Is anyone else sick of the basic dress and heels wedding guest look? Sure, you may mix is up in terms of colour, pattern and silhouette, but at the end of the day – I feel like I wear the same thing to every wedding…pretty dress, pretty shoes, great bag and when I look around, I see a sea of the same.
While there’s absolutely nothing wrong with this tried and trusted formula, I feel like it’s time to branch out. I know you’re suppose to let the Bride shine, but there’s nothing wrong with being the second best dressed person there 😉
So this Summer instead of reaching for yet another basic dress, why not try something different? From short and sweet rompers, to long formal gowns, to jumpsuits or wide-legged trousers, it’s time to take the plunge and say ‘I do’ to a new wedding look.
Here are some of our ‘Girl in Focus’ Alicia Haque’s top wedding outfits, all available at Coquitlam Centre.
Whether you call it a playsuit or a romper, this floral number is a great choice for a wedding! Pair with barely-there sandals for legs for days.
LA CLASSE COUTURE Romper available at Plenty $60*; Faux Snake-Skin Clutch available at Le Chateau $49.95*; Cally Barely-There Ankle Strap Sandals available at Aldo $80*; Statement Necklace available at RW&CO. $49*.
There's something so chic about wide-legged pants at a wedding. Plus have you ever tried a pair of wide-legged pants on? They're like pajama pants - perfect for an all day affair. Pair with strappy sandals and a fitted blazer for a more elegant look.
Wide-Legged Pants available at Le Chateau $69.95*; Cropped Blazer available at Le Chateau $150*; Box Clutch available at Le Chateau $49.95*; Camisole available at H&M $19.99*; Strappy Sandals available at Le Chateau $69.95*.
Looking to stand out (in a good way)? Try a cropped jumpsuit. Pair with statement heels and a pretty clutch for a sweet yet stylish look.
Cropped Jumpsuit available at Le Chateau $139.95*; Strappy Sandals available at Le Chateau $79.95*; Nine West Satin Clutch available at Hudson's Bay $90*; Long Earrings available at H&M $12.99*.
Ok, ok, so I know I said take a break from dresses but wrap dresses are everything this Summer so I would be remiss if I didn't mention one - and this one is far from basic. Whether you pair it with block heel sandals and statement earrings or espadrilles and a straw bag, a wrap dress is always a great option.
Asymmetrical Wrap Dress available at H&M $34.99*; Clutch available at H&M $22.99*; Statement Earrings available at H&M $17.99*; Steve Madden Carrson Block Heel Sandals available at Town Shoes $125*.
There aren't too many times in life that you can wear a long, formal gown so why not take advantage of the occasion and wear one to your next wedding? Pair with blush shoes and statement accessories for a more modern spin.
V-Neck Gown available at Le Chateau $150*; Satin Clutch available at Le Chateau $49.95*; Drop Earrings (part of a set with a matching necklace) available at Le Chateau $29.95*; Laycey Patent Pumps available at Aldo $80*.
*Prices quoted are regular prices, before taxes. Price and availability are subject to change. Please see stores for details.