How to dress for a Spring wedding
Spring wedding style
Once you stray outside your basic black tie or cocktail , dressing for a spring wedding starts getting complicated. That’s when you can get everything from a tux to chinos in the men’s gallery – even jeans on a bad day.
And if you’re female, it’s even worse because you’ve got so many more options than the fellas and that goes for shoes as well.
If you know the bride well, that helps because you can ask probing questions. But if not, you could be in all sorts of trouble – especially if you get the shoes wrong. Nobody wants to be stranded in the middle of a paddock in a pair of six-inch platform heels.
Style tips to make it easy
Here are three handy tips for deconstructing modern wedding dress codes, plus some thoughts on how to look fabulous if you’re plus sized without swathing yourself in yards of fabric and swamping your figure:
1.The semi-formal wedding
The Semi-formal wedding calls for pared back style and elegant accessories
2.The beach wedding
Unless the bride specifies that everyone should wear white, you probably shouldn’t regardless of what those Pinterest photo shoots say about beach weddings. You can certainly get away with a caftan if you’re aiming for comfort (dress it up with metallic accessories) or wear a tropical print dress for a relaxed take on a more formal look.
A beach wedding needn’t be a sea of billowing white silk…
3.The dressy daytime wedding
4.Dressing plus size sassy
Contrary to much of the fashion available in larger sizes, you don’t need to drown in fabric. Show of your best bits with a sweetheart neckline, cinched waist or asymmetrical hemline or side split that makes the most of your shapely legs. Finding great styles can be difficult but there are a few stores around that know how to do this well. Set off the look with a statement heel.
Express yourself in gorgeous cuts that show off your curves and don’t swamp your figure.