Weddings are wondrous occasions full of fantasy, elegance and love. But when it comes to deciding what to wear for a wedding, the elegance can sometimes be eclipsed by unnecessary wardrobe worries. Firstly you need to ensure that your dress is entirely appropriate for the wedding locale; from rustic country houses deep in the countryside to lavish palaces fit for a King and Queen. Next, you need to make efforts not to steal the bride’s thunder when you turn up at the venue.
But there really is no need to worry anymore, thanks to the help available at Farfetch. We recently got chatting to a range of fashion influencers to understand what they would pick for the perfect day, and how they go about arranging their dream dress to wear to a wedding. Take a look at our endless inspiration, and all of your wedding dress dilemmas will be solved in an instant.
Candice | Candice Lake
'I adore Dodo Bar Or’s use of traditional prints mixed with modern detailing. This dress is perfect to wear to a wedding as you can throw on a pair of heels and it is instantly wedding ready. My favorite thing about this piece is its versatility - because of the of the divine cotton-jacquard, you can pair the dress with some plain flats, throw on a hat and you are ready for the beach – making it an essential summer vacation item!'
'Dodo Bar Or is THE brand for a ‘day to night’ relaxed chic look. I love the sexy detailing of the cross back which is perfectly juxtaposed with the knee length of the dress - very wedding appropriate! I really believe that one should always wear something below the knee to a wedding - even if it is a beachside wedding. The modern metal eyelets and the tassels give the dress a very fun spirit.'
Mija Flatau | Mija
'The dress is made out of a soft and high quality cotton blend with lovely and delicate detailing all over the dress which makes it more feminine. But the real eye-catcher is the wide pleated sleeves that give the whole dress an edgy touch.'
'When you go for something from McQ Alexander McQueen, you know you’ll get good quality with an edgy touch and a reasonable price tag. The collections are definitely not for everyone yet there are pieces that go so very well together and I can’t stop thinking about all of the leather pieces from the recent collection which were so impressive for me. I always go for versatile pieces you can wear for every occasion. Although black is a very unusual colour for a wedding guest dress, I’ve chosen this one because it is 100% my style and I feel comfortable in it. You can always make it more feminine by adding soft colours and accessories.'
'I dressed it down a bit by choosing brown mid-height suede boots with a refreshing detail. The black mini bag goes well with the whole style and everything I need from lipstick to cell phone fits inside. The most important person at a wedding is the bride, she should be in focus so I went for decent and minimal colours and accessories.'
My Fash Diary | Tala
'I love investing in pieces that don't look seasonal. The great thing about this dress specifically is the fact that it works great during the spring season - it's not too summery and the baby pink shade makes it soft for spring and then the airy light material also makes this a very comfortable dress for the summer.'
'I love Vivetta's pieces - especially because of her collar details - they're always subtle, airy and simple and the signature collar completes it with a striking finish.'
'The dress also makes a great piece for a day to night transition. I wore it during the daytime with sneakers and mirrored glasses - and would translate it into a night look with a biker jacket and sandal heels.'
Glam & Glitter | Tamara
'Spring is my favourite season of the year, and besides the good weather, holidays and better mood, I always get excited for inevitable - wedding season.'
'It requires a whole wardrobe update, especially this year when I will be a guest at four weddings. For a bohemian garden wedding, I chose a colourful and fun Dolce and Gabbana dress, which will definitely make even the small talk easier. This dress is a show stopper, a totally brave choice because of the ice cream print on it that I am so in love with. The shape is fairly simple and easy for dancing, moving and just being comfortable in. The yellow Dolce and Gabbana Sicily bag worked wonderfully with it, and my new Dior shoes. Classy, feminine, fun and comfortable. The only thing I have to warn you about is that the dress itself isn’t edible, but that didn’t stop me from buying some ice cream!'
Le Petite Anglaise | Ella
'I fell in love with this For Love And Lemons dress instantly. It’s such a beautiful and striking piece! Sheer fabrics, lace and cut-out detailing are very much on-trend at the moment and this dress incorporates them in a unique way which massively appealed to me. Another, and probably the most important, reason I chose this dress is how wearing it makes me feel. There are certain items that excite you at the thought of wearing them and have the ability to help you feel confident and generally good about life. This dress does that for me, and I suspect for a whole lot of other people too.'
'I am OBSESSED with For Love And Lemons! Their pieces manage to be elegant, sexy, on trend and classic all at the same time; no mean feat! This particular dress is a real investment buy because it puts a contemporary twist on timeless sartorial staples and will still be wearable for years to come thanks to its simple silhouette, quality of craftsmanship and perennially captivating colour.
When it came to styling this dress to wear to a wedding I wanted to avoid distracting from its sheer gorgeousness and intricate detailing by adding attention grabbing accessories. At the same time, I wasn’t going to risk venturing into bland territory! So, I decided to play on the fact that its deep red colour is an unusual one for Spring/Summer by pairing it with rich emerald shoes and handbag. Then I threw a studded suede jacket into the mix to give the overall look an unexpected edge.'