It’s a challenge being a wedding guest. Before you get to the fun part, there’s a whole list of things to tick off your to-do list, including buying the perfect gift, arranging transport and booking accommodation.
Of course, the biggest obligation of all is to find the ultimate outfit and look your best on the day, which can be a bit of an ordeal for those of us who are most comfortable in our favourite t-shirt and jeans combo. Yes, winning the style stakes means finding a great dress, but there’s more to it than that. With these five easy tips, you’re sure to nail your next wedding look.
- Get the perfect fit
That beautiful floral maxi dress you saw in the sales may seem like the ideal outfit for your friend’s summer wedding, but does it fit? No matter how stunning a dress is, if it doesn’t fit well, you should leave it on the rail – unless you can have it tailored to perfection. A well-fitting dress will perfectly flatter your figure and take your outfit to the next level, so make sure you don’t skip this step.
For a flattering fit every time, a wedding guest dress from Bombshell is the perfect choice. Innovatively designed with draping and shearing panels to balance your shape and conceal any bits you don’t like, you can’t go wrong with one of these beautiful occasion dresses.
- Choose the right shoes
The right shoes won’t just match your outfit – they should also be comfortable and sturdy enough to get you through a whole night of dancing. If you’re not sure you can walk confidently in the stilettos you’ve picked out, consider swapping them for a smaller block or kitten heel without sacrificing on style. Again, fit is everything, so if you’re buying new shoes it’s important to give them a test drive before the event.
- Coordinate your accessories
To complete your outfit, you’ll need to coordinate your clutch bag and jewellery. A simple black or metallic clutch will work well with most dresses, but you could also pick out a complementary shade that ties in with your ensemble. For a more formal wedding, it’s easy to ramp up the glamour with a touch of sparkle, so be sure to raid your jewellery box for a glitzy necklace or pair of earrings. If you’re struggling to find the perfect accessories to match your dress, try asking friends and family if they have something you could borrow – you can always return the favour next wedding season!
- Add layers
The right coat or jacket can instantly elevate your wedding guest outfit, especially if it’s a winter ceremony or the party will be running late into the evening. A smart coat or blazer will work well for colder climes, while a cropped jacket or wrap is a great alternative if you’re looking for something lighter. To make your jacket a signature part of your outfit go for a statement colour or fabric, giving your overall look a more chic and daring feel.
- Come prepared for anything
To ensure you look amazing throughout the whole day and night, you’ll need to come prepared with more than just a great outfit. There’s no telling what could happen over the course of the day, so it always helps to have a few essentials with you in the event of a wardrobe mishap. Fashion tape, safety pins, blister plasters and a compact packet of cleaning wipes could save the day and keep you looking impeccable even at the end of the evening.