Friday, October 29, 2021

Winter Wedding Guest Ideas

Oh well hey there! A very happy Friday to you. I've had a few people ask for Winter wedding guest outfit ideas this week, so I thought I'd pull together a list of some of my favourites. Winter weddings are hard, aren't they? I'm perpetually cold so kept having to retrain my brain not to look for dresses that could fit a hot water bottle in the waistband. I've pulled together a real mix, both in terms of budget and style, and have also popped a few in there that I think would make lovely bridesmaids dresses, as well as some that would work for galas and balls, if anyone has anything of that ilk coming up. As always, I have many many favourites, but the pieces that particularly tickled my pickle when I stumbled across them were: this green puff sleeved dress (a colour I absolutely love at this time of year), this sequin maxi (the length looks fantastic and, again, you can't beat sequins in Winter), this beautiful puff sleeve dress (which I've just noticed is now in sale!), this burgundy number (I actually have it in navy and it's one of the best fitting dresses I own, plus... IT HAS POCKETS!), this lovely blue lace number (it'd make a fantastic bridesmaids dress and also has to be the best reduction of the day, from £400 to £60) and these green beauties (which I think you could build an entire look, be it suit or dress, around). Last but not least, a special shout out goes to this sage green bardot dress, which just so happens to be the bridesmaid dress I wore for our Meggy's wedding! You can see what it looks like on here - my only note would be that you'll possibly have to get the hemline stitched up a little like me as it was scandalously high. It's one of the nicest I've ever felt in a dress, a total timeless beauty. The dress that is, not me.


(I also copied and pasted the below from my Summer Wedding Outfit Ideas post as they all still stand!) 

I also asked on stories for people to send in their favourite smaller/independent brands for wedding guest ideas and there were some grrrreat suggestions:
Meadows (genuinely some of the most beautiful dresses I've ever seen)
Pixie & Bobs (this one came up a lot! Lots of lovely dresses you could wear again and again throughout Summer)
Sika (SO beautiful and so unique - all handmade in Ghana and each and every piece is incredible. The Billie, Beeko, KC and Justina are all my dream dress come true)
Seraphina (a treasure chest full of Spring/Summer delights)
Megan Crosby (all made to order - so many joyous prints and pieces)
Kitri (I bloody love Kitri! I can't believe I forgot to include them originally)
Fanm Mon (B-E-A-U-TIFUL dresses)
The Kemist (The Santiago stripe two piece - YES!)
Own Studio (these would be especially beautiful for bridesmaids dresses)
The Pansy Garden (if you're a vintage fan and love a bit of whimsy, you are going to fall in LOVE with The Pansy Garden. The perfect dresses for prancing and twirling in)
Another Matinee (run by the wonderful Sarah who has an eye for finding some truly spectacular vintage dresses)
Lisou (makers of some of the best two-pieces and suits in the land)

And there's also the wonderful Vestiaire for second hand clothing (prepare to lose a good few hours on there) and By RotationHurr and Endless Wardrobe where you can rent a huge selection of clothing for a few days/week at a time which is a ruddy great idea.