Next year is already looking bright. Not only am I running the Marathon des Sables but I am also Best Lady (my term for Matron of Honour as I hate this wedding term) at one of my best friend’s wedding in September, which as you can imagine is majorly exciting.
When Weddington Way – a “bridesmaid dress wedding site from the US” shot me an email asking me to style up a dress of my choice from their ample collection, I thought why the hell not? There are three of us altogether and we are still on the hunt for the perfect dresses but I’ve spied few that I like on Weddington Way including this Audrey Bridesmaid dress, available in mint green and ivory bliss.
The final choice for our bridesmaid dresses will be completely different but it’s still fun to have a gander at all the possibilities. After all, it may help spur on my creative juices in the fashion department and be a whole lot of fun as I can pick pieces that I can only dream of ever owning.
Here goes…introducing my three looks from one very flattering mint green Audrey bridesmaid dress ($150).
Who says that weddings have to always be demure? I wanted to add a bit of sass to this classic silhouette of a dress (named after one of the most famous style icons ever) so I picked out this pair of Sophia Webster navy Jojo and fur shoes (£595). Playful, unique and approximately 4.5 inches in height, these will make a statement without drawing attention away from the bride. And for the wedding celebrations, I threw in this monochrome purse from Oscar De La Rente (£1,015), which again steps the look up a gear or two.
The A-line shape of the Audrey dress combines with the summery mint green colour means it lends itself to a fresh and bright office look. Team with a white fitted blazer (it may be darn hard to clean but the colour can lift an outfit), neutral ballet pumps (£130) and a tan shoulder bag such as this cute leather one from Alfie Douglas (£100) and you have a professional and smart look for that important meeting. And if you really want to go all out or are heading out in the evening, add a piece of statement jewellery such as this Love Rocks Chain and Stone Collar (£45).
As every stylish person would say, it’s all about the right accessories. A colourful silk scarf can instantly transform an outfit. This quality silk square from Jane Carr (£165) features a colourful snake design and includes colours which complement the mint green colour of the dress. Finish with a pair of classic Jimmy Choo square toe pumps (£425) and a sparkly gold handbag (£245) for a lip-smacking look.
Whether you’re in wedding mode or not, it’s worth checking out some of the fabulous dresses from Weddington Way. Here is a link to their latest collection http://www.weddingtonway.com/all/bridesmaid-dresses.
What do you think? Have you ever worn a bridesmaid dress after the wedding?