The New Winter Wedding Rules To Follow


Forget your usual fashion fall backs. This season, event dressing comes with a sweeping new set of styling decrees.

Step away from summer’s bounty of lightweight linen and delicate florals: AW18 is all about embracing a tougher wave of textures, finishes and hues that mark the change in (sartorial) climate. As the temperature shifts, look to longer sleeves or a smart co-ord as warm and welcome alternatives to skin-baring silhouettes and don’t be afraid to layer up in heavy tones and textiles.

As well as more weather-centric updates, Autumn/Winter dressing brings with it an opportunity to direct your wardrobe away from the breeziness of summer and try a bolder look on for size. When it comes to occasionwear, make suiting, metallics and all-black colourways part of your event- wardrobe repertoire and don’t shy away from imparting a lasting impression in colour.

Be Daring In Molten Metallics

‘Tis (almost) the season to shine in glitter, sequins and anything that sparkles – without any fear of upstaging the bride. In sumptuous silk blends, liquid metallics complement the celebratory mood of a ceremony, taking a fashionable approach to a festive classic.


Turn To Pastels In New Silhouettes

If you’re finding it difficult to segue into a darker, heavier wardrobe, update your shapes, not your shades. With longer sleeves and a looser fit, cool pastels become entirely relevant again for an autumnal wedding dress code.

Embrace Head-To-Toe Colour

Rendered in rich pigments, all silhouettes become instantly more dramatic. Edging out last season’s softer colour palette in favour of tones with a striking energy, wearing colour from head to heels multiplies the impact.

Swap Summer Dresses For A Suit

Formal by nature, a tailored two-piece leans from corporate to contemporary in premium fabrications with dancefloor appeal. Play with the balance of feminine and androgynous undertones by adding detailed halter top and scarlet stilettos.

Upgrade Classic Black Outfits

In a summer setting, black can be a bore but as the temperatures dip, it becomes a sought-after classic that’s worthy of the spotlight. Draw on heritage patterns such as houndstooth to inject old-Hollywood worthy appeal and play with textures to add layers of interest to the look.