It’s that time of year again – wedding season! Love it or hate it, you just can’t ignore it – so before you start stressing about finding an outfit or what to bring, check out Market Place’s round up of dresses, suits, shoes and gifts that will suit every celebratory occasion. Whether it’s your best friend’s wedding or a big birthday bash, you’ll be ready to face whatever the party season throws at you… (You can thank us later).
First up, let’s get the guys out of the way. A trip into Norton Barrie at Market Place will have you topping the ‘best dressed’ list in no time! These suits ooze sophistication and effortless style, so there’ll be no need to shy away from the photographer this year. Choose from a wide range of dapper designs in various colours, from black and burgundy to charcoal and sky blue. And there’s no need to go elsewhere for shoes either – pick up designs by Oliver Sweeney and Jeffrey West, and say hello to top-to-toe suave.
Dress to impress
So far, so good? Now, what about the girls? For a formal affair, you can’t go wrong with Warehouse’s expansive collection of picture-perfect dresses, from make-‘em-look maxis to elegantly simple shifts – choose from subtle hues, ditsy florals and high-impact prints… Heads. Will. Turn. Or for something a little quirkier, Zara’s party-ready collection of summer wear is bursting to be worn – these bright, bold colours and unique cuts achieve a classy yet easy-going vibe.
Shoes can make or break a look, help you dance for hours or leave you hobbling home early. Avoid the latter with a trip to Clarks – the home of classy, contemporary, yet comfortable shoes that will leave you dancing the night away. With a huge range of heels and flats in various shades – from subtle nudes to bright pops of colour – it’ll be easy to find the perfect accompaniment to your party outfit. Plus, happier feat = happier you!
Get the gift
Whether it’s for the bride and groom to be, or a birthday present for a special someone, this can be the hardest bit of all (well, finding an outfit was a breeze, right?). So, let’s keep things simple. Pandora’s eye-catching range of jewellery, featuring charms, bracelets, rings and pendants, make a uniquely special gift (it’s hard to look away from these beauties). Or for the happy couple, Debenhams is your one-stop shop… Take your pick from stunning glassware, homeware and décor, or go the extra mile with an unforgettable ‘gift experience’, like a champagne balloon flight for two!
Ready to hit the wedding circuit? We bet! Grab the confetti, pack your camera and let’s start the party season as we mean to continue.