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Nine outfits for when you don’t want to wear a dress to a wedding


by Edaein OConnell
03rd May 2019
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The month of May is the signalling of summer and the (unofficial) beginning of wedding season.

Many of us are currently in the throes of planning mania, trying to decipher what to wear to which wedding and which hat goes with what dress. As you can tell, it’s a stressful time. In these times of panic, dresses have always been a traditional wedding failsafe. On it goes and off you go out into the world of prosecco and bad weddings bands. However, at some point, the joy of a dress can dwindle and you will feel that inevitable itch for a change.

While dresses will always be a classic choice, the world of fashion has gifted us with an array of other options. Suits aren’t just for the office, jumpsuits are now a staple in a woman’s wardrobe and co-ordinations are aplenty across the high street.

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The beauty of this new realm of choice is that you can mix and match. While jumpsuits are a put-on-and-off-you-go item, suits and co-ords can be reworked and restyled to give you a totally new look. The snake print blazer by Violeta can be worn with jeans on a casual day, while the & Other Stories floral skirt will be the perfect addition to a holiday wardrobe when worn with sandals and a simple t-shirt.

Wedding guest shopping is synonymous with the ‘one wear only’ mentality, but these pieces can be worn time and time again. These pieces are a considered choice, saving you money, giving you an excellent cost-per-wear ratio and adding a little something extra to your wardrobe.

And best of all, you will break the sartorial status quo while doing so.

Limited edition asymmetric top with bow, €69.96 & satin wide leg trousers, €49.95 at Zara

ASOS Edition cape wide-leg jumpsuit, €207.38 at Asos

Floral linen blend corset top, €49 A-line linen blend floral skirt, €79 at & Other Stories

Lovedrobe wide leg satin trouser co-ord in orange bloom, €52.54 at Asos

Olive satin crop top and midi skirt set, €84 at Topshop

Polly coral asymmetric shoulder wide-leg jumpsuit, €320 at Reiss

Snake print blazer, €79.99 snake print trousers, €59.99 at Violeta by Mango

Lime green jumpsuit, €199 at Uterque

Purple floral blazer dress, €100 purple floral wide leg trousers, €63 at River Island


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