Its wedding season again and invitations to summer weddings have been rolling in, you need something nice to wear pronto. It’s tough sometimes to know…do you opt for a glammed-up gown? A cute minidress? Something alternative and edgy? I compiled a short list of a few of the types of weddings you may encounter and an example of a style for each.
Preppy Summer Wedding: A Vintage-Inspired Dress
I always like a 50s-inspired fit-and-flare shape with an updated striping. This fun dress would be perfect for an outdoor wedding on the water or for a cocktail-attire indoor reception. Find this one here.
Garden Summer Wedding:
We have all had that one summer with, like, five weddings on the calendar, and sometimes you have to recycle your dress. The floral maxi (or gown, depending on your occasion) will have you covered for many different types of weddings. If it is more formal add statement earrings, strappy heels, and a boxy clutch. A garden ceremony, change your shoes to Flat sandals leave your hair down and wavy and you are done. Find this floral favourite here.
Day-to-Night Summer Wedding: A Simple Lace Shift
I think one of the prettiest trends of the summer is lace. White lace is reserved for the bride, so don’t pull that dress out…today is not your day. This Dolce Vita blue dress by is the prettiest way to get your lace fix without taking away from your friends big day. Some of my other favourite blue lace dresses here, and here.
Fashion Forward Formal Wedding: The Jumpsuit
For an fun and edgy but very appropriate formal wedding outfit try a chic and very elegant jumpsuit. Keep it streamed lined and tailored. Add silver or black strappy sandals or pumps and a matching clutch. I like hair slicked bak with this look , into a bun or a pony at the back. Find this one here. A few others here and one of my favourite companies Tart here.
Good Luck shopping! Drop me a line if you need help!
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Kim was absolutely a dream to work with. I had to find a dress for a New York red carpet film premiere, and she came to my home with amazing options to get the look perfect. She nailed it, and was so kind and supportive! She really made me feel super confident for such an important event, and took the stress off of me for getting the look together!
It was so great to work with her, and I look forward to the next time 🙂
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