fan of pastels and flower prints so I try to stick to subtle colours and patterns. While wearing white still is a no-no (it’s the bride’s special day!) and all-red can be too eyecatching (you might not want to steal the bride’s spotlight) wearing black can be very chic and wedding-appropriate. For my sister’s wedding last weekend (as seen on Snapchat) I’ve chosen a black satin slip dress and spiced it up with eye-catching accessories. Another great colour would be shimmering silver or navy blue.
My sister asked all her wedding guests to add something red to their outfits. That’s why I’ve chosen a red clutch bag and red nails. However, always follow the dress code – may it be Cocktail, Black Tie or Garden Party. Dressing accordingly is the first step to a fun summer wedding!
If the dress code is Black Tie a floor-length gown will be the best choice (or two chic separates), when it says Cocktail you can either choose a knee-length cocktail dress or a sophisticated suit. For beach or garden weddings I would choose an airy maxi dress and chic sandals. The advantage of a simple dress is, that you can wear it several times by playing around with different accessories.
When you’ve chosen a monochrome dress it all comes down to the accessories. A pair of killer heels, a striking clutch bag or festive jewellery. Don’t forget to bring a pair of flats with you so you won’t have to suffer at the dance floor…