It’s that time of year again where you’ve been invited to a wedding and have no idea what to wear! Weddings are notoriously difficult to dress for, with issues such as wearing certain colours or not wanting to be too over the top but still smart. Not to mention, the age old potential of wearing the same dress as another guest! Which is why vintage is the perfect way to make a statement and you know you definitely won’t bump into anyone else wearing the same thing!
I completely get that choosing your outfit as a wedding guest can be overwhelming. Along with running The Vintage Wardrobe, I also work as a personal shopper, so this is something I often see. That’s why I’ve put together a vintage guide to Spring wedding style, featuring tips to take off some of the pressure.
Weddings are also a great opportunity to dress up too! If there’s one place to put on something beautiful and feel good about yourself, it’s a wedding. Yes, it’s about the bride and groom, but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t feel lovely as well!
So, are you a guest looking for a wedding outfit and you’re not sure where to start? Here’s my top tips on how to dress for a Spring/Summer wedding!
Vintage florals are the best florals
’Florals for Spring? Groundbreaking’ Okay, this probably isn’t fashion’s best kept secret when it comes to wedding dressing, but I firmly believe you can’t go wrong with a floral print. Even if you’re not the girliest girl, there’s such a variety of different prints out there, there’ll be something for you. Floral prints have been around forever too, they’re timeless and so easy to wear. And of course by choosing a vintage dress, you’re doing floral in your own way!
Here’s my favourite florals from the wardrobe:
Poppy Collared Dress – Shop here
Ditsy Print Midi Dress – Shop here
Floral Ruffle Midi Dress – Shop here
Floral Ruffle Maxi Dress – Shop here
Less is more
If you’re not really into prints or lots going on, go for something that has finer details! An interesting collar or detailed buttons, it’s all those little details that make a piece of clothing interesting. Fashion is such a wonderful form of self expression, but it doesn’t always need to be over the top. Try a classic 60s shift dress or 90s midi with thin straps. Complete the look with a snakeskin bag to keep things interesting!
Frilled Mini Dress – Shop here
Peach Maxi Dress – Shop here
Pleated Midi Dress – Shop here
Channel your inner 70s babe
The 70s was probably the most exciting time for fashion! Boho, glam, punk, disco. It had it all! There were some stunning silhouettes in the 70s and you can still see so many of them on the high street. The 70s will probably never go out of fashion and I’m okay with that. A maxi dress is a great option for a wedding, it’s flattering and most people tend to go short, so you won’t be feeling as though you look the same as everyone else!
Zig Zag Cape Dress – Shop here
Balloon Sleeve Maxi Dress – Shop here
Indian Angel Sleeve Maxi Dress – Shop here
This comes easier to some than others. When it comes to what I wear, I’ve never questioned what people might think. I probably should have at times, it would have saved me from some embarrassing photos. Jokes aside, by not compromising and dressing in what I like, the compliments are always greater than playing it safe. ‘Life’s too short to wear boring clothes’ etc. If you’re a bit unsure about trying a new style, a wedding is the perfect time to experiment, so give it a go! I’d also recommend doing a jumpsuit or vintage two piece suit, if you feel like going for it.
Floral Embroidered Balochi Dress – Shop here
Tie Dye Maxi Dress – Shop here
Sequin Metallic Maxi Dress – Shop here
So there you have it, my top tips on dressing as a wedding guest. Want to know more? Don’t hesitate to get in touch! And don’t forget to follow The Vintage Wardrobe on Instagram for first looks and offers.
Sameera, Owner of The Vintage Wardrobe