Choosing what to wear to an early evening wedding is just one of those tricky occasions where you want something that has that wow factor but you have to dress for an occasion which can start late afternoon and go on until midnight and beyond. So anything too daytime won’t work, nor will full on red carpet glamour.
The best dress for this type of event is something modern, chic and special – a few sequins here or there, a form fitting style, lace panels which you can combine with a great wrap or coat to be whipped off later on. And heels, nothing too heavy, metallic or nude unless black really flatters your legs – and it doesn’t for most people.
Black is fine as long as you dilute it with accessories and don’t go head to toe. You need something that really suits your figure, that flatters everything, that won’t crease, and that’ll look pristine for hours. One of my favourite designers for these requirements is Lauren Ralph Lauren which has properly now reached these shores from the US.