So I didn’t get an invite to Meghan and Harry’s wedding either – and it is now cutting it a bit fine to get an outfit sorted if a late invite was received today. I would definitely have to pull from my dress repertoire of old; then try and ghoouzz it up some how to make it feel more now. Oh even just pretending this could happen is almost inducing a mild panic, OK – so for a wedding tomorrow, this isn’t going to be the blog for you, but for an up and coming one, some ideas.
As my support is not required in Windsor tomorrow, and am needed at home in between doing the weekend club runs etc I shall be at home, drinking bubbles, under hastily put up bunting, whilst eating iced bride & groom baked biscuits with the smalls cheering on Meghan and Harry and waiting to see The Dress.
Dressing as a guest at a wedding is a tricky thing (yes, yes the bride has her issues as well), but back to us, The Guests… When researching this and looking at what different brands term their ‘Wedding Outfits’ or ‘Occasion Outfits’ – clicking on that section, can sometimes, wipe out a whole load of possibilities of what could make a great outfit depending on how the store or brand has edited their offer – so take your time.
I’m not one, you may have gathered, for spending an absolute fortune on a dress to only wear it twice. Ever. It’s just not good maths to me. There are some pricier options in this edit, but only with reason, if they are dresses that I, (or you), could happily keep and wear again and again to other occasions. Or it’s your best-est friends wedding, or some one is going to a wedding that you have to out-dazzle… though preferably not the bride. Moving on.
So let’s have a look at what we could wear for any up coming nuptials that aren’t tomorrow…
Rixo are a fine brand to invest in, the dresses aren’t cheap, but they are beautiful and keepers for years; and oh so so gorgeous.
I’d be tempted to go all out matchy with these shoes…
The polka dot shoes could also add some interest to this more simple dress asymmetric satin dress.
Keeping with the mono this pouch bag from Foundry £39.50
How about these to go with as well?
Florals are a classic and don’t really date… stunning
These snakeskin sandals would last for years with this classic styling, and be perfect not only for ‘occasions’ but with jeans too. There, justified.
Another stunning dress, florals and stars… Love the green.
These sandals could work beautifully, and are totally dance-able in-able…
This Autograph cotton dress could be dressed up beautifully…
These white shoes could be the thing though to oomph a simpler dress like the above (especially if I didn’t buy the white boots, dammit). Yes Topshop appear to be absolutely on it with shoes and sandals right now.
This dress is fab, and shown with white boots… I think I’d be happy to go white shoes though.
This Tribeca pouch in Forties Blue comes with three different strap options, would co-ordindate perfectly.
With these shoes… it has taken EVERYTHING for me to not order these directly, now.
Those shoes, this dress. Hello print clash.
I have been known on more than one occasion to wear black to a wedding, once when an unofficial (grown up) bridesmaid, and then other times because, well, it’s me, its what I do. This H&M jacquard satin could definitely be an option, if, er, I got an invite… anyone?
With these gorgeous cone heels… Dune, £80
And to go with… what could be more fitting for a wedding?
So here’s to love stories, weddings, health, happiness, princes and princesses.