What To Wear To This Summer’s Weddings

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I’ve always met complaints about not having an outfit for a wedding with a raised eyebrow (and an eye-roll). How hard can it be? I don’t see what the big deal is, I thought…until, last autumn I found myself holding a wedding invitation. And then, another one. And a third one. All within two weeks from each other.

I quickly got past the wave of shock that came with all the logistical thinking and RSVP’ed yes. And then came the outfit part: three different types of wedding, one country, one city and one abroad. After intensive online searches (and various celebrity inspiration image folders) I began my quest, which to my surprise, was fairly uncomplicated. I know that the area between cynicism and anxiety is occupied by many fellow plus size wedding guests-to-be, so I thought I’d share my findings/strategic outfit picks, as a way of demystifying the whole thing. So without further ado, here are my suggestions:

For a traditional country wedding

Dresses Manon Baptiste Floral Satin Kimono Dress Yellow Multicolour A60017 F1205
Floral Satin Kimono Dress, £64, Manon Baptiste

What could be better for a rustic country wedding than this Manon Baptiste dress; the beautiful English garden-inspired print would look amazing on anyone. This lovely kimono design embodies the winning combination of smooth fabric, comfort and great price – making it such a good find! I’d team it with some grass-friendly wedges so I can dance all night long.

For cool city nuptials

Coats Jackets Navabi Double Breasted Blazer Lilac A59301 F1100
Double Breasted Blazer, £240 & Cigarette Trousers, £128, the navabi Collection

For a cooler city affair, this amazing suit from the navabi Collection would do the trick. The fuss-free design and flowing, lightweight material in a soft lilac make it such an effortless look. The price point might be on the higher end, but this is no one-wear wonder. You could also rock it to the office with trainers and both pieces will work well as separates.

For a glitzy overseas affair

Dresses Manon Baptiste Sequin Fit And Flare Dress Pink Multicolour A59015 F2205
Sequin Fit-and-Flare Dress, £160, Manon Baptiste

What is it about weddings abroad that really make you want to up the ante? This dazzling sequin dress is perfect for making a sparkly entrance. I love that the main material is tulle as it keeps the dress lightweight, so you can still bring the glamour, even in the height of summer.