What is it about weddings that brings out the vixen in us girls? Whether it's an extended invite or we're the bride-to-be, from the moment an engagement is announced, it’s a dash to find that perfect dress.
Now I know the gents out there are thinking, "Argh, not another wedding", but admit it, secretly you love them too. First there’s the stag do where you get to mercilessly berate your mate for getting himself stitched up in the first place, and on the big day - if you're not partnered up - there's the opportunity for a lot of drinking and general disorderly behaviour. (And if you hadn’t been so engrossed in checking football scores on your iPhone you might have noticed the young fox with a full frontal on view, who’s been winking at you from behind the maiden aunts.)
When it comes to looking spot-on for the big day, ensure you take note of the dress code. These days it's usually 'smart', which means a new frock and props for the ladies and suited and booted for the boys. So what’s there for us this season as we enter spring?
For the ladies there are lots of hot colours going on, and having been honeymoon shopping recently myself, I found that French Connection offers some lovely frocks, with the Lilly Lace and the China Rose at the top of the list.
We also have the Macramé jersey dress from Karen Millen in blue or yellow, both lovely for spring or summer. Ted Baker has the Langley or Lydwina, both of which will cause the gents to bail on the drinking games and join you at the dining table with his iPhone lodged firmly in his front pocket (at least that’s his excuse when he sidles up beside you).
Pair these up with a few killer accessories, like Jimmy Choo summer collection heels in Quito or Quinze, or camellia courts by LK Bennett. For fabulous fascinators, check out Victoria Grant's couture collection, worn by the likes of Kate Moss and Lilly Cole on the front pages of Vogue, found in Harrods and Coco de Mer. For a high-end high street alternative, you have your couture with a conscience through Ms P, London Catwalk Club's own designer.
And what about you, boys?
We like the Ted Baker range of sharp-shooting suits, especially the Kier in black, silver or navy, or the Blighty in Taupe. Paired up with brogues from Samuel Windsor and a sharp shirt from Russell and Hodge, and you'll be well on your way to being a dapper young dandy, ready to rock that dance floor after your team scores...
Ms P’s next show will be at London's Alternative Fashion Week on the 20th of April from 11am with Couture Designer Pavel Merxuz.