You’ve accepted an invitation to a summer wedding – but what to wear? In our very first Top 10 fashion blog, we’ve selected 10 of the best, most desirable dresses to help you choose the perfect wedding guest ensemble.
A delicate look is achieved with ASOS Tall’s pearl crop top midi dress. The soft blue hue of the dress, light chiffon fabric and mesh-lined bodice contrasts with heavy faux-pearl embellishment. Accessorise with a white satin box clutch bag and strappy sandals. www.asos.com
Contemporary summer florals reign supreme with Coast’s Starla dress. The subtly pleated skirt and cropped overlay creates a beautiful and flattering A-line silhouette, allowing you to stay cool throughout the sunny afternoon, and then come the evening you can swish around on the dancefloor with your flared skirt! www.coast-stores.com
The Leanora Burn Out dress from Whistles is 100% cotton will bring a vibrant dash of yellow to the wedding party. Featuring a unique burnout texture and cut-out back, this dress is a must for your summer wardrobe. Pair with nude or black footwear and accessories for an understated look, or incorporate a brightly coloured belt and accessories for a touch of flamboyance! www.asos.com
Whether you’re attending just the evening do, or want to change from your day dress for a bit of party sparkle, River Island’s grey sequin-embellished occasion dress is perfect for a summer dancefloor. Simple black or silver heels is all you need with such a statement dress. www.asos.com
One of our favourites is this sweeping maxi dress from Ted Baker. Their MARXEL Torchlit Floral dress makes a big impact with minimal fuss. The sultry, full-length fit with contrasting waistband is a great choice for a range of ladies’ figures – and dainty flats can be worn so you can socialise all day and dance all night without getting sore feet! www.selfridges.com
Next’s navy and pink pleated dress is available in their petite, regular and tall ranges – so there’s option sizes aplenty! The lightweight fabric makes this a comfortable option for a wedding and you’ll be sure to get many more wears out of it before the summer is out.
For a striking colour statement, Monsoon’s elegant Kalila dress in this beautifully bold pink tone is the perfect choice. The flowing batwing sleeves and layered, two-part style are ideal if you prefer not to flaunt your arms or tummy, and the looped thread effect at the shoulders and provides an delicate touch of detailing. uk.monsoon.co.uk
Karen Millen’s floral sketch print texture cotton dress is from their limited edition Atelier Collection. Only 195 have been made, with the print having been hand painted and screen printed on a hounds-tooth Italian jacquard. This classic, feminine dress can be teamed with bright or monochrome accessories and would look fabulous with an occasion hat or fascinator. www.karenmillen.com
We love this tiered lace dress by Reiss. The icy green lace sits over a visible white lining for a fresh and cool look. Reiss recommends styling the Remi dress with nude heels and a metallic box clutch for a feminine look. www.reiss.com
This dainty lace stripe skater dress from Oasis is a great wedding guest outfit, where vintage lace meets the contemporary line of the gold feature belt. While the high neckline and long sleeves are appealing if you want a little coverage, the light fabric will help to keep you cool throughout the day. www.oasis.com