How to…Dress as a Wedding Guest

July 2, 2011

I get a surprising number of emails from readers asking what they should wear to weddings they’ve been invited too. So today I thought I’d use this as an excuse to do some fantasy shopping. I was browsing on the River Island website and was pretty darn inpressed with their new dress collection – they have so many designs that would be perfect for weddings this summer! River Island isn’t actually usually a shop I go into…however I think that might be about to change.

I think they key thing is to dress appropriately to the theme of the day and usually this can be determined by how and where the ceremony is taking place -ie a church wedding might mean the wedding could be a more of a traditional affair so maybe you should tone down your inner goth.

I think if you know the couple well it’s easy enough to ask what the dress code might be, but just in case you’re off to the wedding of your second cousin twice removed, I hope some of my recent finds can give you a few new ideas…

♥ Yellow bow prom dress
River Island, £44.99

♥ Red or Dead womens red or dead tegan glitter high heels
Schuh, £100

♥ Vivienne Westwood, Classic orb patent-leather tote
Net-A-Porter, £845

♥ Glitter & Twisted Lace Collar Necklace
Dollydagger, £40.80

♥ Green polka dot shift dress
River Island, £39.99

♥ Colette cameo brooch court high heels
Schuh, £60

♥ Medium Leather Carry-All Pouch in Taupe
American Apparel, £46

♥ Fifties Bow Alice Band
Oasis, £3

♥ Gem Heart Earrings, White
Dollydagger, £12

♥ Beige checked belted shirt dress
River Island, £40

♥ Toms classic slip on espadrille black canvas
Schuh, £32.99

♥ Black suede maxi length fringed slouchy bag
Topshop, £75

♥ Rainbow Spectrum Bracelet
Tatty Devine, £58.50

♥ Cupcake Brooch
Dollydagger, £20

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