Be the best-dressed guest with Revoir's Spring wedding style guide
As the weather warms up and the flowers bloom, it's no wonder the most popular season of the year for weddings is Spring. As September fast approaches, we’re understandably excited for the wedding season to officially kick off. Sweeping vineyards, glittering ocean, grassy lawns and rolling countryside- there’s a lot to love about getting hitched in Spring.
Spring style brings playful pops of colour, the prettiest of pastels, flirtatious florals and romantic lace. This year is no different. The Spring ’17 runways are currently showcasing a seriously saturated colour palette with a nod to the 80’s. Florals and prints have an added bite and edginess. This season we’ll see Spring collections on steroids. So, strap yourself in, this Spring is going to be fun.
What to wear to a Spring wedding: Revoir’s definitive guide
Beach or Destination Wedding
If you’re lucky enough to be headed to the coast or an island getaway for a wedding this Spring, feel free to pack a wardrobe a little less formal. Lightweight, flowy dresses that sit above the knee or longer, maxi-styles are a great option. We love Versace’s ‘Bitter Yellow Silk Swing’ dress for a destination or beach wedding. This feather light, silk mini dress features a delicate black graphic on bitter yellow base. It falls beautifully, with a dotted yoke band around the neckline adding contrast and detail. Australian designer, Camilla Franks also has a stunning bohemian-inspired collection , perfect for beach or coastal weddings. Camilla’s effortlessly chic kaftans and dresses feature creative prints with crystal embellishments. You can’t always rely on shade at a beach wedding- a wide brimmed sun hat could be a great addition to your outfit. Forget stilettos and opt instead for sandals. Be prepared to get sand between your toes! Tanned legs and a great pedicure go without saying.
Garden or Vineyard Wedding
Wearing florals, pastels or lace to a garden or vineyard Spring wedding is a natural choice. Garden weddings can range from low key to luxe, but they will always feature lush greenery, flowers in bloom and light-filled outdoor or indoor settings. Pretty, romantic and feminine threads go with the botanical Spring theme. You can opt for soft pastels, bold block colours or bright floral prints. Just be cautious your bright florals don’t make you look too tropical. There is freedom to wear a cocktail or midi dress, flowing maxi dress or skirt, tailored jumpsuit, or skirt and blouse combo. We love Dion Lee’s white and mint zip front dress. A contemporary take on the blazer dress, this fresh, short silk dress has a halter neck, cut-away back and attached mantle. The pastel mint and white combo is a perfect colour palette for any vineyard or garden wedding ceremony. The ‘Poppy’ blue lace midi dress by Lover is another fabulous choice in cobalt blue lace on nude lining. Pair with a nude clutch and wedges for a polished, fresh Spring look. Zimmerman is another designer label always front of mind for beautiful florals and silks. Check out the ‘Rising’ floral panel dress for something a little more romantic.
Church or Religious Wedding
Church weddings usually call for a more formal dress code. Leave anything mini, provocative or backless for another occasion. Keep your outfit refined, elegant and venue-appropriate. This doesn’t mean your ensemble can’t be beautiful and on trend. We love Scanlan and Theodore’s navy halterneck with sash tie at the waist and side pockets. Another stunning option is the ‘Contemplation’ dress by Camilla and Marc; a gorgeous, sleeveless satin dress with asymmetrical skirt in emerald green. A slightly edgier option for a semi-formal ceremony would be a strapless jumpsuit with statement earrings.
Black Tie or Formal Wedding
Ooh lah lah! A black-tie wedding is the perfect opportunity to wear a full-length dress or gown that is an absolute show stopper. Most formal weddings are held at sunset and last long into the evening. Make sure your dress or gown hits the floor and don’t forget a pashmina or light weight coat to throw on when it gets cooler. Although most of the men will be wearing black, women can dance the night away in vibrant colours, stunning fabrics and glittering jewellery- just don’t upstage the bride! We love Carla Zampatti’s taffeta evening gown featuring a mini train, or Lisa Ho’s strapless gown in crimson. For something less dramatic but equally stunning, check out DVF’s ‘Hailey’ dress, featuring silk chiffon in an aubergine, white and sky blue print.
There are so many options for Spring wedding attire. White is no longer off limits, just use your common sense and don’t show up wearing a veil. The golden rule is to over dress rather than under dress. But we didn’t need to tell you that, did we?!
Spring is a time for celebration, sunshine, fun and happiness- your dress or outfit should reflect this. Wear something that makes you feel happy. Enjoy the festivities and don’t forget to have a glass of bubbles for us. Cheers!