Say yes to these five unique wedding guest looks - all under £50
Wedding season is upon us and although we all love a good wedding, some of us are starting to sweat at the thought of the additional cost. From the gift for the happy couple to the overnight stay, attending a wedding can get very expensive, very fast.
But it doesn’t have to be that way when it comes to the outfit!
CastleCourt's latest campaign, We Are These Streets, features looks from 15 of the shopping centre's fashion retailers - all brought to life by home-grown modelling talent.
The fashion-forward looks prove that Belfast shoppers are fearless, edgy and individual when it comes to our everyday stylings.
Taking the campaign as inspiration for wedding season, here are some of our favourite wedding outfit ideas that break the mould and break the rules but don’t break the bank.
Midi skirts are not going anywhere! From Holly Willoughby to Victoria Beckham, style mavens love this flattering and feminine silhouette. By ditching the traditional dress and pairing a top you already have with a flattering midi skirt you can create a unique look for less.
This stripy, pleated midi skirt from Miss Selfridge is a great colour for a wedding and perfect for summer given its light, flowing cut. Just £38, this is a piece that will carry you through weddings and work this summer so definitely worth the small investment when you think of cost per wear.
One of CastleCourt’s newest stores, contemporary Danish brand, VILA, is all about feminine details and contemporary cuts. Could it be more wedding appropriate? Pastels and summer weddings go together like ‘bride and groom’. This baby blue midi dress is a delicate silk material, flattering wrap silhouette with a bold polka dot print. At less than £45, it’s a great option that works for day guests and evening guests. Pair with a red lip and layer on the gold jewellery for extra edge.
Sticking with pastels, this lemon halter midi dress is flattering on blondes, brunettes and red heads and looks far more expensive than its £26.99 price tag. The ruffle hem adds subtle drama and delivers a memorable look. Pair with nude to let this showstopper dress take centre stage.
The jumpsuit is ideal for those who want to test the wedding style boundaries and bring something completely unique to the party. This jewel-toned red, tiered jumpsuit from shoppers' favorite, New Look, is just £27.99. A flattering option for all shapes, this number requires very little effort to make a big fashion statement.
And for the guys? CastleCourt has male wedding fashion covered too. Those who say pink is for girls are in for a shock this summer. This soft yet bold suit jacket is an absolute steal at £49 (originally £69) and will show your confidence and edge in an effortless way. Pair with grey shirt and grey shorts or a white shirt and navy slacks combo and you’re good to go.
If pink just isn’t your thing, you can still spice things up by adding a splash of print. Brighten your suit and give the traditional wedding a look a new lease of life with this gently-patterned white shirt from Brave Soul (£17.49) available at DV8 on the ground floor.
For more wedding style inspiration, check out CastleCourt’s ‘We Are These Streets’ campaign now live across various formats in Belfast city and on social media at @castlecourtbelfast.
Belfast Telegraph Digital