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I Just Spent £100 On My Wedding Guest Look - Here's What I Bought

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From the perfectly elegant yet understand dress to the crucial accessories, here’s my easy guide on how to look wow-worthy for someone else’s wedding, in a flash. 

I remember the Monday evening just like it was last week. Because it was.

I was getting ready to make the same stir fry dinner for the third night in a row, when I caught a glimpse of a pretty card on my kitchen counter… 

Oh no. It’s the wedding invite you got 3 months ago that’s happening this weekend. Which means, t-minus 4 days to get together a wedding outfit. That was exactly when the usual course of panic due to intense procrastination ensued. But once I realised that shopping online is one of my favourite pastimes anyway, the anxiety was subdued.

We’ve all been in situations where we’re desperate to get a proper event outfit in a limited amount of time, but with the right retail guidance, anything is possible. So, in the midst of such a clothing time crunch, I put on my shopping boots, walked across my apartment, and sat down on my sofa and opened up my laptop. The boxes that needed ticking were: a fabulous dress; elegant, yet subtle enough not to outdo the bride, of course, a pair of heels; comfortable enough to out-dance everyone at the reception with ease, but cute enough to complete the outfit, the right amount of accessories that complement the ensemble, but don’t take the attention away from the garments, and last but not least, to make the entire end-bill cost no more than £100. Because let’s be honest, this summer has not been kind to my bank account. 

Hopefully my end result inspires you to scrimp a little on your event outfits, given the end-result can still be a stunner. And if you’re not attending anymore weddings this season, I hope the thought of putting together a bangin’ budget look will at least give you the urge to crash one.

Here’s what I came up with:

The Dress

I don’t think I’d be exaggerating if I called this the perfect wedding guest dress. Florals are forever a no-brainer when it comes to event attire, and this one does fulfills all of our wildest print-dress dreams. It has trending puff-sleeves, a v-neck, ruffles, and open back making it entrancingly romantic and sweet, while the midi length and unlined design meet the mark for a balance between elegant and blithe.

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The Shoes

The perfect shoes to match this dress required a little sparkle. Hence, the metallic heels. These heels make such a regal companion to a floral dress that we would even dare say this combination makes an outfit worthy of a 2019 rendition of the Princess Diaries. 

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The Accessories

There’s no reason not to wear a necklace and earrings combination as long as the two are not both over-indulgent. We love the combination of small dangly earrings in gold and emerald and a simple gold pendant necklace. Put those on, then pick up a trendy straw bag and voila! You’re ready to be the finest-dressed guest at the event. You can quote us on it.