Fashion: Summer weddings 101

By Michiko Hylands

RSVP in style with these chic looks.
Outfit details below.
Outfit details below.

My favourite time of the year - wedding season - is well and truly here. The warm, sunny days make summer the perfect time for couples to tie the knot. There's always something fabulous about attending a wedding in the open air.

Whether you're a guest or part of the wedding party, a gorgeous array of choices is available, from colourful maxi dresses to softer, feminine separates in pretty pastel tones, depending on the dress code and location.

Whether it's a picturesque vineyard, tropical garden or romantic beach setting, take the stress out of finding something to wear. Here's my wedding guest style report to help you look your very best on their big day.

Liam Celebrations' Monument dress will make you the toast of the wedding party. This exquisite v-necked dress has a soft waist tie that cinches in the waist perfectly. It also works easily as a fail-safe choice for bridesmaids.

Dress to the nines in Trish Peng's J'adore dress. Made out of a beautiful Dior fabric, the structured design of this stunning dress highlights a curvy figure and is elegance personified.

Be pretty in pink in Amber Whitecliffe's Otautahi maxi dress. This sleek number has
a chiffon overlay with a front slit, showing just the right amount of skin.

Natalie Chan's Bow silk top and Briar skirt is a ladylike ensemble sure to have you
on the best-dressed list. The striking yellow top paired with the cream broderie anglaise skirt is a symphony in effortless chic.

Get photo-ready with Topshop's floral two-piece top and skirt, a glam ensemble bound to make an impact. Team with killer accessories to raise the bar in the style stakes.

A bold print is a wonderful option for a garden wedding. World's Petit Palace dress makes a strong statement without stealing the limelight from the bride.

Rock a cool 70s vibe in Andrea Moore's Fortune dress, a bohemian-styled maxi that's perfect for beach or garden weddings. For laidback luxe, swap the strappy heels for glam sandals.

Dresses from left:
Liam Celebrations Monument dress $600

Trish Peng J'adore dress, from $950

Amber Whitecliffe Otautahi Maxi dress $329

Bow silk top in yellow $220
Briar skirt in cream broderie $195
Both from Natalie Chan

Premium Satin Floral bralet $110
Lustre D-Ring Midi skirt $150
Both from Topshop

World Petit Palace dress $359.99

Andrea Moore Fortune dress $579

The Line up: Must-have summer weddings accessories

An elegant hat is a summer staple. Boohoo's floppy cream sunhat with chain detail is my go-to choice.

Keep out the glare and stay chic in Under the Sun's Mosquito Frames in recycled wood.

Little touches make all the difference so add a hint of gold with Lindi Kingi for The Mint Republic Alchemy "Ember" Long Thread Earrings.

YSL's Blush Encre De Peau gives you a pretty rosy glow.

Step out in style in Witchery's Mia heel.

Prada's Arcade bag is a minimalist classic to covet.

So get inspired and make it the summer of love. Dress to impress and celebrate the big day in all-out style.

Witchery Mia heel $259.90

Prada Arcade bag $4100

YSL Blush Encre De Peau $65
In Shade 02: Pink Attraction

The Mint Republic Lindi Kingi Alchemy "Ember" Long Thread Earrings $49

Boohoo cream sun hat $30

Under the Sun Mosquito Frames $219.90

Stockists

• Liam Celebrations available from rubynz.com
trishpeng.com
amberwhitecliffe.com
nataliechan.co.nz
worldbrand.co.nz
topshop.com
andreamooreboutique.com
boohoo.com
witchery.com.au
underthesun.co.nz
themintrepublic.com
• Yves Saint Laurent cosmetics available from selected pharmacies, Farmers and Smith Caughey's
prada.com

- Spy.co.nz

• Follow Michiko on Instagram: @michikohylands

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