Hello Niki, can you help, I’ve got a few weddings to go to next year and all dresses are either a bit frumpy or too posh? Do you have any suggestions? Thanks H

Of course!  This couldn’t have come at a better time, I have four weddings to go to this year so I’m also looking for an outfit, and like you I don’t want anything too formal or posh as that’s just not me…and I know I’d be unlikely to wear something like that very often.

You’re right, there are a lot of formal, frumpy styles around at the moment, but thankfully there are other options.  So if you’re looking for something a little more edgy or contemporary then I’d suggest looking at one of these.


AllSaints dress / Boutique black dress / Warehouse white dress, $130 / Warehouse pink dress, $84 / Poem shift dress, $69 / Warehouse green dress, $61 / Oasis shift dress, $58 / Green top, $54 / Reiss jumpsuit / Free People clothing / White shorts, $61

Another option is to choose a simple dress in a striking silhouette, and make a statement with the accessories you choose.  I love these alternatives to fascinates and hats!

statement wedding accessories

Head wrap hair accessory, $56 / Untold feather hair accessory, $16 / Hair accessory, $49 / Coast head wrap hair accessory, $43 / Rock ‘N’ Rose | Rock N Rose Stella Floral Bun Holder at ASOS / THALIA Peony Halo Headpiece, $49 / Linen Embellished Turban Headband – anthropologie.eu, $49 / Feather Hair Clip – anthropologie.eu, $31 / DIANA Jewel Gemstone Bobby Pin – Rock ‘N Rose from ROCK ‘N ROSE UK, $21

I hope that helps!  Let me know how you get on!!