Wedding season is in full swing and that means it's time to get dressed up!
But what happens when what you'd like to wear goes against those wedding guest style rules that we've all come to take as gospel? We asked our flagship store Style Adviser Victoria to de-bunk some of the most common myths around what you can wear to a wedding. And actually, we think style rules are made for breaking!
Q: Can I wear the same dress to more than one wedding this summer?
Of course! There's no shame in wanting to get the most out of your purchase. Once you've found that perfect dress it’s all about how you accessorise it. A different jacket, hair style, make-up, shoes and bag can all make a big difference.
Classic fabrics like lace are always a winner, while a pencil dress can be worn again and again. Or why not try a new neutral shade like classic navy - it goes with so many other colours and works all year round.
Q: I have a cream dress to wear to a wedding – how do I style it so I don’t upstage the bride?
It’s always worth checking the wedding party colour scheme – you don’t want to be mistaken for a bridesmaid – but cream can definitely work for wedding guests.
Try accents in a bright colour or striking print that’s different to the wedding scheme, and make it a shorter dress rather than a maxi and you'll definitely be safe.
Q: I always wear black to special occasions, how can I make it work for a wedding?
Monochrome can be a great look for weddings and feels really modern. Why not try a cream jacket and accessories with your LBD to lighten things up a bit.
Alternatively, blush can look really pretty with black. Pop a flower in your hair or add some feminine accessories and you'll still be dressed perfectly for the occasion.