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The country wedding conjurs up images of fresh flowers, rustic barns  and a simplicity of days gone by… celebrate with the happy couple in a gorgeous dress.  Read our Country Wedding Fashion Style Guide for some great ideas on wedding guest dresses for a rustic wedding in the countryside.

Country Wedding Fashion



The country wedding conjurs up images of fresh flowers, rustic barns  and a simplicity of days gone by… celebrate with the happy couple in a gorgeous dress.  Read our Country Wedding Fashion Style Guide for some great ideas on wedding guest dresses for a rustic wedding in the countryside.

Being invited to a wedding in the country can pose some questions for what to wear.  You don't want to be overdressed - yet you do want to wear something that makes you feel special and lets you fit in with the charming rustic theme. 

We love a printed dress for a wedding as it speaks to the natural surroundings.  Try a modern floral in either a print or a lace in a cocktail length or just-below-the-knee midi-length and team it with a basket weave clutch bag for an extra country touch.  


     

Madelyn Dress in peach pink lace by Michaela Louisa
Bouquet Cape Dress by Silique
Abilene Dress by Joseph Ribkoff
Harley Dress by Joseph Ribkoff
Viena Dress by Very Very


Or perhaps it's a more upscale rustic-chic wedding, on the grounds of a beautiful vineyard, then you could try a more semi-formal attire look in a gorgeous pant-suit, flowing maxi-dress or classic midi-length cocktail dress.

    

Layered Overlay Jumpsuit by Take That
Pantsuit by Tres Belle
Midnight in Paris Maxi Kaftan Dress by INOA
Anastasia Dress by Joseph Ribkoff
Clemence Dress by Joseph Ribkoff


* Remember to wear a wedge-heel or a block-heeled shoe so that you don't sink into the grass.

At Wardrobe Fashion, we thoughtfully curate our brands to present you with the most beautiful outfit choices for the special wedding day. Jesse Harper dresses and separates, Joseph Ribkoff dresses and Layla Jones dresses are just a few of the many fashion choices we stock that truly meet the needs of the modern Wedding Guest.

Wardrobe Fashion has one of the largest & unique selections of Mother of the Bride dresses, Mother of the Groom dresses, Cocktail Dresses & Wedding Guest fashion in Australia, including popular brands; Layla Jones, Jesse Harper, Zaliea, Joseph Ribkoff, Frank Lyman, Montique, Michaela Louisa, INOA, Very Very, Tres Belle, Take That and more.

From the majestic villas of Europe to the stunning sunsets of Hawaii, going to a wedding in an exotic location is very exciting. Be guided by the wedding location to help you select what to wear; will it be outdoors, in the grounds of a castle, on a beach, or indoors in a French ballroom? 

Destination Wedding Fashion


Italy, Bali, France, Fiji, Phuket, USA, New Zealand...
- you've just been invited to a destination wedding, now to pick your outfit for the special day. 
Read our Destination Wedding Fashion Style Guide to put you in the right direction.

From the majestic villas of Europe to the stunning sunsets of Hawaii, going to a wedding in an exotic location is very exciting. Be guided by the wedding location to help you select what to wear; will it be outdoors, in the grounds of a Scottish castle, on a Fijian beach at sunset, or in a beautiful French ballroom? 

1. Style your dress to suit the surroundings and the theme of the wedding location by choosing the right colour, fabric and style of your dress. Aquas and pinks teamed with white are great for a beach wedding as they will pick up the colours around you.  Go for a lightweight fabric, in a floral or multi-print with a strappy sandal and a flower in your hair.

Amaya dress by Ping Pong Dakota dress by Michaela Louisa Flowerbomb dress by Frank Lyman Echo Dress by Frank Lyman Hibiscus dress by Frank Lyman 

Amaya dress by Ping Pong
Dakota dress by Michaela Louisa
Flowerbomb dress by Frank Lyman
Echo dress by Frank Lyman
Hibiscus dress by Frank Lyman


If it's a villa wedding you're attending, then opt for more drama - go for a bold shape, intricate lace, beading or a strikingly-modern print.  Accessorise with bold jewellery and a gorgeous heel. Think Sophia Loren!

Hydrangea dress by Michaela Louisa Farrah Dress by Joseph Ribkoff Aura dress by Joseph Ribkoff Tania dress by Frank Lyman Peyton dress by Michaela Louisa

Hydrangea dress by Michaela Louisa
Farrah dress by Joseph Ribkoff
Aura dress by Joseph Ribkoff
Tania dress by Frank Lyman
Peyton dress by Michaela Louisa

2. You'll also want to pack for the events before and after the wedding, like the Rehearsal Dinner and Post-wedding Breakfast.  Choose outfits that are still befitting the occasion, but slightly dressed down from your wedding outfit.  For the Rehearsal Dinner try a gorgeous shift dress and a shawl, or a slinky pantsuit!  For the Post-wedding Breakfast, go for something uber-comfortable and gorgeous... try an INOA kaftan or a gorgeous off-the-shoulder Joseph Ribkoff lace trimmed dress.

