Dressing for Wedding Season

November 21, 2016
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ATTN: All brides-to-be, bridesmaids and future guests – the joy of frivolous outfit planning for the big day has now commenced. Stuck on wedding ideas when it comes to your outfit? The first rule of thumb is to not panic. Instead, gather ‘round and pop the bubbly, because we’re here to talk about the most sought-after wedding season trends.

The Bride

So you said yes? Congratulations! That’s the first part ticked off. Next, you need to come up with wedding ideas both for a venue and for a dress. Well, we can’t help you with the venue. But the dress, that’s where we come in…

This year, our favourite bridal designers went the whole nine yards. They said adiós to the conventional bride of the past and welcomed a new type of bride – one that’s classic yet modern, romantic yet playful, and most importantly, one that will leave onlookers green with envy.

Runways were rife with new details, like layers upon layers, three-dimensional embellishments, sheer skirts and plunging necklines.

And who says you have to wear white on the big day? Pantone coloured outside of the lines this year and released not one, but two wedding colour trends for 2016: Rose Quartz (think subtle, soft pink) and Serenity (a pale, peaceful blue).

The overall take-home-message for your gown guide: dare to be different!

The Bridesmaids

Whether you’re sourcing your own frock or nodding in agreement this year, you or the bride-to-be will be smiling with relief. An influx of unprecedented (yet 100% welcome) bridesmaid trends have been taking the season by storm. Think open backs, fit and flare skirts, off-the-shoulder numbers and two-piece dresses.

Regarding colour schemes, palettes of muted pastels and feminine metallics complemented romantic silhouettes, while floral prints continue to bloom.

The overall take-home-message for your gown guide? The clone look is out and mismatched bridesmaid dresses are in.

The Guests

So you’ve got mail? Fantastic! Who doesn’t love a good wedding invite or five? As a guest, you have the easiest job of them all. Basically, your checklist consists of bringing a gift, a hot date, and of course, a hot outfit. The world is your oyster with this one, but you should always steer clear of upstaging the bride. Judgmental sneers and snickers will haunt you for all of 2017.

Whether you decide to wear a dress, a two-piece or even a jumpsuit, accessories are your best friend. Complement your look with a little arm candy, some earrings and a necklace if your top-half is a little bare. Also, opt for footwear that’s comfortable, as a duty of dance floor time will be required of you.

The overall take-home-message for your gown guide? To have fun, of course.

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