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We here at UKMums.TV love an excuse to wear a pretty dress and luckily for us it’s that time of year we all become inundated with wedding invitations. With our excitement comes a moment of panic as we throw our whole wardrobe out on the bed and stress about what on earth we will wear, and we know you all share the same struggle.

Unlike Ascot there is very little in the way of rules when it comes to choosing a wedding guest outfit (other than no white, obviously), so why not try something different this year and go for a vintage inspired look? Buying vintage is a really exciting experience and you can find some real gems hiding online, in boutiques and charity shops. Plus, there’s a good chance that no other wedding guest will be wearing the exact same outfit as you!

Take a look at our favourite vintage inspired dresses that are perfect for those summer weddings!

‘Dee Dee’ Navy Lemons 50’s Swing Dress – RRP £69
When life gives your lemons, wear them on a dress! The Dee Dee full circle dress features a flattering fit and flare shape as well as a striking lemon print that’s perfect for summer weddings. Wear a petticoat underneath for a full on 50s look!

British Retro

Dixie Retro Dress – RRP £140
This stunning wrap dress by Italian brand Dixie will add a bit of wow factor to your summer wardrobe and can be dressed up or down with a simple change of accessories. Its midi length is classy and features a black contrasting tie to nip you in at the waist.

Terracotta Boutique

Topshop Distorted Ikat Midi Dress – RRP £55
Make an artistic statement and rock the 70s vibe in the Topshop Distorted Ikat Midi Dress. This bold bohemian style dress from high street favourite is super affordable and sure to turn heads at any summer wedding.



YOKO 50’s DressRRP £62.99
A floral dress is one of those timeless wardrobe staples that you’ll wear year on year, and this little number from Hell Bunny doesn’t disappoint. The YOKO 50’s dress ticks all of the boxes when it comes to comfort and keeping cool this summer. Its vibrant oriental floral pattern makes it perfect for beach weddings! Team it with pink chunky heels to complete the look.

Hell Bunny

ASOS DESIGN pleated maxi dress with coconut buttons in leopard print – RRP £45
Leopard print is a fashion trend that has been around for years and shows no signs of fading anytime soon. It’s always on the catwalk and if you look round any office, tube station or restaurant someone will be wearing leopard print, so why not sport the trend this year at a summer wedding? Team this dress with a pair of black block heels and a bit of red lippy to channel your inner 50s pin-up girl!


‘Rhonda’s Revenge’ Red Poppy Fields Black Pencil Dress – RRP £60
If you’re feeling brave and want a dress that will really show off your assets, look no further than the ‘Rhonda’s Revenge’ Red Poppy Fields Pencil Dress. Its vibrant print and gorgeous Bardot style neckline will give you that vintage bombshell look!

British Retro

Aria Ponte Midi Dress – Navy Spot – RRP £110
Nothing cries vintage-inspired elegance quite like polka dots and a fold-over collar. Team this cheerful polka dot dress with a floppy hat, basket bag and red block heels for that French Riviera look.


Traffic People Club Tropicana Bianca Jumpsuit
– RRP £85
Not a dress kind of girl? No problem. With a decidedly vintage feel, this retro-chic design from Terracotta Boutique has a flattering short sleeve and fitted waist that flares out to sophisticated wide legs. Its vibrant print and playful charm is ideal for beach weddings!

Terracotta Boutique

Have you been invited to any summer weddings? If so, we’d love to see what you’re wearing! Share your snaps with us over on Facebook and Twitter @UKMums.TV


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