What to Wear to a Summer Wedding

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Summer is coming, and with summer comes the wedding season: when you get to dress up pretty and celebrate a (hopefully lasting) union between people you care about. When I spotted the Capture V Neck Maxi dress in the latest catalogue I knew it would be the perfect dress to wear to summer weddings. The print is interesting but not so much that it will distract attention from the bride, and there’s a little hint of glam with a sequin detail around the neckline.

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The sun came out beautifully this weekend so I could road-test the dress, and it certainly passed the comfort test. I wore it out to brunch and was relieved to see the back of my skirt wasn’t covered in wrinkles when I stood up from the table. The long skirt keeps you cool, AND there’s no need to shave your legs if you don’t want to! (Side-note: I never shave my legs, but I do sometimes appreciate a maxi skirt so I can avoid people’s judgmental looks and occasional comments.)

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Here’s the point where I remind myself that I’m a beauty blogger, not a fashion blogger, so let’s talk about makeup. Weddings are a nice excuse to put a bit on even if you wouldn’t usually, but I like to keep it simple. If the celebrations involve eating, drinking and dancing the last thing you want to be worried about is whether your lipstick has stayed on!

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For this makeup look I went for a light coverage on the skin. If you’re going to be out in the sun I can’t stress enough the importance of good sunscreen. Often BB or CC creams will contain SPF protection, and will give you a lightweight, natural finish. Only place powder where you really need it.

I put a little bit of shimmer around my eyes with a multi-dimensional eyeshadow, but I kept the colour neutral so that it doesn’t look garish. The sparkly detail around the neckline of the dress coordinates with a taupe shimmer perfectly! Finish with some mascara and a slick of pink lipgloss.

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Don’t forget accessories! Weddings are a great excuse to pull out a stylish sunhat or even a fascinator. I like this Straw Contrast Sunhat and Next Tortoiseshell Cat Eye Sunglasses.

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What do you think? Would you wear this to a summer wedding?