Depending on the venue, whether it’s an evening wedding and you’re looking to wear a long dress, or a more casual ceremony, here are some ideas of outfits that will be keepers in your wardrobe long after the bouquet has been thrown!
Thought you had to wear a dress to a wedding? Think again, a gorgeous suit, especially in an alternative material like silk or an unusual print like a floral print makes for a sleek or unexpected choice. The pieces can then be worn separately for a plethora of events. After the wedding, wear the trousers with t-shirts for dressed down elegance, the jacket over black trousers or jeans for weekend lunches, or wear the suit again with a different blouse or give the suit an edge by pairing it with a bright colored or slogan t-shirt.
DRESS CODE: BLACK TIE
It’s seems an unexpected color (or non color) choice, but black has become increasingly popular to wear to weddings, particularly if the wedding is in the evening. It seems to be especially popular in America. Do check with the bride that they’re ok with the color choice, and if so you’re options for chic wedding outfits that can be worn time and time again are endless.
A pair of wide leg silk trousers paired with a beautiful kimono make for a beautiful choice for wedding guest evening wear and all the pieces can be worn separately. If choosing a black dress, opt for one that is simple and classic in design that you can change up depending on what shoes and accessories you wear.
Choosing a classic maxi dress is a smart option when purchasing a new wedding guest outfit. If going for a print choose a classic one, such as polka dot and a timeless cut, such as a wrap dress or an off the shoulder. Both flattering and versatile, the dress can be worn for the wedding and for so many events after. Maxi dresses are ideal choices for afternoon teas, showers, or summer holidays.
If you’re going to invest in a bag to go with your wedding guest outfit, opt for a neutral color that will go with other pieces in your wardrobe. A beige or black one is a bag you won’t regret purchasing due to the versatility. It’s worth trying to get one that’s large enough to fit touch up make up, keys and phone. Many clutches now come with the option to wear as a cross body which is always useful, especially as the dancing portion of the evening unfolds! The perfect bag that checks all the above boxes are these bags by Schedraui. Made of beautiful leather, and large enough for all your essentials and with a cross body strap, these bags will serve you well for the wedding day and for years after.
JEWELRY : TALIA
OK, so we all know that we don’t have to invest in jewelry for our wedding outfits, but whilst we’re shopping for timeless pieces we might as well talk about our sparkly accessory options! Talia, is an wonderful company that allows you to customize your jewelry. Their pieces are classic, yet modern, and incredibly versatile, so you can continuously switch up your piece and give it a new look every time you re-position or add different stones to your necklace.
When you visit the website it gives you the option to layer your chosen stones together, move them in and out so you'll know exactly how the stones can be mixed together to make them look like a brand new necklace each time you move them around.
You can continue to buy new stones throughout the year (or have a loved one purchase them for you for a special anniversary!) and continue to add to your Talia collection to keep creating new ways to wear your necklace.
They come in a stunning box, that includes rods of several lengths depending on how many stones you are layering and how thick they are. You can also choose the length of your necklace to truly customize your piece from start to finish and make it work for an array of necklines.
To check out their website and begin designing your own piece visit:
SHOES SHOES SHOES!
When looking at the shoes to go with your outfit, there are several things to consider, make sure the height of the heel works with your chosen outfit, and make sure they are comfortable (enough) to wear all day and dance away in at night.
In addition make sure they are shoes that you’ll want to wear after the wedding and that you have enough in your wardrobe that they’ll match with. A classic pump is a good option, or a pair of red heels are a color you’ll get a lot of use out of. They can match the outfit or simply add a pop of color to your outfit. They’ll work with black pant suits, neautral maxi dresses or outfits with red accents. You can wear them after the wedding with a pair of jeans to dress up an otherwise casual look.
I've long been a fan of Zvelle shoes. Beautifully made, they're both classic and comfortable. Their CLEO (available in black, red, nude, and multicolored) is a stunning shoe that is ideal for wedding outfits and for endless options in your wardrobe after the event. The stiletto sandal in suede is handcrafted, with a well thought out, strategically placed cross over strap at the front to make the shoe as flattering as possible. Named Cleo after, "Queen of the Nile" The Cleo is as beautiful at the front as it is at the back with the feature of a beautiful gold Hamsa charm adorned at the back of the shoe. Wear with your maxi dresses, black suits for a pop of color or even cropped jeans for casual elegance.