Wedding Guest Dresses

Off-Shoulder Dresses for Wedding Guests

Nothing quite says demure wedding guest dress than one that elegantly falls off-shoulder. And, just as luck would have it, we have plenty to feast your eyes on! Here we’re going through our favourite off-shoulder dresses, how we would wear them and what accessories suit us best. How do you cover up off shoulder dresses? With summer slowly coming to a close it’s always a good idea to invest in a good cover-up for your off-shoulder dress. The great thing is that it doesn’t need to be expensive, an oversized blazer would carry elegant chic without having to break the bank for a new outfit accessory. An oversized blazer will always find a home in your wardrobe with fitted shirts and skinny jeans. What accessories to wear with off shoulder dress? With an off-shoulder dress exposing the shoulders and neckline, you have two options: leave bare or add jewellery. As a lover of all things sparkly, we always opt for jewellery! With an off-shoulder dress though, you have more options to choose from. Beginning with soft silver necklaces, cute pendants to faux pearl chokers. If the off-shoulder dress that you choose has an equally lower back, then you could also reach out for a necklace, that you wear the opposite way – as a back necklace. How to wear an off-the-shoulder dress with a bra? If you’re wearing an off-shoulder dress you may choose not to wear a bra, however, in many cases it’s not really an option! If you have a bigger bust, for example, you may find you don’t feel as supported without one. We suggest sourcing a strapless bra. Investing in a good quality strapless bra means that you can repeatedly wear it when opting for your strapless clothing or clothing with thinner straps, like spaghetti straps. Alternatively, if you don’t find strapless bras supportive enough, then you could always opt for a clear strap bra – however, these aren’t as transparent as you would think! Left: New Look Bandeau £2.99 | Right: Boux Avenue Strapless Padded Bra £28 Can I wear Off-Shoulder dresses to work? Whilst our dresses are suitable for formal and casual environments we would err on the side of caution when it comes to wearing an off-shoulder dress in the workplace. Why you may ask? Simply it depends on what it is you do for your work! If you work in an office environment you may find that wearing an off-shoulder dress simply isn't comfortable and may restrict you from certain tasks. For this reason, we suggest keeping your off-shoulder dresses for both formal and casual events outside work, where you can literally let your hair down! What Sizes Can Wear an Off-Shoulder Dress? Any size! That’s the brilliance of a variety of designs. Some designs look better in one shape than the other, so we’ve made sure to cover all bases by offering a variety of designs in our off-shoulder dress collection. Off-shoulder dresses with long sleeves Off-shoulder dresses can come in a variety of designs, including our favourite autumn option: long sleeves. We currently have a good variety at Diva Catwalk of off-shoulder long-sleeved dresses. These include our Mulberry dress, Breton Pencil Dress, Luma Off-Shoulder and our much-loved Astra Off-Shoulder. With lots of colours to choose from, we're sure you'll find your favourite shade. Buy now: Astra Off-Shoulder Dress £99 Buy now: Luma Off-Shoulder Dress £115 Buy now: Breton Off-Shoulder Dress £85 (was £135) Buy now: Mulberry Off-Shoulder Dress £169   Sleeveless Off-Shoulder dresses If you decide to opt for a sleeveless off-shoulder dress then we have you sorted! At Diva Catwalk we have a number of sleeveless off-shoulder dresses including our Calista, Kurumba dresses and Harlow dresses. Best saved for warmer days, these sleeveless off-shoulder dresses have a chic, feminine look when worn with accompanying accessories. Wearing a coat or jacket can be difficult when opting for a full off-shoulder effect dress, however, this can easily be remedied with the likes of an oversized coat, cape or bolero. Left: ASOS Edition Embellished Fringe Cape £75 | Right: Miss Selfridge Embellished Cape £59 (was £69.99) Our Sleeveless Off-Shoulder Dresses Buy now: Calista Off-Shoulder Dress £85 (was £125) Buy now: Kurumba Off-Shoulder Dress £89 Buy now: Harlow Off-Shoulder Dress £123 Buy now: Vegas Calf Length Dress £189 Not-Quite-Off-Shoulder Dresses Wearing a not-quite off-shoulder dress gives you the elegant benefits of such a dress without all the faff! For example, wearing a not-quite off-shoulder dress simply means you can wear the dress without having to worry about how to accessories and, most importantly, having to plan out a strapless