IT CAN BE HARD TO DECIDE WHAT TO WEAR FOR A WEDDING IN THE SPRING. IT’S NOT WARM ENOUGH FOR A SHORT DRESS AND IT’S NOT COLD ENOUGH FOR TROUSERS…
Together with Trilogy, premium fashion retailers, we take a look at the style predictions for SS18 and how you can incorporate them into your spring wedding outfit.
Heading out on the runway
As with previous years, spring and summer collections mean bright colours and bold prints — take inspiration from Rixo London, for example. You mightn’t want to attend a low-key wedding with a high-fashion piece similar to what’s on the runway, but you can certainly take some inspiration from the designers who know what’s going to be hot.
When it comes to prints, it’s all about vintage-look florals. This was spotted on Edrem and Dolce & Gabanna designs. Use this inspiration and choose a dress with a large or small floral print, depending on your preference. Flowers are perfect for spring and you can choose some tasteful prints that are suitable for the big day.
If you feel like stepping out of your comfort zone, look at Valentino. Its collection was all about contrast — subtle pastel pinks contrasted with yellow flowers. Some designers were combining red and pink (an unlikely combination) in their garments, creating a colour palette that we really aren’t used to. Nina Ricci was embracing fringe and tassels, which are perfect for a dressy outfit. Choose a spring dress with tasselled sleeves for something a bit different.
Just heading to the night time celebration? Why not bring some glitz to the party? Although glitter is usually kept hidden away in the wardrobe until Christmas and new year, Ashish brought some sparkle to the catwalk with her floor-length dresses.
When it comes to cuts, there were a range of fits on the catwalk. Choose one that you feel confident in and go for it! There were sleeveless garments that brushed the floor, plunging v-necks and layering with crew-necks beneath slip dresses.
Did you ever think that the bum bag would make a comeback? Gucci and Balenciaga both sported this look and it looked great! This style of bag is perfect for a wedding — dance the night away with your belongings close to hand.
Floral prints and feathers
Never underestimate a sleeveless spring dress. Combined with ruffled shoulders, the spring dress is classy whilst remaining very modern. Showing your curves is hot this season too, with nipped waists and belted over shirts. Many designers were all about self-promotion, with belts around the waist displaying their logo in the centre — choose something understated to show off your silhouette at a wedding. Choose a soft-tailored coat to keep your arms warm during the day and de-layer when you head to the dancefloor.
It’s all about feathers too. We saw feathered stilettos last year and it looks as though that was just the start of it. If you’re not a huge feather fan, why not choose a feathered clutch or peacock style crossbody bag?
Going floral? Consider a 1930s floral print. Style a few together and see which you feel comfortable in — pair with a delicate sandal to complete the look.
You can’t go wrong with yellow either. Luxury boutiques have seen sales of yellow dresses spike in recent months and it doesn’t show any sign of slowing down! You don’t have to be overly bright in this colour either — choose a more pastel hue and still look on-trend.
So, when dressing for a wedding this season, think florals, feathers and pastel hues. Choose a shape that you feel confident in and own it for a wedding this spring.
Image courtesy of: Monsoon
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