Dress Code Decoder – Cocktail

For weddings that start after 5pm, – cocktail tends to be the most popular dress code. A cocktail dress code can be the perfect excuse to glam it up – however you should always keep in mind the basic rules about dressing for weddings – always keep it elegant. Remember that the bride and grooms extended family will be there – so a wedding really isn’t the occasion to whip out your latest body con mini unless you intend on giving dear old grandparents a hard attack.
Instead, opt for this seasons game changer – the midi gown.

The Dress – Elle Zeitoune from Pure Moda

This dress goes to show that you can still make modest look sexy! From the asymmetrical hem to the body hugging silhouette – there is really nothing to fault in this dress! Not to mention that the peach colour is the perfect colour for any spring or summer time wedding.
This dress is stocked by Pure Moda, so be sure to check them out to see this dress as well as a full range of amazing dresses that will get you through wedding season – no matter what dress codes are thrown at you!

The Shoes – Porter by Billini

The Bag – Mini Mia by Mia Italia

Another accessory I currently cannot get enough of is this 100% Italian Leather clutch by Mia Italia! It is the perfect size to pack in all of your essentials to keep you looking fresh no matter how many cocktails you might have at the reception!

The Hair and Makeup

While you should always keep on the side of modest when it comes to dressing for a wedding, a cocktail dress code is a great opportunity to go for a more dramatic makeup and hair look! A sultry smokey with a daring pair of false lashes and an amazing up-do would not look out of place at a cocktail wedding, so go ahead and get creative!

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