Wedding Guest Outfit | Damsel In A Dress Style Challenge

Floral dress & statement necklace (great wedding guest outfit)
Beaded clutch
Braids, statement necklace & florals
Floral dress & statement necklace (great wedding guest outfit)
So all’s good after a fabulous long weekend away for Bath in Fashion: look out for BIF-related posts over the next week or so, all still featuring my personal style πŸ™‚

Today’s outfit is a style challenge entry – as I’m so lucky to have had you lovely people support me for the BIF blogger award, I’m asking you again to vote for my outfit in a Damsel in a Dress Blogger Style Off… gosh I’m so demanding! I’m sorry!

As described on their website, Damsel in a Dress targets “confident, vibrant, and individual women who embrace the feeling of wearing clothes that are cut to flatter the female body”. (I like the sound of that!) They contacted me to ask if I wanted to take part in a dress styling competition on their Facebook page with four other bloggers – and I’m rarely one to pass over a challenge! We’ve been challenged to create an outfit that’s based around a dress from the SS13 collection – I chose the Sakura dress which is the most beautiful orange and pink floral, perfect for a wedding guest outfit.

So if you like the way I’ve styled it…

Click here to see my outfit on their Facebook page and “Like” to vote!

How I styled the dress:

I decided to go with black and white accessories to counteract the girliness of the florals, so an Asos statement necklace, a wide black cut-out belt and black scraper heels gave the dress a little bit of an edge.

You may think you need to buy all the extra accessories to go with a new dress for a wedding… not necessarily true. To save money, I looked at what I had in my (not very large) clutch collection, and found this very plain white patent clutch. And to funk it up a bit, I did the easiest DIY ever: arrange some craft jewels on your clutch in a pattern you like, then simply stick them on using a glue gun. Hey presto – one totally blinging, coordinating clutch!

The winning blogger will receive a £250 Damsel in a Dress wardrobe that they can keep themselves or use as a giveaway… I’ll be offering the £250 as a giveaway – so please get voting!

Click here, then click on my photo and “Like” to vote!

Thank you so much everyone, I hope you like the outfit… Look out for more wedding guest outfits, I’ll be featuring them in other posts over the next few weeks!

Catherine x
Shop my look! Items marked* are the actual items, if still available:

Dress: courtesy of Damsel in a Dress*, Necklace: Asos*, Heels: Aldo, Belt: Unknown, Clutch: Unknown (DIYed with craft jewels), Gold ring: Asos* (part of set), Bracelets: Debenhams / H&M / New Look, Nails: Barry M Gelly Nail Paint in Blueberry*


Linking up to:

Share Your Style Saturdays at Claire Justine oxox
Visible Monday at Not Dead Yet Style
Monday Bloom at DC in Style
Monday Mingle at Glamamom
Creative Mondays at Claire Justine oxox
Yolo Mondays at Still Being Molly
Wardrobe Wednesdays at Kiwi Women’s Style
What I Wore Wednesday at The Pleated Poppy


  1. 30 July 2013 / 5:22 am

    You look so wearing that dress.You will no longer need to ask someone to vote you because they already know that you are the most qualified for the award.

  2. 26 April 2013 / 1:24 am

    Catherine you look lovely! I voted πŸ™‚ Hugs

  3. 25 April 2013 / 10:03 am

    Beautiful dress

  4. 24 April 2013 / 10:55 pm

    This dress is fabulous, and the belt really takes the whole look to the next level. You've got my vote, without a doubt πŸ™‚

    Found you via Wardrobe Wednesday. Find me at

  5. 24 April 2013 / 7:07 pm

    You look so beautiful and elegant!

  6. 24 April 2013 / 4:33 pm

    Glorious. I learn something every time I tune in. But today I learned that there's no aping your highly individualized style. Just glorious.

