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These 20 pieces are perfect outfit options for a spring wedding


By Edaein OConnell
28th Feb 2019
These 20 pieces are perfect outfit options for a spring wedding

The weather is a temptress who loves to play tricks. Over the past few days, there has been a distinct feeling of summer in the air.

There were whispers of people sunbathing in St Stephens Green and I have lost count of the number of people I have seen in short sleeve t-shirts and those souls who are braving it in shorts.

However, while it may look sunny, it is extremely chilly. And while us Irish are an optimistic bunch when it comes to the weather, we do need to reign it in slightly. The madness has permission to start after Lent is over.

When you think of summer, your mind wanders to days on the beach, drinks outside, barbeques and of course, weddings. The latter may horrify and excite you in equal measure but weddings aren’t just a seasonal thing. They are a year-long occurrence and spring is undoubtedly a popular time.

I myself have a spring wedding coming up and I am struggling to locate something suitable. Whether this is just me being my usual picky self or just being confused by the weather remains to be seen.

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Nevertheless, when it comes to spring weddings, I don’t think any rules should be applied. Throw out the old notion that certain colours suit a season. You can wear yellow in winter and black in summer — it’s completely up to you.

The key to dressing for spring weddings is knowing you have options. Any of these pieces can be layered with a jacket or coat if it’s too chilly and if the weather decides to surprise us, you won’t feel like a furnace as the day’s activities go on.

Sumptuous satin and streamlined shapes will help to put a spring in your step and the myriad of colours means you, importantly, have a choice. A black dress can be accentuated by bright accessories, while a luminous number can be kept simple with chic gold jewellery and muted additions.

Most importantly, the day of a wedding is a marathon and not a sprint so comfort is key. And once you feel that completely, your outfit and the day will be a spring success.

Chloe floral dress by RIXO, €343 at Farfetch

Asos design minimal tux jumpsuit, €49.77 at Asos

 

Annabelle dress, €169 at Ghost

Wrap polka dot dress, €49.99 at Mango

Asos design curve pleated midi dress with lace inserts, €62.21 at Asos

Panelled printed cotton-poplin maxi dress by Ganni, €310 at Net A Porter

Asos design plunge tea maxi dress with pep hem, €52.54 at Asos

Jacquard jumpsuit by Boutique, €140 at Topshop

Cotton blend handkerchief midi dresses, €89 at & Other Stories

Ziggy gathered houndstooth satin midi dress, €410 at Net A Porter

Red belted wide-leg jumpsuit, €75 at River Island

Sadie green silk wrap dress, €285 at Kitri

Dress with puff sleeves, €229 at Uterqüe

Long palazzo jumpsuit, €39.95 at Violeto by Mango

Rose satin blouse and midi skirt set, €92 at Topshop

Asos design curve kimono midi pencil dress, €82.95 at Asos

Linette dress, €185 at Rouje

Sleeveless slip dress, €89 at Cos

Spot ruffle wrap dress, €116 at Warehouse

Dori high neck open back jumpsuit, €280 at Reiss