This is how to inject your favourite trends into your wedding season look...
Can you actually have an on-trend wedding guest outfit, or is every attendee doomed to forever dress in satin occasionwear, bought from one of three ‘specialist’ shops, causing an inevitable fash-clash with another guest?
Well we say yes. Yes you can inject your favourite trends into your wardrobe this wedding season and, better still, you can actually buy things you’ll want to wear again, after the big day, in real life. Here’s how…
Lupita Nyong’o’s all-print Gucci outfit looks pretty unforgettable (ie. it would be a stand-out moment on any Facebook timeline and could make ideal profile picture material). But the key to wearing it again is in the separates. Split up the shirt and skirt for two gorgeous new wardrobe additions – we’d wear the shirt with indigo jeans on the weekend, or the skirt with a grey sweatshirt in the office. Voilà!
Softly softly – many a SS16 catwalk collection was built with organza and tulle layers. Going big on the skirt? Pare it down with a skinny knit jumper instead of an elaborate top for a cool edge and pick a solid colour- no one wants to look like the bride.
Another biggie on the catwalks this season was ruffles – a delicious and easy trend to work into your wedding season wardrobe. In an ideal world, we’d do a Sienna Miller in tiered Gucci, but we can all take away some lessons in silhouette and colour from her look when shopping for our next wedding guest dress.
Why does no one ever think to wear heavy metal to a wedding?! Both the high street and the designer catwalks were bursting with pieces of silver, ready to put a futuristic spin on even the most classic of dress silhouettes.
One of SS16’s biggest mainstream trends is underwear as outerwear – we’re talking the exposed bra, sheer lace, and our absolute favourite, the slip dress. But wearing just your delicates to church might be seen as a little inappropriate, not to mention draughty. Instead, opt for lace hints, or team that slip top with a full skirt and a blazer. Alternatively do a Sophia Bush and pop a colour block underneath your favourite lace number.
Get ahead of the pack by nodding to the first trend of the AW16 season before anyone else – the bare décolletage. Sweetheart shapes dominated the runways at Dior, Balenciaga and more – and a little shoulder flash never hurt nobody, right?