What to Wear to a Spring Wedding: A Women’s Fashion Guide

With blooming flowers, thick green foliage and a (usually) warm temperature spring is often the season of weddings. Signifying the start of new beginnings, there is no season more perfect to tie the knot with the one you love. Deciding what to wear to a spring wedding however can be challenging due to unpredictable weather, but a challenge to embrace: think pastels, florals, a-line dresses and more. If you’re attending a wedding this spring, follow Sachin & Babi’s guide on what to wear to find the perfect spring wedding guest dresses and outfits. 

Embrace the Season’s Fabrics

Spring calls for light, breathable fabrics that offer both comfort and elegance. Opt for materials that drape beautifully creating a silhouette perfect for spring but will also keep you cool and comfortable such as chiffon, silk, lace and linen. Think flowing chiffon dresses and delicate lace gowns! If you are attending a spring wedding that is forecasted to be on the colder side, a faille dress offers slightly more warmth.

Choose Vibrant Hues and Pastel Colors

As the flowers blossom, so should you when you attend a spring wedding. Embrace pastel colors synonymous with the season such as blush pink, lavender, mint green and baby blue. If a darker color palette suits you better then opt for a bold coral, fuchsia or turquoise. We recommend that you avoid wearing black to a spring wedding as it can look unbalanced against the light and colorful backdrop. 

Consider Floral Prints and Patterns

For decades floral prints have been a springtime favorite, and that fact is no different for a spring wedding. A long floral dress or patterned a-line dress with delicate embroidery and complementing colors can be extremely elegant and charming. If floral patterns aren’t for you, play around with subtle patterns like stripes and polka dots. 

Select an Appropriate Dress Length

If you are attending a more formal spring wedding a long gown or maxi dress is a versatile option that can be dressed up whilst still allowing for movement and breathability. Midi dresses offer a good alternative for those that prefer something on the shorter side, while knee length dresses provide a chic appearance. Avoid tight mini dresses to maintain an elegant look.

Stylish and Practical Footwear

Spring weddings can mean unpredictable terrain, whether on grass, cobblestones or inside. Arrive prepared with wedge sandals or block heels, both of which are stylish but practical and will allow you to move with ease and stability. If you know that the wedding is outdoors, dainty flat sandals or slightly heeled ballet flats are also a great option. Make sure that your shoes complement your dress and if in doubt always pick the comfier option!

Layering for Unpredictable Weather

Spring weather can be very unpredictable with bright sunshine at one moment and spring showers the next, so it’s wise to layer. A stylish shawl, wrap, or light jacket can provide warmth during cooler moments without compromising your outfit’s elegance. A tailored blazer or a delicate cardigan can also add a sophisticated touch while keeping you cozy.

Elevate with Accessories

The right accessories can elevate your outfit to the next level. Choose delicate jewelry that enhances your look without overwhelming it. Think of dainty necklaces, simple bracelets, and elegant earrings. A wide-brimmed hat or fascinator can add a touch of glamor, while a stylish clutch or small crossbody bag completes your ensemble.

Use Makeup and Hair for the Finishing Touches

As well as accessorizing with jewelry and bags, hair and make-up is often the most underrated accessory. Spring weddings call for a fresh beauty look. Opt for lightweight, dewy makeup with a focus on a radiant complexion. Soft pastel eyeshadows and a hint of blush can enhance your natural features. For hair, consider loose waves, a sleek ponytail, or a romantic updo adorned with fresh flowers or a delicate hair accessory.

By following these guidelines, you’ll be well-prepared to look stunning and feel comfortable at any spring wedding you attend. Embrace the season with outfits that reflect the freshness and vibrancy of spring, and enjoy celebrating love and new beginnings in style.