bra! At Diva Catwalk we have a few to choose from including our Amorette dress and Hybrid Vivian classic dress. Buy now: Amorette Pencil Dress £49 (was £139) Buy now: Hybrid Vivien Dress £138 Buy now: Margot Pencil Dress £45 (was £123) Off-Shoulder Bardot peplum dress If you fancy a dress that offers a hint of sophistication and elegance with a much-loved neck shape (hello, Bardot!) then our Moonlight Off-Shoulder Peplum dress is just for you! Available in 5 bold statement shades, including Scarlet Red and Black, this tailored bodice dress cinches in at the waist and flows outwards around the hips. With an hourglass silhouette showcasing this stunning design, the off-shoulder neckline adds a final chic touch. Buy now: Moonlight Off-Shoulder Dress £99 (was £135) Alternative off-shoulder dresses Buy now: Kelso Pencil Dress £49 (was £125) Buy now: Mariposa Off-Shoulder Dress £145 Left: ASOS Design Sweetheart Neck Wrap Tuck Off-Shoulder £46 | Right: ASOS Design Off-Shoulder Mesh Insert Dress £96 Left: Lavish Alice Off-Shoulder Dress £80 | Right: House of CB Loretta Off-Shoulder Dress £189   Our Customers in our Off-Shoulder Dresses Instagram Screenshot by @alba.in.paris Screenshot by @janannadams Screenshot by @dreams_blossom_ Screenshot by @mandyvictoriab Screenshot by @maryilee Screenshot by @dreams_blossom_ Have you enjoyed this article? Let us know via social media using our links below!

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Off-Shoulder Dresses for Wedding Guests

The Sneak-Peek of the Wedding Guest Dress of 2022

What to wear as a wedding guest in 2022? Finding the perfect dress to wear as a wedding guest isn’t always the easiest task. But need not worry, we have solved that problem! Our Vegas Calf Length dress is perfect for wearing to the ceremony and on to the dance floor in the evening. Our Vegas dress comes in eight shades: scarlet red, spectrum indigo, black, Décor green, stone blue, dawn pink, powder blue and emerald green. With shades such as lime green, saturated yellow and sunset orange trending for Summer 2022 we know of various looks that can be combined with our Vegas design that will have you looking runway ready! Why you should wear colour to a wedding Wearing colour to a wedding is always a good idea, especially when the ceremony takes place in the summer. Whilst, not every bride/groom chooses to wear white, it is important to make note that white is officially off the cards unless otherwise stated. Naturally, black dresses also tend to be avoided as they stand out and are also known to be the shade of other events: a funeral, for example. A wedding is a time for you to take advantage of being able to wear colour, although downcast, and let your hair down – metaphorically or literally! Colours to wear to a wedding can depend on the colour scheme that the bride/groom has set. However, understandably, you are not going to be aware, of or have the opportunity to know of such a scheme, until you arrive. This is when the use of lighter shades, like our Vegas Décor Green, for example, can come fully to your advantage. The very last thing you want to risk is wearing a loud, garish number and removing any attention from the bride/groom themselves. So, by choosing a lighter shaded gown you’re able to look elegantly part of the wedding party without sticking out like a traffic cone or worse, being mistaken as the bride. The standard rules for wedding guests 1. Don't wear white - don’t upstage the bride/groom Whilst going to a wedding should be a time of celebrating love and having fun, it is only natural that you also want to make sure you look and feel good. However, it is really important that doing so does not come at the expense of the bride/groom. Yes, you want to show off your summer tan or professionally painted makeup, but when it is someone else’s day it’s always polite to take a stand back. 2. Wear Colour If you’re not able to find out the wedding colour scheme in advance, then your best bet is to wear a lighter shade – something that can make a beautiful statement, yet at the same time not stand out from the crowd and conceal the bride/groom. Typically, wedding colour schemes in the summer tend to follow a certain pattern. The colours used tend to follow along with the season or event location - for example known shades include soft pinks, purples, greens and blues. If, however, the bride/groom wishes to follow a different scheme altogether then you should know about it in advance. A good cue for this is to see how the invitations appear and take colour inspiration from them if possible. 