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

Remember to stop by Lileo during the month of June and July to shop these similar looks at a fraction of the cost! Mention this blog post and get 10% off your next purchase.

pheromone party

Pheromone Parties: Stop Swiping and Start Smelling

Forget Tinder, love is in the air, you just need to sniff it out…

We’re no experts on love, but this unusual party theme is one that everyone’s talking about. When we first heard about pheromone parties we were initially disgusted. It seems that our generation no longer expects to meet the love of their life down at their local bar or even from a sweaty drunken kiss in a night club. Generation Y prefers, it seems, to cut to the chase when it comes to meeting the opposite sex and get right down to the science.

If you scratch the surface there is a cornucopia of niche dating events and evenings all across Toronto (equestrian lovers, Christian dating, sporty singles, sugar daddies and even vampire dating). But we’re going to put it out there; pheromone parties might just be the weirdest.

The idea is that you buy a new, plain white cotton shirt and sleep in it for three nights in a row. During the day you keep your tee in the freezer to lock in the scent and avoid things like deodorants, creams and spicy foods which might interfere with your natural pheromones.

After three nights have passed you take your zip-lock bag to a hosted pheromone party. Your bag is then labelled with a unique number on a color coordinated label, guy’s shirts with blue labels and girl’s shirts with pink labels. Once everyone’s bags are labelled the guests are free to get their sniff on. The hope is that you will find a bag that contains a smell that isn’t so disgusting that you vom into it.

Because apparently pheromones play a big part in how attracted you are to someone, scientifically once you find a smell you like you may just be more attracted to them once you meet them. So you find a shirt you like and then have your photo with the bag. Hopefully the owner of that smell will see you holding his bag (not an innuendo) and come chat to you.

And that’s all there is to it! If sticking your nose into a sack of someone’s dirty laundry sounds like your cup of tea then get yourself down to a pheromone party and hopefully sniff yourself out a date. For now, we’re going to stick to the good old fashioned swiping and leave the dirty laundry in the hamper.

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