You may remember a while back we had a look at dressing for a Spring wedding http://www.lovettandco.co.uk/blog/spring-weddings-and-how-to-be-the-best-dressed-guest. Now, as the mercury drops and we get ready for the predicted Autumn freeze, our thoughts turn to any Winter weddings / events we may have in our calendars. Firstly, dressing for a Winter wedding is great fun! More dressing options should be open to you than in the warmer months as you can layer up or wear trousers (yes, trousers!!) We'll start with the trouser suit, which should be printed so you don't look like you're popping into the office after the vows. Ted Baker do a particularly lovely line in printed Winter suiting.
If a suit feels too formal then a tailored jumpsuit also works well. Whistles has some good plain options but Debenhams has come up trumps with its' range in prices to suit most budgets. This Lovett Lady's personal favourite is this one - a snip at £35, or if sparkle is more your thing - French Connection have head-to-toe sequins. Moving on from the jumpsuit to tailored co-ordinates, of which there are many around as the seasons change. You could go with a jacket over a dress, a tunic dress over trousers or a skirt and top combination (although this picture below is actually a very clever dress from Ted Baker...)
Longer sleeved dresses also look classy, event appropriate and warm!
Shoes should absolutely be high enough to go with the outfit but above all comfy enough to be standing around for long swathes of the day and then dancing well into the evening. A metallic heel will always look just right and you can spend pretty much what you want when Boohoo.com has a strappy sandal at £14 and Louboutin a court at £445. A cape or faux fur tippet is the perfect way to keep warm but still show off your outfit. We've discovered Helen Moore which has lots of lovliness but the High Street is rammed jammed with its' own versions.
We should, of course, mention that not every wedding guest is a willowy size 10 and if you're on the diminuative side (like me) or need a larger size there are still plenty of options out there for you. Asos, really know what it's doing when it caters for these groups and its Petite and Curve ranges bring up some great choices.
As you'd expect we've got the perfect pieces to compliment whichever look you go for - brooches look fab attached to a cape, wrap or jumpsuit. Bracelets with a shorter sleeve length dress, blouse or jacket. Hair clips and feathers instead of a hat or fascinator and earrings with absolutely anything!
Of course as well as the outfit to think about there are gifts to be bought and who doesn't like to be on the receiving end of a lovely gift? Anyone looking for inpsiration should take a look at our postcard range which feature gorgeous vintage images and an item of product from £10 to £12. These make brilliant Thank You's for bridesmaids, friends or mother-in-laws!