As we enter into the wedding season this summer, searching for the perfect wedding ensemble can prove to be quite tricky. First there are themed ceremonies to consider, and then there’s the likelihood of being on your feet, dancing all night long. Most importantly, you don’t want to upstage the bride. 

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To start with, embrace the sunny climes and step out in our summer best. Think flowy, season-appropriate dresses, chic but sensible shoes, and statement accessories, as the main criteria. To kick-off the search, check out what’s in store for you.

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Chanel summer 2017 couture gown in grey silk with embellished linings

 Textiles, drapes, elegant flows are the type of red-carpet wedding looks you’re looking for. The summery season calls for a hint skin too – think a peek of leg, bared arms, and airy fabrics that make you feel weightless and ethereally sexy at the same time.

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A draped and sequinned number from Bernard Chandran spring/summer 2017 Wearable Art collection

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A sequined, peek-a-boo ensemble from Farah Khan spring/summer 2017 collection

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 From Shiatzy Chen spring/summer 2017 Cutting Clouds collection: kimono-style floral embroidered jackets 

As occasion dictates, flora in any manner makes an appearance. Wear it as a print, appliqued, as elaborate as you please. Match it with luxurious silk for an opulent effect, and you’ve successfully glamourised floral patterns fit for weddings.

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Khoon Hooi spring 2017 collection floral work dress with a voluminous, full skirt 

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d.d. collective ice blue floral skater dress

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 Salvatore Ferragamo High Tech High Craft flower heel mules 

If ever an occasion called for practical shoes, it would be weddings. Ditch the painful heels and pinched toes and opt for flats or slight wedges, and free the feet in these chic pairs. Trust us, you’ve never truly enjoyed a wedding until you properly rule the dancefloor.

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Emporio Armani spring summer 2017 multicoloured sandals with long straps 

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Jimmy Choo Myla satin shoes in ballet pink with crystal

 Charming bags

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Cartier rectangular evening bag with panther logo

Clutches more than complete your ensemble – they make or break the entire do. Opt for one that’s compact and cute, handy (in all sense of the word) and charming enough to start conversations. Rule of thumb – pick one with competent flair to the dress.

 

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Anya Hindmarch Vere mini chain tortoise in arsenic crinkled metallic

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Celine spring 2017 calfskin clutch in burnt red and magenta 

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Giorgio Armani spring summer 2017 techno texture fusion necklace

 Finally, let your personality shine through in your accessory of choice. Necklaces are a safe bet: gold for understated, floral themed for the ladylike and bold for the bon vivant. Work the accessory as an extension to your outfit as much as it is your identity.

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Louis Vuitton parure sangle necklace

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Bottega Veneta blue floral necklace with silver enamel 

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Photos courtesy of respective brands.

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