It’s the season to celebrate love and special moments! Take the anxiety out of choosing what to wear with these summer wedding outfit ideas…

Summer is the perfect time to make a life-long commitment and celebrate matrimony. But choosing what to wear to a wedding can be daunting. Make things simpler with these easy tips and by following our steps to dress for success.

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Look at the invite first

Most invitations have dress codes that you should follow. For example, if the invite calls for formal or black tie, you may want to opt for a longer dress, whereas a cocktail or smart casual dress code could see you don anything from a cocktail dress to a tailored pantsuit.

Keep things classy

If the invitation calls for a more formal look, a longer dress is the most obvious choice. But summer weddings often mean you can show a little skin. The trick is to keep things classy. You should, therefore, consider going for a dress in a more muted hue such as a pastel, neutral or nude shade and wearing it with accessories that add touches of metallic and bling to your look.

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Remember that fabrics with an element of texture, for example, satin, lace and chiffon, also add variety to your look.

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Pictured above:

  • Pink fit and flare long dress with lace bodice and satin belt R650 Truworths
  • Teardrop diamante earrings R450 Accessorize
  • Metallic hardcase clutch bag R499 Forever New
  • Multistrap heeled sandal R299 Foschini

Go for a playful touch

Since summer temperatures can be quite extreme, a shorter dress is usually a good idea. You can add a touch of glamour by opting for statement accessories like shoes or jewellery. Remember, colour and beautiful prints can make all the difference in nailing a look that’s wedding friendly but showcases your stylish side too. Good choices include florals and eye-catching hues such as pink, yellow and green.

Pictured above:

  • Off-the-shoulder floral bodycon dress R149.99 Jet
  • Stone chandelier earrings R140 Woolworths
  • Embellished ankle strap heels R149.99 Jet

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