Summer 2023: Wedding and Style Guide
Summer is just around the corner and it's time to update your wardrobe! Our summer style guide is here with the latest gorgeous fashion trends to help you look and feel your best for summer events. Whether you're looking to stay cool during the summer heat or make a statement with a bold fashion choice, we've got you covered.
This summer, it's all about summer black styles, bright colours, bold prints, and flowy fabrics. At Bombshell London, we stay on top of the latest fashion trends to bring you the best styles and fit for your body type. Some of our popular summer picks this season include stylish maxi dresses, formal tops, wide-leg palazzo pants, and our timeless ‘Edge of the Shoulder’ dresses.
Are you dressing up for a formal event or a beach wedding? Follow our summer style guide for our expert fashion tips.
4 Tips for Formal Dressing in the Summer
Dressing for a formal event can be challenging during the summer. Whether you are going for a romantic dinner date or gala, you want to feel confident and look elegant while keeping cool. Follow these tips to look your best for your formal event, without sacrificing comfort:
Choose Lightweight Fabrics
It’s best to choose breathable fabrics for summer such as linen, cotton, or lace. These materials allow your skin to feel cool which will prevent you from overheating. For example, the Liberty Fabric Tresco Tana Lawn Dress is designed to keep you cool while helping you to look glamorous for an outdoor or indoor summer event.
Wear Light Colours
Don’t be afraid to try out brighter colours – it is summertime after all! Dark colours also tend to absorb heat while light colours will help you to reflect heat and keep you cool. So, opt for light-coloured tops, dresses and shoes to match. If you are not a lover of bright clothing, try more subtle colours such as navy, dark red, or green. Our summer black styles are also a gorgeous choice.
Go for Shorter Sleeves
Wearing formal tops or dresses can help you stay cool while still looking stylish at formal events. Just make sure your outfit fits well and is not too restrictive. Do you prefer to cover your arms? Try 3/4 sleeves for a more modest look.
Try Shorter and Flowy Dresses
Shorter wrap dresses or midi-dresses are lovely additions to summer events. They can also help you to stay cool if you plan on being outdoors during the day. Pair these dresses with a fascinator to complete your new summer look!
What to Wear to a Summer Wedding
Summer weddings are beautiful. The weather is warm, the sun is shining, and the dress code can be more flexible. From black-tie affairs to beach weddings, here are some tips on what to wear to a summer wedding.
Match the Dress Code
Don’t forget the dress code when choosing an outfit for a summer wedding. The invitation should give you a clue about the level of formality. If it's a black-tie event, you may want to opt for a long gown or a sophisticated jumpsuit. Although, if you are invited to a more casual wedding, you can get away with a flowy sundress, shorter dresses, or even a skirt and blouse combo.
Try Brighter Colours
Summer weddings are the perfect opportunity to wear bright and bold colours. Don’t be afraid to try out designs with pastel colours and floral patterns. If you're daring, you can even wear a vibrant red or bright pink dress. Just be sure to steer clear of white, which is reserved for the bride. For a floral dress with a perfect fit, try our Tea Dress in Pink and Red Bows.
Whether you’re indoors or outdoors, lightweight and breathable materials are your best bet for a summer wedding. Avoid heavy fabrics like wool or velvet, which are more suited for winter weddings or cooler weather. Opt for cotton, linen, or silk instead. Our light weight lace dresses are also a fabulous choice. These fabrics will keep you cool and comfortable throughout the special day.
Accessories are a great way to add some personality to your outfit. Add a statement necklace or a pair of bold earrings to make your outfit stand out. There will be a lot of meet and greets so you’ll want to look your best - an informal hat may not be appropriate. Try a fascinator for a more stylish look.
Choosing the right shoes is essential for a summer wedding. You'll be on your feet for most of the day, so comfort is key. Consider a pair of stylish sandals or wedges. Avoid stilettos for an outdoor wedding as they can sink into the grass or sand.
Bridesmaids Dresses Ideas for a Fuller Figure
Finding the perfect bridesmaid dress can be challenging, especially if you have a curvier figure. Here are some dress ideas that'll flatter your body type and make you feel confident:
Swing dresses are perfect for those with a fuller figure. They help you to showcase your natural curves and optimise your waist. Most swing dresses also flare from the waist, helping to create a flattering silhouette. For a gorgeous and stylish fit, try our famous Gold Swing Sequin Gown, which is also available in a variety of colours.
Wrap dresses are perfect for accentuating your curves while still being comfortable. They also come in a variety of colours and prints to suit any summer wedding.
The famous Confident dress is a brilliant fit for those with curvier figures as it accentuates the natural shapes of the body. Confident dresses are also great for those who want a more comfortable and modest look.
Try the popular Confident Cap Sleeve Dress in Black Moss Crepe to suit any summer wedding. Another beautiful option is our Jade Invitation Collar Sarong Dress which helps to sculpt and conceal, while accentuating natural curves.
