Everything since last year has been disrupted, and weddings planned over spring and summer have all had to be rescheduled and moved. Weddings are allowed to now take place (with limitations on guest lists), meaning they are starting to resume, and wedding invitations are stacking up for this year. Wedding dress shops are now open and whether you’re looking for a dress to rock to an outdoor wedding (coastal cliffside or in the countryside, perhaps?), something cool and casual indoors, or even cocktail attire, take a peek at our top 8 trend research from our favourite designers.
1. Chic Jumpsuits
A jumpsuit with sleek and sophisticated silhouette oozes timeless elegance and is bound to turn heads among the rest of the wedding guests. Pair with a killer clutch and minimal accessories. If sleek chic is your thing then this is the look for you. For a more formal wedding, dress up a black jumpsuit with accessories like a statement belt, chandelier earrings, or an over-sized costume necklace. For a more casual wedding, a brightly-coloured jumpsuit to match the season is a great alternative. You will find that the best bridal shops in Melbourne have started stocking various styles of bridal jumpsuits
Image Via Pinterest, Alex Perry Resort 2020 Collection
2. Autumn Florals
Charging in with a myriad of bold prints and colours to kick off autumn in style is the Autumnal Floral trend. Pair with a chic clutch and barely there heels.
Image Via Vogue UK, Valentino 2020 Fall Couture Collection
3. Maxi Dress
For a casual wedding, a simple flowing maxi is the perfect dress to transition from a warmer daytime ceremony to an evening autumn reception. For a more formal affair, go with a floor-length gown that will keep your legs warm during a brisk sunset cocktail hour. We love a minimalistic velvet dress or a beaded gown. Similar to jumpsuits, maxi dresses can be dressed up or down with the right shoes and accessories.
Image Via Pinterest, Elie Saab 2021 Couture Collection
4. Pastel Shades
Believe it or not pastels have hung around for the new season. Pretty feminine dresses complete with lace, ruffles and pastels providing a palette of shades reminiscent of a late summer sunset. Don’t be shy when styling this season’s rainbow of sugary shades. Try a bold metallic shoe and accessorize with a statement clutch bag.
Image Via Pinterest, Ralph & Russo Couture Fall 2019 Collection
5. Wrap Dresses
The wrap dress is by far the most flattering style for all body types. It accentuates the waist and bust, helps hide the bulges and creates curves where they are lacking. And they are sexy without being too revealing. Make it fancy or keep it a little more casual when the occasion calls for it. Grab a slick clutch and you’re wedding guest ready. Swap out your fancy heels for a pair of boots and you’re ready for a glamorous day.
Image Via Pinterest, Zuhair Murad Spring 2020 Collection
6. Soft Metallics
If it’s drama you’re after than metallics is the look to add a little seasonal glam to your wardrobe. Champagne shades have a subtle autumnal charm allowing lustrous details to pop and fizz. Pair with bejewelled gems and a statement heel.
Image Via Pinterest, Zuhair Murad 2020 Couture Collection
7. Bridesmaid Inspired Dresses
Inspired by the bridesmaid styles of long flowing dresses with simple details, these gowns can do double duty as a bridesmaid or a wedding guest look. They’re a little more sophisticated than traditional bridesmaid dresses but still play by the rules.
Image Via Pinterest, Christian Dior Spring Summer 2020 Couture
8. Dress in Layers
With fall comes plummeting temperatures and thus, the need to stay warm. But what do you do when you want your look to get some shine without freezing as a result? Depending on the location of the wedding you are attending, the temperatures can vary drastically for an outdoor ceremony and/or cocktail hour. Dressing in layers is always a good idea for an autumn wedding. Consider pairing your outfit with a bolero, statement jacket, pashmina, or knit shawl. If the temperatures drop, you will have an extra layer handy to keep you warm.
Image Via Pinterest, Christian Dior 2020 Spring Couture Colleciton
Wedding Guest Outfit Etiquette
- Avoid white if possible.
- Remember: less is more when it comes to make-up, hair styling and accessories.
- Opt for nude nail varnish. It matches any outfit and is less noticeable when chipped.
- Take a shrug, structured blazer or pashmina so you can party on into the evening when the temperature drops.
- Don’t show too much skin: legs or chest, not both.
- Most important of all, don’t upstage the bride!
Image Via Pinterest, Badgley Mischka Spring Summer 2020 Collection
Do you have a wedding coming up? What are you planning to wear? If you need a little help deciding on which dresses might be best for you, request your appointment here today for your free in-store design consultation and over the phone styling advice service from one of the best Wedding Dress Stores in Melbourne who have been creating dream wedding dresses for the past 19 years! Come visit our custom-made wedding dress store at d’Italia for any formal occasion.