A couple of weekends ago I attended the wedding of an old work colleague - and what better excuse is there for getting dressed up than an invitation to a white wedding?
Rather than a dress, I chose to wear a matching floral peony top and 1950s style skirt co-ords that were gifted to me from Jaeger - to show that you can create the illusion of a dress but have the versatility of separates that you can wear and style differently afterwards. It's no secret that I'm a huge fan of Grace Kelly, and this is the closest I get to channelling that gorgeously elegant 50s style. Jaeger do properly long midi length skirts (none of this annoying knee-length passed off as midi nonsense) and the quality of their pieces is second-to-none.
TUCKING IN THE TOP AND ADDING A WIDE BELT CREATES THE ILLUSION OF A DRESS: THE PROPORTIONS WORK BEAUTIFULLY, DIVIDING THE BODY INTO THIRDS AND MAKING YOUR LEGS APPEAR ENDLESS.
Tucking in a top and adding a wide belt creates the illusion of a dress: Because the skirt is so long it means the proportions work beautifully and are so flattering, dividing the body into thirds (rather than half) and making your legs appear endless. Which mine are not... perfect for long-waisted people like me!
SHOP THE LOOK:
Jaeger quality is so good, in fact, it meant the jacquard fabric plus the lining made the top very thick so I actually had to get a skirt one size up from my usual size. I wanted to be comfortable throughout the day and also knew that a three course meal would mean more than a little stress on the skirt's waistline (I was right...!)
I must just mention the navy roses fascinator: I may have been the only person wearing any sort of hat at the wedding, but to me the outfit just didn't work without it. As I always say, what would Grace wear...? ;)
(Finally - I've thrown in a rarely-seen photo of the husband and I right at the end - he looked too smart not to include him.)
DO YOU INSIST ON WEARING HATS TO WEDDINGS LIKE ME? AND WHAT DO YOU THINK OF WEARING CO-ORDS TO CREATE THE ILLUSION OF A DRESS? TELL ME IN THE COMMENTS OR TWEET ME @NOTLAMB!
Jaeger peony top c/o | Jaeger peony skirt c/o | ASOS heels (I LOVE this pair of LAMB coral heels) | Debenhams clutch (alternatives: White box clutch with silver trim and one with a gold trim) | Johnny Loves Rosie fascinator via ASOS | Belt - old, unknown (I like this leather whipstitched belt) | Lizzy O Boutique leopard wrap bracelet c/o | Loved by Sarah Lavoine 501 nail polish (Butter London 'Chat Up' looks the same)
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Disclosure: I was gifted these pieces from Jaeger but was not compensated for writing this post (click here for my full disclosure). All content is original, however, and opinions are my own and 100% honest.