Stunning Spring Trends We Can’t Wait to Wear to a Wedding
Chirping birds, freshly green trees, and a mailbox full of invitations are a welcomed sign that wedding season is officially upon us. If you’re like us and you’ve got more wedding invitations on the fridge than you do spring dresses in your closet, it's about time to start planning a few wedding outfits.
Luckily, the spring 2017 runway was full of looks we're sure you'll love. With full florals, ruffles, and patchwork patterns trending this year, you’ll have more options than you’ll know what to do with for outdoor weddings ranging from rustic to backyard-chic. If you’re attending a classic city ceremony or an elegant ballroom affair, statement sleeves, sheer details, and sleek, one-shoulder silhouettes will have you looking on point and polished.
So, send those RSVPs in and get to shopping. We’ve pulled together our favorite spring trends for wedding guest dresses to help you get started.
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Flowy and floral, this dress screams spring. With blue floral head-to-toe, this chiffon number is not only on trend for this season – we’re seeing complete floral looks in all sorts of arrangements this spring – but it’s also a look we bet you’ll love for years to come.
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With a swingy A-line skirt and a beautiful sweetheart neckline, we love how this dress plays peekaboo for a flirty touch. This see-through, spring trend is all about how much you dare to bare, and we think this dress does it right.
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The exaggerated sleeves we started seeing in fall 2016 have stuck around for spring, and we’re stoked. We love this off-the-shoulder, black look with a sleeve detail that would work any time of the year.
One Shoulder Wonders
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Wonderful one-shoulder pieces aren’t going anywhere. In fact, they’re in this spring. If you’re looking for an open shoulder look that’s different than everyone else’s cold shoulder pieces this season, we’ve got your answer right here.
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Embrace more than one in-season element with this ruffled, off-the-shoulder dress. The cold shoulder style we’re seeing this spring pairs perfectly with ruffles for a soft, wedding-ready look.
Bold and Bright
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If you’re ready to stand out from the crowd in all the right ways, this trend’s for you. This season the rainbow hit the runway with vibrant colors showing in many collections. As a result, we’re seeing some super bright beauties, like this fun-loving, yellow dress, popping up in stores, too.
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Bring a bit of bohemian style to your spring fling with a patchwork piece that’s oh-so in. We love the effortless, fanciful feeling of this dress that pairs three different patterns and can easily be dressed up or down.
Things That Only Happen At Southern Weddings
Most weddings have an excited couple, more than a few loved ones, a grand send-off, and an 'I do' kiss – but Southerners have added their own charm to wedding traditions. We've mastered the art of soul food, we usually have fantastic 75˚ (enviable, really) weather, and our wedding receptions are full of syrupy drawls. If you find yourself at nuptials below the Mason-Dixon, you'll find some extra-special moments: seersucker suits, a buried bottle of bourbon, and a wedding cake with charms baked into it. Although very central to our region, these special Southern wedding traditions are celebrated for very specific reasons. We choose seersucker because it'll hold off the strong Southern heat. We bury bourbon so that we won't have to handle so much of that strong Southern heat. And, we pull charms so that our futures will be as lucky and prosperous as the bride and groom's. What's your favorite Southern wedding tradition?
A Pop of Pink
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Pink, specifically bright fuchsia, saw a lot of play for spring during Paris Fashion Week. This powerful hue of pink makes a statement and definately says you're ready to bring some fun to the dance floor.