Posted by Kayleigh on 18th Aug 2021
Got the invite to the wedding of the year? We got your dress girl, don’t worry! After over a year of no occasions we can imagine how excited you must be to get dressed up, but we can also imagine the pressure that comes with dressing to make an impression on your first occasion after lockdown. Ladies up and down the country are asking themselves the same questions: Do I even remember how to dress up? How long will I have to walk in heels for? It it acceptable to wear bicycle shorts under my dress? Luckily we’re here to answer at least one of those questions for you!
There are so many rules when it comes to dressing for weddings. From making sure to not outdo the bride, to making sure you’re not wearing white, to making sure you’re not unintentionally matching the bridal party. But when you add our lovely, oh so predictable Irish weather into the mix you also have to consider just how suitable your dress is for the weather. This dress from Girl In Mind would be ideal here. The 3/4 sleeves and high neck give you plenty of coverage while the lightweight fabric means it’s comfortable and floaty!
A pop of colour is always a must when it comes to weddings, especially for the girl that wants to stand out in style! And we have it on good authority (Shout out to Pantone) that green is set to be big this year, we’re loving this green midi dress from Girl In Mind! The split on each side gives the dress a flirty vibe that balances out the high neck and long sleeves perfectly, while the banded waist pulls in the waist area for that hourglass figure that we love so much!
It can be so difficult to dress for the transition between Summer and Autumn! This sage green floral midisage green floral midi from Ivy Lane would be ideal for this! This pretty shade is Autumnal without looking too dark while the midi length and cap sleeves make it ideal for that in-between weather. This is such a flattering style, with the tie at the waistline pulling in the waist and the buttons down the front adding a really sweet, feminine feel to the dress.
Wrap dresses are one of our current favourite styles for a classic dressy look while also being super comfortable for dancing the night away. This is a universally flattering style, with the tie at the waist creating the illusion of an hourglass figure, while the typically lightweight floaty fabric skims over the stomach area and covers any lumps or bumps!
Wearing a bodycon dress can be so daunting, as it can often be misunderstood as a dress style that’s specifically for skinnier gals, but trust us when we say that there are so many ways of making this a super flattering style! This is a go-to style for showing off your figure as it naturally outlines and enhances your curves. Side panels or waist details such as a belt or ruching is a great way of pulling in the waist while the correct shapewear is perfect for pulling in the stomach area and concealing any bulges. It’s also really easy to use this style to elongate and flatter your body, with darker colours such as wine or navy, or a plunge neckline. All you need to do is pair with a sparkly clutch and matching heels for a touch of glam!
If you’re not much of a dress girl you can always go with a jumpsuit for a sleek, flattering, and comfortable style. This is a style that ensures maximum comfort for wearing all day. This one from Girl in Mind would be ideal with a tie at the waist (have we told you just how flattering this detail is yet?) to add shape to the jumpsuit and define the waist, a culotte style that’s super slimming on the legs, and the all essential pockets!
Now as for the other two questions you've been asking: here at GTT we're very partial to packing flat shoes in the car to change into as soon as we've taken insta worthy pics (just make sure to tag us so we can see how you styled your favourite dress), and see absolutely nothing wrong with rocking our fave cycle shorts under any of dress to act as the world's most comfortable shapewear!