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INSPIRATION AND ADVICE

WEDDING-READY LOOKS FROM PARIS COUTURE

12 August 2018

The July edition of the couture shows in Paris gave us glammed-up street-style inspo like no other season. Because not only was the sun shining (meaning we got a better look at what everyone was actually wearing instead of seeing just their coats), but Paris Couture Week is a chance to get dressed to the nines. Where else is it appropriate to wear a full-length chiffon gown at 11am? At a wedding, that's where – and this season's showgoers wore a whole host of wedding-worthy outfits. So, from swish midi dresses to the perfect accessory, we decode the new-season wedding wardrobe for you.

A nude dress suitable for a wedding at the Paris Couture shows  | ASOS Fashion & Beauty Feed

Pure romance

Nothing is more elegant and fairy-like than an almost translucent nude chiffon dress. Perfectly paired with a simple matching stiletto, this dress gets a big tick from us – and the bonus is that a midi-length style can be worn so many different ways. Channel ballerina-chic and wear with a bun and scarlet red lip, or let your locks hang loose for a more bohemian vibe. And the best thing of all? An understated piece like this isn't going to be mega obvious every time it's recycled and ends up on the 'gram again.

A midi skirt and contrast top makes good wedding style at the Paris Couture shows  | ASOS Fashion & Beauty Feed

When two become one

For some reason, dresses have become synonymous not only with the bride, but the wedding guests, too. But why resort to a dress when separates look this good? The best way to inject colour into your wedding wardrobe is by clashing, like this emerald green floral with this canary yellow hue. And like any good separate, they can be mixed and matched in a multitude of ways. Wear the yellow top for one wedding, then pair the skirt with a black top at another. Weddings are a time to have fun with colour (with white out of the equation)  so take a leaf out of Italian fashion editor Giovanna Battaglia's book and mix your shades from head to kitten-heeled toe. 
A street-styler wearing a black midi dress with floral patterning | ASOS Style Feed

Say it with flowers

A floral midi dress is a failsafe wedding choice but a black floral midi keeps it interesting. Especially when worn with a chunky waist belt and a messy up-do to add an edge to more traditional styles. It's more Kate Moss at a wedding than Taylor Swift, if you know what we mean. A high-neck, long-sleeved midi like this one will give you maximum wardrobe wear throw a pair of ankle boots at the moment with a long cardigan and a slick of black kohl, or style with a strappy stiletto and a clutch bag to be church-appropriate for spring.
A street styler wears a slip dress and a trilby at Paris couture  | ASOS Fashion & Beauty Feed

Spot on

For a fresh take on wedding dressing, channel the 40s with an unexpected mix like this street-styler. The simple bias-cut slip dress with a cutesy polka-dot print is perfectly matched with a pair of low-heeled day shoes the brogue detailing on these ones keeps it very much in the jazz-era mood. And who would have thought wearing something as traditional as a hat at a wedding would look so chic? Opt for a trilby for the ultimate in elegant-cool, then wear the slip and the hat later at a festival whoever said wedding wardrobes weren't versatile?
A street styler wears black trousers and mules at Paris couture  | ASOS Fashion & Beauty Feed

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Black tie

Sometimes it's good to throw all dress codes out of the window. You're at a wedding, but you hate dresses and florals and stilettos. So what do you wear? Take inspiration from this street-styler and simply update your everyday uniform with luxurious basics. A pair of perfectly tailored trousers with a matching top look incredibly stylish  just make sure to keep everything else to a minimum. We're talking hair, makeup, accessories, bag, mules... Phew. Simply slick your hair in a bun and you're all set. Ultra chic and comfortable – what's not to love? 

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