Would you wear black to a Wedding??
A couple of years ago, my boyfriend and I were going to a fabulous wedding and one of the guests attending was, I dunno, a kinda celebrity in the Sporting World I guess? (I didn't really know...!!). Anyways Graham (my boyf) was all shocked and flabbergasted when he heard that the date of this sporty celeb, was going to be wearing black to the Wedding. Literally, from the guy who couldn't care less about clothes, there was shock all over his face like, You just don't do that!!? Do you?
Well, yes in my opinion. Why not? Black fits perfectly well at every other occasion, why not at a Wedding? Here's my top tips on How To Wear Black To A Wedding:
1. Flash the flesh! Not in a Pretty Woman kinda way, obvs! But go for a strappy style or simple bandeau neckline, get your arms or legs out to avoid looking too sombre.
2. Add a tan. Black looks great with a tan in Summer! Super chic!
3. Add some glamour with your accessories!
When M&Co asked me to put together a look for Summer Wedding, this culotte jumpsuit* was literally the first thing that caught my eye. Despite being black (not the most obvious Summery choice) here's why I love it:
1. It's a classic elegant shape
2. Culottes are totes on trend right now
3. The loose, fitting culottes are great for a hot day - and will also get me through a big Wedding dinner!
I wanted to go for quite a dramatic look, to take my jumpsuit out of the office and onto the dancefloor... So I added some killer heels - these lace up beauty's are from Fashionchick*. I'm not usually big on headwear at Weddings, so this bow headband with lace veil is a modern take on the traditional fascinator!
This Veiled Bow Headband is by Rock N Rose and is just the epitome of Hollywood glamour for me! You can imagine a 40's filmstar wearing something like this with a big white fur... (Note to self, buy white fur). This one I nabbed off ASOS when there was a discount on, as the headband should have been £36.
With a simple outfit, I think it's nice to add a little drama with the accessories!
This elegant, gilded bangle is from Ti Sento* - and what better brand to pick to complete my chic, black look than a classic Italian design? I'm such a fan! They have a store in Manchester's Trafford Centre (very convenient!!) so if you're around, do go in for a nosey... They have a mix of timeless and flamboyant pieces which is very Italian! LOVE.
The boxy bag is a vintage pieces that my mum picked up for my recently. It looks SO elegant, and is finished in silk, which is just beautiful!
Would you wear black to a Wedding? I'm interested to know!
Have a look at M&Co's full range of Wedding Guest dresses, if you're not ready to go all-black, they do have some lovely floral outfits and maxi dresses.
On Wednesday I'll be showing how it IS possible to wear white to a Wedding, so do check that out at 7pm!