What Wear to a Spring 2019 Wedding
A springtime wedding is a beautiful event. But the unpredictable season of ‘will it rain or will it shine’ can make planning a suitable outfit tricky for wedding guests. Plus, you have to consider wedding outfit etiquette, as well as the current trends of the year. It’s a lot to plan an outfit around! Never fear; take a look below for the perfect guide towards creating your spring wedding outfit.
The trends for spring 2019
A good starting point is to explore this year’s trends. Many of these trends will apply to both men and women, so it’s worth taking a look at these first:
- Coral colours — Pantone’s Colour of the Year 2019 is ‘Living Coral’, so expect to see this warm, pastel hue cropping up in fashion and in wedding trends throughout the year. It’s certainly going to see its moment during the springtime, with its blossom-evoking undertones. Think coral-coloured ties to add a splash of colour, or coral shawls to cover-up against the cold.
- Minimalism — After chasing highly-embellished dresses, wedding trends are set to cool down to a more sleek, minimal look thanks to the Meghan Markle effect. Guests can take note of this too, and embrace the ‘less is more’ mentality for their outfits.
- Eco-friendly themes — Sure, the idea of florals for spring brings the cutting tone of Meryl Streep’s Miranda Priestly to mind, but florals will certainly fit the eco-friendly theme set to take hold of weddings across the country. Couple this with some eco-friendly shopping and the minimalism trend and you’ll have crisp, smooth look without fiddly synthetic embellishments.
Wedding outfits for women
Let’s use these trends as a foundation for our women’s outfits first. Florals, as mentioned, are a tried-and-true essential for spring. You can opt for large or small floral prints; both are absolutely on-trend, and it’s just down to preference. Add in a little pastel pizzazz too! Opt for floral prints that use a shade close to the ‘Living Coral’ shade that’s set the theme of 2019 to make an effortless nod to the current trend. You can use this for dresses, skirts, shirts, or even as an accent with a coral-coloured accessory, like a thick bangle or coral-gemstone earrings.
What to Wear to a Spring 2019 Wedding
Don’t feel that you have to wear a dress to a wedding. If you’re not a fan of dresses, an elegant jumpsuit can look so sophisticated, and it’s set to be a big trend at weddings throughout 2019. Wedding Wire are calling it a ‘fashion-forward style’ for guests, and the best part is that they can be dressed up or down to adapt to pretty much any dress code! When picking a jumpsuit, keep the shape simple and avoid too many embellishments for a really streamlined look. There’s also the catwalk-hot trend of coloured tailoring — that is, two-pieces sticking to one colour, in loose and light materials ready for spring. Nod to Pantone’s Colour of the Year with a pastel two-piece and you’ll have yourself the perfect spring wedding outfit.
A smart shirt, sleek blazer, and skirt combination is an easy win for any wedding outfit. If there’s a chill in the air, take a sophisticated dress jacket to layer up as needed — bring a touch of luxury with a high-quality blazer or jacket, such as those by London brand Helene Berman.
If you’re feeling bold, bring a social media trend along with square-toed shoes. In particular, square-toed satin flats are having their moment on the catwalk and on social media, and they make a great addition to your springtime wedding outfit.
Make your outfit look elegantly tied together with matching shoes and bag. Pick a colour, material, pattern, or all of the above and blend them through your choice of bag and shoes, whether you go for the new trend of square-toed shoes or the classic look of women’s court shoes.
Wedding outfits for men
The men’s side of fashion for weddings has been decidedly casual of late. But according to Brides Magazine, this is set to take a sharp U-Turn back to the classic expectations. That means a much more tailored look, and absolutely no to jeans and t-shirts, even if it’s a ‘casual’ dress code! Of course, as a guest, you don’t need to match the groom’s three-piece suit, but it can be a good option for layering. Spring can be a tricky one to predict, and a three-piece suit will let you add or remove layers as needed without compromising your look.
You can’t go wrong with a men’s white shirt. Avoid a white jacket though, as you don’t want to be seen as trying to outshine the groom! Instead, opt for a light blue jacket to bring out the spring feeling. If you want to make sure your outfit is catwalk-approved, pick a double-breasted jacket — it’s set to be all the rage in spring this year, with the likes of Louis Vuitton and Burberry both showcasing their versions on the runways recently.
Even if we get a sunny springtime this year, keep those sandals away! Instead, opt for a pair of smart black derby shoes — they go with pretty much any outfit, and are light enough to be comfortable if it’s sunny, and sturdy enough in the weather turns grey.
Like with the women’s outfit choices, accessories are a finishing touch. As mentioned before, a few well-picked accessories can really highlight a trend. A pastel-coral tie or pocket square can certainly pop for a springtime feeling. If you’re attending with a partner, this can be a cute way to match up without looking cheesy if you both have an accessory with the same colour on.
Be sure to follow the above and your outfit will be ready in time for that all-important spring 2019 wedding!