If you have been invited to a Spring wedding you are probably wondering what to wear. So I’ve put together some suggestions depending on what kind of wedding it is from country house to city registry office, a couple of budget options and some trouser options, because I am frequently asked “Can I wear trousers to a wedding?”
So first the budget choices. If you don’t have a lot to spend on your outfit maybe you have something in your wardrobe that can be adapted and you just need new accessories. If you have to buy a completely new outfit, think about what would be most useful to add to your wardrobe that you can wear again afterwards. I’ve chosen classic navy and white for the first option because it will never date and the shift dress is one that can be worn for work afterwards too. Keep pieces simple as they will look more expensive than they are. The hat is an inexpensive sunhat but in classic navy and white it works perfectly. The total cost of the first outfit is £157.50
For a trouser option I’ve chosen a pair of floral wide leg trousers that you can wear for summer evenings and take on holiday later. The navy blazer is a wardrobe staple that you can wear to work or with jeans. Don’t buy an expensive hat, the little hair piece is only £15 and as it’s in a neutral it can come out again next time you have a wedding to go to. Total cost for the trouser outfit is £167.49 (including £50 for the jacket which will earn its cost per wear in your wardrobe afterwards)
Click on images below to buy:
On a bigger budget the next two options are for a relaxed venue and a church wedding. The first dress from LK Bennett is stunning – the only danger is that someone else could turn up in the same dress – I can see it gracing a lawn with a glass of Pimms in hand on a beautiful English summer day.
For the second outfit for a church wedding I’ve chosen a dress and coat. The occasion coat is becoming very popular but don’t think it can only be worn this way, they can be very versatile, to add to a work or weekend outfit, you could wear this ivory coat with almost anything. If you choose a fabulous print just add it to a pair of casual trousers at the weekend – see some examples from Pinterest below.
Click on images below to buy
Wearing print coats with casual wear
Here are some more occasion coats
Wearing trousers to a wedding is something many women want to do and I think you can, even for the smartest affair. I’ve chosen an option with a gorgeous print trouser that you can wear over and over again throughout the summer. The second outfit is a blow the budget version with a fabulous jacket from Armani Collezioni and simply stunning Jimmy Choo shoes and bag (just there for us to drool over unless you have a few thousand pounds to spend!) I think this would be a perfect outfit for a swanky city wedding.
Click on images to buy
If you have a wedding or event to attend and would like my help why not choose my “Make me fabulous service”?