The maxi dress trend has been with us for several seasons now and I think it’s safe to say it’s not going away any time soon. Maxi dresses can fit most occasions but most people wonder if you can get away with maxi dresses for weddings.
You can more than ‘get away with it’ because maxi dresses are perfectly suitable for a wedding but you need to be careful you choose the right one for the setting. Many maxi dresses you find on the high street this season are more suited to casual settings and you definitely don’t want to look under-dressed for your friend’s big day. When selecting the perfect look, go for a feminine, classy maxi and think about the colour. You’ll want to avoid white or cream as you don’t want to be mistaken for the bride but also avoid overly formal styles that would have you looking like one of the bridesmaids. Something with a defined print works well for weddings but at the same time you don’t want a print that is too bold or bright. Floral prints always work well for weddings and are a good choice.
Fabric is important when choosing the perfect dress. Silks and satins are very feminine and appropriate for weddings, jersey fabrics should be avoided as they often look too casual for a formal setting.
If your dress is sleeveless, you may want to cover your shoulders with a jacket or a shrug particularly in the church or if the weather turns a little cold in the evening. Make sure it is stylish and complements the outfit well.
The right accessories will complete your wedding look. Heels are a must for dressing up a maxi but make sure the dress is long enough so you don’t have an ankle swinger situation going on. Wedge heels are stylish and on trend but also very comfortable to walk and dance in for several hours so team your maxi up with a hot pair of wedges and a chic clutch bag. Keep your jewellery simple especially if the dress is patterned. If the dress is a plan colour, add one bold piece of jewellery to make it stand out a little – perhaps a necklace for a bandeau dress or a pair of big earrings.
The best thing about wearing maxi dresses for weddings is that they are affordable and can be worn again because they are suitable for so many occasions and with so many style options this season, you can find a maxi dress to suit every budget and every shape