The sun is finally out, and that means it’s wedding season. Yes it’s that time again when friends or relatives (sometimes both, sometimes together) stand up in fancy clothes and say lovely things to one another.
And if they’re in fancy gowns and suits, we guests are obliged to pull out our glad rags as well.
Luckily, I’ve picked out a few gowns that would look fab at a wedding, don’t cost the earth, and are all under the same roof at House of Fraser in Victoria Square, Belfast.
Corals, limes and cobalt blues are still really popular so if you’re ready to stand out, now is your time!
I love this Pied a Terre lace overlay dress because it’s nipped in at the waist, and it’s got sleeves. That means (weather dependent) you won’t need a jacket, and any worries about bingo wings are immediately banished.
In a complete u-turn, pastels are all over the catwalk. Recently I co-hosted the Victoria Square Spring Fashion Teas and baby pinks, blues and greens are hot stuff.
|It's really tricky to take a photo with a cocktail in one hand.|
This classic Linea shift is in a lemon tweed that looks great on its own or worn with a funky little cropped jacket. And once it’s out of the ‘fancy wear’ part of your wardrobe, pop a shirt under it and this dress is great for work wear.
If you’re not a Charles Dickens character, prints are bound to excite you. This s/s it’s all about flowers – big bold pattern on everything from shorts to dresses to trousers.
|L-R Therapy & Untold|
Therapy is a great brand stocked at HoF that’s at a lower price point, but still looks great. This number has strategically-placed flowers that draw the eye to your waist.
Untold have this cute little dress that’s so young but the beauty is that the print is on a dark background, so you don’t have to be Shirley Temple to wear this party dress.
My favourite dress is by the same label.
This reminds me of something Mad Men’s Joan Holloway would wear. Pencil skirt, fitted waist, tailored round the bust and lovely little half sleeves. Oh and this gorgeous V-shape at the back. Perfect for an elegant updo. I think I’ve just talked myself into buying this dress.
Now I'm off outfit hunting for the crazy number of weddings I'm heading to this summer!