25 July 2014 by

Wedding Guest Dressing - Take Your Shopping Tips From The Glitterati

GALLERY >> What To Wear To A Summer Wedding

1. Toughen up a saccharine dress with chunky booties like Mary Charteris

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Tux Jacket, £35 - [a target="_blank" href="http://www.dorothyperkins.com/en/dpuk/product/black-crepe-tux-jacket-3097534?geoip=noredirect&cmpid=awin&_$ja=tsid%3a19886|prd%3a79682">Dorothy Perkins[/a]

Stripe Dress, £62.99 - [a target="_blank" href="http://www.houseoffraser.co.uk/Jolie+Moi+Lace+stripe+jacquard+skater+dress/204376706,default,pd.html">Jolie Moi[/a]

Mini Shoulder Bag, £65 - [a target="_blank" href="http://www.stories.com/gb/Archive/Mini_leather_shoulder_bag/7715996-2432000.1">& Other Stories[/a]

Snake Print Boots, £145 - [a target="_blank" href="http://www.stories.com/gb/Shoes/All_shoes/Anaconda_Ankle_Boots/590763-8257730.1">& Other Stories[/a]



2. Tone down the frivolity of a summer dress with a blazer like Charlize Theron

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Fringed Dress, £250 - [a target="_blank" href="http://www.topshop.com/en/tsuk/product/clothing-427/going-out-938/dresses-943/beaded-fringe-tiered-dress-by-kate-moss-for-topshop-2914009?refinements=category~[777035|777023]&bi=1&ps=200">Kate Moss x Topshop[/a]
Tux Jacket, £99 - [a target="_blank" href="http://www.houseoffraser.co.uk/Mary+Portas+Throw-on+jacket/180081906,default,pd.html?cm_mmc=ShopStyle-_-Women-_-Coats+%26+Jackets-_-Throw-on+jacket&_$ja=tsid%3a45090%7ckw%3aShopStyle+UK%7ccgn%3a79682&awinDCS=3100_1406221192_a4889df8cdede458d988072a79c7d252%7c%7c0%7c%7c0%7c%7c0%7c%7c1042504439&awc=3100_1406221192_a4889df8cdede458d988072a79c7d252&cm_mmc=AWIN-_-Deeplink-_-NULL-_-NULL&istCompanyId=17910aed-1bae-4362-9580-b523eb87a91e&istItemId=imrqpqmx&istBid=t">Mary Portas [/a]
Sandals, £678 - [a target="_blank" href="http://www.shoescribe.com/gb/women/sandals_cod44677662pp.html">Rene Caovilla[/a]

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3. Get some boho vibes like Cressida Bonas in a maxi dress from The Reformation

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Contrast print dress, £50 - [a target="_blank" href="http://www.topshop.com/en/tsuk/product/clothing-427/dresses-442/maxi-dresses-3104718/contrast-floral-print-maxi-dress-2969675?refinements=category~[209719|208523]&bi=1&ps=20%20%20">Topshop[/a]
Small Clare bag, £1,195 - [a target="_blank" href="http://www.monnierfreres.co.uk/gbuk/bags/flap-bags/small-clare-bag_p21943734.html">Chloé[/a]
Ambra leather sandals, £255 - [a target="_blank" href="http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/477699/Alvaro/ambra-leather-sandals">Alvaro[/a]

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Alexa's Free People dress makes a perfect wedding guest choice

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Navy Polka Silk Anita Dress, £1,100 - [a target="_blank" href="http://www.avenue32.com/clothing/dresses/all-dresses/navy-polka-silk-anita-dress-63601.html">Vilshenko[/a]
Red Suede Rosario Pumps, Was £430 Now £129 - [a target="_blank" href="http://www.avenue32.com/shoes/all-shoes/red-suede-rosario-pumps-19901.html">Bionda Castana [/a]
Nevis straw clutch, £395 Now £234 - [a target="_blank" href="http://www.matchesfashion.com/product/173968?qxjkl=tsid:30065|cat:0RpXOIXA500&c3ch=LinkShare&c3nid=0RpXOIXA500">Anya Hindmarch[/a]


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4. Try a coat-as-dress with sexy heels like Miroslava Duma

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Floral-print scuba coat, £575 - [a target="_blank" href="http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/444052/REDValentino/floral-print-scuba-coat">REDValentino[/a]
Short beaded tassel earrings, £294 - [a target="_blank" href="http://www.matchesfashion.com/product/201697">Oscar de la Renta[/a]
Satin Prom Shoes, £58.00 - [a target="_blank" href="http://www.topshop.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?beginIndex=0&viewAllFlag=&catalogId=33057&storeId=12556&productId=15762354&langId=-1&categoryId=&parent_category_rn=&searchTerm=TS32G05GLIL&resultCount=1&geoip=home">Topshop[/a]
Lara backlit confetti box clutch, £855 - [a target="_blank" href="http://www.matchesfashion.com/product/203253">Edie Parker [/a]

