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The Wedding Style Edit

27.04.18

Whether you’re heading abroad to an exotic destination wedding or have RSVP’d to ceremonies in cooler climes, navigating the strict dress codes of summer nuptials can be a daunting task. To help ease your wardrobe woes, we’ve highlighted the key shapes, shades and styles that will take you effortlessly through event season and beyond…

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FORCE OF NATURE

Florals aren’t just for the flower girls. When worn in earthy, terracotta tones, botanical prints can breathe new life into classic daywear silhouettes. Let your blooms pull focus by punctuating a printed dress with neutral accessories or team your ensemble with an artful clash of colours for a contemporary twist.

THE WHITE MOVE

Rethink your sartorial prejudices and embrace a classic white summer dress for wedding season. Traditionally, bridal-territory hues were strictly off limits, but modern dress codes are far more fashionably flexible - especially when your outfit boasts pleats, buttons and a fluted hemline. Feeling brave? Style the look with head to toe cream hues, or use your LWD as a blank canvas for a few strategic pops of colour.

SHORT AND SWEET

Slick suiting is firmly on the fashion agenda for SS18, especially in a spectrum of airy, neutral tones. Give this style a warm-weather update by swapping your trousers for a pair of relaxed, tailored shorts and layering with a feminine camisole. If you need to loosen up the look, slip off your jacket and drape it nonchalantly over your shoulders for an instant high-fashion finish.

One For All

Equal parts contemporary and classic, jumpsuits might not be an obvious contender for wedding wear but, when teamed with feminine detailing, they can make a unique, formal statement. Feminine frills at the front keep the style demure yet flirtatious, while an open back with bow detailing adds instant after-party appeal.

Super Naturals

Lean in to the soft mood of a summer wedding by swapping high-octane Pantones for a palette of delicious sorbet shades. Embrace delicate apricot hues and subtle washes of beige, all with the potential to be seamlessly reworked for both afternoon and evening occasions. Keep the look high heat-friendly in an artfully structured halterneck and add a subtle printed clutch to signal smart elegance.

PARTY IN THE BACK

Offering up the illusion of carefully styled separates, a colour blocking jumpsuit is a formal yet fashionable way to reboot your classic occasionwear staples. Minimal detailing at the front ensures all eyes are on the plunging back details, perfect for showing off a glowing summer tan. Open-toed heels and a muted red lip complete this striking look.

Sweet Disposition

When in doubt, luxe lace and intricate embroidery are two always-elegant options to turn to for wedding season. Ultra-feminine, especially with a subtle sheer update, a lace dress offers easy poise that translates to a multitude of dress codes. Sharpen the look with metallic accessories or add soft nude sandals for a summer twist.

ALL IN THE DETAILS

Looking to make an entrance? Turn heads in a beaded, charcoal mini dress that’s begging to be twirled around the dance floor. Balance a shorter hemline with a high neck and long sleeves, especially in summer-appropriate sheer fabrics. For a lasting impression, multiply the effect of high-shine embellishments by pairing the look with sparkling stilettos and a glossy, structured clutch.

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