wedding guests

The Best Dressed Wedding Guest

So, we are officially amidst the wedding season. By now, if you have not already attended any weddings just yet, you will most likely have a few pending. Being the guest at a wedding is probably one of my favorite things to do socially.

Fashion lovers, the mere mention of a wedding invitation and our brains immediately begin planning and prepping ‘the look’.Once the look has been pieced together nicely, the lead up to the wedding is plain sailing. But realistically, it is likely that we will spend the lead up to the wedding shopping our dresses and not compromising on what we want to wear and how we want to look, at any cost. This is simply because dress shopping is stressful, wedding guest dress shopping – even moreso.

Here’s our guide to shopping the best guest dresses…

Karen Millen and Coast

Often, the first shops women tend to think of when shopping the London high street for a special occasion is Karen Millen and Coast. They are the go-to special occasion shops on the high street, which means it is very likely that if someone isn’t wearing your dress, they will have seen it and probably know how much it costs!

I always advise that Coast or Karen Millen be the last shops you look at. Of course, if you are attending a wedding abroad that doesn’t have either of these stores, then why not? People love getting married in Italy, right? Well they don’t have either of these stores, so if you’re Italy bound for a wedding, Coast and Karen Millen are definitely good options to consider.

Zara for Sleek Jumpsuits and Separates

Anything in my wardrobe that is from the high street is very likely to be from Zara. In Bromley Zara is like uniform for the girl that loves fashion, and actually, it’s the same at Farfetch. Zara is so every day that opting for a Zara dress for a special occasion might not make you feel that special. However, if you do like to take on a style challenge, mixing and matching some separates to piece together an amazing ensemble could be pretty spectacular if pulled off well. Having said that, I can’t deny how special I feel wearing a Zara jumpsuit.

CAPE JUMPSUIT WITH V-NECK  Love this just need somewhere to wear it

Reiss for Shorter Hem Lines and Perfect Tailoring

Some of the best occasion wear comes from Reiss. Aside from the style, to the touch and the fit – they are all just made so well. You will feel the most confident and comfortable in either a floor length hemline or a shorter one if you plan to attend a wedding indoors.


Reiss for Playsuits

Who’d of thought you could wear a playsuit to a wedding? Reiss has some spectacular playsuits, the key is, if you are going to go for a playsuit, it has to be sharp, expensive looking and quality cannot be compromised.


Well, what can’t you buy on ASOS? In terms of dresses, the selection of dresses is so overwhelming – it can be a little annoying! Admittedly ASOS also has a problem in their sizing. ASOS does have some amazing, really detailed and unusual dress and it is always worth exploring their shop.

ASOS for The Wiggle Dress

Image 1 of ASOS Jacquard Wiggle Dress Image 1 of ASOS Wiggle Dress in Texture with Blue Floral Print

The ASOS wiggle dress gives you a very similar silhouette of that which Dolce and Gabbana is famous for. It’s a great dress for accentuating the shape of a woman without having to wear body con. ASOS have a whole variety of Wiggle dresses in different patterns and prints and materials.

ASOS for The Hitchcock Dress

Similar in shape to the wiggle dress and again very a la Dolce and Gabbana, but the Hitchcock dress shows a little more skin and the prints and patterns are very typical wedding print.

Image 1 of ASOS Sketchy Floral Hitchcock Pencil Dress Image 1 of ASOS Hitchcock Pencil Dress In Dusty Pink Floral

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The World’s Most Stylish City

Global Language Monitor, a company who trawls through the ether to analyse some of the most talked-about trends around, have perused the top 175,000 print and electronic global media to find out where on earth is the most stylish city.

For the last several years New York has dominated the top spot of the list but 2011 the great city of London overtook the Big Apple for the first time, now two years on we’re pondering over what it was that tipped London into poll position and wondering whether we will take the top spot again in 2013.

According to the language analysing company, GLM, London rose to popularity due to a number of overriding factors including the “Duchess effect”, the Olympic Games and the suicide of fashion designer Alexander McQueen which all had a strong impact on the results.

Paul Payack the president of GLM said that ‘Kate Middleton has proved to be incredibly impactful on the British fashion brand’, it seems that whatever Ms Middleton decides to wear will go on to sell out like hotcakes. Payack noted that The Duchess of Cambridge has contributed to millions of pounds of sales last year alone, talk about a fashion icon.

But if KMids isn’t you’re cup of tea then another royal Kate (well, rock’n’roll royalty) was also making waves for London last year, despite a career that has spanned two decades Kate Moss was still the second highest earning super model last year, surpassed only by Giselle Bundchen.

Kate Moss strutted her stuff down the catwalk of the closing ceremony hand in hand with some other of Britain’s most beautiful exports including; Lily Cole, Lily Donaldson, David Gandy, Naomi Campbell and Georgia May Jagger. But it wasn’t just the super models that were capturing the world’s attention; the London Olympic Games was reported to be one of the most successful games in recent history.

The unfortunate and unexpected death of designer Alexander McQueen also meant an increase in interest in British fashion, McQueen’s parent company Gucci decided to keep the fashion house open and designer Sarah Burton took over at the helm who gained incredible notoriety for designing Kate Middleton’s now infamous wedding dress.

So there are a number of factors last year that helped the UK reach prime position two years in a row, New York was a close second followed swiftly by Paris. But who knows what this year will bring, a third year on the trot for the Big Smoke or will we be usurped by an underdog.

What do you think, what are your reasons for London being the most stylish city in the world?

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