5 JAN - 2023
Summer is fast approaching and with it, wedding season.
Weddings nowadays have fewer and fewer fashion rules than in previous decades, which is great but also makes things a little more confusing. Modern brides are foregoing traditional gowns in favour of elegant trousers or jumpsuits, the occasional groom skips the standard black tux in favour of a pastel suit, and even bridesmaids are skipping cookie-cutter skirts in favour of something they can wear again and again. This means that guests can express themselves in the same way. Colours, textures and feeling your absolute best is the go this 22/23 wedding season.
If you're fretting about what to wear to an upcoming wedding, never fear. We've done the research for you and have compiled a lookbook of incredible dresses that you can rock. Following, of course, the golden rules of 1) not wearing white and 2) not outdoing the bride.
Obviously inspired by the 2008 rom-com, here are 27 Dresses to nail the important occasion.
Sidenote! The majority of these dresses are available for hire if you don't plan to shop your heart ahead of the season!
Paris Georgia Remmy Dress
This simple yet elegant piece by Paris Georgia is a great option for your next event. A classic with a beautiful twist. This dress can be easily dressed up or dressed down.
Harris Tapper Black Mallory Dress
This stunner by Harris Tapper is the perfect option for the black tie occasion. Pair with your favourite black heels and a slick bun to give a truly luxurious look.
Wynn Hamlyn Linda Gown
Wynn Hamlyn is always the best option if you're needing something stunning. Paired with strappy heels and beachy waves, this is the one.
Natalie Rolt Rosie Dress
Natalie Rolt is certainly a wedding fave and you’ll see a few NR dresses gracing this wedding lookbook. This soft blue one-shoulder is going to nail the brief for your next wedding wonderfully.
Natalie Rolt Rosie Dress $126
Caitlin Crisp Forever and Always Dress
Romance at its finest. The Forever and Always Dress was inspired by love and long summer days. This is the ideal garden or seaside occasion dress with a halter-tie at the neck, a low plunge neckline, and a full skirt with two voluminous tiers.
Aje Eugenie Off Shoulder Dress
A strapless midi dress with plenty of volume, this number serves a curved neckline, fitted bodice with a cut out and boning, and puff sleeves that fall off the shoulder. To make a statement, pair with bright heels and a sleek ponytail.
Zimmerman Dancer Lantern Mini Dress
Zimmermann’s Dancer Lantern Mini Dress in the Spliced Lace Print from their Spring 2022 Collection isa silk crinkle georgette spliced mini dress featuring buttons along the centre front and bouncy sleeves with elongated floating cuffs.
Maggie Marylin Springing Forth Dress 2.0
This is a classic MM silhouette in Green Apple silk, paired with their distinctive knot. Picture this dress at a scenic outdoor setting.
Maggie Marilyn Nights in Rodanthe Dress
A truly stunning halter dress that you will wear again and again. Pair with chunky heels and a bright handbag for the ultimate summer look.
Ruby Marina Gown
Want to make a statement? This is your gal. The asymmetric ruffles are so flattering and will be a dress you’ll remember forever.
Revolve Cinema Jumpsuit
You will turn HEADS in this. This electric blue number will be fabulous for your next event. Wearing a jumpsuit means you can go wild on the dance floor. The movement from the silky fabric will even do the dancing for you! Be prepared to have friends beg to borrow this one.
Ruby Uma Dress
You will scream utter elegance in this stunning satin number. The Uma dress comes in shades of blue, green, and even black. A very versatile and fan favourite from the Ruby collection.
Bec and Bridge Kimberly V Maxi Dress
An elegant event wear style. The asymmetrical crossover dress features a plunging V-neckline and thigh-high split, complemented by statement black binding. You can wear this to the wedding and to date night the following weekend.
Bec and Bridge Celestial Cowl Neck Maxi Dress
If khaki is your colour, then you have to give this one a whirl. Classy and sexy sitting at a luxurious full-length finish, wear your favourite blingy clutch with this one.
Ruby Kata Silk Dress
Floral and fresh. If the dress code is bright, well meet your match. Summer in silks is always a good option and Ruby knows that. You’ll feel amazing in this happy piece.
Rat and Boa Paloma Dress Lemon
Be effortlessly cool and sexy in this lemon dress. It’s super flattering and wearable time and time again. Pair with gold jewellery and black heels for the ultimate look
House of Sunny Lakeside Hockney
Dress this one up or down and enjoy the knitted eco fabric against your skin. These dresses are super flattering and will be worn more than once!
Camilla and Marc Castille One Shoulder Maxi
Simple yet stunning. The Castille defines the term, ‘simple elegance’ and gives a fluid and breezy silhouette. The length ever so slightly skims the floor which can hide your favourite sneakers if you're eager to ditch the heels of this wear!
Camilla and Marc Izaro Maxi Dress
With unique gold and black stripes, the Izaro gives the illusion of a ribbed dress. Serving a clean and summery look, it can be dressed in gold jewellery, black heels or your favourite white sneakers.
Camilla and Marc Izaro Maxi Dress $595
Natalie Rolt Charmine Dress
While the lilac shade above is my favourite, this dress this comes in slate, white and black. She’s also one of my favourites from the lookbook for its elegance with the sleeves but is equally as flattering and sex,y which I’m a sucker for.
Natalie Rolt Irena Dress
Blue is going to dominate this wedding season. From soft blues to electric tones, Natalie Rolt has you covered yet again. This Australian-made Australian-made number will be one for the memory books. The keyhole cut-out can be adjusted to your preference are through the straps to make this adaptable to whatever occasion.
Understated yet elegant, the Spencer Dress features a modest empire line and hidden zip with a bias cut skirt. Ideal for special occasions when you want to look fun and floral.
An everyday slip that will be sure to rock a wedding. Perfectly tapered to the body, this silhouette comes in tangerine or in olive - certainly timeless and will live in your wardrobe forever.
Helix Dress Wynn Hamlyn
Cinched at the waist to give an incredible silhouette,the Helix dress has been made with a lightweight woven material which means it won't be too hot or cold as you party the night away.
Olivia Cashmore Sweet Pea Dress
There's no denying that sometimes the most simple pieces are the best. Perfect for throwing on and running out the door, that go-to garment will pair with any shoe and accessory that you choose - the Sweet Pea Dress encompasses this!
Aje Gianna Puff Sleeve Mini Dress
Last but not least, The Gianna Puff is the final number to conclude our collection of 27 dresses. Aje provides the perfect playful mini dress in lightweight cotton with a contemporary corseted waist. Pair with sneakers or heels to take you from the ceremony to the dance floor with friends.