My good friend Claire (we call her Claire Bear) is getting married this summer in Santorini. She’s pretty laid back about her wedding dress, but I’m in full-on scavenger mode to find an outfit to wear for her big day. I think I may be worse than the bride! Greece is incredibly hot in August, so it has to be something light and breathable, but at the same it still needs to be formal and chic. Most of all, it needs to be forgiving – I’m planning to eat a lot! Here are some options I like so far…
You can’t go wrong with a polka dot print, and I love the structured Roland Mouret-style shape of this dress. It’s great that it’s nipped in at the waist, but has nice detailing on top, which is flattering on pear shapes like me. This one could be a winner!
Deco Tulip Dress, £45, Oasis
I love the bright colours on this dress and the Mackintosh inspired tulip print. It’s belted, which always add a little flair to a dress, if you ask me, and the fabric looks nice and light, which would be perfect for Greece. It’s also got a slight kick flare, which would be great for dancing in. I think I’d wear this with a nice, simple pair of strappy sandals.
Miss Real Cotton Satin Tulip Dress, £16, New Look
This one called to me because of its ballerina-like hue and the simplicity of it. It’s the kind of thing Natalie Portman might wear, which in my eyes adds several cool points. I think it’s the kind of style you’d have to try on, as satin can be quite unforgiving, so I’d need to see if it covers enough lumps and bumps to be worn in public! I’d add a little thin black belt and possibly a nice headpiece with this one, like a light pink feather.
I’m only showing you the back of this one, as the front is pretty unremarkable, but I just loved the cut out at the back. It’s very plain and simple, which I like, although I think some well placed accessories could really bring this little number alive. I’d add a statement necklace at the front, and some killer heels in silver to bring the party to this one.
This is quite a pretty-pretty style and probably a little fussier in terms of print than I would normally buy, however it’s lovely and light and has a neat little cut out detail on the back which makes it ideal for the conditions. This one is a real contender, so I think I’ll need to pop in store and try it on.
Have you seen any cute dresses which would make a good addition to my watch list? Leave me a comment and let me know! The hunt is still on…