3. Accessorise Your Storage Sourcing the right accessories that not only look good when it comes to wearing your wedding guest dress is key, however, something to give more thought to is discovering the right pieces. If you’re planning on attending the wedding alone, for example, then it’s essential you have the right items on you to get you through the day. These could include a place to store your keys, phone, makeup products and digital camera. Alas, if you’re attending with a young family then it’s just as essential that you have the right items to take vital supplies such as snacks, extra clothing, nappies, wipes, milk bottles etc. 4. Remember the British Weather Growing up there are always certain rules you know to follow to make sure you’re safe. These can include serious advice such as Stop, Look and Listen and Fire Safety. But they also include always being prepared for British weather to change its mind. Whilst it may look sunny and feel gloriously warm… it is always a good idea to bring a cover-up of some kind. Depending on the type of ceremony, a wedding can fly through and onto the reception within an hour – or you could be in the church for a lengthy period of time. Don’t fret though, you don’t always need to invest in a new piece specifically for the wedding itself. 5. Take a pair of flats If you’re the type of woman who enjoys wearing high heels then no doubt by the time the evening hits your feet will be aching. Once photos are complete and you no longer feel they are essential to your outfit, why not swap to a fold-up pair of shoes that you can easily store in your bag. Whilst many bride/grooms offer the likes of ‘flip flop baskets’ at their reception – it is not always the case, so it’s wise to come prepared! Colours to wear with our Vegas Dress Our Vegas dress comes in a variety of shades, including our new blue tones: Stone Blue and Spectrum Indigo. Other shades available include Scarlet Red, Black, Deco Green, Dawn Pink, Powder Blue and Emerald Green. With a number of shades comes in a mixed back of matching colours. Here, we’re going to go through various shades that we love the look of and think that they will go with our Vegas design, whatever the colour you choose! Note: We’ve previously mentioned the colour wheel in our past articles, so here’s a super quick refresh: “The colour wheel is a visual representation of colours, with hues arranged according to wavelength. Colour wheels allow colour relationships to represent geometrically and show the relationship between primary colours, secondary colours and tertiary colours – Invision App” So, with this information in mind, we can use the wheel, at speed, to find that complementary colours of each dress are those opposite it on the wheel. Furthermore, analogous shades are those that are on either side of it [on the wheel]. We suggest you make note of the colour theory wheel and use it when selecting your matching items. Perfect for when you’re pairing your dress and accessories! Footwear to go with our Vegas Calf Length Dress Choosing the perfect footwear to go with your dress as a wedding guest is something you really should take a moment to think through. Yes, you want to look the part but you should remember that you may be wearing them for the majority of the day. Whether you’re going from home to the ceremony and onto the reception or whether you need to drive/be driven from one place to the next throughout the day, you want to make sure you’re comfortable. If you prefer to wear heels then it is understandable that sandals or flats are not ideal. Here, we go through the best budget and spendy options for footwear to go with your dress. Each varies from flats to sandals and courts to skyscraper heels. Sandals with your Vegas Wedding Guest Dress:   ↓ Budget: Simmi London @ £40 from ASOS ↓ ↓Spendy: RENÉ CAOVILLA - Bow-detailed crystal-embellished satin and metallic leather mules from Net-A-Porter @ £705  ↓ Courts with your Vegas Wedding Guest Dress: ↓ Budget: ASOS DESIGN Penza @ £25 from ASOS ↓   ↓ Spendy: JIMMY CHOO Saeda heeled suede court at £850 from Selfridges↓   Wedges to go with your Vegas Wedding Guest Dress ↓ Budget: Gabor Tandy Wide Fit Suede Slingback Sandals from John Lewis @ £95 ↓ ↓Spendy: Jimmy Choo from Net-a-Porter @ £575↓   Stilettos with your Vegas Wedding Guest Dress: ↓ Budget: White Diamante Court Shoes at £55 from River Island ↓ ↓Spendy: KG Park Lane Stiletto from Selfridges at £129↓  Our Customers in Our Vegas Calf Length Dress Instagram tagged post screenshot from @agentblonde.007 Instagram tagged post from @dreams_blossom_ Instagram tagged post screenshot from @agentblonde.007 Have you enjoyed this article? Let us know via social media using our links below!

