This week five friends messaged me to ask if I have seen any wedding guest outfits for them, with all of them wanting something affordable but a little more fashion-forward than the customary floral shift dress. Zara has stepped up once again, as yesterday it launched a whole new section called "Dress Time," which is made for those on a hunt for formal—and not fussy—attire.
The standout pieces are the flowing muted floral minidress and the tiered maxi skirt in the same print, which on the website have both been layered together to create a sweeping gown effect. Attico fans will also love the kimono floral wrap dresses that can be dressed down with jeans and a T-shirt. Interestingly enough, "Dress Time" isn't just about dresses, as there is also a luxurious-looking palazzo trouser suit in a grass green and a canary yellow suit with dramatic flared trousers and a jacket with fluted sleeves. Oh, and shoes, there are shoes, too.
Scroll below to shop 13 of our favourite pieces in Zara's wedding-ready collection.
You can wear this with jeans at the weekend and smart black cigarette trousers to work.
The palazzo silhouette always looks expensive.
This muted rose print is ever so pretty.
Attico fans will love this robe.
This skirt would look amazing with a crisp white shirt or silk camisole.
Earrings are the number one accessory this summer, and these will instantly update any outfit.
These are for those of you who are unafraid to make a statement.
This metallic striped off-the-shoulder dress is perfect for destination weddings.
You'll want to see the back of this dress.
Add a white T-shirt and jeans, and you have the perfect outfit.
Layer this over jeans and a T-shirt at the weekend.
Mixing two floral prints on a shoe shouldn't work, but we love it.