When news of my cousin's wedding initially reached my ears, the first thought to enter my head was: 'I've never been to a wedding before, WHAT ON EARTH will I wear?!'
Thoughts of potential dresses in my wardrobe flashed before my eyes and, for a moment, I felt assured knowing I only had to pick a dress, some shoes and throw on some accessories to tie it altogether. That would be all well and good for a summer wedding, but then it dawned on me... The wedding would be in November.
'It's going to be freezing, I can't just wear a dress... What am I supposed to wear on top of it, I refuse to just sling on a coat that doesn't match... How am I supposed to make my outfit look dressy if I have to wrap up warm... Oh dear, finding the right outfit is going to be a mission...'
Luckily, I needn't have worried. A day trip to Leeds, plus a visit to the new Topshop on Briggate, and I was sorted. It was as simple as that.
In the end I decided to invest in a dress that would transcend through to next season. In a previous post, where I declared my undying love for Topshop, I mentioned that a key trend of their current range is Galactica; this trend consists of metallic fabrics, layering, graphic prints, futuristic asymmetry, shimmer and glam. Then, in another previous post, I talked about key S/S 13 trends and how fashion would soon enter the space age after sci-fi themes could be seen on catwalks such as Markus Lupfer, Alexander McQueen and Antipodium. Therefore I picked out this little number:
Trendy and ahead of time, as well as being glamorous enough for the Debenhams staff Christmas party, this dress is individualistic and ideal for what I wanted for the wedding.
To solve the issue of wintry weather, I teamed it with a dark floral blazer that consisted of soft grey, green, blue, orange and yellow hues which seemed to compliment the silver tone of the dress:
Then I decided to 'up' the glamour to maximise the dressiness of the look, with the wedding being such a special occasion, through sequinned shoes and accessories:
And my A/W 12 wedding look was complete:
I wasn't cold at all throughout the day! Then I removed my blazer for the evening do to develop the look from day to night and allow the dress to shine on its own.
A fabulous outfit for a fabulous occasion. I loved every minute!