Monday, 11 November 2013

Style Advice: Autumn Wedding

Morning All. It was a glorious autumn weekend here, beautiful expansive blue skies and a nip in the air. We had a great weekend exploring a different city, such a treat, what did you get up to?

This morning on the blog a little style inspiration for a new friend who will be travelling to the UK for a wedding at the end of the month. She emailed me a few weeks ago and I messaged her straight back, but thought it would be a great point to expand on on the blog.

She asked for ideas of what she might wear for the wedding and if there is an etiquette. My reply was much to the effect that you should express your own style when it comes to weddings. I love that this is a time when people go to town getting dressed up, sparkles, colours, florals; I don't think there are any rules or etiquette, just not too casual! The bride and groom have no doubt spent a small fortune and lots of time planning their big day so the least we can do is go in style right?

I love vintage or romantic style for weddings, this means anything floral, 50s perhaps, or long, why not? For the wedding at the end of the month I've bought a long vintage dress in yellow, a little extravagant perhaps, but the trick I think with bold statement dresses is to not go over-board with the hair and make-up, so a vintage style dress should be matched with more modern, natural make-up to avoid it feeling too 'costume' like. Similarly a more relaxed modern dress could carry more statement accessories and hair and make-up this is in the spirit of sartorial 'balance' that I'm often writing about.

Here's a little inspiration:


Image via: Pamela Berkovic


Image via: Pinterest


Image via: Danish Streets


Image via: Coolspotter

Great prints and colours don't you think?

With this in mind here are a few of my favourite dresses for a party or a wedding. For autumn I'd be tempted to throw on a fitted tweed jacket in a contrasting, or deliberately clashing colour, just to mix things up a bit and of course keep it warm and practical.


1. Pink dress, LK Bennett
2. Floral print dress, Jaeger
3. Red dress, Whistles
4. Print dress, Coast


1. Red silk dress, Ghost at John Lewis
3. Green dress, J Crew
4. Pink dress, Ted Baker

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3 comments :

  1. Love the first dress/coat in mustard - my favourite colour along with french grey & duck egg blue this Autumn!

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  2. It's beautiful isn't it Lisa - and pricey too I think it's from the Peter Som collection a couple of years ago, but those colours together looks just gorgeous!

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  3. So much wonderful inspiration here, certainly helps you avoid looking extra frumpy!

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