HOW TO STYLE: WEDDING SEASON

The wedding season is so close that you can already hear the church bells! 
A wonderful time, not only because you know your friends are getting married, but it's also a great time to use something a bit more special. This height can also be a stress for some women, rummaging through your closet looking for the right look, it can be worrying and sometimes needs an update.
It is important to wear to suit your personal style and comfort, this is the key.
There is nothing worse than using something that you don't feel comfortable, can't sit, can't walk, can't dance or can't breathe. It's always good to have a special occasion to dress, but make yourself comfortable.
Trends this season then around the simple basics, classics and colors, the little black dress is always trend but some are abandoning and going with a pants or jumpsuit.
Even not being an occasion on us and everyone is looking at the bride, we all like a good occasion to dress up nice and not worry about being too stylish.


WHITE IS THE NEW BLACK
Whether you take a traditional or contemporary stance on wearing white to a wedding, there’s a spot in every summer wardrobe for the little white dress. When spliced with surprising cut-outs and graphic panelling, fit and flare silhouettes make the transition from classic to cool and fare well across a multitude of invite options.

THE UNEXPECTED FRONT RUNNER
Don’t underestimate the power of separates for event season. When styled right, they make for a look that’s strong enough to rival any dress. trategic knife-pleats are at once artful and feminine and they come to life when caught in summer’s breeze.

THINK PINK
Pink is the colour du jour and it gets a grown-up makeover for SS17 with dusky blossom hues steering tailored shapes in a feminine new direction. The jumpsuit is perhaps the most striking way to work the look as there’s something altogether alluring about a modern riff on a timeless piece, especially when toughened up with black accents and a flash of metallic hardware. 

MODERN MINIMALISM
Recent seasons have seen the jumpsuit earn its spot as a capsule wardrobe must-have and SS17’s conceptual cuts offer a chic take on occasionwear. Bardot necklines reveal subtle flashes of skin in the most refined manner and wide-leg silhouettes communicate a certain level of effortlessness that feels easy yet polished.

THE LAYERING GAME
If your invite spans both day and evening, be sure to consider your outfit as a whole and not just as a stand-alone dress or jumpsuit. When the sun goes down and the chill sets in, you’ll be grateful for tactical forward planning if you’ve got a jacket or cover-up to hand. Opt for easy, longline silhouettes that complement but don’t overshadow your look to create an overall aesthetic that’s just as polished as it was pre-layering.

OPTIMUM IMPACT
How to make lace even more elaborate? Add a little sparkle. A well-placed blaze of sequins will take floral designs to glamorous new heights, catching the light as you move and brightening a muted pastel palette in the most considered manner. For optimum impact, look to clashing, bold-hued shoes in leather or suede and add a single piece of cocktail jewellery.

A LITTLE GLITTER
Celebrate all that glitters by making high-shine embellishment the focus of a look that’s comprised of easy silhouettes in classic hues. A cold-shoulder dress in black will take on new nuances when styled with different accessories. For wedding, a beaded clutch and open-toe sandals make the most impactful accompaniments and translate well from day to after-dark.

ROMANTIC REMIX
There’s a new romantic remix sweeping the collection this season and it’s a fusion of masterful prints and ruffle detailing. Fluted sleeves are the most understated way to work the look but statement alternatives will show your commitment to the trend. Let cascading ruffles visually elongate the silhouette of a floor-sweeping maxi dress and put a fashion-focused spin on your look.

FIX UP
There’s a distinctive sharpness that comes with clean-cut tailoring but when imagined in a soft neutral palette, this look takes on a feminine guise that lends itself well to wedding season. Go bold and wear white from head to toe, punctuating the look with luxe leather accents and the angular aesthetic of a point-toe court shoe. For something a little less formal, wear the blazer one size up, unbuttoned and rolled at the cuffs.

DARK ROMANCE
The allure of lace is unwavering but there’s something unexpected about taking darkly romantic iterations through to summer months. Pieces featuring contradictory blossom-inspired hues and artful embroidery will maintain seasonal relevance and add further depth, bringing something new to any event-ready line-up. What’s more? These levels of intricacy are so complex that they require little in terms of additional embellishment.

 
This post was inspired by REISS's SS17 wedding collection, which brings classic elegance and relevance to events that begin to fill your diary. From the dresses, to the blazers and finishing in the shoes this collection manages to leave any woman being the perfect bridesmaid of honor or the invited stylist. 
To get more inspiration for your occasion, take a look at the wedding section.

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