  7. 24 April 2013 / 3:49 pm

    meant to comment on this yesterdya, I LOVE this dress! It's super pretty and colorful πŸ™‚

    Tiff Ima
    Style Honestly

  8. 24 April 2013 / 12:01 am

    Love this dress on you! I can't get over the pink and orange together, such a fresh look. Visiting from Wardrobe Wednesday link up today πŸ™‚



  9. 23 April 2013 / 8:15 pm

    Loving the styling Catherine. Bath is so pretty! Special mention to your hair style though – call me inspired! Now to wait for mine to grow to a reasonable length πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing with WW xo

  10. 23 April 2013 / 7:58 pm

    You wear colour SO well Catherine – always inspired by your looks x

  11. 23 April 2013 / 7:45 pm

    Very well done… Very elegant and chic yet still very Catherine. My compliments.
    Of course I voted for you.

  12. 23 April 2013 / 4:02 pm

    The clutch alone is enough to make any outfit stunning! Voted and tweeting the link πŸ˜‰

    Spashionista (Alicia)

  13. 23 April 2013 / 2:12 pm

    WOW! This dress looks incredible on you! I love the print & colors (of course!!) and your hair looks so elegant! Love the DIY clutch, very genius! I voted for you, of course! best of luck darling! XO!


  14. 23 April 2013 / 4:48 am

    The print, the colors, the floaty sleeves…I could stare at it forever (well a long time anyway). :o)

    Oh, I got the picture sizing working for me and can use horizontal photos now without messing up how my pictures "read". Thanks sooooo much for sharing how to fix that!

    • 23 April 2013 / 3:46 pm

      Wow that's EXCELLENT news, JJ! I will pop over and check out your pics! And thank you for the lovely comments too x

  15. 23 April 2013 / 2:33 am

    Beautiful dress and the styling adds interest and certainly prevents the look from being totally girly. The accessories do add an 'edge'. Voted. Good luck, you look gorgoues.

    • 23 April 2013 / 3:45 pm

      Yep I thought black would be less obvious and much more dynamic than pastels or brights! Thank you Deborah! x

  16. 22 April 2013 / 10:26 pm

    Love your whole outfit. It's very pretty and romantic.

  17. 22 April 2013 / 9:52 pm

    Love the dress and the beautiful setting–well done!

    blue hue wonderland

  18. 22 April 2013 / 9:32 pm

    So glad I found your blog! Such pretty pictures! Awesome dress! New follower;)


  19. 22 April 2013 / 8:21 pm

    You look stunning and that is a gorgeous dress.

  20. 22 April 2013 / 6:37 pm

    You look fantastic and I voted. Good luck!

  21. 22 April 2013 / 6:37 pm

    Sorry, but the belt and the shoes are a bit out of place. Too heavy for the dress, the necklace and the bag.

    • 23 April 2013 / 4:49 pm

      Don't be sorry, Linda! I don't know whether you saw I wrote that the black was worn to give the outfit an edge? The fact that you think it's heavy is good – so thank you! It was meant to be πŸ™‚

      Some blogs ask for an outfit critique but mine isn't one of those: people come for inspiration and I like to provide that, in the same way as I take inspiration from other style bloggers. I'm not looking for confirmation that an outfit works, my blog is just showing my readers what I like to wear. It's so much more pleasant for everyone around us if we're positive – or if that's not possible, silent – don't you think…?!

  22. 22 April 2013 / 6:32 pm

    Gorgeous dress and styling! Will be voting as soon as I get to my proper computer : >

  23. 22 April 2013 / 6:23 pm

    Fabulous, Catherine! This colourful dress is perfect for you and the occasion of a wedding in spring or summer.
    Flattering, female, vibrant… you name it!
    Voted already.

    Lady of Style
    now on Facebook

  24. 22 April 2013 / 6:20 pm

    You look stunning!!! That dress is beautiful, the colours are beautiful and the pink lip is great touch! A perfect look for a wedding guest. I voted for you my dear, best of luck, you by far deserve to win! πŸ™‚

    Take care,
    Daniella xox

  25. 22 April 2013 / 6:18 pm

    I was right yesterday, it was the same thing. πŸ™‚

    • 23 April 2013 / 3:36 pm

      Oh bless, you – thanks Emma! Churches like that are everywhere here, it's bad that we think of them as nothing special. How wrong to think that! x

  26. 22 April 2013 / 3:44 pm

    so pretty it..voted!!!!!
    that belt is killer too!
    Sheree xxx

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