The bells are ringing!

05/22/2019

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The Wedding Season is here, which means it's time to start thinking about your looks! To help you decide which outfit to wear to these happy celebrations, we prepared a list of what you should and shouldn't wear, and hand-picked some fabulous outfits for a spring/summer wedding. Before choosing your look, pay attention to the wedding’s location and time, if it’s an informal event on the beach you won’t wear the same kind of outfit you would wear to an elegant affair at the city’s Cathedral. Use your common-sense.

DOs

Do wear florals

Because most weddings happen now in Spring, you can never go wrong with floral dresses. Whether with tiny romantic flowers or bold ones with joyful monkeys, floral dresses and summer go hand-in-hand.

 
 

Do wear bright colours

Monochromatic or block-colour dresses are also great for the festive occasion, and summer asks for bright happy colours.

 
 

Do wear a hat

Hats add special glamour to women's outfits and are very welcome at weddings. There are so many options, different sizes and shapes, choose a model that you feel comfortable with. You can decorate your hat with flowers, a brooch or why not, some feathers, but remember that the decoration goes on the right side of the hat. You could wear a fascinator instead of a hat, or a beautiful headband like the Duchess of Cambridge does. By the way, did you know that there is a “hat etiquette” that says that the mother of the groom should never wear a bigger hat than the mother of the bride’s hat?

 
 

DON'Ts

Do not wear white

Although this seems quite obvious, you wouldn’t believe how many women choose white outfits. Don’t do that! The only woman wearing white at a wedding should be the bride. That’s a terrible faux-pas and people might think you are competing with the bride on her special day. But there are plenty of other light pastel hues you can wear that are stylish and perfect for a spring wedding. 

 
 

Do not wear black

All-black outfits are extremely elegant but not really appropriate for a wedding as it is a happy occasion, not a funeral. You can always go for a black and white dress, this colour combination is utterly chic, just ask Coco Chanel. Midnight blue and Navy are the darkest colours that are acceptable. Do wear a navy polka dress like the one the actress Abigail Spencer wore to Meghan and Harry's wedding and the Duchess of Cambridge, to Prince Charles' birthday.   

 
 

Do not wear “look at me” clothes.

Really tight and overly sexy outfits are a no-go. You don’t want to look vulgar or desperate for the photographer's flashes unless, of course, your secret dream is to have your own reality show, marry a rapper and give your kids strange names. Your outfit can be sexy but in a classy way.

 
 

Last tip

When attending a religious ceremony, dress accordingly. If you’re wearing a sleeveless dress, it is “de bon-ton” to cover your shoulders with a nice shawl, which will, by the way, give an extra touch to your outfit. If you’re wearing a floral dress or a dress with bold patterns, go for a one-colour shawl and vice-versa.

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