We all know the perils many a bride has to go through to organize her wedding and find the perfect dress. But it isn’t exactly a bed of roses for the guests either. What type of wedding will you be attending? Will it be warm or cold, in door or out, formal or casual, romantic or tongue-in-cheek? These are all considerations in dressing for the occasion.
The fabulous NET-A-PORTER.COM has come up with a number of options for the discerning shopper with enough disposable income to purchase any of the suggestions.
First of all, the site distinguishes between day, evening and beach weddings. Very useful, because you obviously don’t want to show up at your cousin’s prim and proper country do in a sarong and slippers (as if!). For the daytime, the editor recommends pretty dresses in pastel colours and feminine jackets by Thakoon, Roland Mouret and Moschino Cheap & Chic, high-heeled slingbacks by Jimmy Choo and Narciso Rodriguez and gorgeous bags by Chloe and Jimmy Choo.
For evening weddings, the mood is decidedly darker and the dresses clingier. Lots of black and a beautiful green strapless Grecian dress by Azzaro make up the selection. A beach wedding gives the guests ample opportunity to don bright, colourful dresses and caftans and sandals. Among the must have brands are Marc Jacobs, Zac Posen and Matthew Williamson and a fabulous purple kaftan by Viktor & Rolf.
A wedding is a tough affair to dress for, but Net-A-Porter has tried to make the situation a little easier on us and for that we are grateful. And do not despair over the prices of the delectable dresses. The high street is bound to have a vast array of suitable alternatives.