If you’ve received an invite for a springtime wedding, you might be wondering what to wear. It’s not warm enough for a short dress and it’s not cold enough for trousers… Together with Trilogy, premium fashion retailers, we take a look at the style predictions for SS18 and how you can use this to choose your outfit for a spring wedding.
What looks did we see on the catwalk?
When it comes to spring and summertime, the runway is usually full of bold patterns and bright colours. Of course, you don’t want to be attending a low-key wedding with one of these high-fashion pieces, but you can certainly take some inspiration from the designers who know what’s going to be hot. One print that’s expected to be big this season is vintage-floral. Use this inspiration and choose a dress with a large or small floral print, depending on your preference. Flowers are perfect for spring and you can choose some tasteful prints that are suitable for the big day.
If you’re after something to make a statement — take tips from Valentino. Its collection was all about contrast — subtle pastel pinks contrasted with yellow flowers. Some designers were combining red and pink (an unlikely combination) in their garments, creating a colour palette that we really aren’t used to. Nina Ricci was embracing fringe and tassels, which are perfect for a dressy outfit. Choose a spring dress with tasselled sleeves for something a bit different.
Don’t be afraid to add some glitz to your wedding outfit. Although glitter is usually kept hidden away in the wardrobe until Christmas and new year, Ashish brought some sparkle to the catwalk with her floor-length dresses. There were a variety of popular cuts on the runway. Choose one that you feel confident in and go for it! There were sleeveless garments that brushed the floor, plunging v-necks and layering with crew-necks beneath slip dresses.
Thinking about accessorising? Consider the bum bag. Gucci and Balenciaga both sported this look and it looked great! This style of bag is perfect for a wedding — dance the night away with your belongings close to hand.
Choosing a style
Sleeveless dresses are hot this season. Think unique prints with short sleeves or summery wrap dresses like Rebecca Taylor. Combined with ruffled shoulders, the spring dress is classy whilst remaining very modern. Choose a soft-tailored coat to keep your arms warm during the day and de-layer when you head to the dancefloor.
When it comes to embellishments, feathers are a popular choice. We saw feathered stilettos last year and it looks as though that was just the start of it. If you’re not a huge feather fan, why not choose a feathered clutch or peacock style crossbody bag?
There are many floral prints to decide on. Don’t be afraid to take inspiration right back from the 1930s as we saw on the catwalk. Style a few prints and see which you feel comfortable in — pair with a delicate sandal to complete the look.
Never underestimate the springtime colour of yellow either. Luxury boutiques have seen sales of yellow dresses spike in recent months and it doesn’t show any sign of slowing down! You don’t have to be overly bright in this colour either — choose a more pastel hue and still look on-trend.
Now we know, this season summed up is all about floral patterns and pastel hues. Choose a shape that you feel confident in and own it for a wedding this spring.