What to Wear: London Wedding

What to Wear: London Wedding

Here’s a fun request from Mandy:

What to wear to a late September wedding in London? My brother-in-law is getting married in the afternoon at a church with a reception to follow at a classy hotel in Mayfair. I want to look chic and put-together, but not fussy or formal. I live in the country in New England, so my shopping options are limited and it’s always so hard to figure out what to wear so I don’t look like a country bumpkin in stylish, urban London

I love the way people dress up for weddings in England. Fancy details plus elaborate hats – all with a casual glamour and focus on structure. Here’s my idea for Mandy:

Dress – I don’t usually post dresses this expensive, but in gray brocade with subtle purple peonies and a dropped back with a bow…this is exactly what you want to wear to the wedding at $460. There are probably other brocade sheath options a bit more reasonable, but maybe not as lovely.
Fascinator – A must, but doesn’t need to be very flashy with this dress (flashy is an option). I couldn’t find exactly what I was looking for online – basically just a few of these goose biots on a comb. If you’re crafty, make it yourself with a bit of glue and ribbon. Otherwise, Etsy and Forever 21 have lots of options.
Clutch – In crocodile from Forever 21.
Shoes – Basic patent leather black pumps, with a heel that won’t kill you on lawns or dancing late a night.
Pashmina – You might need a wrap for the church or running about town.

There you have it: one glam London outfit that won’t entirely break the bank and with many elements that can be worn again. Have fun across the pond!

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  1. Anonymous at 3:09 pm

    I just love when you do outfits – they're fab.

    (i felt compelled to let you know…)

    Elizabeth in Ireland

  2. mandy at 4:16 pm

    I love it! The dress is a bit spendy, but I will look for something similar. Thank you so much for the style recommendation, I no longer feel so lost.

  3. Caroline at 2:33 am

    as a Brit living in America..I give you 10 out of 10..perfect..and really the dress is inspired! Easy but somehow perfectly architectural and very Slaon Square. BRAVO 🙂

  4. Macky at 5:04 am

    My wife will love this..she will be in harpenden next year to attend a wedding. thanks for sharing