This year, I'm lucky enough to be on the guest list for two weddings (OK, I was on the list for three - one was my ex-boyfriend's though and I chickened out of going!). After not having any weddings for years, I now seem to be having at least one a year! In 2014 I watched my gorgeous mum get married (and I was a bridesmaid!) and last year my lovely stepsister got married. This year, one of my best friends from uni is marrying a guy she met while we were there and my stepbrother is also tying the knot.
So, what does that mean?
Well, it's time to start shopping for dresses of course!
I love dressing up for weddings. I think it's the perfect time to invest in a really, really pretty dress that's just a bit too classy for your typical standard night out. Here are some of the picks I've been eyeing up so far.
Alice & You Skater Prom Dress - £15 - House of Fraser
What drew me towards this particular dress is the unusual shape. While I own skater dresses and skirts in abundance, none of my skater dresses have a neckline like this - in fact, none of exisiting tops or dresses have a neckline like this! I'm always very safe in my clothing choices - I wear what I know. However my body shape has changed a lot over the past year or so and I think it's time to start trying new things. I also adore the shade of pink this dress is and the delicate black floral detailing.
Chi Chi Petite Aisling Dress - £64.99 - Chi Chi Clothing
I find myself more and more drawn to sky blue dresses as time goes on. Blue was never really a colour I was much fussed about, but a couple of years ago I bought a gorgeous lace sky blue dress from Missguided and since then it has been more on my radar. This Chi Chi number is absolutely stunning. Again, it's not a shape I would usually go for, but the stunning detailing is right up my street.
Girls on Film Coral Structured Back Bow Prom Dress - £21 - Debenhams
Now this dress is very traditionally "me." Both the colour and style would be right at home in my wardobe. Despite its simplicity, I really adore this dress and I think you could really go to town on accessories with it. However, I'm being drawn to the idea of this dress with simple silver jewellery and a nice flower crown.
Pale Pink Crochet Neck Trim Skater Dress - £26.99 - Quiz Clothing
Again, this is another dress that would be right at home in my wardrobe. I love the colour of this dress and the way the lace detailing takes it from a plain everyday summery dress to wedding guest perfect. As the crochet neck trim does a lot of talking, this is definitely a dress for minimal accessoring in my opinion.
Chi Chi Renata Dress - £57.99 - Chi Chi Clothing
Ah yes, yet another Chi Chi dress! I find Chi Chi has a fantastic range of dresses for very special occasions so of course, it was my first port of call when searching for the perfect wedding guest dress.
Chi Chi Allanah Dress - £79.99 - Chi Chi Clothing
Now this Chi Chi dress really is a sight to behold isn't it? Despite not being pink, it's probably my favourite in this list. It's unbelievably pretty and I think it would suit me quite well. It might be the most expensive on my list but I have a feeling it would be well worth the investment...!
Chi Chi Petite Selby Dress - £59.99 - Chi Chi Clothing
For me, there's just something about weddings that always makes me think "florals!" I adore the asymmetric cut of this particular Chi Chi number and the delicate nature of the print. Allanah might be my favourite dress on this list, but I feel like I really need to get my hands on Selby too.
Jessica Wright Isla Lace Midi Dress Pink - £32 - ASOS
So far, all my outfits have be muted, soft, pastel shades. It felt only right to throw a nice hot pink number in there too. I feel perhaps I'd prefer this midi dress for a night out with the girls but it could definitely still work for a wedding too.
Jasmine Colour Block Dress With Lace Detail - £20 - ASOS
Pink, white and black is one of my favourite colour combinations in the workplace, so I thought I might as well try to bring it into my personal life too. I think this dress is a little unusual, I've not seen many like this before. Again, this could easily work for both a night out and a wedding.
What do you think of my wedding guest dress wishlist?
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