The wedding season is upon us and with it come loads of engagement parties, bridal showers and wedding receptions. It’s hard to keep up with all these formal occasions for both our social lives and our closets! Especially when each of these occasions requires a different kind of outfit depending on the time of day, venue and formality of the event! We follow a simple set of rules when choosing our outfits:
- No White – No matter how good it looks on you, it’s the bride’s special day/time and you don’t want to be mistaken for the bride or steal any of her thunder. Even when it’s not the actual wedding, like an engagement party, there is a high chance the bride will wear white, so it’s better to avoid the color all together.
- No Sequin – Unless you’re heading to a bachelorette party at a club, sequin is a big “no-no”! It will make you look really flashy and overdressed.
- No Jeans/Casual wear– Even if you’re going to an informal event, avoid being too casual. Wearing a feminine sundress will always be the winning option over a pair of jeans and t-shirt.
- No Short dresses to a Wedding – Although wearing a cute short dress to an engagement party is totally appropriate, weddings are a special occasion! Day time and evening weddings require you to look more or less formal. Avoid anything that will make you look too sexy! You want to look elegant and be respectful to the wedding party, so the length of your dress should be appropriate, meaning just above the knee or a maxi.
A simple LBD will normally do the job for any formal occasion, and never seems to disappoint when you’re in a real ‘pickle’ and haven’t found a dress in time. If you have some time, and want a cute summer dress, then shopping online is the best way to find the right style in a hassle free way! It’s fast, comfortable and there are lot’s of options to choose from! We’ve collected a few great options from our on-line store for every wedding occasion!
Colours, Florals and Flirty skirts are ideal for a daytime party! But remember if you opt for a short hemline, make sure the top part of the dress is covered. Here are some great styles from Pavlyn.com that we think are perfect!
Paper Crown Silk Madame Dress – $159
Blaque Label Kick Pleat Dress – $75
Contrarian NYC Byrdie Bow Dress – $305
If you’re looking for a more formal attire for an evening event or a wedding, these are some great style options!
Keepsake Say You Will Dress – $178
Keepsake State of the Art Dress – $165
Contrarian NYC Barbara Bibb Dress – $405
The best thing about all these looks is that you will be able to wear them over and over, not only to a wedding party, but to any of your other summer events! We hope that these outfits and our 4 rules for surviving the wedding season help you out. Please share with us if you too have a special way of coping.
As we head into the warm summer months, wedding season and bridal showers move into full gear! With so many wedding events to attend, there seems to be a growing amount of stress involved in finding the perfect outfit! To survive this bridal season, we’ve selected spectacular dresses that are perfect to wear for either occasion! All of these fabulous finds are now available at www.pavlyn.ca !
1. Bringing Sexy back with Naven
This season is all about understated sexiness – cover up that heavy cleavage and leave a little mystery with a backless dress. Our pick is this Naven Party Dress which is a total show stopper! It’s no wonder that A-list starlets including Kristen Cavallari and Lo Bosworth have been rocking this party dress! We absolutely adore the bubble skirt bottom, boat-neck front and open back, creating the perfectly understated sexy silhouette! And to top it all off, the Party dress features trendy padded cup sleeves with removable shoulder pads. This dress is elegant, classy and chic – just perfect for a summer wedding! You can wear this dress on its own or accessorize it with a thick statement necklace, giving it a fun, edgy twist! Get yours now at www.pavlyn.ca
2. Pretty in Pleats
It seems that we cannot stop preaching pleats and rightfully so! This trend is here to stay, adding a touch of femininity to any garment. Our pick for a summer wedding staple is Isabel Lu’s pleated dress! We are totally in love with this dress both in Seabreeze and Chick yellow colours! Maria Menounos was recently spotted rocking this cute dress with a pair of wedges and a brown belt! Even better than just pleats is pleats with pastels – this season’s hottest colours. This breezy semi-sheer dress is perfect for an outdoor summer wedding and the small accordion pleating will keep you looking so on-trend! You can wear this little number casually with a brown belt or accessorize it with a sparkly gold clutch and shiny bangles – you’ll be looking glam in no time!
Photo Cred: Bedazzles After Dark
Naven’s Heartthrob dress is flirty, fun and totally fashionable! This adorable dress features a sweetheart neckline and delicate gold rope straps! Khloe Kardashian looks fantastic in this dress! The flattering cut and soft fabric work with Khloe’s curves to create a flawless and feminine silhouette! We love the way both ladies achieved a softer look by accessorizing this dress with neutral tones, such as nude clutch and pumps!
4. The Highs and Lows
Photo Cred: Le Fashion Monster
What’s long and elegant in the back and chic and sexy in the front? Its Blaque Label’s High-Low Dress of course! What a show-stopper! This Sweetheart Chiffon Dress by Blaque Label is our favourite way to steal the show! And we\re not the only ones – celebs like Kourtney Kardashian and Denise Richards have rocked this dress in Blue on the red carpet! We absolutely adore the ruffled sweetheart neckline, making the dress appear both sexy and delicate! High-low dresses are a must-have look for summer 2012 (we told you!) so this asymmetrical chiffon overlay is ultra-chic! We love this dress paired with black pumps and a matching clutch!
We can’t wait to attend to our next wedding or bridal shower! The only problem will be deciding which one of these fabulous dresses to wear!