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What to wear for guests: Smart evening reception

By admin on October 26th, 2007 2 comments

guest%20fash1.JPGDuring our lifetime we’ll go to far more weddings as a guest than as a bride or groom (unless you’re Liz Taylor) so we’ve decided to take a look at the tricky world of dressing for weddings. It’s easier to decide what to wear if you’ve been given a dress code (brides – take note!) so in this new series, we’re going to take a look at different outfits for different occasions, kicking off with an outfit I actually wore to a recent wedding.

Like many young women, I don’t have a huge disposable budget to spend on one off events so I was keen to find a swish new dress for a smart reception in the city which I could use again. As it was an evening do, black was perfect but I made sure it had a little sparkle by picking out this fitted satin dress with a jewelled trim from Oli (or Grattan £65) which fell right on to the knee – perfect for my 5 feet 3″ height. At £59 it didn’t break the budget either and I’ll certainly wear it again to a cocktail party or Christmas do.


For shoes, I wanted something fashionable and dressy so went for a pair of peep toes with a killer heel for £60 from Nine West at John Lewis but I can’t find a picture of them anywhere so do use your imaginations or feel free to make suggestions!

Related: More guest fashion (coming soon!)

  • This is so frustrating, tried to order this very dress three weeks ago – no moew coming in till December 14th – nightmare!

    Have had bad experiences with Oli before, the dresses seem to be cheaply made/unavailable/have unreliable couriers – won’t be shopping there again 🙁

  • Llefenni – try Grattan as they stock the same dress and I’ve found them to be very reliable.




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