So it’s been just over a week since I posted about my dress dilemma for not 1 but 2 winter weddings. I still have plenty of time to decide what to wear but in the run up to Christmas it seems there are some great party dress/ cocktail dress options available right now.
I attended the first of the hen do’s last weekend, so bought a couple of dress options for the weekend away. After some serious navigation issues (pitch black country roads, no signal/ google maps meltdown) we arrived at the lovely Hen House, a beautiful cottage in the Nottinghamshire countryside complete with Laura Ashley furnishings, a hot tub and can sleep up to 23!
It was a really relaxed weekend, with plenty of prosecco, a meal at the wonderful Michelin starred Olive Branch pub restaurant in Rutland and a very happy bride to be. We also had a go at archery, and blindfolded driving in golf buggies nearby which was hilarious ( I was so bad at driving that I was asked to take my blind fold off after reversing into the instructor!)
Due to the weather I opted for black jeans and an off the shoulder top for our evening out (outfit post coming soon) so have kept hold of this little lacy Topshop number below as another possible wedding choice as it’s a lovely dress. I went for this dark, dreamy, blush shade but they do it in a few other colourways too. And at £39 I think it’s quite a budget-friendly choice, so it’s a keeper!
The lacy one
I was really impressed with Topshop’s range of dresses when I was browsing their website. Lace, frills & sheer fabrics are a huge trend this A/W and I think Topshop are really nailing it with their huge range of party/ seasonal dresses like this Velvet Lace Trim Aline Dress below.
The velvet one
Or the Self-Portrait inspired Laser Cut Bardot Prom Dress below which is a bit pricey for Topshop at £150 but is a great S.P dupe (another post coming soon on budget friendly Self Portrait style dresses.)
The Self Portrait style one
The wild card
So technically not a dress, but the English rose jumpsuit from Warehouse also caught my eye as it’s a wonderful take on the summer floral, re-imagined for winter wear. With a subtle nod to last year’s women’s tailoring/ feminine suit trend, I don’t know if I’d be daring enough to wear a floral jumpsuit in winter, nor if at 5’6 it would suit me. Either way though… I’m in love.
So what are your thoughts, are you daring enough to pull off a floral jumpsuit this winter or have you been lusting after a particular party dress this A/W?
Let me know if you’ve already found the perfect winter wedding outfit already in the comments below…until then my search continues.