How to Stay Cool for Outdoor Events While Looking Chic
Outdoor events are always memorable. It can however be uncomfortable if you're not dressed appropriately. Whether it’s a garden wedding or a tea party, we have some tips to help you stay cool while looking your best:
Avoid Heavy Fabrics
As we mentioned earlier, lightweight fabrics such as cotton, linen, or lace are great for staying cool. Summer in London however can be windy at times so it’s best to check the weather beforehand when choosing your fabric. Ideally, you want a design that fits your body, while still keeping you cool – such as a wrap dress or Bombshell Kaftan Dress in Midnight Tropique.
Fascinators add some protection from the sun, but they also add a stylish touch to any outfit. Pair one of our lovely fascinators with your formal or outdoor outfit to complete your sunkissed look.Choose Dresses Designed Specifically for Summer
Summer dresses for outdoor events are often colourful, flowy, or designed with cooler fabrics. Go through the Bombshell London summer collection to ensure you are receiving the best fit for summer. Our summer collection often includes flattering Confident dresses, edgy midi dresses, or flowy wrap dresses for summer events.Choose Open-Toed Shoes
Closed-toe shoes can make your feet feel hot and uncomfortable. Sandals may not be appropriate for formal events but wedges and stilettos with a shorter heel may work well.
Style Guide: What to Wear to a Garden Party
It’s finally the perfect weather for a garden or tea party. These parties are all about enjoying the beautiful outdoors while socialising with friends and family. When choosing an outfit for a garden party, it is important to consider the setting, weather, and dress code. Here are some ideas for what to wear:Fabulous Floral Dresses
A floral dress is a classic choice for a garden party. Try midi or maxi length to keep your legs covered and protected from UV rays. Pair it with bright accessories and shoes to complete your look. You will fall in love with our Palm Print 'For The Love of Pockets' Dress.
Want to try something different this summer? Jumpsuits are a great alternative to dresses. You can choose a lightweight and flowy jumpsuit in a summery colour or print.Elegant Shoes
When it comes to footwear for outdoor events it's best to avoid high heels or stilettos, as they can sink into the grass. Instead, opt for flat sandals, wedges, or block heels. Don't forget to accessorise with a fascinator, sunglasses, and statement jewellery to suit the party,Avoid All-White Outfits
While all-white outfits can be stylish, they are not the best choice for a garden party. The outdoor setting can be dirty or muddy, and you don't want to risk ruining your outfit. If you do choose white, pair it with a brighter skirt or perhaps try pale or light ivory dresses rather than bright white.Don't Forget the Sunscreen
If you're attending a garden party during the day, be sure to pack sunscreen for touch-ups during the event. Evening garden parties are much cooler but you want to carry bug spray for those pesky pests.
How to Wear a Wrap Dress
Are you tired of wearing the same old boring dresses? Spice to your wardrobe with a gorgeous wrap dress with its flattering silhouette and versatile style. A wrap dress is a perfect addition to any fashionista's closet. Here are some tips on how to wear a wrap dress to any summer event:Choosing the Right Wrap Dress
Choosing the right wrap dress for your body type is easy as it’s quite a flattering style. You however should pick the right one to accentuate your assets. For curvy women, opt for a wrap dress that cinches at the waist and flares at the bottom. For petite women, choose a wrap dress that falls above the knee to elongate your legs. Not to worry – we have sizes up to 22 to ensure you find a dress that fits your figure.Accessorise Like a Pro
The wrap dress is a versatile piece that can be dressed up or down. To take your wrap dress from day to night, accessorise accordingly. A pair of statement earrings, high heels, and a clutch will elevate your wrap dress to a chic evening look.Don't Be Afraid to Mix and Match
The key to wearing a wrap dress is to choose the right undergarments. A seamless bra and underwear are a must to avoid any visible lines. If you're wearing a wrap dress with a deep neckline, consider adding a bodysuit for extra coverage. We also help you to accentuate your curves with our brilliant range of waist cinchers and dresses with a magical concealing cut.Styling for Every Occasion
Bombshell London – Update Your Summer Wardrobe
Summer is the perfect time to update your wardrobe with the latest fashion trends. Whether you're looking for a casual daytime outfit or a bold statement piece, Bombshell London has the perfect fit for your body. At Bombshell London, we pride ourselves on offering unique and luxury clothing for women of a unique style. We believe that fashion should be fun and accessible to everyone, which is why we offer an exquisite range of clothing for women with a focus on sculpting your body regardless of size.
One of the great things about summer fashion is its versatility. You can dress up or down depending on the occasion, and still look stylish and put-together. Pair our flowy summer dresses with some sandals for a casual daytime look, or dress up our midi-dresses with some heels and statement jewellery for a night out. Our clothing is designed with versatility in mind, so you can mix and match to create the perfect summer wardrobe.
Whether you're looking for a flowy sundress or a trendy jumpsuit to suit your summer style and event, browse our collection to complete your summer look!