If you’ve received an invite for a wedding this season, you might be wondering what you should wear. It’s not warm enough for a short dress and it’s not cold enough for trousers… Together with Trilogy, premium fashion retailers, we take a look at the style predictions for SS18 and how you can use this to choose your outfit for a spring wedding.
What’s on the catwalk?
With the spring and summer season comes bright colours and loud patterns — think Rixo dresses for example. You mightn’t want to go too bold at a low-key wedding, but you can take some inspiration from the designers who know what’s going to be hot.
One trend that’s predicted to be big this year is vintage floral print — seen on Edrem and Dolce & Gabanna models. Use this inspiration and choose a dress with a large or small floral print, depending on your preference. Flowers are perfect for spring and you can choose some tasteful prints that are suitable for the big day.
Want to stand out? Take some hints from Valentino. Its collection was all about contrast — subtle pastel pinks contrasted with yellow flowers. Some designers were combining red and pink (an unlikely combination) in their garments, creating a colour palette that we really aren’t used to. Nina Ricci was embracing fringe and tassels, which are perfect for a dressy outfit. Choose a spring dress with tasselled sleeves for something a bit different.
If you’ve been invited to the night-time party, why not bring some sparkle? Although glitter is usually kept hidden away in the wardrobe until Christmas and new year, Ashish brought some sparkle to the catwalk with her floor-length dresses.
We saw a range of shapes, styles and fits on the catwalk. Choose one that you feel confident in and go for it! There were sleeveless garments that brushed the floor, plunging v-necks and layering with crew-necks beneath slip dresses.
When it comes to accessories, the bum bag made a firm comeback! Gucci and Balenciaga both sported this look and it looked great! This style of bag is perfect for a wedding — dance the night away with your belongings close to hand.
Which styles, colours and prints were hot?
The style of sleeveless dresses is definitely in this season. Combined with ruffled shoulders, the spring dress is classy whilst remaining very modern. Showing your curves is hot this season too, with nipped waists and belted over shirts. Many designers were all about self-promotion, with belts around the waist displaying their logo in the centre — choose something understated to show off your silhouette at a wedding. Choose a soft-tailored coat to keep your arms warm during the day and de-layer when you head to the dancefloor.
For extra details, feathers are set to be big this season. We saw feathered stilettos last year and it looks as though that was just the start of it. If you’re not a huge feather fan, why not choose a feathered clutch or peacock style crossbody bag?
Struggling to decide which floral print is for you? Don’t be afraid to take inspiration right back from the 1930s, as we saw on the catwalk. Style a few prints and see which you feel comfortable in — pair with a delicate sandal to complete the look.
Keep it springtime classic, with yellow. Luxury boutiques have seen sales of yellow dresses spike in recent months and it doesn’t show any sign of slowing down! You don’t have to be overly bright in this colour either — choose a more pastel hue and still look on-trend.
For this season, think florals, feathers and pastel hues. Choose a shape that you feel confident in and own it for a wedding this spring.