Yep, that means getting out those dusty dresses from last year’s season of love, joy and happiness only to find you have nothing suitable for this season. But The Clothes Line have had so many amazing donations this week that we’ve been able to pick out some of the best dresses that we know are perfect for turning you into the perfect wedding guest…
The versatile one
First up is this 100% silk dress from Ted Baker. It’s soft purple colour is flattering on most skin tones, and its strapless style makes it ideal for day-to-night glamour. All you need is a cover up for the day in case the weather isn’t great and a clutch bag for instant party-feel come evening. Plus, it’s perfect for way more than just a wedding. We’re thinking a day at the races, formal garden party and even your sister/brother/cousin’s graduation.
Heading to our Henley-upon-Thames shop this week for £20
The understated one
It’s your work colleagues wedding. You don’t know her too well (despite spending most of everyday with her), and you’re not entirely sure what sort of ‘do’ it is. This is the answer. Understated glamour from Coast in this classic orange number, you’re not going to step on anyone’s toes by dressing up too much, but you’ll still turn heads in this fabulous colour. It’s conservative neckline mean it’s suitable for just about any event (dinner with the in-laws?), but the beautiful draping means it’s interesting and super flattering too.
Heading to our Hale shop on Tuesday for £18
The vintage one
We all know the feeling, you show up to a party and someone else has the same outfit on. You spend the whole time wondering who looks better in it, and avoiding standing in the same photos. But a classic vintage dress usually leaves you safe in the knowledge that you’ll be the only person in the room wearing it, and leaves way more time for enjoying yourself, which can only be a good thing. This structured dress from Charles Creed is the right amount of party (thanks to it’s metallic gold colour), wow factor (due to it’s unusual print and vintage history), and sensibility (comfortable and flattering) so we think it makes the perfect “I’m important today, but not as important as the bride”. Mothers, we’re talking about you. Pair with a black hat or fascinator for the ultimate ensemble (yes, it’s OK to accessorize with black at wedding. In fact, it’s pretty cool).
This is being sent to our vintage shop in Summertown, Oxford for just £15
The summery one
This dress has summer written all over it. Silk, tick. Paisley print, tick. Bright colours, tick. This wrap dress is not only ideal for that high summer, English heatwave type wedding (some people get lucky), but it’s also perfect for taking on holiday too. Dress up for the wedding with bright orange or pink court shoes and a fascinator, and then dress down with tan leather sandals for balmy summer nights. Not sure about the low neckline either? No problem, a simple stitch will solve that, or layer it up with a colourful camisole underneath.
We’re sending this gorgeous dress to our shop in Wilmslow on Tuesday for £20