2018 wedding season is upon us. If you’ve RSVPd yes to Meghan and Harry, or indeed any others’ nuptials, it’s time for serious outfit contemplation. Now when it comes to deciding what to wear to a wedding, remember this: you’re tall, ergo people will look, so make it worth their while. Vow to be the best dressed guest – and ALMOST upstage the bride - with our ultimate wedding edit. And the best bit? We’ve chosen pieces you’ll want to wear again and again.
The royal wedding
If you’re on the guest list for Harry and Meghan’s wedding, the dress code is specific: "Uniform, morning coat or lounge suit / day dress with hat." Assuming you’re not rocking up in uniform, your dress can’t be too short or too showy. A Chanel-inspired shift dress with floral applique? Perfection.
The beach wedding
When the invite says beach wedding in Ibiza, you’ve hit the fun jackpot. But it can also represent a tricky sartorial dilemma. Formal won’t cut it, neither will heels in the sand. The smart money’s on breathable natural fibres and a flat sandal for dancing ‘til dawn.
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The civil ceremony
Nothing says chic like a classic shift dress and kitten heels. If you’re over 5’8”, you need a shift that’s tailored for tall, so the waist sits true and your hemline stays decent. Black is always on point, so too are statement prints. Perfect for the confetti-on-the-steps shot.
The festival wedding
It may be informal, but it’s the dress code that needs serious consideration. A printed maxi that nods to boho is your perfect starting point, your wardrobe needs tall summer dresses anyway. Keep your sandals flat (you don’t want to sink into the grass) and add a pretty cover up when the sun goes down.
The French chateau wedding
The wedding with the seriously chic dress code. It’s likely to be hot, so a sunny linen dress strikes the perfect balance between low maintenance and high impact. Accessorise with a glass of fizz in your hand at all times and the largest shades you own.