The bouquet toss via Vogue‘s June 2009 issue. Image via moodboard.
Ever since the amazing Kleinfeld Bridal launch party for Hudson's Bay last week, I have been dreaming of weddings. The emotion of the day, the funny speeches, the reception which always starts so civilized and then almost inevitably degrades into open bar fails, from bridesmaids speeches gone horribly wrong to tipsy aunts dancing with drunken groomsmen.
But above all else, it's the fashion that makes me the most excited for a wedding. After all, it's not the '40's anymore, where women wore dresses daily and full hair and makeup were the norm. Since we rarely ever get to dress up, look beyond your basic LBD for your next wedding. The stores are loaded with fanciful frocks just begging to celebrate a happy marriage, plus shoes, jewellery and beauty 'musts' (waterproof mascara - check!) to help you shine bright on your..ahem, I mean her...big day.
Check out these 6 super chic wedding guest looks to love:
THE CLASSIC: Aviator Sunglasses, $18, American Eagle; Hoop Earrings, $10, ALDO; Ankle-Strap Heels, $46, Spring; Crossbody Bag, $138, Coach; Polka-Dot Dress, $135, Laura; Formula X Polish in Tomato Pink, $13, Sephora.
THE ROCKSTAR: Vegan Moto Jacket, $88, American Eagle; Bleecker Clutch, $218, Coach; Statement Sunglasses, $12, ALDO; Leather Pump, $110, Le Château; Charlie Jade Athena Maxi, $250, Bootlegger; Kenneth Jay Lane Necklace, $100, Hudson's Bay.
THE PREPSTER: Taylor Sleeveless Dress, $99.99, Hudson's Bay; Jessica Simpson Double-Breasted Trench Coat, $178, Hudson's Bay; Cork Ankle-Wrap Heels, $90, ALDO; Clustered Stone Flower Necklace, $27.99, Laura; Madison Crosstown, $198, Coach.
THE CLOSER: Cole Haan Clutch, $210, Hudson's Bay; Silver Pumps, $52.50, Town Shoes; Fireball Drop Earrings, $10, RW&CO.; Diorshow Iconic Overcurl Mascara, $35, Sephora; Matte Jersey Dress, $89, RW&CO.; Illamasqua Nail Varnish, $22, Sephora.