Spring has sprung and amidst the gloomy recession, the high street is brightening up with Spring/Summer fashion. So, you have received the invite for your relative’s/friend’s/family friend’s wedding. You have already RSVP your invite and now the big question is “What on Earth do I wear?”. Don’t fear because we at Girlie Gossip are here and ready to help!
Now we are all tired of that boring and depressing word “Recession” but you don’t have to spend a fortune to look fabulous. Whether your budget is £50, £100 or £150, we have a solution for you. We have even found some cheap and chic solutions
This Spring/Summer we will see the obvious trend of floral patterns, but don’t be afraid of bows, big accessories, block colours, feathers and tailoring which will also be in stores and on trend this season. My tip is to buy an outfit that you are likely to wear again for another occasion.
There are a number of great places you can go to get a bargain outfit! That also includes the main item, accessories and shoes.
New Look has a great range of dresses right now no matter what shape or size you are.
This bandeau dress is gorgeous and is perfect for showing off your legs and is a steal at £28. The pleated waist adds great definition and it is up to you whether you combine with a belt or not. Add with these cute ballet pumps in pink or yellow also from New Look, £12. As this dress is strapless, show off your neckline with this statement necklace from Dorothy Perkins now only £7.50.
Total Outfit: £47.50
Here are some other options to mix and match this outfit:
1) ASOS dress £29.50 – Great with yellow pumps
2) New Look Platforms in Red £22 – These will look amazing with the dress
Now when you have a bit more of a budget you obviously have a few more options available to you. This spring/summer, there are oriental patterns everywhere. The shift dress is a staple item that should be in your wardrobe. Don’t be afraid! The shift dress can suit any shape as long as you get the right colours, textures and design.
This silk Lipsy dress is perfect for an evening wedding reception – Lipsy £45
Combine with these shoes and bag. Add sheer opaque black tights if you don’t want to show off your legs.
So, if you have a big budget, we have found some amazing pieces to make you look absolutely stunning. Asymmetric dresses are really flattering. Celebs like Cheryl Cole, Victoria Beckham and Kate Moss love asymmetric shapes.
Add this clutch from Topshop to it and you are very on trend with these tassels.
Flowers are, as you would expect, everywhere. This cute headband from Urban Outfitters is the perfect accessory to match this dress.
Urban Outfitters: £8
No matter what your budget, just remember that you don’t need to waste time and money on things you’ll never wear again. And you don’t have to be a millionaire to look like a million dollars!
Words: Linh Ly