Being elegant is part of the protocol!
Spring is when the wedding season is at full blast. Everyone’s dream at this time of the year is a wedding in the countryside, the grass is green and flowers are blooming, but don’t forget that spring is also the rainy season so the beautiful lawn can suddenly turn into a pod of mud and your heels will definitely sink into the wet grass.
Be always prepared for the worst, for example, keep a spare pair of flats and avoid wearing length-floor dresses in case of an outdoor wedding. A nice hat will not only make you look glamorous but also will keep your head dry in case of rain.
We’ve already gave you several tips here on what to wear and what not to wear at weddings so today, we are going to give you some inspiration for cool spring and summer wedding outfits so that you can look stunning and stylish but draw just enough attention so as to be the perfect guest and not to steal the bride’s big day!
Spring is the perfect time to wear bright colours. You can try a block colour dress such as the neon pink one worn by Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, paired with a beautiful big berry-purple hat and matching shoes and handbag. This look would be perfect for a traditional church ceremony as it doesn’t have big decoletés. For an evening wedding, I would add some statement jewellery to it et voilá!
1- N.21 dress, 2- Siggi hat, 3- Stella McCartney dress, 4- Valentino dress
Mixing patterns and colours
A mix of colours and patterns are also welcome in these sunny days. Let’s keep looking at Queen Maxima’s choice of outfits; the Mary Katrantzou Pussy bow maxi-dress in printed crepe de chine looks sleek and modern. Add a hat and you’re ready for a wedding!
1- Tibi, 2- Petar Petrov, 3- Marc Jacobs dress
Soft colours are very spring-like. Crown Princess Mary of Denmark wore a cute baby-pink A-line skirt with matching pumps and hat embellished with feathers, very chic and elegant. Her look would have been just perfect for a spring wedding.
Fancy some trousers?
You don’t need to always wear dresses or skirts to weddings. Some palazzo pants could be as chic as it gets. Have a look at the outfit by designer Natan that Queen Maxima wore to a musical premiere; the clean lines and volumes are sophisticated and stylish and the top, embellished with cascading flowers on the side and on the shoulder gave a nice touch of glamour. She could have easily worn that to a wedding, completing the look with a great fascinator.
1- Dries van Noten, 2- Delpozo, 3- L'autre chose, 4- Off-White
Florals and Boho-chic
Of course, we cannot forget to mention floral gowns for spring weddings! But this doesn’t mean that they have to be boring. You can get some inspiration from Pippa Middleton’s maxi dress with floral print and a hint of boho-chic, stylish and cool at the same time.