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...and this voluminous number from Miroslava is so chic

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Joan wool-blend coat, £695 - [a target="_blank" href="http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/448473/Issa/joan-wool-blend-coat">Issa[/a]
Embellished Satin Flats, £620  - [a target="_blank" href="http://www.brownsfashion.com/product/LSM252740007/139/hangisi-embellished-satin-flats">Manolo Blahnik[/a]
Gold Love Necklace, £560 - [a target="_blank" href="http://www.flannels.com/lanvin-gold-love-necklace-915132?colcode=91513210&awc=3805_1406219231_c6cab62c57251325d301b681331eb452">Lanvin[/a]

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5. Do the demure Deep V balanced out by a long-hem and flats like Miranda Kerr

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Cream lace-up sandals, £135 - [a target="_blank" href="http://www.net-a-porter.com/intl/product/423794?cm_mmc=LinkshareUK-_-0RpXOIXA500-_-ProductFeed-_-Ancient_Greek_Sandals&siteID=0RpXOIXA500-klCDMmCbKkxEB_bxVQPeNQ">Ancient Greek Sandals[/a]
Chiffon printed maxi, £45 - [a target="_blank" href="http://www.missselfridge.com/en/msuk/product/clothing-299047/dresses-299060/chiffon-printed-maxi-dress-3044907?bi=41&ps=40">Miss Selfridge[/a]


6. Add some fringing like Poppy Delevingne

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Fringed Dress, £160 - [a target="_blank" href="http://www.houseoffraser.co.uk/Phase+Eight+Charlston+fringe+dress/196705461,default,pd.html">Phase Eight[/a]
Glitter sandals, £270 - [a target="_blank" href="http://www.selfridges.com/en/Womenswear/Categories/Shop-Shoes/Sandals/Heeled-sandals/Beverley-glitter-sandals_923-10004-5232896609/?ci_sku=42629467&ci_src=29189702&_$ja=tsid:32619|prd:79682&cm_mmc=AFFIL-_-AWIN-_-79682-_-0RpXOIXA500&awc=3539_1406298156_4f5cb00a3fd4fb3eddfb0434b85b093f&utm_source=Affiliates&utm_medium=79682&utm_term=na&utm_content=na&utm_campaign=na">Kurt Geiger[/a]
Gold-plated drop earrings, £125 - [a target="_blank" href="http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/445955/Maria_Black/silver-screen-gold-plated-earrings">Maria Black[/a]

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8. Ruche it up like Alexa Chung

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Pink Lip Sleeve Sable Dress, Was £865 Now £519 - [a target="_blank" href="http://www.avenue32.com/clothing/all-clothing/pink-lip-sleeve-sable-dress-36601.html">Giles [/a]
Snake-print clutch, £115 -[a target="_blank" href="http://www.houseoffraser.co.uk/Biba+Ruby+clutch+bag/194065603,default,pd.html"> Biba[/a]
Pigalle Spiked Matte Leather Pumps, £845 - [a target="_blank" href="http://www.brownsfashion.com/product/LS3852740008/113/pigalle-spiked-matte-leather-pumps">Christian Louboutin [/a]

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9. Mix and/or match separates like Anna Friel

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Print Skirt, £175 - [a target="_blank" href="http://www.lkbennett.com/Clothing/Skirts/Susana-Ditsy-Floral-Print-Pencil-Skirt/p/SKSUSANAAURORABluePrint%20Aurora">LK Bennett[/a]
Print Top, £65 - [a target="_blank" href="http://www.reiss.com/womens/tops/">Reiss[/a]
Lily Ankle Strap Wedge, £155.00 - [a target="_blank" href="http://www.whistles.com/women/shoes/sandals/lily-ankle-strap-wedge.html">Whistles[/a]
Drop Earrings, £125 - [a target="_blank" href="http://m.selfridges.com/mt/www.selfridges.com/en/Womenswear/Categories/Shop-Accessories/Jewellery/Earrings/Cadenza-Milky-Aqua-Quartz-earrings_996-10080-D28579/?previewAttribute=Gold+with+aqua">Astley Clarke[/a]

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Do an irreverent but cute print clash like Julia Restoin-Roitfeld

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Crepe Tank, £115 - [a target="_blank" href="http://www.lkbennett.com/Clothing/Tops/Malea-Crepe-Vest/p/TWMALEAACETATEMIXPinkBallerina?nv=">LK Bennett[/a]
Printed Skirt, £75 - [a target="_blank" href="http://www.coast-stores.com///fcp-product/1306189">Coast[/a]
Suede Pumps with Sculptural Heel, £395 - [a target="_blank" href="http://www.brownsfashion.com/product/LS8R52760007/027/suede-pumps-with-sculptural-heel">Nicholas Kirkwood[/a]
Crystal Ear Cuff, £230 - [a target="_blank" href="https://www.net-a-porter.com/product/472105/Ryan_Storer/oxidized-silver-plated-swarovski-crystal-ear-cuff">Ryan Storer[/a]

