I attended a wonderful wedding in Slovakia at the weekend and it occurred to me that spring weddings are really difficult to dress for. I wanted to make sure that I chose a dress that would last from day to night and could be versatile in the ever changing weather. Adamant that I wasn’t going to buy another dress, I wore this navy lace number from Self Portrait. The detailing is so intricate that the accessories I wore had to be simple.
I’ve chosen a few dresses which are adaptable for this time of year no matter if you’re on a tight budget or can afford a little splurge!
ASOS Pleat Front Floral Dress – £31.50
This floral number from the ASOS Collection own-label collection is ideal for this time of year. The long sleeves and knee-length hemline will mean that you won’t need to bring a jacket. Style it with metallic heels and a small clutch bag to complete the look.
ASOS Pencil Dress With Knot Front Detail – £25
Dusty pink is the perfect colour for a wedding guest dress. I love the twist knot detail and the thigh high split on this ASOS one. Accessorise the look with chunky heels and plenty of stacking bracelets.
Storm & Marie Print Dress – £65
Storm & Marie isn’t a brand i’ve come across before, I absolutely love the print. The sleeves are so flattering and the round neckline is lovely and feminine. Pop a little jacket over the top of this look when the weather isn’t playing ball. As the print is quite busy I would only accessorise the outfit with a few minimalist gold rings.
Ted Baker Verita Dress – £170
If you’re after a fitted silhouette, this Ted Baker dress will create a flattering hourglass shape. The embroidery detailing adds subtle detailing to a classic dress. Team it with a small clutch and neutral heels for a chic ensemble.
Maje Ryline Chiffon Dress – £182
The spotted embroidery and tiered pleats on this tomato red dress are gorgeous details which have been added to a vert elegant silhouette. Pair it with strappy heels to finish off the look.
Whistles Aria Dress – £185
Whistles is superb for occasion dressing, if i’ve ever needed a last minute dress this is the place to go! Birds and floral shapes are the main features of this dress, I love the long sleeves, they will ensure you don’t bare too much flesh. Pair it with sky high heels and some simple simple jewels.
Self-Portrait Ruffled Georgette-trimmed Guipure Lace Dress – £320
If you’re willing to spend a little bit more on a statement dress, Self Portrait is definitely a brand to consider. The Felicia Midi Dress that I wore at the weekend was bought last year and sadly isn’t available anymore. I did however find this navy midi dress as a great alternative. The contrasting panels of guipure lace are part of the brands DNA and make this a stand out piece. The detailed georgette trim elegantly covers your arms meaning that it’s unlikely that you’ll need a coat. Accessories must be simple here so a round toed pump or black sandal is the perfect partner.
Reiss Herrera Cap Sleeve Dress – £250
This pale green hue is great if you’re as pale as I am! This lace dress combines intricate detailing and a classic feminine shape. As with many of Reiss’s occasion dresses it flares out gently at the waist to flatter the figure. Wear it with metallic heels for an easy day to evening look.
Alice + Olivia Sina Floral Dress – £485
Lastly, this Alice + Olivia maxi is a twist on the usual feminine design we associate with wedding guest dressing. Beautiful floral cutouts and an scalloped eyelash trim blends elements of tailoring with intricate detail for a look which is a little different.
Are you going to a wedding this spring, what will you be wearing?
Dress: Self Portrait
Rings & Earrings: Davina Combe
Lipstick: NYX Cosmetics
Tan: This Works