Style: The Wedding Guest 2012 – Outfit 2

As I’ve mentioned in my last wedding style related post, I’m off to my lovely friends wedding at the end of the month.  Finding an outfit is hard, you want to look fantastic, especially as seeing old friends.  Here is my next wedding style installment…

With this outfit I’ve gone for a sleek look.  Basically I know some ladies prefer to go for a less ‘floaty’ ensemble and enjoy wearing figure hugging dresses – this dress from Quiz Clothing is ideal (also a bargain at £22.99!!).  It’s in the very fashionable peplum style, nipping you in at the waist creating that womanly shape we all crave.  Better yet (I can tell you this is true) this particular style is a cheeky way of keeping the curve but hiding the tum, which is ideal for a wedding, especially if eating…. yum yum cake! 

I’ve teamed this dress with bright accessories to keep it as an uplighted look.  Trouble sometimes with blacks and whites, is that they can wash you out if you’re not careful, so adding some vibrant colour can really work well.  I’ve gone for fuschia pinks, with my Topshop platforms and my beads from a market in Majorca.  They set the look I was aiming for off perfectly.  If pink isn’t your colour, corals would work well or lilacs.  Even though its a very versatile look, I do think for a summer wedding having light colours with it will be fabulous, so stick to your pastels, corals and fuschias – try to think add on colours being either pastels tones or light shades.  If you want other colours they won’t particularly work for this type of wedding, but will work for other occassions.

What I’m wearing:  DressQuiz Cream/Black Marcella Peplum Lace Dress – £22.99, ShoesTopshop Stardom Mesh Platforms – £65.00, Necklace – Beads from market in Majorca, Bag – Vintage embellished clutch, Bracelet – Market store

I can hand on heart say this dress was super comfortable, it feels like it would stay in place too.  I could throw some shapes, fall down, blast out vocals on the karaoke and I’d still remain how I started! Its an utter bargain and quite a chic but still feminine look for a wedding.

What do you think?




  1. August 7, 2012 / 10:23 pm

    Love the look Annie! I think the peplum is so cute and I am trying to figure out if I can handle it being 53. I am a trim size 8 but wonder if it is age appropriate? (for me) It was a big thing in the 80's when I was in fashion school. It looks so fresh again!


    Mary Peterson

  2. August 8, 2012 / 6:59 pm

    I believe this dress is certainly age appropriate for you. Like most dresses at weddings anyway, as long as its not too short, and worn with the right accessories to go with the look you're aiming for. It should be fine! There are so many out there, if I were you I'd avoid any printed dresses and opt for subtle or pastel colours. That way you can add on but still look chic 🙂 xx

  3. August 10, 2012 / 3:14 pm

    you look lovely in that dress! <3

  4. August 10, 2012 / 3:55 pm

    Thank you very much 🙂 xx

  5. December 29, 2013 / 9:17 pm

    Nice dress!

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