Add a little ooh la la to your wedding guest style this summer…
Summer is here – how many wedding invites have you had so far? ‘Tis the season, after all. If you’re looking at three, maybe even four (we feel for you, we really do) Big Days this year, you’ll need a couple of outfits that really earn their keep. So who better to turn to than the stylish, timeless and resourceful Parisian?
French wedding style is simple, stylish and straightforward – perfect when you’ve got multiple events and want a no muss, no fuss approach to your outfits. Forget florals, frills and fascinators and think sleek, chic and oh-so elegant…
Firstly, don’t presume you should wear a dress. This lace playsuit is perfect for a more laidback wedding, and there’s more chance you’ll wear it again afterwards. Separates is also a good idea – you can mix and match different combinations for different events. We love this pretty pink midi skirt teamed with a simple camisole and strappy sandals.
Tailored trousers are a staple in any Parisian wardrobe, and with the right accessories they’re just as suitable for a wedding as they are for the office. These wrap-over culottes are a timeless style that can be dressed up or down – for wedding attire, pair them with a lace blouse and keep hair loose for a party look.
If you do want to wear a dress, a maxi length will give you that effortless, boho style that’s spot on for summer. This embroidered version will look great with a stack of bangles and a woven clutch bag. And if all else fails, you can never go wrong with an LBD – this one has a classic shift shape and pretty detailing at the shoulders.
The finishing touches
Weddings are hard on your feet – there’s lots of standing around, there may be some walking and there’s sure to be lots of dancing. Five inch stilettos are so not what you need right now, so make sure your shoes are comfortable. This sparkly pair has a small, chunky heel to keep you going through yet another dancefloor classic.
Finally, choose a bag with a strap – trust us, when you’ve been walking round all day with your arm immobilised due to the clutch bag wedged under it, you’ll agree with us. This dusky pink style will go with any outfit, and you can sling the chain strap across your body so both hands are free for when the waiter comes round with more champagne.