How to Dress for a Summer Wedding

By on April 1, 2012

By Laura Clark –

Summer is edging ever closer and with it the wedding season will begin and the age old dilemma of what to wear will set, perhaps even more than where to have your wedding. But this year can be different if you follow these simple tips for stylish wedding outfits.

Whether you are the mother of the bride or groom, auntie, sister, grandma or friend it is important to look and therefore feel good as it will be a long day which will be captured in numerous photos throughout the day.

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Getting Started

The first thing to decide on when planning your perfect wedding outfit is what you feel most comfortable in. If trousers are the only thing you are ever seen in then trying a dress just because you think you should, could be a bad idea. If you feel self-conscious in your chosen ensemble it could detract from the special occasion, so don’t be afraid to wear a classic trouser suit if this is what you want. The biggest trend in dresses and skirts this season is the midi length, which is great for summer weddings when you want to feel cool and comfortable but still stylish.

Colour

If you are part of the bride or groom’s immediate family it may be a good idea to coordinate with the colour scheme of the wedding. This does not mean if the bridesmaids are in soft pink everyone should wear the same shade, but a complementary colour scheme will look great in the pictures. Lilac, pastel blues and greens will always look great together, this is especially important if you are the mother of the bride or groom as you will be in most of the photos.

Headwear

A summer wedding is the perfect opportunity to invest in a hat. If you feel it is an expense for only one day, choose a neutral style with a detachable detail, that way you can wear it for the next wedding you attend and just change the feature; you could even make your own with ribbon, feathers and a bit of haberdashery creativity!

If a hat is something you would never usually wear why not try the hat’s second cousin, the fascinator. This look is very on trend and not as large as a hat so they will look really elegant when paired with a dress and jacket combination. Be careful when wearing them with a trouser suit as the look may be a little disjointed and always get someone else’s opinion before settling on headwear.

Accessories

Heels should be kept low and shoes well fitted, you do not want to be on your feet all day in shoes that you know will irritate or rub. A clutch handbag is a sleek way to finish your look but remember to think of everything that will need to fit into it; camera, phone, purse, confetti and everything else besides. Oversized envelope clutches are a great way of getting everything you need in one bag. Jewellery should be kept minimal and elegant, a simple silver or gold drop pendant and matching earrings will create a sophisticated understated look.

By following these simple rules wedding dressing nightmares will be history!

 

Laura Clarke is a keen fashion blogger currently working on behalf of Jacque Vert, a UK based company who specialise in women’s occasion wear and mother of the bride fashion.

About Laura Clarke

Laura Clarke is a keen fashion blogger currently working on behalf of Jacque Vert, a UK based company who specialize in women’s occasion wear and mother of the bride fashion.

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How to Dress for a Summer Wedding