The bride has decided to turn cocktail hour into the main event and ditch the sit-down dinner for an elegant cocktail party. Rejecting cookie-cutter conventions, a paired down reception can have all the style a bride wants without feeling stilted or overly structured. If you’re on the guest list it can be hard to know exactly what to wear.
It’s easy for the men, a suit will do the trick (with ties being optional). For women relaxed attire is appropriate. You can still go luxe with a longer dress, but keep the style more fresh and flirty.
We’re taking inspiration from fashion blogger, Kim, from Style Me Yesterday who has some go-to looks for a warm weather cocktail party. We must confess and say we have a style crush on Kim and all these looks would be perfect for a casual-but-elegant wedding guest.
1. Premonition Designs On The Edge Bodysuit and Slice of Paradise Skirt, 2. Princess Polly, Polly the Label Kingdom Dress and Wittner Rory Heels, 3. Beginning Boutique Hawaiian Maxi Dress and Windsor Smith Mikka Heels, 4. French Connection Laser Cut Leather Look Dress and Tony Bianco Heels