With the Royal Wedding under our belt, nuptial-season is well and truly underway. This month we’ve rounded up the best looks to take us from church, to canapés, to dancing on the tables at the after-party. So whether it was Amal’s dress of pure sunshine, Serena’s sneakers under her dress or the 1930’s vintage treasure Janina Gavankar strutted to the service in, there’s some good stuff for wedding guests on the high street this season.
If it’s a city wedding, heels are acceptable. If it’s a country wedding, they’re a no no. Either way, don’t wear white, cover those shoulders in church and take seriously any dress code you’re given. When William married Kate, the then British Prime Minster’s wife was the only one who disregarded wearing a hat, something that didn’t escape the beady eye of the Queen. Serious majestic shade thrown.
Here’s how to look the part of the perfectly groomed guest.
Anthropologie are doing a great line in block heels at the moment and that means no reaching for the Compeed halfway through the day. Flats are no longer boring and there are some beautiful embellished and embroidered pairs out now, along with some stylish sneakers if you prefer.
Where did you get that hat? Well if you’re in the UK, chances are it’s from John Lewis, but there are some amazing creations out there. I’m a huge fan of Pearls & Swine and am dying to wear one of her creations.
If you have a mini-me , here are some highlights from the high street too.
Throw off that jacket! Cast off the cape! The reception means it’s time to bare your shoulders and ditch the headgear. The deed is done and the (hopefully) free bar is helping you make friends with your table buddies. Now might be the time you wished you’d gone for something with an elasticated waist instead of the Spanx.
The idea of a break before the big evening party means time to slip in to something that really amps up the GLAM stakes. Something dramatic? All the spangles like Priyanka? Either way, you need to be able to shake a leg on the dance floor as that’s where you’ll inevitably end up. Don’t forget to spell out something rude with the sparklers when the fireworks start either.
Myself, I’m a huge convert to jumpsuits over dresses these days. Always size up and they pair perfectly with heels, flats or trainers if you’re feeling all Serena by the end of the night. Are you ready for wedding season? Have you ever been to a “hats required” wedding?