When we find ourselves in a style rut, we can always rely on French women to help us out of it. With an effortless approach to styling and the ability to make even the most basic of pieces look premium, we're constantly inspired by their wares. Which got us thinking, How do French women tackle what's arguably the hardest occasion to dress for in the summer? Naturally, we're talking about weddings.
Deciding on a wedding-guest outfit is never easy—even after years spent writing on the subject, we too can find it overwhelming. So we turned to six of our favourite French women to see how they dress for seasonal nuptials. From breezy dresses and quintessential accessories to the hue us Brits are often too tentative to wear, keep scrolling to see what French women wear to summer weddings, and then shop the outfits for yourself.
Style Notes: French women are known for their relaxed style, even at more formal occasions. For summertime nuptials, make like Aria and opt for a floaty floral dress and finish with raffia accessories.
Style Notes: When French girls go fancy, the general rule of thumb is to offset your chosen statement piece with minimal accessories. Follow Ellie's lead and pair a bejewelled minidress with simple strappy heels and a loop-handle clutch.
Style Notes: Jumpsuits are often overlooked on the wedding-guest circuit, but not by French girls. A cool alternative to a maxi dress, choose a printed style and wear with statement add-ons, just like Sabina.
Style Notes: For something sophisticated, why not try a pastel suit? You can even go sans top like Syana, as long as the neckline doesn't prove too plunging. A silk camisole underneath, however, will work just as well.
Style Notes: While many of us Brits will avoid wearing black to weddings, French girls see no problem in wearing the hue to nuptials. Anne-Laure gives her off-the-shoulder style a playful spin with multicoloured sandals and an effortless half-up, half-down hairdo.