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The Sneak-Peek of the Wedding Guest Dress of 2022

Wearing Blue to a Wedding Event

Did you know that there is actually a lot more to wearing blue than just simply enjoying the colour? Many psychologists link the colour blue to emotions and behaviours such as loyalty, trust and responsibility. What's more the colour blue represents love and purity as well Choosing where to wear blue Fortunately using the colour blue in our daily wear items is very common, however, it doesn’t mean you have to stick with trends. In fact, with so many different shades of blue around you could quite literally wear a different shade every day. Our favourite items, which we stock at Diva Catwalk, include our Nadia Venice Stretch Dress (which also comes in two other shades). With a contrasting waistband, it works to define and further emphasise the feminine silhouette. Whilst you can take this dress from office to wedding, we also love our stunning Oxford Blue Vegas Calf Length dress for a romantic dinner date, as a wedding guest, or our Tess Maxi Kimono Dress, in turquoise. Choosing to wear blue can mean a variety of things, as well as just making a gorgeous statement. However, here we are going to go through how to wear blue as a wedding guest and what to do to make sure you look your utmost best. Wearing Blue to a wedding or event Wearing blue to an event, like a wedding or birthday celebration, can be playful and feminine. You don’t have to stick by the blue ‘fancy dress’ rule and you, of course, have the option to wear a nice top and pair of trousers or match completely with a statement suit. What to wear with a blue dress to a wedding Whatever it is you plan on wearing, if you’re close with the couple getting married then there is no harm in attempting to find out the colour scheme beforehand. No surprises need to be spoiled, but if possible it’s best to avoid going dressed as the table cloths. So, wearing a blue dress, whether it be a solid colour, mixed or patterned, is always a bright idea when it comes to weddings – particularly when we incorporate them with different accessories and footwear. Here we go through a handful of our favourite dresses and the footwear/accessories we suggest you wear with them. Wedding Guest Dress and White Accessories In standard wedding fashion it is always important to note that you should never wear a white dress as a wedding guest! Whilst not all brides choose to wear white, it's still best to avoid unless told by the bride! However, you can easily incorporate the summer shade in with your look through accessories. With our Maxi Kimono dress, we suggest the stunning ASOS DESIGN Nala barely-there heeled sandals in white (like those in the photo!) as well as a matching bag. Wedding Guest Dress with Pearl Earrings Accessories, as we know, go beyond handbags and shoes. Opting to wear jewellery is something you should look into, especially when a big event is involved. What’s more, and it might sound obvious, you should also plan ahead on coverups and hairstyles. Why? Well, those stunning silver pearl earrings you spent a small fortune on won’t be getting a look-in if they’re covered up with your volume winning hairstyle. Should you decide to opt for a dress, like our Kurumba Off-Shoulder dress then we suggest wearing a statement necklace. Wearing the Kurumba dress, that sits off-shoulder, allows room around the neck and upper chest area to showcase a beautiful piece of jewellery. If you were to choose something like our Sasha dress then this area would be covered up. Don’t worry though, if the Sasha dress is for you! Simply switch accessories and opt for a chic pair of earrings like these Decadence Statement Loop pair from ASOS, at £10 or these ALDO Asterran Earrings with Tiger Head at £22.   