You come home from work only to find another wedding invitation. While you may be thrilled to join in on the couple’s special day, finding the perfect outfit to wear is getting increasingly more difficult. Surely you wouldn’t wear the same outfit if you’re attending Prince Harry and Meghan’s royal wedding as you might for your cousin’s in Surrey?
To help you navigate the wedding season wardrobe dilemma, we spoke with Alex Longmore, one of the UK’s top Celebrity Stylists who’s worked with everyone from Claudia Schiffer and Twiggy to Little Mix and Jamelia and Lisa Talbot, Personal Stylist and accredited member of the Federation of Image Consultants, who specialises in helping people look and feel their best without hours of preparation.
“I think the key thing is to really plan ahead with your outfit for a special occasion, especially a wedding. Really play close attention to the invite. Scope out where the venue will be and dress accordingly,” explains
Longmore. “Take in to consideration what your hosts’ style is like and the month the wedding falls in – you don’t want to be cold, that is the worst.”
For women who are top heavy, Talbot suggests a v-neck to create space and draw your eye up. For pear-shaped or bottom heavy women, balance is key. And for women who tend to carry weight on their tummies, “Do not discount any dress that is fitted, as long as there is movement on the middle area, it will work,” exclaims Talbot.
Colour is important too. According to Longmore, especially in the summer, opt for colourful dresses, “the brighter the better.” Longmore also advises to “avoid wearing dark colours at a wedding, I think the darkest you can get away with is navy blue but accessorise it with a brighter colour.” Talbot agrees, also suggesting guests shy away from black and opting for other deep/dark tones, like deep purple and deep red, to still get the same feel.
For a dress brimming with drama, try a full feathered skirt like Naeem Khan and Savin London crafted. Monique Lhuillier also used feathers to turn a basic slip style dress into a statement maker.
Looking for something with a little less volume that still makes an impact? Halfpenny London and Victoria KyriaKides’ feathered skirts are perfect. Or check out Alexandra Grecco’s tiered feather wedding dress, sure to wow!
Birds of a feather may stick together, but with these extravagant avian looks, you’ll be sure to stand out from the flock!
“Hats are fab. . . The trick with a hat is to choose one in line with the scale of the face shape. For example, a lady with a small face is better off with a fascinator [or small brimmed hat] as this will not drown the face.” Lisa Talbot, Stylist.
Still not completely sure what to wear? For more wedding style tips and tricks (including advice for the mother-of-the-bride) go to: LocalBuzzMagazine.com and click on fashion!
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