A Vintage Guide to Spring Wedding Style

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. With so much choice, it’s hard to know where to begin. 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

60s Poppy Collared Dress

Ditsy Print Midi Dress – Shop here

70s Ditsy Print Midi Dress

Floral Ruffle Midi Dress – Shop here

70s Ditsy Midi Dress

Floral Ruffle Maxi Dress – Shop here

60s Floral Ruffle Maxi Dress

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

60s Frilled Mini Dress

 Peach Maxi Dress – Shop here

70s Peach Maxi Dress

Pleated Midi Dress – Shop here

70s Pleated Midi Dress

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

70s Zig Zag Cape Dress

Balloon Sleeve Maxi Dress – Shop here

70s Balloon Sleeve Maxi Dress

Indian Angel Sleeve Maxi Dress – Shop here

70s Indian Angel Sleeve Maxi Dress

Be confident

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

70s Floral Balochi Dress

Tie Dye Maxi Dress – Shop here

90s Tie Dye Maxi Dress

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

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