Spring Wedding season is upon us and invitations are landing at our heels as quickly as our calendars are simultaneously filling up! While romance is well and truly in the air, so too blooms the prospect of what to wear to your next wedding invite. Wedding dress codes come with a lot of prerequisites as it is; not too short, not too long, nothing over-the-top & please no white! So what should a spring wedding dress code include? Thankfully, we have taken the guesswork out of the do’s and don’ts and have rounded up our best guest outfit ideas for a spring wedding.
1. Blooming Beauty
Spring is all about florals. It is a style and pattern which will never go out of style for as long as the flowers continue to bloom! Opting for a soft and floaty floral dress is a feminine and elegant way to adhere to any spring wedding dress code. Soft prints and delicate fbrics are perfect for an outdoor themed wedding and can also be dressed up or down simply with a pair of heels or sandals alternatively. This gorgeous Zimmermann dress is the perfect answer to a springtime wedding. Simply style with a soft pink or blush toned clutch and matching heels, or style with gold or metallic accessories to add some extra glamour.
2. Green with Envy
..Not that you will have anything to be envious about while wearing this gorgeous green Bed of Roses Thurley dress! Green is the trend for Spring this year and there’s little wonder why; enchanting and soft, forest green hues which mimic new leaves in bloom and fresh grass is the epitome of springtime and all things bright and new! Perfect for a wedding, a dress in this hue is bright but not too bright that it will steal the show (it is the brides day after all!) To dress to impress and look effortlessly enchanting, style with this stunning Gold Filagree Leaf Metal Headband and matching metal-toned accessories.
3. Lady in Lace
Lace gowns and embellished dresses are a spring wedding no-brainer! The only rules for wearing a lace dress is to avoid white completely and opt for softer, pastel tones. For something completely unique, this amazing navy lace column dress by Self Portrait is our stand-out. Exquisitely detailed and ultra feminine, dresses with cinched in waist and full peplum like this are perfect for all body types and can be styled with a black or nude heel and black accessories. Styling lace dresses are all about keeping your overall look soft and feminine too; so when it comes to details (hair, makeup, accessories) keep it soft.
4. Back to Basics
Black doesn’t have to be a cumbersome affair or a hue only reserved for funeral dress codes. The humble little black dress is timelessly classy and elegant and is a practical choice for a spring wedding. Avoid looking too heavy by opting for dress styles with ‘lighter’ details such as floral lacework and detailing as perfectly showcased in this Valentine Flare Midi Dress by Grace & Hart. Go chic with a bold red lip, a pair of simple diamante stud earrings and a simple black clutch. For more tips on how to effortlessly style a little black dress, read our Little Black Dress Hair and Makeup Tips.
Spring Wedding Guest Dress Code: Do’s & Don’ts
Wedding guest etiquette relies on adhering to a few written – and unwritten – rules. Namely, being respectful in both dress and decorum. Make sure that from the moment you receive your invite to RSVP promptly, allowing the bride and groom a chance to be prepared well ahead of time. In terms of dress, here are a couple of the basics:
– Do opt for pretty, romantic styles of dress. Since it is a springtime wedding, achieving this is as simple as channeling the bright florals and colours of the season. A wedding is a romantic occasion, so dress accordingly. Severe or overly constructive cuts, deep plunging necklines and fashion-forward styles can be saved for other occasions. For a wedding, keep it soft and feminine.
– Do take note of the dress code outlined on the wedding invitation (if there is one) A lot of weddings these days are hugely centered on ‘themes’ and can have guests dressing in accordance to where the ceremony is to be held; e.g a beach wedding, a garden party. When in doubt, stick to a simple, traditional dress in neutral tones.
– Do look to the Internet or magazines or friends for inspiration and advice for appropriate dress. Google is the holy grail of how-to’s, and no one has to know that you poured hours over images of ‘wedding guest dresses’ !
–Do rent a wedding guest dress! GlamCorner offers a huge range of gorgeous dresses for wedding guests in many styles, cuts and colours to suit absolutely everyone. While you are there you can also pick up some matching accessories to complete a glamorous and affordable outfit!
– Don’t wear white. While many seem lax on this rule, and oftentimes it is a rule that is overlooked, owe your respect to the bride and let her be the one to steal the show. If it is a traditional wedding, all the more reason to avoid whites or pale tones completely.
–Don’t wear anything that you would wear to a club or a party. This means no revealing cuts, no excessive skin showing, and definitely no midriffs! Keep it conservative and if in doubt ask yourself ‘is this dress suitable for a church?’ if you are unsure.