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
After making the decision to buy your dress in chiffon, now you need to choose what kind of dress you want. Chiffon dresses, also knows 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 braids maids who want to look great on the wedding of their closes friend. Brides Maid 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 chiffon dress is what colour you opt for. Chiffon is 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.
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.
What to do With Your Hair and Makeup
So, you've picked your dress, found your shows and bought a new bag, and you think you're pretty much done. Then, you remember that you need to figure out what on earth you're going to do with your hair and makeup that will look amazing with your dress! Firstly, don’t fret! For those with little experience with hair and makeup, it is often a daunting thing to try and create a beautiful look to match your equally beautiful dress. The great thing about a chiffon dress is that minimal hair and makeup looks great with them! Feel free to go all out with an up do and a full face of makeup, but a more natural look will also suffice! The first option you could go for is a loose curl, almost like a beach wave with a middle parting and a small flower clipped onto one side. Pair this with a medium coverage foundation, a soft, golden eye and a pink nude lip-gloss. Alternatively, straighten your hair and tie it loosely into a high ponytail making sure you leave a few pieces of hair out at the front. Choose an eye colour to match your dress and a strong highlight to ensure you're glowing in all the photos.
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 wedding season in full swing, you can head to our website to shop the beautiful collection of dresses we have to make you look stunning for your next event. Follow the tips for the hair and makeup to complete your look and remember that your choice of shoes and accessories can help you to dress up or dress down your chiffon dress. 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!