Wedding guest looks inspired by Milan Fashion Week
You don’t have to be a fashion chameleon to fit into a wedding ceremony, really; all it takes is a little imagination, a good fashion taste and determination to wow. Obviously, the ideal scenario would be the one where you don’t upstage the bride, so try to keep your fashion impulses in check. As we absolutely understand your itch to dash, we recommend you steal your wedding inspo from the catwalks of Milan Fashion Week, at least this time around. On that note, check out our outfit selections below.
Channel Dolce & Gabbana
If you can’t really afford the real deal, copy the idea behind it. Florals seem to have inspired the brand once again, showcasing huge, overwhelming floral prints and royalty-worthy gowns. Fashioned in loud colors, they followed the idea of: the longer the better. So, we suggested you pick out a maxi dress with dropped shoulders and a train short enough you can walk and long enough to catch the attention. If draped bottoms are your thing, a draped loud maxi is a perfect choice. A flower piece in your hair could work if the idea is to be over the top.
Be Versace, like Crawford & the icons
As it turns out, a sculpted, fully exposed leg is what we will be seeing a lot in the upcoming year, at least judging by Versace’s tastes. What we’ve seen on the runway in Milan was jaw-dropping: with their legs-for-days, the iconic supermodels Crawford, Campbell, and Helena Christensen walked the catwalk in Versace’s honor, flashing their toned legs in the beautifully luminous slit-front gowns. Steal their looks by opting for something as gleaming and provocative; if however, you feel a look THIS exposed would be too much, top it off which a sleek jacket or opt for a long-sleeve variant of the dress.
Steal Gigi Hadid’s Barbie
Not everyone has to wear a dress to a wedding ceremony to look incredible, and that’s precisely why you should go with the vibe that suits you best. If you are more on the serious side but charming enough to channel your bubbly, pinkish personality, opt for a look Hadid rocked in Milan; as the journalists branded it, the look is what a “Millennial Barbie would wear”, so why wouldn’t YOU be that Barbie, this time around? A tailored suit and an oversized coat in the same print as the pant, a slightly pointed ankle boot for an added edge and the right urban originals bag to compliment the look will speak volumes of your fashion tastes. Opt for a sleek hairdo like Hadid and rock this wedding outing with style.
Embrace the Milan-inspired Polka Dots style
If you are more street than you are glam, don’t change your colors to fit in with the event you are attending; rather – make it work to your advantage. As we’ve predicted, Polka Dots print proved to be a popular choice of Milan Fashion Week goers – both those in the audience and those on the runway. We’ve seen the motif on — particularly in black and white — jackets, jumpsuits, flowing skirts and blouses combined with various bottoms – from skirts to pants. So, channel your Polka by wearing a dotted maxi dress for a glamorous appearance, or a Polka blouse paired with an interesting pant for a more casual, yet elegant vibe.
Say Hello to Manga Prada
Miuccia Prada’s show was inspired by manga artists’ artwork which was featured in both design and prints of the collection. The whole show screamed “attitude”, with the models wearing oversized jackets and coats, with blaze expressions on their faces as if they were emotionless. Prada’s tailoring once again proved to be the key of a fabulous collection with distorted leopard and zebra prints, as well as spider motifs that were scattered throughout the collection. If your idea of communicating an edge is through pieces as wicked as Prada’s, then opt for a similar combo for your wedding outing. Hey, you’ll definitely steal the show but it’s the price you’ll have to pay for being extraordinary.
This post was guest blogged by Claire Hastings, a wanderer and a writer. She writes as long as she can remember, and she is very passionate about fashion, running, other cultures, and her cat.