For weddings, it is the important finishing touches that make all the difference. Selecting beautiful accessories to enhance classic dresses is not only fun but also smart given the weather during the British summer can be unpredictable and often unseasonably cold especially in the evenings.
To prepare for anything the elements may throw at you, opt for a wedding wrap, shawl or scarf in superfine cashmere, light weight silk or a blend of the two. A well chosen accessory will take the edge off of the chill in the evening without bulking out your outfit.
For those with several wedding invitations this season choose a go-anywhere dress and then change the mood and the look by teaming it with co-ordinating accessories.
We have taken ‘The Little Black Dress’ to show how a little imagination can transform this wardrobe essential into three stunning, glamorous outfits. Wearing black used to be seen as a wedding faux pas, but it has become more and more popular. Look no further than Kristen Scott Thomas in Four Weddings and a Funeral.
Neutral On Black
The Little Black Dress is the perfect place to start. Just add luxury accessories to change the look to fit the style of wedding. Team it with neutrals, vibrant blues or animal prints . For classic elegance, evocative of the Audrey Hepburn era, choose a superfine cashmere wrap in a subtle animal print. Sophisticated black Italian long suede gloves lined with silk add a certain chic and are the perfect partner for a sleeveless or ¾ length sleeve dress.
Complete the outfit with a sleek understated black cylinder clutch bag with optional silver chain to give a hands free choice, especially useful for buffet weddings. Swap the silk scarf for the Maglia back fringe collar necklace and the outfit transforms instantly from daytime to party time.
Blue On Black
A rich sapphire blue can transform the little black dress into a striking and dramatic outfit. Gossamer light sheer two tone cashmere shawls in opulent tones of sapphire and indigo drape beautifully. Wear as a shawl or flowing scarf for a chic elegant look. Complete the outfit with navy and cobalt detail gloves and the Clio black and silver striped cocktail bag.
Black On Black
With black tie weddings ever more fashionable, that little black dress needs to take you from daytime to evening. Although not to everyone’s taste, combining black with black will add drama and individuality to your wedding outfit. Make a statement with one of the most dramatic accessories, the black cashmere ans Chantilly lace shawl. Team it with long black satin lycra evening gloves and a black Swarovski crystal embellished clutch bag with hints of bronze and pewter crystals are sure to turn heads. To complete the picture, the Anata necklace in black and gold made entirely by hand by Balinese artisans adds richness and a little sparkle.
After you've made an impression with your outfit on the rest of the wedding party, impress the bride and groom with a luxury gift from our collection of wedding gifts.