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A Wedding Guest In Style

Posted on June 26 2012

As wedding bells ring, you may be looking for the perfect dress for that themed occasion.  Whether it's a formal hotel wedding or garden nuptials, you'll want a look that compliments the venue and allows style and comfort from ceremony to reception. 

Formal Wedding

A downtown hotel, an upscale men's club or a chartered boat cruise, these venues beg a little class with your look, so opt to overdress just a little and you won't feel a bit out of place. Betty's picks for the formal wedding are Jerica's Shimmer Dress in ether blush or a striking jade green. This dress has a drop hem in the back, adjustable braided neckline and the option to peek-a-boo a little sex appeal with a cross over bodice. 

Another upscale look for your formal occasions is Camille's Ruffle Hem Dress with a colour blocking trend that creates the illusion of a soft blouse with ruffled cobalt pleated skirt.  The elastic waist of Camille's dress gives a gorgeous look for all shapes. 

  

Garden Wedding

Saying "I do" amoung the daisies allows guests to take their look a little more casual, but certainly no less stylish! For a garden wedding, you'll want to consider comfort in your footwear as stiletto shoes will only aerate the grassy areas and have you tip toeing around in discomfort. With a wedge sandal on the tootsies, you might try a fun sun dress like Aubrey's Aubergine Dress or a whimsical romantic look like the Where For Art Thou Juliette Dress. 

Aubrey's Aubergine Dress is an eggplant shade with cream floral lace appliqué creating the neckline and adorning the back. Juliette's Dress is an apple print bodice with ruffles and a defined lavender waist and loose skirt. Both looks are ideal with flat sandals or a wedge that offers stability in the unpredictable garden setting. 

  

Beach Wedding

With your toes in the sand and wind in your hair, a beach wedding gives guests the ultimate opportunity for comfort and romance in your look. With the flowing sleeves and peeking shoulders, Paige's Peek-A-Boo dress will flow in the breeze while the shimmer dances in the sunlight. It's brown braided belt brings a relaxed look and allows for matching chocolate brown flip flops.  Another beachy look is Penelope's Striped Maxi Dress. The asymmetrical inserts give beautiful movement and the stripes give a nautical look. Dress it up with beachy jewellery like the Turquoise Necklace Set and a brown obi belt as shown. 


 

Country Club Wedding

A country club or golf club setting bridges both the formal and casual settings. Because guests will need to navigate grass and gardens, this venue can be a little tricky.  Usually the ceremony is held outdoors in the gardens, so once again footwear becomes an issue, however, at a fancy golf club you might opt for a slightly dressier look, even preppier look! 

With the colour blocking trend, you'll be right in style in Naomi's Pleased To Pleat You Dress available in both green-blue and tangerine-taupe. The pleated skirt brings gorgeous movement when you walk! I'd pair the tangerine look with gold flat sandals and the blue-green look with silver. 

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