If you’ve been tuned into any sort of media outlet lately, chances are you have been bombarded with talk of the upcoming Royal Wedding.
I have to admit that I’m not going to watch it live, but I will of course Google the highlights after the fact because like everyone else, I want to see what the Bride wore.
But if I’m being completely honest, I’m even more interested in seeing what the guests wore.
Can you imagine?! Trying to decide what to wear to attend a Royal Wedding?!
It’s stressful enough figuring out what to wear to anyone’s wedding, period. Imagine how stressful it would be to figure out what to wear to a Royal one?!
Which got me thinking…
What would I wear if I were invited to the Royal Wedding?
So this week on the blog, I thought it would be fun to act “as if”.
And of course I spent some time thinking this one through you know, because…well, I take my daydreaming pretty seriously.
And because I am the Queen of mixing and matching and am always looking to make the most out of my wardrobe, not only am I going to share with you (1) what I would wear to the Royal Wedding, but also (2) how I would repurpose that outift into other not-so-royal wedding looks.
Plus, I hoped doing this may give you some inspiration when thinking about what you’re going to wear to that upcoming wedding you’re possibly going to this year.
Oh, and if you find yourself “chuffed to bits” about some of my choices, don’t worry…these UK retailers ship all over the world.
Okay, so are you ready for my choice?
Here it is!
My pick would be this Culotte Frill Sleeve Jumpsuit from Marks & Spencer.
You know I love my jumpsuits!
But I also chose this option because I always consider who the Bride is when deciding what to wear.
I love that the soon to be Princess is known for being a little more daring with her personal style than her future in laws (the girl wore a sheer top for her engagement pics!), so I think she would appreciate my choice of something less tradional.
The fact that it’s also purple (the ultimate “Royal” colour!), makes it a WIN WIN if you ask me.
Of course, if I was attending the Royal Wedding, I’m totally taking that opportunity to wear a fascinator – so I’d go with this “Royal” blue one (of course!) and some co-ordinating shoes and sparkly clutch.
As promised, I also want to show you how I would style the same jumpsuit for other (non-royal) weddings.
For a “dressy casual” wedding, I’d add in some metallics and of course replace the fascinator with some chunky, but elegant jewellery like this rose gold hammered necklace, a pair of soft rose coloured heels, and then add in a fun handbag that “goes” with the rest of the outfit, but doesn’t totally match.
And lastly. for a more casual wedding like a beach or even cottage venue, my main focus would be choosing some easy-to-walk-in shoes like these blinged out flip flops, then add in a pretty purse and some sparkly bracelets.
And that’s how you make 1 piece work for different environments and occassions – it’s all about how you style it & what you pair with it.
If you have any questions about any of the outfits I put together here or want some input on styling your own wedding guest outfit (or you just want some more general style inspiration), make sure you come on over and join me and the hundreds of other women in my private Style Society Facebook Group – we’d love to help you out!
See you there…