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5 Wedding Outfit Ideas

It’s that time of year. Wedding season.  I used to take them for granted and throw on anything but now I am so grateful to be invited as they are few and far between, I want to make an effort.  John Lewis has some lovely dresses, shoes and accessories to make dressing for silly season easy. Below are 5 different outfits for all manner of weddings.

Country Chic

Vixen Millinary Disc Hat £320

Upmarket colour combination. Pale blue and brown are lovely on those with ‘Spring colouring’. (Throw back tip from when I did women’s colour analysis.) Warm skin and golden hair and you wont look like mother of the bride (not that there is anything wrong with that, but there is a time and a place for everything and not looking like one when you have a 3 year old!)

Buy Vixen Millinery Mila Disc Flower and Feather Occasion Hat Online at

Gina Bacconi Crochet Taupe Dress NOW £130

Slightly capped sleeve and flattering waistband.

Buy Gina Bacconi Crochet Floral Guipure Dress, Summer Taupe Online at

LK Bennet Pale Blue Court £210

I know it is slightly naff these to do matchy matchy, but when it comes to a wedding, scrap that view point as it makes you look smart and like you have made an effort.  Nothing red lips won’t cure anyway.

Buy L.K. Bennett Kay Pointed Toe Court Shoes Online at

Reiss Twist Clutch Bag £110

Pleasing to the eye and could double up as a fan…

Buy Reiss Twist Semi Circular Bag, Natural Online at

Up Town

John Lewis Alex Shantung Red Disc Hat £60

A steal at this price and oh so glamorous.

Buy John Lewis Alex Shantung Oval Disc Occasion Hat Online at

Whistles Navy Lace Dress £195

I wore a navy lace dress to the last wedding I went to and didn’t have any complaints. Universally flattering colour and these arms are perfect for those with the onset of bingo wings.

Buy Whistles Alisa Placement Lace Dress Online at

KG Nude Suede Court Shoes £79

Suede Courts. Non descript, elongating and practical. Let the hat and clutch do the talking and let your feet take a step back (!)

Buy KG by Kurt Geiger Beauty Toe Point Stiletto Court Shoes Online at

Lulu Guinness Perspex Clutch £225

So fun. Would you? I would if it was less spenny, but Lulu Guinness Clutch’s are such an investment piece, I think YOU should…

Buy Lulu Guinness Perspex Lips Clutch Bag, Red Online at

Sunnier Climes

Snoxells Black Occasion Hat £500

Not so easy to carry in your luggage, but take a hat box and you will be sure to wow if you get it there in one piece. It’s the coming back that might be a problem… #tired #hungover

Buy Snoxells Ansel Large Fan Occasion Hat, Black Online at

Ted Baker Bardot Dress £349

Ethereal and feminine. Beaut.

Buy Ted Baker Prinsie Bardot Tutu Dress, Black Online at


Dune Block Heeled Blush Sandals £75

If you have dainty ankles (lucky you) you can pull off an ankle strap. Perfect for extra support!

Buy Dune Jaygo Block Heeled Sandals Online at

Whistles Mock Croc Clutch £75

This is a timeless clutch that lets your outfit do the talking.

Buy Whistles Perry Matte Croc Leather Chain Clutch Bag, Pale Pink Online at

Boho Cool

Snoxells Camilla Twisted Straw Hat £225

Original colour combincation – this takes you a step on from the usual fascinator, which unless it is something different, can’t say I am a fan of the ‘bog standard token bit of straw on your head’. (Do it or don’t do it, nothing inbetween).

Buy Snoxells Camilla Twisted Straw Occasion Hat, Ochre/Black Online at

Ghost Christy Black Dress £245

This dress could be pulled out again & again for casual, smart, evening. I love it. Perfect for who are on the tallish side already and want to be further elongated.


Buy Ghost Christy Dress, Black Online at

Mint Velvet Block Heels £129

Always struggle with what shoes to wear under long but these fit the bill. Love a stud too. Grrrr

Buy Mint Velvet Billie Studded Block Heeled Sandals, Tan Online at

Dune Yellow Clutch £60

Have to throw in a pom pom somewhere in this post. A yellow one too! It can’t fail to make you smile.

Buy Dune Epommy Clutch Bag Online at

City Slicker

Rebecca Couture Disc Fascinator £260

This is utterly stylish. I love it. Pin your hair away from your face & keep everything else relatively simple. You could wear this with a black bin liner and no one would even look down.

Buy Rebecca Couture Elsa Fanned Disc Fascinator, Orange/Black Online at

Jigsaw Cut Out Black Dress £79

In case they do look down, wear this cut out dress. Not too tight so you can tuck into the eats without worrying about an expanding tum.

Buy Jigsaw Cut Out Beach Dress Online at

Carvela Wedges £100

Move away from the courts to give your outfit even more edge. Love these.

Buy Carvela Aware Wedge Heeled Sandals, Black Online at

LK Bennett Orange Clutch Bag £225

Ah a bit of burnt orange accented with leopard skin. Draw the outfit together with this super cute clutch.

Buy L.K. Bennett Lola Envelope Clutch Bag, Orange Online at

Which is your favourite outfit? (Mine is City Slicker!)



Big Fashion Products Spotlight

Davina Mulford London


Davina Mulford is a London-based milliner, specialising in beautiful, affordable, headwear.  All of her hats and headpieces are handmade in her smart West London studio.


Davina Mulford Millinery sees the launch of its inaugural collection, Cornish Odyssey, in time for Spring/Summer 2015, ahead of Royal Ascot race week and the start of the wedding season. The collection takes its inspiration from Davina’s life-long love of Cornwall, its rugged beauty and dramatic, sweeping landscapes.

These are two of my favourites.





They are beautifully made and will make you stand out from the crowd with the exquisite detail and careful craftsmanship. I urge you to add one of her pieces to your collection.  Hats and headpieces in her 2015 collection can be made in almost any colour and range in price from £195-£250. Customers should allow 2-3 weeks lead time for orders.  Davina also takes on bespoke commissions.