Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Dresses for a winter wedding

For someone who isn't a church-goer, I have spent quite a lot of time in a few this year attending 3 funerals and in the next 2 weeks, my third wedding! The one good thing about a wedding is the opportunity to dress up without trying to upstage the bride on her big day. But at this time of year knowing what to wear is an absolute nightmare, you can guarantee you will either be too cold or too hot and finding something that suits all occasions can be a nightmare. For me weddings are about wearing a nice dress with either a nice bolero jacket, a cardigan or even a pashmina, something to keep you warm but something you don't have to wear the whole time.


Choosing a dress to wear is the one thing I always find the hardest. My comfort zone is something black and whilst you can wear black to a wedding, it does need 'something' so you don't look as though are funeral bound. Sites such as Octer are ones I look too. An online shopping application which provides customers with a simple solution to shopping, allowing them to buy everything in one place - hundreds of stores and thousands of brands from high street to designer and brands such as ASOS, BooHoo, Debenhams, House of Fraser, John Lewis and M&S to name just a few, it cuts down the time spend browsing each site. Instead, you simply choose what you are looking for - Women's Clothing - Dresses - and then they appear before you. Or you can click on the store itself and take it from there.


The dresses above are all ones which have been sat in my basket for some time, seemingly perfect for that winter wedding setting. From left to right we have the multi-coloured Davinia Dress from Debenhams priced at £99. It features a striking placement floral print and flattering ruched detail at the waist. With a round neckline, it is fully lined and fastens with a concealed back zip. Next is the Chi Chi London floral print curve skater dress from Dorothy Perkins and it is priced at £57.99. It features a delicate floral pattern with a contrast belt and is fully lined. The Black Amber Floral Wrap Dress from Wallis is in the sale for £37.50 and is just stunning. The one plain dress in the mix is this Lands' End Purple regular jersey crossover midi dress, again from Debenhams and just £35. What drew my attention to it is the design of a wrap top and softly pleated skirt. The final dress is from Marks and Spencers a store which is capturing my attention more and more. What I love about this dress is the bold floral print pattern with the bodycon design and costing just £35, it is again an absolute bargain.


Anyone who knows me will know two things about my choice of dress. Firstly they are likely to be black or be predominantly black and secondly there will be a floral aspect to it. I am picky, I hate zips which run down the backs of dress or under the arm pit and I don't like dresses which sit on the calves. That said, with a choice of 5 dresses to choose between, I have 2 weeks decide which one to wear!


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11 comments:

  1. SO many lovely dresses. It's hard to chose a favourite!

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  2. I haven't gone to a wedding in ages but I love attending them :) Nice dress selection x

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  3. The Chi Chi dress is my favourite, I love their styles.

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  4. These are gorgeous and we clearly have similar taste when it comes to dresses.

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  5. I love all the dresses you have featured here. Looks like if I go to a wedding I will be getting one of those ;-)

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  6. I've actually never been to a wedding before, but I have my first one next year and I have zero idea of what to wear. I love the idea of navy as opposed to black like in these dresses though x

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  7. I love weddings but yes I always find it difficult what to wear, Monsoon, River Island, Zara and House of Fraser are my fab shops for dresses.

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  8. I like the third one from the left best. Dressy enough, but fun with the flower pattern. I like the sleeve thing too in that one.

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  9. They look nice, Though im going to a winter wedding and wearing a cream dress. No idea what to wear with it to keep warm though! Help? haha

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  10. Love the dresses you've chosen, that purple one is beautiful! ♥

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  11. Honestly, if I was presented with all of the dresses, I wouldn't know which to choose. Each one looks amazing and can be styled so differently

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