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Winter wedding guest outfit: semi-formal reception

By Elisabeth Edvardsen on November 19th, 2012 0 comments yet. Be the First

The invite appeared in your letterbox a few months ago: your friends are getting married and you’ve made the list and the dress code is ‘semi-formal’. These days many couples are opting for a semi-formal reception, perhaps holding the shindig in their favourite pub, and not going all out ballroom-style. Semi formal is the most confusing dress code we find. Guys have it easy as a suit is a suit (OK, not really… but with smart trousers and a nice shirt and tie you can’t really go wrong). Women on the other hand have to think about the length of the dress, the colour and accessories. And with winter being a rather bleak time, with rain often dangerously looming on weekends. Instead of opting for a black dress, why not add a dash of colour to cold and dark days with this persian blue dress. A perfect length and great cut, it’s easy to dress up with some accessories. We’ve chosen to stick with a metallic and snake skin effect on both the belt and clutch, and team it with nude coloured courts – a favourite hue of the Duchess of Cambridge over the past year.

Reiss ‘Debbie’ structured tuck back dress, £119.00; Kurt Geiger Carvela Amass shoes, £75.00; Mango metallic striped clutch, £69.99; Whistles snake-effect belt,  £35.00.

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