It seems a long time ago now since wedding guests were asked simply to come in their best “smart casual” outfits and you could make do with your favourite posh frock and a little hat or fascinator in your hair.
Nowadays, couples will theme their big day, and the dress code for wedding guests is changing accordingly. You might look for trends in the photos of vintage, rustic and beach weddings at https://www.theknot.com/wedding-themes.
Whatever the wedding style and location, though, Little Mistress’ and Paper Dolls’ new collection can give guests some ideas to help choose the best dress for their summer 2016 weddings.
Traditional Country House
Go for pretty blush pinks and flattering A-line dresses with feature prints of festoons of flowers. Little Mistress’ new collection features the perfect dresses for this type of summertime wedding, keeping the styles short and flirty but with delicate embroidery for added class.
Wedding by the Sea
There’s only one key detail for that upcoming beach wedding – crochet. Be it in soft china-blue patterns, bright reds or lemon yellows, you will find something fashionable enough for being beside the sea. If you really want to get noticed on the sand, perhaps try Paper Dolls’ bold lacy red dresses.
Rustic Outdoor Soiree
For that country retreat or rustic wedding, think subtlety and femininity: classic shapes in soft shades or with flower-spray prints if you really want to look at home in the cottage garden. Alternatively, for something a bit more unusual, choose a trendy culotte jumpsuit.
If you have a vintage wedding theme to work with, much will depend on the era selected by the wedding couple. Style and the Bride can give you plenty of ideas for vintage style, from Old Hollywood and Art Deco to 1950s diner chic. Either think big Grease-style skirts in vibrant shades for fifties glam or try a shoulder-revealing sixties style. Perhaps pick Little Mistress’ simple classic navy shift dress with modest high neckline and oversized detailing in lace.
Opulent City Wedding
For an upscale city wedding, pick a demure ankle-skimming dress and add an understated corsage or sophisticated lace posy for cool city style. If you’re looking for something a bit different to a dress, then Little Mistress’ embroidered wrap skirt and co-ordinating crop top will give you the edge.