5 Wedding Guest Outfits Perfect for Summer!
Posted on 22 June 2018
A lot comes to mind when defining Summer: longer days, fruity tooty cocktails, European vacations and special occasions like WEDDINGS. When it comes to styling for special occasions, our co-founders, Alessandra and Louisa, are the go-to gals to ask for style advice. One of the reasons they founded Mestiza New York was to put the fun back into shopping, making beautiful, unique, stand-out pieces that are accessible… “affordable couture” if you will!
The first thing to consider is, where is the wedding? What’s the attire? What’s the theme? The dress should be your defining asset and then it should be styled with accouterments like big earrings, fabulous shoes and a smart clutch. It doesn’t matter if you’re a woman over 50 or under 25, Alessandra and Louisa have put together some standout outfits based on their experience as professional shoppers and wedding attendees!
A Floral Affair – An Outdoor Wedding
Here we have the Deia Spaghetti Strap Mini Dress. We envision our clients wearing this to an outdoor Summer wedding. It shows just the right amount of skin so you look sexy and stay cool. Don’t worry – the background of this print is more of a grayish white so it won’t compete with the bride! We love it paired with some sweet shades for the outdoor ceremony and a stacked heel while you’re running around being the social butterfly you are! A pink shawl is the perfect pop of color, while also being the perfect way to stay warm when the festivities continue into the night. And a polaroid camera will let you revisit the memories for years to come (and polaroids are a perfect impromptu gift for the bride and groom!)
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I Wear the Pants Now – An Alternative Wedding Look
Dressing for a wedding doesn’t always have to be so literal. Who says you HAVE to wear a dress? Why not opt for our palazzo style Fancy Pants in dandelion gold paired with a silk tassel top that will still shimmy and shake on the dance floor? Both pieces, when worn together, make for a knock out look, but they can also be worn again with your favorite black tee or a pair of boyfriend jeans. Pair with beaded accessories for an extra chic touch!
To purchase, click the links below!Mestiza Palma Tassel Top
Mestiza Fancy Pants
Beaded Drop Earrings
The Midas Touch – A Black Tie Wedding
For a black tie wedding, we propose dazzling in gold! The Carmen Diamond Gown is a luxurious slip dress that stands out but isn’t over the top…understated elegance at its finest. Think if Daisy Buchanan and Belle from Beauty & the Beast had a great, great granddaughter…this is what she would wear. Keep it simple. Let the embellishment and the liquid-like satin do the talking. This is also a great option for the mother-of-the-bride. Golden drop earrings, strappy heels, and a sequined clutch provide perfect accents, while a white alpaca wool shawl with gold detail will keep you warm throughout the night.
Use your finger to smudge some gold eyeshadow across your lid (tip - dab the shadow on gently, slowly building up the color, and then use a second, clean finger to tap around the edges and blend it out!)
To purchase, click the links below!Mestiza Carmen Diamond Gown
Golden Drop Earrings
Alpaca Wool Shawl
Bird of Paradise – A Guest with Too Many Weddings and Too Little Time
If you’re invited to multiple weddings and don’t want to break the bank. The Natalia Ruffle Midi Slip Dress is the one for you. Why? Well, let me tell you about midi dresses and why we love them so much! This dress can be dolled up for black tie but also works for cocktail attire. The Natalia is just long enough to be appropriate for more formal affairs, while adjustable straps and a sexy slit make it much more cocktail party friendly. Then, when the party’s over, you can wear it casually with sandals…now that’s value!
In this case we've paired it with tropical themed accessories, including toucan tassel earrings and a bird of paradise clutch. Scarlet liquid lipstick will stay on all day, and sandals mean that your feet won't ache as you dash from event to event!
To purchase, click the links below!Mestiza Natalia Ruffle Midi Slip Dress
Toucan Tassel Earrings
Crystal Bird-of-Paradise Clutch
Blushing Bridesmaid – A Close Friend of the Bride
When you’re a bridesmaid, you have just as many events as the blushing bride! For bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, after parties, after-after parties, and all the extra tasks a bridesmaid has to do, this best-selling tassel dress will flatter your figure and have you prepared for ANYTHING. This versatile piece will take you from Charleston bar-hopping to champagne toasts at the Breakers in Palm Beach. You will blush from all the compliments you’ll receive!! A medium sized purse will carry all your essentials so that nothing is lost, and floral drop earrings add the perfect feminine touch. We also found a cute little bridal emergency kit in case the lady of the hour has a bit too much fun!
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