While it isn’t unheard of for brides to slip into something more comfortable later in the evening during their wedding reception, it’s kind of unheard of for guests to be asked to bring along a second or back-up outfit…until now!
And so, with Pippa Middleton’s nuptials set to take place in the UK this weekend, the ultimate matron of honour who shamelessly stole the limelight at her older sister Kate Middleton’s wedding to Prince William six years ago has been branded as being ‘high maintenance’ for allegedly asking guests attending her posh do bring two outfits to help the minted couple celebrate their big day.
Now while we’ve all been guests at a wedding, we’ll all know it’s hard enough (and expensive enough) to nail that one perfect outfit, meaning the season can be an expensive time for all those well-heeled Roscommon ladies. And so, if you’re a wedding guest this summer and the happy couple decide to do a Pippa and morph into fashion fascists, insisting you wear one outfit to the ceremony and another one for the reception, don’t panic, ‘cos we’ve got some tips for you.
In order to get more bang for your buck, harvest your local Roscommon high street and choose a statement piece for your main ceremony outfit. A 50s-style full skirt will suit and flatter almost all body shapes. Top tip: Make sure to choose a skirt that finishes at the slimmest part of your shapely pins! Team this up with a loose-fitting crop top which will bring balance and elegance to your overall look as it sits comfortably on your skirt’s waistband. Add some bling with a sparkly pair of ankle strap sandals and a sophisticated oversized clutch bag. Add mystery and elegance with some cat eye sunnies.
For the evening, (and this is my favourite fashion cheat on a budget), be a Material Girl, run up to your hotel room, whip off your daytime crop top and replace it with a fitted Bardot-style, off the shoulder number or a slim-fitting silk blouse tucked into your skirt’s high waistband. Add matching pumps or kitten heels for dancing. You’re now officially off duty, you’re relaxed and you’re ready to party in outfit number two – and it didn’t cost you a fortune. You’re welcome!