OOTD | Day To Night Wedding Guest Look | Part 1

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Dressing for a wedding can be one of the biggest style dilemmas many of us face. Balancing form, function, style and type of occasion can be a headache - and ‘wedding guest outfit inspiration’ is one of the most searched for styles out there!

Its no wonder really - everyone seems to know there are ‘rules’ but not exactly what they are.

Wedding guest style can be a total minefield. You have a lot of factors at play as a well- venue, weather, type of ceremony. In general, I’m all for fashion rules being made to be broken, but when it comes to someone else’s big day, its about respect.

So I thought it might be good if I shared my day to night wedding guest style today. If you're going to be a mummy, pregnant wedding guest style is whole ‘nother challenge, so take a look at my maternity wedding guest outfit from my sister in laws wedding last year.

This time it was the wedding of our dear friend Phil and his lovely bride Vicky that brought us all together in Hoylake. We don't actually get to go to lots of weddings as not many of our friends have tied the knot yet!

So we were super excited to celebrate with them and get the gang together for a couple of days, as we were all staying in the hotel where it took place.

At first, I was just going to wear one outfit and change the shoes or something, but then I decided that I don’t get many chances to dress up, and that I would go all out and have a different outfit for the party at night.

After all, that’s another big advantage of staying in a hotel – nipping upstairs to change is super easy!

Day Wedding Guest Outfit

Navy silk shell top | Asos
Cream ribbed midi skirt | Miss Selfridge
Crystal layered necklace | Zara
Grey snakeskin court shoes | Miss Selfridge
Grey Lily medium bag | Mulberry

For day, I tried to strike the right balance between fun and formal. Although the wedding was in a hotel which is a bit less formal than than a church, I still think it's strange when people go to a marriage ceremony dressed for a nightclub, so I tried my best to keep it classy!

I started with the skirt. After a very last minute dash to the shops after deciding against the outfit I had originally planned, I must have tried a million different combinations.

I’m still not comfortable with my figure as I’m carrying a couple of extra stone since having Theo, and its hard to find stuff that makes me feel good at the moment. Normally, I would have probably chosen something quite fitted, but that’s not great at the moment, so I really had to rethink my choices.

Eventually, I came across this pretty cream midi skirt in Miss Selfridge. Unlike a dress, it can be styled up many different ways, so I knew I’d get good wear out of it as well.

I paired the skirt with a navy blue silk shell top, as I love the effect of navy and cream together. To dress the whole thing up, I added my favourite statement necklace from Zara – its super sparkly, but if you can’t get away with that at a wedding, when can you?

On my feet, I wore these grey snakeskin courts from Miss Selfridge – I’ve had them for a while but I haven’t ever worn them!

This look was quite comfortable and elegant. As you might know, I usually avoid high heels but its good to mix it up! I also think they look right with a midi length skirt. I made the rookie error of not breaking them in before the day though, so as soon as the ceremony was over my feet were swollen.

I then swapped into my nude studded flats from Asos that I’m wearing to death at the moment! I hadn’t planned on wearing them, but they actually went nicely with the outfit. Sometimes I don’t know why I bother with heels!

My Lily bag is my constant companion at the moment. I just love how its practical enough to fit lots in but still looks dressy enough to go with a formal outfit. It’s the ultimate go-anywhere bag, and the grey colour means it goes with almost everything.

After the meal it was time to party…

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