Our top tips for dressing for a spring wedding

It’s not just the happy couple and their wedding day VIPs that need a little help defining their aisle style. Dressing for a spring wedding as a guest can be a real challenge for those looking to stay on trend and in tune with the season.

Read on to discover our top tips for dressing for a spring wedding so you can find a style that suits you and complements this very special occasion.

Think proms of the past

One of the hottest trends to hit the wedding scene this year is 1980s-inspired bridal gowns, and this is influencing guest fashion too. We’ll let Who What Wear explain how combining the 1980s prom look with the springtime florals we all love is the way to bag the title of ‘best-dressed guest’:

“Florals are to spring what shearling is to winter: a non-negotiable. However, if you thought the only way to wear them was by way of prints, think again; designers such as Carolina Herrera opted to adorn everything from tops and necklaces too, yes, dresses with pretty corsages.”

Don’t forget a cover-up

While the weather is getting warmer, those days and evenings can still be on the chilly side during spring, which makes accessorising with a cute cover-up crucial to your wider look and comfort. Whether it’s a shawl, bolero or statement coat that’s the perfect accompaniment to your outfit, anything goes.

Give them the slip

The slip dresses trend is still going strong during 2023, with silk or satin designs the ultimate look for any occasion including spring weddings. This 90s-inspired style can be dressed up or down any way you like, making it a great look for intimate, rustic weddings as well as more formal, elegant affairs.

You’ll also find slip dresses in varying lengths and a rainbow of colours, meaning you are certain to discover a style and shade that suits you and the wedding you plan to attend this spring.

Bring balance to suits

For male wedding guests, bringing balance to your suit is the key to nailing the spring wedding look, especially for more casual celebrations.

Teaming a light jacket with dark trousers is a subtle way to embrace the freshness of spring and showcase your style. Lighter fabrics are also a must for spring and summer weddings, with shirts and blazers in cotton or linen the preferred choice as the weather gets warmer.

Don’t be afraid to use colour and print to show off your signature style either. Incorporate a flamboyant shirt into your ensemble or pop a bold, brightly coloured pocket square into your suit pocket for a wedding look that is oh-so-you.

Take a hint from the couple

Before you forge ahead and buy your spring wedding outfit, consult the wedding invitation or website. Many marrying couples enforce dress codes which could dictate what you can wear and what you can’t. It, of course, goes without saying that unless invited by the couple, you should avoid wearing white!

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Katie Davies

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