What colours to wear to a wedding


What colours to wear to a wedding

You may be starting to think about to wear for the upcoming weddings in your diary, finally! It’s not that we forgot how to dress up, but a gentle refresher doesn’t hurt. First and foremost, what kind of wedding is it? Formal & grand, civil and chic, micro and casual, beachside destination or rustic countryside style? Secondly, what kind of wedding guest are you? Do you like to cover up modestly or are you more interested in making a dazzling entrance to the after-party?

Let’s remember the basic rules: don’t wear white, cream or ivory unless you are the bride, or have been asked to do so as part of the bridal party. We think it best to avoid black too, especially for daytime celebrations, as that’s best kept for funerals, or for a change of outfit for the evening black tie dinner, should there be one.

So we are left with three categories: pastels; bold, bright & jewelled hues; and prints and sequins. Pastels work best for Spring and Summer events, and can be ideal for romantic country celebrations, or a relaxed micro-wedding. They also work well for bridesmaids, and we couldn’t think of anything sweeter than a candy-coloured bridal posse. Bold block colour can make an elegant statement to a city or beach wedding, and jewelled tones like raspberry and peacock are luscious in the Autumn or Winter too. Can’t decide on one colour? Opt for a fun, statement print or a dazzling sequin outfit that changes colour from a candle-lit dinner to moonlit dancing.

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Peachy Pastels

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Celebrate modern romance in this dreamy twin-set, crafted from featherweight micro-pleated satin in delicious apricot. The A line skirt falls to ankle-length and features a slit up the centre, giving it a feminine and and comfortable silhouette. The super soft texture is sumptuous, tactile and eminently covetable.

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Zesty Lime

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Pair this airy apple green maxi with Mojitos to toast the newlyweds. The style’s fresh palette echoes the modernity of the cut, accented by a deep V neck and a vent at the back which reveals glimpses of skin. The full length skirt and long fluted sleeves are the epitome of effortless glamour, while a delicate drawstring belt cinches the waist.

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Sherbet Sage

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Be the best-dressed guest in this mint green gown, truly pastel perfection. Combining a fitted bodice that cinches the waist with a full skirt, this dress accentuates the female form. Heavy satin provides outstanding coverage, while the bust cups provide excellent support. The ultra-feminine neckline and delicate straps are sensual yet still elegant.

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Capri Yellow

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Bring Amalfi elegance to any summer wedding in this versatile number. Crafted from luxe striped silk in Capri lemon yellow, the Cabana wrap dress comes with cool long-sleeves and a chic sash. The citrus-fresh colour way evoke the essence of the summer months, drenched in sunshine, whilst easily transitioning to mid-season in the city thanks to the style’s tonal tailoring.

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Cobalt Blue

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Also available in bold azure blue, this easy dress will work as well to inject colour and joy into a city wedding, as it will for a relaxed, backyard or beachside micro-wedding.

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Raspberry Pink

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Sarah Hyland was chic and cheeky in our Mayfair style, as seen in this Cosmopolitan bridal photoshoot. Channel old Hollywood glamour in this signature evening style, crafted in liquid silk satin.

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Peacock Blue

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A mid-season wedding will be the perfect occasion for this deep teal satin jumpsuit. As luxurious as it is comfortable, the Eve jumpsuit is an instant classic. A timeless piece for every wardrobe.

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Impressionist Print

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Be bold and make an entrance in this arty Euphoria print, crafted from featherweight micro-pleated satin. Awash in primary hues, the Euphoria dress is a joyful riot of painterly brushstrokes in cobalt, apricot, plum, blush and neon mandarin.

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Jade Green

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An eye-catching version of our signature Valletta dress, this divine creation is crafted from stretch tulle embroidered with mirrored sequins, in jewelled tones of rose gold and jade. The pared-down, sleek cut and feminine colours are balanced by the all-over sequin texture. Prepare to woo the dance-floor.

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Mandarin Orange

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A classic slip dress, the Delirium comes with a tangerine twist. A glistening cocktail number, this all-over sequin style was made for modern naiads. Perfect for all-night dancing and celebrating like it is 2021, or 2022.



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Alizé Wilkinson


Alizé manages communications and content at Galvan. Over the past 12 years, she has worked in the fashion, jewellery and arts worlds, following a stint as a writer for Le Monde. Born in France, she lives in London with her British husband and two toddler daughters. As well as a growing collection of slip dresses, Alizé collects embellished knitwear, vintage textiles and international magazines. Her other interests include Marc Chagall, Gustave Flaubert and periwinkle hydrangeas.

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