Picking a dress to wear to the wedding of your nearest and dearest is probably one of the most difficult and time-consuming choices that you need to make. There are countless do’s and don’ts that you need to consider before rocking up to a wedding wearing a dress you thought was appropriate but you end up getting some rather questionable looks. We are all in agreement that wearing a white dress as a wedding guest is the biggest fashion faux-pas along with revealing, casual or loud clothing. We recommend opting for a beautiful and tasteful chiffon dress. Keep reading to find out why a chiffon dress is the ultimate dress to wear to a wedding.
What is Chiffon?
Chiffon is often associated with elegance and beauty in the fashion world. It is floaty, sheer (but not too sheer) and drapes well. Chiffon is a light weight woven fabric that is made up of s and z twist crepe yarns which fabric some stretch and a slightly rough texture. As it is a synethic fibre, it is often slightly more expensive however, it is more affordable and accessible than fabrics such as silk. This makes it perfect to buy for a one time use such as a wedding.
How to Wear Chiffon to a Wedding
Chiffon dresses also known as evening gowns can be bought in all kinds of lengths, shapes and styles that suit all bodies. There are a number of factors that are to be considered when choosing your chiffon dress. Firstly, the type of wedding you are going to. It is becoming more and more common for people to choose a theme for their wedding and as a result you need to dress accordingly. For example, if you are going to a wedding with a Whimsical Animal theme (yes, that’s actually a theme!) then you might not want to wear chiffon at all! However, if the bride and groom opt for Vintage theme then you may want to choose a long, floaty chiffon dress to match the romantic atmosphere.
A chiffon dress is the perfect choice for bridesmaids who want to look great on the wedding of their closes friend. Bridesmaid dresses are available in many cuts and designs.
The next thing to consider is the location of the wedding. It goes without saying that when people decide to have a destination wedding, it often puts a spanner in the works when you are trying to pick an outfit. A chiffon dress with a waterfall or asymmetric hem is perfect for an occasion such as this. With the fabric being lightweight and breathable, it will help to keep you cool in the hot weather and the shorter length will make it easy to walk around, especially at those beach weddings.
Another important factor when choosing your bridesmaid dress is what color you opt for. Ours are available in a wealth of colours ranging from light pastels to deep shades of burgundy and black. If you have fair skin, a rich shade of red in a mid-length would look perfect. Or, if you are tanned to medium toned skin, a stunning baby blue, floor-length maxi dress with a plunging neckline is ideal for showing off your natural beauty.
A special mention is deserved for the Empire waist dresses. A chiffon dress with a high waistline, that sits just below the bust, is known as empire waist, or empire-line, or just empire. The empire waist is flattering to all types of body shapes, ages and even for pregnant woman. You can steal the show with a deep v-neck or go for a modest long-sleeved or even an elegant halter.
The great thing about chiffon dresses is that you can dress it up or down depending on your preferences. There are chiffon dresses available that if you wear it with a pair of strappy sandals and a shoulder strap bag, you will achieve the effortless chic look. This would look great for a rustic, outdoor wedding where there is a lot of DIY decor and pretty lighting. On the other hand, an all-black, one shoulder chiffon dress that reaches the floor, paired with a pair of gold heels and a matching clutch is perfect for a more formal wedding that may be taking place in a grand church or hall.
Hopefully, after reading this post you're a bit clearer about the advantages of choosing a chiffon dress for your next wedding. Remember to consider the type of wedding you’re going to, the location of the wedding as well as the colour and style of dress you are looking for. With the wedding season in full swing, you can head to our website to shop for the beautiful collection of dresses we have to make you look stunning for your next event. Although we can't promise you'll look better than the bride (not that you’d want to anyway!), we can guarantee that a chiffon dress will make you look a million dollars no matter your age, height, shape or skin tone.
A chiffon dress works for everybody!