What to Wear to a Wedding
Whether you’re the wedding planner or the best friend from primary school, choosing a dress to wear to a wedding is one of the most important decisions before the big day. Not only does the wedding theme need to be taken into consideration, but your personality and complexion do, too. Which colours will compliment your hair? Your eyes? Your skin tone and shape?
Fear not, our stylists have compiled a list of tips and styles to help choosing your dress for the big day a doddle. Occasionwear shopping is no easy task and time and care should be taken when searching for the perfect outfits. It’s just as much about the accompanying pieces (shoes, bag, accessories) as it is the dress itself and that’s why we always recommend leaving plenty of time before the big day to ensure that every component of the outfit is just right.
Take into consideration the location, the time of day, the duration of the wedding and the weather before going shopping and of course an understanding of what shapes suit your body-shape and which colours flatter your skin-tone are essential.
Shimmer & Shine
If you’re looking for a dress that will wow for a glamorous wedding we recommend looking for a dress with metallic details, sequins or bead-work. Shimmery tones add an immediate luxe feel to any look especially when teamed-up with metallic accessories. When selecting accessories think about how you can also wear these again with some of the other dresses in your wardrobe. A metallic sandal is a wardrobe staple and every woman should own a pair in a style that fits and flatters.
Neutral tones are both timeless and suit most skin-tones. The added bonus of buying a neutral dress is that you can wear it again by teaming it up wit different accessories. We recommend finding out which tones best suit your skin-tone before embarking on a shopping trip as this will save you much needed time and energy.
If you’re after a timeless design that can be worn again, we suggest going for a classic midi. A calf-skimming design with a nipped-in waist is a figure-flattering option. Pair with some subtle silver earrings, a metallic box clutch and some peep-toe sandals for understated elegance. Graphic prints or florals can be a great choice if you’re after something a little different for a special occasion. Simply team with some nude heels and a pop of bright lipstick to really maximise your wedding outfit and if you’re on the lookout, House of Fraser offer 15% off selected Bridesmaid dresses, when you buy 3 or more.
Even though it’s the bride’s day, that doesn’t mean that you can’t look just as fabulous. If you’re struggling with the ideal of contrast colour pairing or feel like you’re unsure which dresses suit you best, feel free to reach out to our stylists. Our stylists have years of experience in colour consultations and personal shopping trips, helping men and women find the perfect outfit for any occasion. The perfect look is out there just for you, and we can help you get there!