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Make like Chloe Moretz in silver separates

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Blue Striped Flared Skirt, Was £470 Now £282 - [a target="_blank" href="http://www.avenue32.com/clothing/all-clothing/blue-striped-flared-skirt-12901.html">Antonio Marras [/a]
Ivory Embroidered Floral Top, Was £515 Now £309 - [a target="_blank" href="http://www.avenue32.com/clothing/all-clothing/blue-striped-flared-skirt-12901.html">Antonio Marras [/a]
Nika Sandal, £395.00 - [a target="_blank" href="http://www.harrods.com/product/nika-sandal/sophia-webster/000000000003831069?cat1=new-shoes&cat2=shoes-women-heels">Sophia Webster [/a]

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10. Slip into a slip dress like Nicole Richie

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Slip dress, £39 - [a target="_blank" href="http://www.zara.com/uk/en/collection-aw14/woman/dresses/low-cut-lace-dress-c269185p2109101.html">Zara[/a]
Mini Petra Embellished Bag, £122.50 -  [a target="_blank" href="http://www.monnierfreres.co.uk/gbuk/bags/shoulder-et-hobo-bags/mini-petra-embellished-bag_p21894425.html">Angel Jackson[/a]
Black sandals, £65.00 - [a target="_blank" href="http://www.kurtgeiger.com/women/shoes/sandals/kettle-black-leather-36-carvela-kurt-geiger-shoe.html">Carvela Kurt Geiger[/a]

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Ruffled Slip dress, £55 - [a target="_blank" href="http://www.marksandspencer.com/floaty-maxi-dress/p/p60062491">M&S[/a]
Floral clutch, £79 - [a target="_blank" href="http://www.houseoffraser.co.uk/Ted+Baker+Trudie+botanical+bloom+clutch/203775533,default,pd.html">Ted Baker[/a]
Grey sandals, £24.99 - [a target="_blank" href="http://www.missguided.co.uk/clara-leather-high-heeled-sandals-103491/?utm_source=aw&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_campaign=affiliatewindow&awc=2872_1406290643_13f9443181061e8f371300a66aff59fd">Missguided[/a]

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11. Go va-va-voom with some volume like Emma Watson

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Asymmetric neckline dress, £125 - [a target="_blank" href="http://www.cosstores.com/gb/Shop/Women/Dresses/Asymmetric_neckline_dress/46881-12244900.1#c-24480">Cos[/a]
Lang textured-lamé sandals, £495 - [a target="_blank" href="http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/442141/Jimmy_Choo/lang-textured-lame-sandals">Jimmy Choo[/a]
Galaxy Pave Disc Chain Bracelet, £15.00 - [a target="_blank" href="http://uk.accessorize.com/view/product/uk_catalog/acc_2,acc_2.2/6841530800">Accessorize[/a]

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Asymmetric Dress, £85 -[a target="_blank" href="http://www.cosstores.com/gb/Shop/Women/Dresses/Asymmetric_dress/46881-15088257.1#c-85346"> Cos[/a]
Printed sandals, £615 - [a target="_blank" href="http://www.matchesfashion.com/product/201207">Dolce & Gabbana[/a]
Pearl drop earrings, £120 - [a target="_blank" href="http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/472639/Aurelie_Bidermann/cheyne-gold-plated-pearl-earrings">Aurelie Bidermann[/a]

What are the chances that you're looking for the perfect outfit to wear to a wedding, or two? Very high indeed. Summer seems to be peppered with these super special occasions and, whilst of course you can recycle a summer dress from one year to the next, it’s always rather lovely to live-up to the (often paparazzi/selfie filled) celebration, looking and feeling your best. This does not mean entire new outfits though – with a few savvy styling tips you can upscale simple summer pieces that are already hanging in your wardrobe.

A little bored of ‘just another floral dress’, we’ve turned to our favourite celebs for a little shopping inspo. And we’re not talking their wedding ensembles either. In order to feel contemporary and fashion-forward whilst looking elegant and fitting the dress code all at once – we’ve instead hit the red carpets and catwalk shows to see how the professionally well-dressed manage it.

Are you the proud owner of a printed maxi? Take a tip from Alexa Chung and turn-it ‘new boho’ with simple ankle-strapped pumps and a natty straw clutch. Have a beachy looking gown with a deep-V? Add gladiator sandals to keep it feeling fresh like Emma Watson. It’s not all about the humble dress either, separates are increasingly popular at weddings and a great opportunity to team one of your office-appropriate A-line skirts with new heels and prints for an instant nuptials-worthy update. Whatever the weather – revel in building a fashion-forward look to stand out in sea of chiffon and fascinators.


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