A Mint Wedding Look - Guest Post Week Day #1

Thursday, 22 August 2013

Today's post is done by Tess at House Of Fraser, she contacted me a while ago about my wedding OOTD post and kindly offered to do a post on what to wear for a wedding, I think she's done a great job!


When a happy couple invite you to watch them tie the knot, firstly, it’s a lovely and exciting privilege. However, once the sentiment has worn off comes the outfit panic. What do you wear to a wedding?! There are so many unwritten rules to consider. Wearing black is morbid, wearing white is controversial and anything low-cut will have your Grandma disowning you!

House of Fraser has a great range of cute bridesmaid dresses that are worth a look, but in the meantime, I am going to run through some key tips for looking knockout, sophisticated and photo-friendly!

Pastel palette
When it comes to the dress, pale pastel is the palette to stick to. A shocking pink or neon is arguably too much for family portraits, and though you want to stun, you don’t want to draw the attention away from the main wedding party.
 Luckily pastels are trend of the summer, so you’ll look fashion forward, whilst fitting in to the guest wedding code! I chose this Coast Bandeau Dress.

Feature jewellery
Unlike your regular meals with friends or nights out, you want your wedding look to have that something special. A metallic watch like this Michael Kors  number is perfect for complimenting pastel colours, but equally stops your outfit from being too overtly feminine. Really, any statement metallic jewellery is a must!

Opt for strappy
Another trend you can’t escape this season, are strappy heels. Whilst you will have to get a pedicure, it’ll be worth it – as these Kurt Geiger Isabella heels couldn’t be more in style. The added bonus is that with a long day of standing, sandals allow your feet to stay comfortable and fresh!

Hold a clutch
A further feature you need to finish of your look is a bag. I would definitely advise a clutch, as you don’t need to bring much aside from your invite and lippy. I personally love this leather-look Linea Eva Clutch, but really when it comes to which clutch, so long as it compliments your outfit, you can’t go wrong!

Whilst different weddings may have different dress-codes, and the weather determines your style too, I find that generally these four points will send you in the best possible direction for looking sophisticated and stylish on the day. Happy wedding!  



  1. Definitely agree with the pastel rule! I also think it's impotant to be comftable, horrible having to spend all day in an uncomftable dress or shoes!

    Stevie | Stevie Hearts Makeup

  2. I love the shoes


  3. this is such a pretty dress! and the watch is amazing!

    also, i'm hosting a GIVEAWAY on my blog at the moment with a mac lipstick of your choice up for grabs so be sure to check it out! UK only though!

    katy x


  4. That dress is amazing, I am all about the pastel shades!

    Brunette in Louboutins A fashion & lifestyle blog.


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