The summer 2013 season is all about weddings. And whether you’re the bride-to-be shopping for her wedding gown, the special lady that’s helping her bff find the perfect bridesmaid dress, or the invitee who will be attending a beautiful wedding, looking amazing in a dress style that’s classy, on-trend and just plain out gorgeous will make that grand event all the more exciting. Just like anyone that’s planning to attend a major party, it’s important to plan your shopping excursions in advance to give yourself enough time to find the perfect little dream dress. The ideal guest of wedding dresses should typically range in more colorful options or at least be on the neutral side so as not to detract attention away from the bride’s dress. And along with color choices, your dress style should of course be classy and demure, while having the ability to transition from day into evening beautifully. So when stumbling upon the age-old question of, “What am I going to wear?”, here are some top trends for guest of wedding dresses to help you on your quest:
Lace dresses. This fabric never goes out of style. And to find a look in this material that provides the appropriate curvaceous features, while still remaining appropriate to the wedding attendee dress code, may take some time but it’s so well worth it in the end! And lace can work for different ages too - from the pretty tween to the sophisticated woman. It’s all about the shape, length and sleeve detail, neckline and embellishment that really makes the added statement.
A-line dresses. Frilly and sassy, or timeless and classic are usual thoughts that come to mind for the A-line style, depending on the dress length. For sweet, younger look the A-line style may include a strapless corset bodice with sequins or chunky beading and mesh tulle skirt. For the more mature lady, this may include a knee-length ball skirt with an elegant v-neckline. And for more dramatic looks, you can covet a beautiful empire long dress with that flares from the hips and down. Just be sure that the color is muted and doesn’t seem reminiscent of a wedding dress.
Sheath dresses. For a sleek look with more fit and tapering, the sheath dress is the way to go. It’s pretty much the ideal cocktail dress as it can certainly work for day events going into night affairs. With the right accessories and shoes, you can easily turn up the style heat for a wedding event. The right style can be so versatile that it may very well be considered business chic too. Bonus!
High-low dresses. What’s not to love about this on-trend style? It’s the must-have merging of short and sweet meets long and captivating, while still being appropriate for a bridal event. You can add some hints of ruffles, pleats, florals and luxe chiffon for an airy look, and watch yourself gliding through the dance floor.
Floral dresses. If you’re unsure of what color to wear to a wedding that’s suitable, the floral print is a win-win option – just ensure that the length and fit is tasteful and refined. Think destination dresses for this look. You can opt for this style in soft hues like pinks, lilacs, mints or baby blues, or punch it up a bit with florals in a rich red, royal blue or eye-catching yellow. Either way, it’s an acceptable print that makes a fashion statement, while still letting the bride shine on her special day.