So much thought goes into searching for The Dress that it would be easy to forget that asides from the wedding day itself, you will have a number of celebratory events to attend. And because you’re the guest of honour, dressing the part is naturally, essential. From the engagement party to the hen to the day before the wedding to the day after (three-day weddings are a regular occurrence in 2017), you’ll need something to wear be it old, new or something blue. Below we’ve chosen five dresses in the something new department that are worth investing in, especially as, unlike the wedding dress, these can be worn again:
Satin Dress, H&M, €19.99
This knee-length, powder-pink satin dress makes for the perfect engagement do outfit, with the flounce and shoulder strap detailing adding feminine touches without going over the top. It’s minimalist and elegant – perfect for an evening party.
Jasper Tie Dress, Zimmerman, €526.41
I’ve been mildly obsessed with Zimmerman since actress Margot Robbie wore a bridesmaids dress from the designer back in May, and this is next on my list. The pretty floral printed piece with a sweetheart neckline and flared mid-length skirt is boho chic at its best with the cropped top tied at the waist adds a playful element. Perfect for that slightly over-the-top day after barbecue.
Elsie Off The Shoulder Frill Hem Midi Dress, Boohoo, €27
For those that are fans of the classic LBD, this bodycon, off-the-shoulder dress with a frilled hem gives it an on-trend twist. Keep it simple when it comes to accessorising; pair it with heels and statement earrings and let the dress do all the work while you sip those pre-wedding cocktails.
True Romance Tea Dress, Topshop, €64
With its nipped waist and skater shape, the Tea Dress remains a popular staple this season, due to its universally flattering cut. Topshop’s multi-toned pretty floral offering keeps the look classic and feminine. This one is ideal for any daytime festivities.
Metallic Knitted Maxi Dress, COS, €99
This knitted wool maxi dress is infused with metallised thread for an understated shimmer that elevates this modest maxi dress. Ideal for those who don’t want to feel too bare, you can easily take this from day-to-night by adding some stand-out shoes and a strong berry lip.