DESTINATION: WEDDING GUEST | ASOS

Wedding attire can often feel daunting – not just for the bride and groom, but for everyone who gets an invitation to their special day. Suddenly your wardrobe starts to crack under the pressure, and you convince yourself that you need a brand new outfit, with shoes and accessories to match. Everyone wants to feel put together whilst at a wedding, which can seem like a huge challenge when you live in vintage jeans five days out of the week…

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Firstly, there seems to be a lot of rules when it comes to weddings – rules that seem to differ slightly depending on who you talk to. Some think that white is totally unacceptable, whilst others worry that if their dress is ‘too nice’ that it might upset the bride in some way. I can’t say that I’ll be planning my own wedding anytime soon, but what I will say, is that the only thing I can hope for is that everyone attending feels their very best…

As far as I’m concerned, as long as you don’t look like you’re wearing what could be considered an actual wedding dress, then you’re doing just fine. Sometimes we overthink these social scenarios, when in reality, it’s really more about being there and helping to create a wonderful memory…

I have a family wedding coming up towards the end of summer, so I’ve been conscious of any pieces that can work for that, and also double up for any other summer occasions at the same time. I hate feeling like I’m investing in something that will only work for one afternoon – I’m attracted to pieces that make me feel like me, pieces that I will wear and love time and time again…

I fell in love with this polka dot number from ASOS as I was scrolling through their new in section – it had been a while since I’d last had a good old browse, and I wanted to see if anything would jump out at me. I love this dress because of the unique ruching on the one side, it really gives it a glamorous edge, and makes it feel way more expensive. It’s a great length for any wedding too – I always find that I feel most comfortable in a longer dress when heading to a more formal situation, but it also doesn’t take itself too seriously… 

Teamed with a soft shade of cardigan, it creates a really playful look, that still feels cool whilst looking wedding appropriate. After all, I never want to feel that I’m abandoning my sense of personal style just for the sake of fitting in, or succumbing to a strict dress code. Remember, you’re invited because they care about you being there, so dressing like someone else just wouldn’t make sense…


Photographs by Adriana 

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3 Comments

  1. Lovely dress.

    I’m getting married next year and I am perhaps who you might call a reluctant bride. Not because I don’t want to get married but ‘cause the thought of being centre of attention for a day terrifies me!I would love it if other people wear white to distract attention from me 😂 I may not even wear white…..

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