Thursday, 4 June 2015

5 Dresses for the Unconventional Wedding Guest

Summer is here, and being part of a huge Italian family, Summer is practically another word for Wedding Time!!!
I adore going to weddings, I've never been to an Irish one but Italian ones involve twelve course meals and a whole lot of Vino, So I can't complain.
Of course my favourite part of any wedding is finding the perfect outfit. It's almost a challenge, trying to translate your own personal style into more of a formal look, and of course you don't want to blend in with the crowd while your at it, and throwing on a horrible fascinator with your brightest dress won't do the trick, so adding a trendy twist is always a nice touch.
Unfortunately for me I will not be attending any weddings this year, so this wish list of five dresses for the unconventional wedding guest is hypothetical for me, but may be of use to you...

When wedding time comes FCUK is always a go to brand. 
I always have a creep through their rails when shopping as some of their pieces could easily be mistaken for Valentino or Dolce & Gabbanna without the designer price tags! If you're not too keen on showing skin this look is modest and let's the vibrant, floral embroidery do the talking. Add some turquoise heels to break up the colour and a small clutch that can be worn in your hand or on your shoulder.
Dress: €345 FCUK
Clutch: €31 Accessorize
Heels: €48 Public Desire

I know, I know you've seen this dress before on the blog.. But I am just OBSESSED! 
I love the cut, I love the shape, I love the detail.. The label Self Portrait which I've already posted about here! are creating avant grade looks and making them accessible to the high street and I just can't get enough of this little red number. Let the dress speak for itself by adding plain nude pumps, a nude clutch, and trade the horrible, dated fascinator for a simple, pretty rose in your hair. 
Dress: £240 Self Portrait
Clutch: €28 Accessorize
Heels: €35 Public Desire

Another brand I'm very fond of is Virgos Lounge, their vintage cut dresses are vibrant and bedazzled with gems and jewels, making them perfect for a stand out look. This hot pink beauty is part of their new range and I love that strappy neckline and cheeky split down the middle. Add some Gold heels, and although they're hard to find, try to go for a plain or gold clutch. I have ordered from Virgo's Lounge before and had to send the dress back as it was swimming on me, so if you're going for anything from their site I recommend ordering a size smaller.
Dress: €215 Virgos Lounge
Clutch: €49 Accessorize
Heels: €73 ASOS


If you're a little more on the edgy side this is the look for you! 
The silhouette and length of the dress are simple and modest but the leather effect adds a punk rock edge. While mosts would probably go for a plain shoe I love the idea of adding a print, particularly snakeskin which compliments the wine colour. 
Dress: €49.95 Zara
Sunglasses: €11 Aldo
Clutch: €32 Aldo
Heels: €41 Public Desire


This dainty little look is a winner for the girly girls out there. The silky little number is both delicate and feminine, While some may doubt the smaller heel I just love it with Vintage looks like this, very Audrey Hepburn. While you might want to keep your jewellery at a minimum so as not to take away from the simplicity of the look, a pair of oversized earrings and a pearl embellished clutch will compliment the dress perfectly.
Dress: €390 Ted Baker
Earrings: €17 Aldo
Clutch: €54 Aldo
Heels: €82 Aldo

I am so fond of all these looks but if I had to choose one It would have to be number 2. I've been stalking that dress both online and in store for months now waiting for a Sale to launch..

Which of these looks would you go for?


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