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.
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
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.