How to be an impeccably dressed summer wedding guest
Up the drama and dazzle at your next summer nuptial celebration. Divorce that dialled down dressing. Ostentation and elegance are a match made in style heaven.
A renewned sense of stability is returning to wedding season, and while some ceremonial restrictions are in place globally, it’s clear that celebration is on the up. Dressed down for so long that you’re lost in how to excel in elegance? Here we present our guide to being an impeccably dressed wedding guest, whether rocking up to a city town hall or sitting en plein air in the grounds of a castle.
Nail the dance-all-night accessory
If pandemic dressing has taught us anything, it’s that ease is essential to elegance. Shirk the stilettos in favour of a foot-friendly mid-heel, like Manolo Blahnik’s leopard-print Mary-Jane pumps.
Go for gild
Riff on the Roaring Twenties with an outfit oozing ostentation. Enter Balenciaga’s golden chaimail dress, which reflects the lights of a disco ball as you get down on a dancefloor.
Turn heads with an androgynous take on wedding wear. Sport sophisticated tailoring and forget the undershirt, like Petar Petrov’s subtly oversized suit jacket.
Carry a coveted accessory
Search out a small style to hold all those matrimonial essentials (hand sanitister, lipstick, face mask). The covetable quilted details of Dior’s signature ‘Lady Dior’ bags will turn heads as you take your seat at the wedding service.
Turn black tie topsy turvy
Black tie dress code? Opt for a tradition-shifting pristine white tuxedo jacket with a luxurious satin lapel. Avoid red wine and colourful cocktails at all costs.
Mix and match
Mix prints and textures for a matrimonial mash-up that excels in opposite attraction. Celine’s pinstripe jacket pulls style punches next to Chavret’s striped silk tie.
Sport a statement shoe
Ditch the classic Derby shoe and err away from Oxfords. Turn heads with something a little more sartorial, like Y/Project’s square-toed boot with a bold block heel.
Consider no tie
Consider a more ease-fuelled silhouette and say goodbye to the tie. Fendi’s sleek, lightly toned tailoring needs nothing else. §