I can imagine most of you reading this will be on the same page as me. Weddings, birthdays and hen do invites have officially taken over my summer before it has even begun and there's one thing on my mind: What shall I wear? (Along with the food that will be served and how much cake I can eat before passing out (there's never a maximum in my eyes), that is.) I'll hold my hands up and say that as soon as I get an invite, I automatically think about the outfit—in particular, which dresses I should invest in.
This year, I'm all about puff sleeves. Give me OTT sleeves and I think my summer wardrobe will be complete. There's also one particular colour that's also going to be ruling my wardrobe: yellow.
A long-sleeved midi dress is a surefire win. Keep it sleek and simple just like Marisa and you'll never fail.
The sunshine shade makes me feel instantly happy. There are so many yellow dresses everywhere from Zara to Ganni to that Self-Portrait print that's basically going viral that it's hard to choose between them all. With so many styles and shades, there's one that'll suit every size, shape, skin tone and budget.
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Forget the dread about turning up at the nuptials wearing the same dress as someone else—Evangelie Smyrniotaki and Tiffany Hsu make it the cool-girl way to arrive. Team with clashing print accessories for extra kudos.
Amal Clooney secured the place of the yellow dress in Stella McCartney at Meghan and Harry's Royal wedding last year.
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There's something about a textured dress that makes it look instantly premium.
Everyone—and I mean everyone—will ask you where you got this frock from.
The prairie dress is the perfect country wedding option.
Whether the wedding is at home or abroad, this is a go-to.
It's safe to say that collectively team Who What Wear is obsessed with this belted dress of dreams.
It's just calling to be worn with raffia accessories.
The subtle floral print and knot-front are all you need this wedding season.
It's the perfect 24-hour hem and sleeve length.
The wrap, the subtle puff sleeves… it's the dream dress, really.
Grown-up gingham will see you through wedding season and beyond.
Make shirtdresses acceptable for weddings by opting for a yellow ditsy floral. Note: Add strappy heels to complete the look.
Trust me—this looks so good on.
You'll feel like the belle of the ball.
The ruched detail is so flattering you'll never want to take it off.
The contrasting belt seals the deal for me.
A wrap dress is one of the pieces you'll wear again, again and… you get the picture.
Add a beaded bag and printed mules.
Ticking off so many spring/summer trends in one under £30 frock.
Next up, these are the backless dresses that are the ride side of revealing.