Our Lilith Bodycon Dress adds a much-loved turn of femininity to a darker dress with its cute pink satin waistband. Taking the two colours from the material you could simply add the following two items to complete the look. We suggest these KG Sammy High Heel Sandals in Blush, at £99, and a matching clutch bag at £139, also in a blush shade. You could also go for a light silver jewellery set – you want to avoid gold with this shade of pink to avoid being washed out. And, finally, although not an accessory… we have the much-loved wedding guest dress with… pockets!!! The Casares ¾ Swing dress in our store comes in 6 delicious shades, including navy blue and cobalt blue. With its round neck, A-line float, long sleeves and pockets it’s definitely an all-year-round wedding guest dress. There is always the option for this dress to be worn again, whether it be in the office or out for dinner. For a daytime look, pair the dress with a jacket and flats, or wear a classic black heel and some statement earrings for a stunning evening outfit. How to wear a blue suit to a wedding Gone are the days when wearing anything other than a chic dress at a wedding was unheard of. Just like the power suits that we are seeing being strutted down red carpet events, you too can join the trend by wearing a feminine suit as a wedding guest. Our Diva Trousers and Fulica Long Sleeve Jacket are the perfect combos for statement suit wearing. Available in a number of shades (including pink and blue) it’s an outfit you can wear repeatedly. Trousers are available here: Diva Trousers £79 |  Jacket is available here: Fulica Long Sleeve Jacket £89 Our other favourites for wearing a feminine suit look, include the following beauties.     What shoes to wear with a blue suit? Loafers In December 2021, we saw actor Jonah Hill wearing a matching pale sky blue oversized Gucci suit with his partner Sarah Brady. Now we may have all been dazzled by their cute-matching combination, however, the eagle eyed of us would have noticed their further dazzling choice of footwear. Both Jonah and Sarah fashionably wore turquoise jacquard mules by Manolo Blahnik (at £595). Heels Back in 2016, Lily Donaldson wore a Stella McCartney suit to an event in Cannes. The choice of footwear almost had us dropping in a phone call for an immediate pedicure. Alas, we had a look online and found a similar heel at ASOS (£22) that would look perfect in your dream blue suit – and without a pedicure needed insight.   Wearing a blue wedding guest outfit As above, you have the choice to wear whatever you would like to a wedding. However, you should think wisely beforehand on whether you would prefer to wear in the realms of a trouser suit or a dress. Each comes with its own ‘do not do’ lists, which as we all know include not wearing a white dress! Wearing a blue wedding guest dress can be in keeping with the rest of the wedding itself. However, if you feel that the chosen design could be statement-making then it may be worth finding out if blue is part of the wedding part palette. If you’re not able to find out, then it might be best to stick with a sensible chic dress like our Mustique Dress in Cobalt Blue. With its puff sleeve and flattering fit, it's created using our bi-stretch fabric which works perfectly for silhouette contouring.   Celebrities in Blue Dresses   Celebrities in Blue Suits Blue suits are not just for the boardroom, here our favourite celebrities show how you can wear them at other events too. Wearing blue in 2022 At the end of February 2022, there became a whole new meaning of wearing the colour blue. With the invasion of Ukraine, by Russia, there was known solidarity wearing blue and yellow (the colours of the Ukrainian flag). Whilst we wear those colours of support at home, many celebrities have been sharing their outfit choices on social media with hashtags like #ukrainefashion, #standwithukraine and #ukrainecolours. InStyle Germany magazine shared a statement post with the above image [woman wearing a dark cobalt blue suit and holding a yellow handbag] sharing how "The current events in Ukraine are also moving the fashion world in Milan. Influencers such as @leoniehanne and @xeniaadonts call for donations in their profiles. They support the @dariadaria fundraiser and have already collected almost half a million for @caritaswirhelfen. Many other content creators show solidarity with the Ukrainian population by creating visibility. Influencer @vikyandthekid cancelled Milan Fashion Week to support her family in Ukraine."    Have you enjoyed this article? 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Wearing Blue to a Wedding Event