Monday, April 18, 11

The Wedding Guest Edit

As with any glamorous social event, an incredible amount of time and thought goes into choosing the perfect outfit. Every discerning wedding guest should take into consideration the location, time of day, and the all important dress code… However, remaining true to your own style and feeling comfortable is essential to a great wedding guest look…

(Above: Josephine Cole wears Amanda Wakeley Sposa)

“I’m a woman designing for women. My clothes celebrate the feminine shape and, this season, stay close to the body without being overtly body-conscious for a flattering silhouette. I believe that comfort shouldn’t need to be compromised for style.”

Ahead of the upcoming Wedding season, Amanda has compiled an edit of effortlessly chic looks…

The City Wedding

The city wedding calls for a high-fashion look… the super luxe Silk Shirt Dress ‘says understated, chic elegance’ (Vogue.com)… while the body-con Cap Sleeve Dress in summerweight scuba gives a really clean and neat silhouette…

Dresses in Panama and Tweed can be worn with a cropped or full length dress jacket, and cinched in at the waist with a great leather belt for a smart covered-up look…

The Countryhouse Wedding

A more laidback approach can be taken for the countryhouse wedding, with looser shapes and more fluid fabrics… The super lightweight jersey allows a lot of fine draping and looks stunning in the short Halterneck Dress or Cross Back Maxi style with its flattering plunging neckline at the the back… The Block Print Halterneck Dress shows off just the right amount of shoulder…stack the arms with statement gold cuffs for added interest…

The Evening Reception

The One Shoulder Scuba & Jersey Dress combines luxe sportif scuba with beautifully draped jersey… In signature satin, the Side Tie Dress in Cobalt Blue is super flattering and makes a real colour statement while the Short Wrap Dress is a timeless cocktail option… Stand out in a solid pop of colour… hot pink, coral and cobalt blue look stunning in silk cady and fluid jersey…

The Vintage Jersey in Halterneck or Maxi style is incredibly luxurious which drapes beautifully from the body… a stunning, timeless piece that looks great with a belt for a cooler look…

The Beach Wedding

For the exotic location, a more relaxed dress code allows for looser, fluid styles to keep cool… The Jersey Maxi Dress is a beautiful, lightweight option that can be worn with a leather waist belt for added edge… The chiffon Block Print Kaftan Dress is the perfect flip-flop maxi that looks contemporary and chic… For a shorter length, the Silk Cady Back Fold Dress is a fresh, modern shape and really pops in hot pink…

Rose gold statement pieces by MFP for Amanda Wakeley add a cool edge for Spring/Summer 11… The cuffs and bracelet look great against the block print and cobalt blue pieces, as styled on the catwalk… whilst the plate necklace is a truly fashionable piece which looks great set against a single block colour…

Shop the perfect wedding guest look online, visit one of our locations for an in-store consultation or book a private appointment with Bridget Bowen, Head of Private Clients, at the flagship store in Chelsea…