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A Cheat Sheet to Be the Best Dressed at an Intimate Spring Wedding

It’s no surprise why a lot of couples choose to get married in the springtime. With flowers blooming and balanced weather, it creates a warm, happy atmosphere for such an important day. It also leaves a lot of room for sartorial choices as a guest (which is always a huge plus!). We’re at a time where Zoom weddings or small, private ceremonies will just have to do for now. But while we’re exercising caution for the foreseeable, that’s no reason to dial down our styles. Treating occasions like a normal agenda will make for a fun styling opportunity. It’s also guaranteed to get you out of your fashion funk caused by spending too much time indoors. 

No matter if you’re personally or digitally attending, take a break from your knits and get dressed to the nines. We’ve got a cheat sheet featuring several styles you can take cues from. Trust us; you’ll be the best dressed guest that’s charmingly spring-ready in no time. 

Exude Soft Romance

Nothing quicker comes to mind in the springtime than florals. Match the season’s charm with romantic, feminine shapes in muted tones. Think wrap silhouettes, pastels, and soft prints. If you’re going for a multi-colored dress, choose ditsy designs that will allow your look to shine without being too overpowering. You want to wear the dress, after all, not the other way around. For bigger patterns like impressionist and vintage florals, go for subdued colors that will amp up its elegance. Top off with dainty jewelry and a shapely clutch. 

Shop the Sylvia Ruffle Wrap Skirt ($95.95)

Shop the Snake Patterned Wrap Blouse ($55.95)

Shop the Embroidered Floral Maxi Dress With Slit ($49.95)

Give Them Some Shine

Shop the Roz & Ali Champagne Mock Neck Blouse ($19.99)

Now this is one way to stand out even in a digital broadcast. Solid-colored pieces can always be elevated with high shine textures. A neutral mock neck might look like nothing special at first glance but add in glitter and it’s one you can take to special events. We love pairing subtle tones with small-scale prints, such as a satin buttercream top with a warm polka-dot pleated skirt. The pleats add a fun, extra detail and a flair to your movement that’s beautiful for outdoor ceremonies. 

Shop the Apricot Pleated Midi Skirt ($198.95)

Shop the Printed Satin Cowl Neck Cami Top ($34.95)

Shop the Ruby Slip Dress ($100.95)

Channel Destination Chic

Shop the Wrap Ruffle Fern Dress ($39.99)

While we may not be able to travel now, you can still take your holiday inspirations with you. Translate them into your spring wedding outfit via tropical patterns and eclectic embellishments. This is a great alternative for those who don’t want to wear conventional florals. Wear something different for a change, such as botanical or mandala prints. We love a sunset palette, too, with artful designs. It’s both modern and something you can wear beyond special (and rare) occasions—because a pretty dress doesn’t deserve to sit unused in your closet.

 

Shop the Classic Faux Wrap Dress ($32.99)

 

Shop the Bright Floral Midi Dress ($36.99)

Nail a Black Tie Affair Like a Pro 

Shop the Velvet Black Wrap Dress ($100.95)

When it comes to black tie, wearing plain, shapeless pieces just won’t cut it. It’s easy to fade into the background when it comes to monotone themes. The best way to stand out is to pay attention to cuts and silhouettes. Puffed proportions are coveted for S/S ‘21 and will give you that much needed upgrade to a regular LBD. A little sheen goes a long way, too, with velvet textures that look amazing in the evening when it catches the light. Don’t feel like wearing a dress? Try a distinctive combo such as an asymmetrical cut top and a black and white printed skirt that sprinkles a decorative addition to your one-color palette. 

Shop the Peony V-Neck Midi Dress ($139.95)

Shop the One Shoulder Top ($39.95)

Shop the Black Pleated Skirt ($222.95)

Don One Color From Head to Toe

Shop the Big Floral Wrap Blouse ($65.95)

When you know what colors look good on you, there’s no shame in rocking it in your full outfit. Swerve to the tonal dressing route and choose pieces in the same color family. This makes for a fun styling approach with how it lets you get creative with the entire look. For instance, apart from wearing red clothes, you can also match your nails and your lips to it. When going for a full solid look, make sure to add whimsy elements for a little pizzazz. Try a beaded mini bag instead of a regular rectangle clutch. Or perhaps a pair of crystal-embellished heels instead of your usual plain leather. 

Shop the Red Asymmetric Frill Sheath Skirt ($89.95)

Shop the Navy Puff Sleeve Pleated Wrap Blouse ($105.95)

Shop the Blue Frill Hem Wrap Skirt ($89.95)

Try a New Color Combo

Shop the Mustard Tie Shoulder Tunic Dress ($126.95)

Can’t decide on a color combination? Maybe it’s time to try something new. The first that comes to mind when experimenting with spring hues are the Pantone colors of the year—Ultimate Gray and the sunny Illuminating. And while you might think gray is too dull for a spring wedding, the key is going for detailed pieces that add character to an inconspicuous color. A pleated leather skirt would balance the brightness of a marigold wrap top wonderfully. For dressier gals, go ahead and wear your cheerful yellow and use gray as an accent. We love a classic printed clutch and a pair of barely-there sandals for a clean and sleek ensemble. 

Shop the Lisa Pleated Leather Skirt ($121.95)

Shop the Wrap Peplum Blouse ($55.95)

Shop the Alice Clutch ($39.95)

Get Sleek With a One-Piece

Shop the Asymmetric Jumpsuit With Overlay And Draped Sleeves ($110.95)

Nothing screams #girlboss like a well-tailored outfit. If you feel like breaking away from the typical dress code, this is a no-brainer path to take. Find jumpsuits that fit your shape well—not too loose and not too tight that it becomes uncomfortable to move in either. A good one-piece can accentuate your figure and elongate your legs well. For strappy numbers, layer a cropped blazer over to elevate the outfit from looking too casual. A cropped cut is especially apt for prints as it doesn’t take away from the jumpsuit’s shape nor hides its details. Finish with chunky metallic hoops and get moving. 

Shop the Duck Egg Blue Split Cuff Collared Jumpsuit ($272.95)

Shop the Pink Gathered Shoulder Jumpsuit ($272.95)

Shop the Multi Stripe Cami Jumpsuit ($60.95)

Celebrate the Whimsy

Spring weddings call for some sartorial exploration. Other than the freedom the mid-season transition gives us for styling, there’s no better time to bring out the vibrant palettes you’ve always wanted to wear. Play with cuts and silhouettes that would have otherwise been hidden in your closet. Planned a tropical vacation pre-lockdown? Choose from those dresses to flaunt for this special event. Spring occasions welcome the whimsy, and even if you aren’t personally attending, you’re dressing for yourself at the end of the day. Have fun with it and get back into your fashion groove. 

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