We’re not sure about you, but when we open our mailboxes and find an invitation to a summer wedding, our thoughts immediately turn to easy-breezy dresses, cute sandals and quick-fix ways to refresh that seasonal tan. On the other hand, winter weddings lend themselves to glamorous silk gowns, heavy brocade dresses and maybe even a piece of fur for good measure.
That said, it’s actually spring weddings that give us the most pause. Yes, the weather’s getting warmer and the nights are staying lighter longer, but it’s not quite hot enough to show up to an affair in a tropical-print sundress, yet being bogged down in heavy fabrics looks decidedly unseasonable.
It’s a fine line to tread, but spring weddings call for dresses in lighter fabrics and colors, especially in the case of an evening gown (i.e., ditch the heavy velvet or dark colors), that aren’t too airy and breezy. For a cocktail-style wedding, a classic black dress is all-purpose, but for spring, try adding a colorful pair of sandals. For a daytime wedding, reach for a chic shealth and a fun pop-of-color lip.
In terms of smaller details, we’re going to go for it and say skip the tights. Instead—since we are coming off winter—make sure your legs are properly exfoliated moisturized. While it’s still not warm enough to go without a coat, we’d suggest leaving the heavy winter jacket or fur wrap at home and opting for a lightweight overcoat, classic trench, or even a cropped leather moto jacket (just remember to take it off once you get to your final destination.)
Read on to see three perfect outfits to copy for three types of spring weddings: cocktail, black tie, and daytime!