For Spring and Summer 2013, fashion is dominated by very different facets of the colour spectrum. On one side sports monochrome and in-your-face fluro brights, and on the other side, sweet and subtle pastels are stealing our hearts. What better way to brighten up a miserable grey morning than taking a look at the beautiful assortment of fresh and new spring pastel collections hitting the shops, perfect if you are looking for wedding guest dresses or choices for fashionable bridesmaids this season.
With all this cold and yucky weather we are having, us girlies here at One Fab Day have been looking towards all the warm and bright Spring-Summer weddings of 2013. Ice cream and shades such as mint green, cotton candy pink and lemon sorbet have us welcoming Spring into our wardrobes.
Peach Pleated Maxi from Ted Baker ?199 | Lilac Polka Dot Ruffle Dress – Red by Valentino at Shopbop 570.42 | Nude and Pink Dress from Coast ?150 | Lemon Ruffle Dress with Bow Belt from ASOS was ?67.93 now ?37.76
Pastels have been no stranger to our eyes, as they made a big appearance this time last year too. The candy colours returned with an update this season as designers such as Erdem, Christopher Kane, Meadham Kirchhoff, Mulberry, Fendi, Prada, Sonia Rykiel, Viktor & Rolf and Valentino all dabbled in the trend by showing fabulous pastel gowns and accessories on the catwalk.
Purple Ombre Alice + Oliva Dress from Shopbop ?376.48 | Nude Pink Dress from Ted Baker ?129 | Mint Pleated Maxi from Ted Baker ?199 | Nina Ricci Pastel Floral Print Dress from Net-A-Porter ?2,700
To avoid looking too much like an easter parade why not mix it up with bold metallic jewellery and accessories A la Louis Vuitton who accessorised their runway with dipped point heels in metallic gold. Mixing up pastel with neutrals is also a great way of mixing this trend into your existing wardrobe.
Moschino Cheap and Chic Floral Macram © Dress from Net-A-Porter ?608.85 | Nude Pink Beaded and Sequin Dress from Ted Baker ?149 | Baby Blue Wrap Dress with Belt from ASOS was ?53.94 now ?37.76 | Lemon and Pink Midi Dress from ASOS was ?159.12 now ?87.65
Unsure about introducing full on candy shades into your wardrobe? Accessories are always a great tool for experimenting with new colours or styles and ways to tone down the super bright – more neutral tones will bring the colour down a notch, or conversely try introducing some bits here and there like a pretty clutch or a statement necklace. Watch out for a follow up post with the best accessories for your wedding guest outfits.
Lemon Embellished Detail Dress from ASOS was ?161.82 now ?57.99 | Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti Shift Dress from Net-A-Porter ?492 | Soft Pink Wrap Skirt Asymmetric Dress from Warehouse ?78 | Box Pleat Trapeze Dress from Hobbs was ?159 now ?69
So ladies what do you think? Are you as excited about these pretty Spring shades as we are? Let us know in the comments below if you will be embracing this trend!
And if your a bride looking to incorporate the trend then check out our list of the best wedding boutiques in Ireland.