Wedding season is once again imminent, ushering in the time of year when you can start putting together a striking outfit worthy of the best-dressed wedding guest.
Whether you're witnessing nuptials in a slick city location, an overseas botanical garden or an exotic beach wedding, here are our suggestions to ensure you look your finest without outshining the bride.
Channel a look that’s simple, pretty or romantic over edgy or sultry ensembles, and finish by opting for lighter hues for day occasions.
Complete your ensemble with subtle accessories for a polished understated look imbued with elegance and timeless appeal, while evening affairs may call for a more alluring presence, so amp up your look with striking heels and a tactile clutch
For weddings held in the country, this is the perfect excuse to play with pretty summer pastels. Pre-empt any grass surfaces with a functional pair of wedges to avoid your stilettos sinking into the soil.
Embrace a dose of originality with more relaxed outlines and flowing lines for a spring/summer wedding, but remain mindful of the unpredictable British weather by arming yourself with a cosy shrug, cardigan or jacket to keep the cooler climes at bay.
A formal affair
Formal attire or "black tie" weddings mean you’re granted free rein to amp up the glamour stakes and bring on the beads and embellishments. Here you can opt for a sweeping full-length gown with a subtle bolero, statement jewellery and skyscraper heels.
For beach weddings, although you won’t need to be overtly formal try to refrain from opting for anything too simple. Beach weddings are a fine opportunity to utilise colour, accessories and sheer fabrics, while adhering to a simple and clean silhouette.
For such an outdoor setting, it’s still imperative that you dress to impress while keeping in mind the elements of the sun, sand and sea. The best look to channel is the ethereal, relaxed aesthetic, that you can easily achieve with a long flowing gown adorned with a sharp and impressionable print, flat sandals (but not flip flops), tactfully finished with a stunning pashmina or wrap to keep yourself warm.