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Frankie's Home Sewn Wedding Style!

Wedding season is here! And whilst there’s nothing better than watching two people you love get hitched [or drinking champagne all day] finding an outfit that makes you feel like a million bucks and isn’t identical to another guest can be a bit of a pain in the bum!

So here’s some inspiration should you want to take the plunge and make your own outfit! Which I highly recommend because this way you won’t be dressed in the same frock as anyone else.

Style type – Bold

Nothing works better together than a dress with clean lines and a bold print. The long sleeves of the Lexi dress means that it’s suitable if you’re at a church wedding but the bright pink scuba fabric covered with hydrangeas keeps it looking fun and summery! I’d wear it with a bold hat, shoes and bag in black. Another plus is that scuba fabric travels really well so if you’re having to pack a suitcase you know your dress won’t wrinkle!

Style Type – Boho

Okay so it’s a bit of a wild one but hear me out. It’s a casual wedding maybe even on the beach? The bride has flowers in her hair, none of the groomsmen are wearing ties and the whole vibe is just free and easy! You can keep it casual by wearing the Asaka Kimono with a big belt, big shoes and lot of bracelets. The Summer Stork cotton lawn with be nice and light and as a bonus it is definitely something that you can wear again and again! Plus if it’s a destination wedding you can use it as a swim suit cover up later on in the holiday. To look effortlessly cool don’t forget to wear sunglasses though not only will they keep your eyes from straining but they’ll hide any mascara disasters if you start crying during the “I dos”!

Style Type – Semi Formal

This is the typical dress code of weddings in the UK right now and this dress can cover anything from a beach wedding to one in a castle! The Marie dress is such a sweet style that would work with so many different prints but I love this Pastel Roses by Sevenberry because of the gorgeous shades of pink. You could even wear it more than once just by pairing it with different hats, shoes and bags.

Style Type – Shabby Chic/ Garden Party

A lot of brides are opting for the vintage style/tea party weddings now which means you need the perfect tea dress! I love the butterfly sleeves on the Ansa dress and the simple style. The sleeves and the gentle gathers can hide a multitude of sins for the more self-conscious of us and because of the simple lines it’s a great opportunity to showcase a really lovely fabric print! Like this Red and Orange Palm Sunset Crepe. I personally would pick out one of the bolder colours in the print like the purple and match my accessories to that.

Style Type - Casual

Chances are for a casual wedding the couple already knows that they love each other but aren't particularly bothered about actually being “married” They might have a ceremony followed by a dinner at a restaurant or a night in the pub. Or they might just have a really chilled out wedding surrounded by friends and laughter. Either way you’ve got an opportunity to add something to your wardrobe that you’ll get lots of wear from! I think the Kielo wrap dress is such a wardrobe staple, you can dress it up or down and it would even be perfect for a beach wedding! And this animal print jersey knit just screams fun!!!! Plus you can totally party the night away in this dress and if you have too much to drink it’s comfy enough to sleep in too…..Not that we would ever hit the champagne too hard…………

Style Type – Evening Guest Only!

Being an evening guest is actually a bit of a blessing in disguise. For starters you don’t have to get up stupidly early to make sure your hair and make-up are ready for the ceremony, you don’t need to worry about being late to the ceremony [nobody wants to turn up after the bride!]. Plus you can schedule yourself a disco nap in the afternoon so you’re as fresh as a daisy to party the night away! But the main blessing is that you can just wear your party clothes and you don’t need to worry about being covered up for the church/registry office. The Ailakki cross front jump suit can be made up in lots of different fabrics but to stand out from the crowd I’d make it in this bold pink and orange satin stretch crepe and team it with a solid coloured jacket and bag. Sewalicious have a great selection of solid fabrics! Plus in a jumpsuit you can dance the night away without worrying about flashing your pants!

I hope you enjoyed my wedding guest outfits top picks!

Much Love

Frankie

xx

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This is so quirky...love your ideas. Helen x
Love this post, some lovely ideas for a summer wedding! X
I have three weddings this summer so a very topical and relevant read for me. One’s abroad and the kimono as a dress would be ideal. Pretty sure i’d be wearing a unique outfit with that :). Some great ideas thank you!