Friday, 25 January 2019

Wedding outfit guide for spring 2019

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Katie Kjeldaard

Spring is going to be here soon, and it’s time to get planning for all your events. In particular, if you’ve been invited to a springtime wedding, you’ll need to put together a suitable outfit that ticks all the boxes.

To help you navigate through the springtime 2019 trends, as well as staying within wedding guest etiquette, high waisted jeans retailer Trilogy Stores has put together the following guide for men’s and women’s outfits for spring weddings.

Trends Coming This Spring

To start with, we need to take a look at the trends set to take the springtime fashion world by storm. Many of these trends will apply to both men and women, so it’s worth taking a look at these first:

Coral Colours

Pantone’s Colour of the Year 2019 is ‘Living Coral’, so expect to see this warm, pastel hue cropping up in fashion and in wedding trends throughout the year. It’s certainly going to see its moment during the springtime, with its blossom-evoking undertones.

Think coral-coloured ties to add a splash of colour, or coral shawls to cover-up against the cold.


After chasing highly-embellished dresses, wedding trends are set to cool down to a more sleek, minimal look thanks to the Meghan Markle effect. Guests can take note of this too, and embrace the ‘less is more’ mentality for their outfits.

Eco-friendly Themes

Sure, the idea of florals for spring brings the cutting tone of Meryl Streep’s Miranda Priestly to mind, but florals will certainly fit the eco-friendly theme set to take hold of weddings across the country. Couple this with some eco-friendly shopping and the minimalism trend and you’ll have crisp, smooth look without fiddly synthetic embellishments.

Ladies’ Outfits

The trends of spring are set to make some amazing outfits.

Florals, as mentioned, are a tried-and-true essential for spring. You can opt for large or small floral prints; both are absolutely on-trend, and it’s just down to preference. Add in a little pastel pizzazz too!

Opt for floral prints that use a shade close to the ‘Living Coral’ shade that’s set the theme of 2019 to make an effortless nod to the current trend.

You can use this for dresses, skirts, shirts, or even as an accent with a coral-coloured accessory, like a thick bangle or coral-gemstone earrings.

You don’t need to force yourself to wear something you don’t like though. If you’re not a fan of dresses, an elegant jumpsuit can look so sophisticated, and it’s set to be a big trend at weddings throughout 2019. Wedding Wire are calling it a ‘fashion-forward style’ for guests, and the best part is that they can be dressed up or down to adapt to pretty much any dress code!

When picking a jumpsuit, keep the shape simple and avoid too many embellishments for a really streamlined look.

There’s also the catwalk-hot trend of coloured tailoring — that is, two-pieces sticking to one colour, in loose and light materials ready for spring. Nod to Pantone’s Colour of the Year with a pastel two-piece and you’ll have yourself the perfect spring wedding outfit.

For a go-to spring wedding look in a pinch, a wrap-top with a floral print and smart skirt is good. Keep your shirt looking formal with a pick from designers such as Rixo Clothing matched with a sophisticated pencil skirt.

If you want to bring a little Instagram-flare to your outfit, square-toed shoes are in the spotlight on the social media platform. In particular, square-toed satin flats are having their moment on the catwalk and on social media, and they make a great addition to your springtime wedding outfit.

Finally, let’s wrap everything together neatly. You can make any outfit look elegantly and effortlessly put together with a matching bag and shoes combo. Pick a colour, material, pattern, or all of the above and blend them through your choice of shoes and bag to really tie up your outfit nicely.

Men’s Outfit

There has been a casual tone to weddings in recent years for menswear, but that’s all set to change according to Brides Magazine. That means a much more tailored look, and absolutely no to jeans and t-shirts, even if it’s a ‘casual’ dress code! Of course, as a guest, you don’t need to match the groom’s three-piece suit, but it can be a good option for layering.

Spring can be a tricky one to predict weather wise, and a three-piece suit will let you add or remove layers as needed without compromising your look. A sleek morning suit is another popular option for a slightly less formal tone.

It’s a good idea to invest in a high-quality men’s shirt for occasions such as these. Avoid a white jacket, as you don’t want to be seen as trying to outshine the groom! Instead, opt for a light blue jacket to bring out the spring feeling. If you want to make sure your outfit is catwalk-approved, pick a double-breasted jacket — it’s set to be all the rage in spring this year, with the likes of Louis Vuitton and Burberry both showcasing their versions on the runways recently.

The spring might see a little sun, but keep the sandals stowed away. If you really can’t stand wearing dress shoes, a clean, sharp pair of desert boots can look just as smart.

Don’t be afraid to accessorise to embed a few trends into your outfit. A pastel-coral tie or pocket square can certainly pop for a springtime feeling.

If you’re attending with a partner, this can be a cute way to match up without looking cheesy if you both have an accessory with the same colour on.

Follow this guide and you’re sure to put together the best spring wedding 2019 wedding outfit.