So Wedding Week at Not Dressed As Lamb continues! My first outfit is what I've picked for a particular type of wedding, answering the question: What To Wear To A Country Church Wedding. Whilst there are no "rules" as such, I think key things to remember for a country church wedding are:
- Wear something respectful - no acres of flesh on show (occasion-appropriate!)
- Small churches are often tight on space, so maybe think twice about wearing that huge hat so everyone can see over your head
- Echo the countryside with nature-inspired prints
- Wear something that is comfortable and will take you right through to an evening reception, so it's a good idea to avoid that body-con dress
The dress I chose to style up was my fruit-patterned 1980s vintage dress that I bought on eBay a year or two ago - yet to be seen on the blog! To read some tips on buying vintage on eBay, read this recent post - the great thing about wearing vintage to a wedding is that you are guaranteed there won't be someone else there in the same dress.
The wrapover style of this dress is cut far too low to wear alone, so I added a bright pink vest top and picked out the colours in the pattern with bright tangerine heels and a purple belt. Instead of a hat I went for a huge up-do (created with a hair donut you can buy here) and added two silk flower corsages - a different take on a fascinator which can cost upwards of £50 or so! My version was a lot cheaper - one is a pin and the other is a flower hair tie, so you can save a lot of money if you forgo the (not-actually-that) obligatory hat. Just as pretty and a lot more modern...!
Wedding Week will continue on Wednesday with another outfit post: What To Wear To A Beach Wedding. You rarely get to go to those in the UK, but Brits do go abroad for them and I'm sure panic at the mere thought of what to wear!
Plus don't forget my MAHOOSIVE giveaway: £250 to spend at Damsel in a Dress. Perfect for buying a complete wedding guest outfit - click below to go to the giveaway post!
Have you been to a country church wedding recently - what did you wear? Let us know in the comments!
Shop my look! Items marked* are the actual items, if still available:
Dress: Vintage eBay, Vest top: Marks & Spencer*, Belt: Accessorize, Heels: Zalando, Corsages: Primark / New Look, Clutch: Asos
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