Sunday, June 13, 2010

Getting Dressed: Wedding Guest

One of the most common questions that I get asked is not from brides, but wedding guests. It's hard to determine the appropriate attire when attending a wedding.

The has the perfect solution to help take the stress out of finding the perfect outfit. Tweak these 3 elegant looks to make them your own - Then grab a glass of champagne, look fabulous & enjoy the party.

Cocktail Party

A little more casual than a formal sit-down dinner, a cocktail party is the perfect opportunity to put together an outfit that’s fun and flirtatious. Start with a structured cocktail dress, and pair it with bright-coloured heels for a little personality (and to lengthen your legs). Chandelier earrings will call some attention to your neckline while a cocktail ring will glam up your hands. Complete the look with an elegant evening bag that complements the dress but doesn’t outdo it.

Formal Evening

A formal affair is an excuse to get glamorous. A stylish and appropriately sexy outfit should start with a floor-length, silky gown. Pair it with a cropped jacket (leather would work too) to keep you warm but still show off the dress, and strappy heels will give you the perfect amount of lift. Add an attention-grabbing bracelet and a small basic clutch to store all your essentials (but not take the focus off you).

Outdoor Wedding

An outdoor reception tends to have a more relaxed and informal feel. Go for a look that’s simple, yet sweet. A bright floral dress is casually elegant, and creates a colourful base. Add a pair of wedges (you don’t want a sharp heel sinking into the grass) and a clutch with a strap to keep your hands free. Sunglasses will make sure that you don’t have to squint during the ceremony, while a blazer will keep you warm should the temperature go down with the sun.


Where to Buy:

Cocktail Party
Catherine Malandrino Asymmetric One-Shoulder Mini Dress, $632. Available at; Steve Madden Platform Pump, $140. Available at Town Shoes; Biko Designs Elongated Donut l Filigrae, $35. Available at; Amauty Cocktail Ring, $20. Available at; Wenda Small Clutch, $110. Available at Nine West

Formal Evening
Rachel Gilbert Alyssa Silk Gown, US$655. Available at; Keysor, $120. Available at Nine West; Tamarind Bracelet, $121. Available at; Quettant Clutch, $35. Available at; Curved Back Crop Jacket, £55. Available at

Outdoor Wedding
Lily & Jae Dream Dress, $229. Available at; Michael Kors Juniper Espadrille, $188. Available at Holt Renfrew; Bag, $17.95. Available at H&M; Oliver Peoples Eyewear Sofaine Sunglasses, $429. Retail locations at; Linen 2-Button Blazer, $29.80. Available at

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