Purity Pantsuit by Take That Sequin Overlay Dress by Joseph Ribkoff Porsche Jumpsuit by Joseph Ribjoff Pacifico Kaftan by Inoa Chiara dress in powder pink by Joseph Ribkoff

Purity Pantsuit by Take That
Sequin Overlay Dress by Joseph Ribkoff
Porsche Jumpsuit by Joseph Ribkoff
Pacifico Kaftan by Inoa
Chiara Dress in powder pink by Joseph Ribkoff


3. Pack light but thoughtfully:  you'll want to take enough outfits with you to cater for all the festivities around the destination wedding, but you don't want to be weighed down with too much luggage.  Choose lightweight non-crease fabrics that can be rolled up and easily hung up at your hotel to let the creases drop out.

4. Just in case of you face some inclement weather, throw in a jacket or two.  Choose a 3/4sleeve length so it will work with any outfit. 


  

Rowan Jacket by Joseph Ribkoff
Mesh Cover Up by Joseph Ribkoff
Sara Sateen Bolero by Montique

At Wardrobe Fashion, we thoughtfully curate our brands to present you with the most beautiful outfit choices for the special wedding day. Jesse Harper dresses and separates, Joseph Ribkoff dresses and Layla Jones dresses are just a few of the many fashion choices we stock that truly meet the needs of the modern Wedding Guest.

Wardrobe Fashion has one of the largest & unique selections of Mother of the Bride dresses, Mother of the Groom dresses, Cocktail Dresses & Wedding Guest fashion in Australia, including popular brands; Layla Jones, Jesse Harper, Zaliea, Joseph Ribkoff, Frank Lyman, Montique, Michaela Louisa, Very Very and more.

Do you love to wear black to EVERY event? Well good news... wearing black to weddings is on the rise! Traditionally women have shied away from this dark hue when choosing their wedding frock, but fashion has evolved and so has our mindset. The key to picking the perfect style...

Modern Wedding Attire - The Black Trend

Do you love to wear black to EVERY event? Well good news... wearing black to weddings is on the rise!

Traditionally women have shied away from this dark hue when choosing their wedding frock, but fashion has evolved and so has our mindset. The key to picking the perfect style for the mother of the bride/groom, or guest of a wedding is first and foremost, comfort! If you are part of the bridal party, a perk of a black frock is you are camera ready at all times and don't have to worry about colour-clashing with another guest.

Black doesn't have to be boring, our wedding range includes stunning embellishments and features to make your look one of a kind!

See our edit of our TOP 10 black wedding styles below

1. 

Zip Spot Dress - by Joseph Ribkoff - AUD $289.95

 

2. 

Kinsley Cape Dress - by Frank Lyman - AUD $309.95

 

3.  

Julia Dress - by Joseph Rikboff - AUD $309.95 

 

4. 

Marian Cut Out Dress - by Joseph Ribkoff - AUD $319.95

 

5. 

Melody Dress - By Joseph Ribkoff - AUD $309.95

 

6. 

O'lay Layered Dress Monochrome - by Luna - AUD $129.95

 

7. 

Gwen Lace Dress - by Eve Hunter - AUD $289.95

 

8. 

Emmeline All-in-one Dress Set - by Luna - AUD $139.95

 

9. 

Lydia Zip Dress - by Frank Lyman - AUD $279.95

10. 

Carlotta Beaded Dress - by Laura K - AUD $289.95

 

 

VIEW OUR ENTIRE WEDDING COLLECTION HERE

Deciding on the best outfit for your daughter or son's wedding can be exciting and daunting at the same time.  You want to look your best for your child and to compliment their wedding style so the wedding photos of you by their side look amazing.   There are a several things...

Trends for Mother of the Bride

Deciding on the best outfit for your daughter or son's wedding can be exciting and daunting at the same time. 
You want to look your best for your child and to compliment their wedding style so the wedding photos of you by their side look amazing.  
There are a several things to think of when choosing an outfit as Mother of the Bride or Groom.  What's your personal style? Does your child have a colour in mind for you. Would you feel more comfortable in an elegant dress and teamed with matching jacket, a suit or a more elaborate evening dress. 
At Wardrobe Fashion we see a lot of younger mothers wearing dresses with jackets. The jacket makes the dress appropriate for a chapel service, and it can be taken off for the reception later.
It has also become acceptable to wear, elegant outfits that show some skin. The general trend is moving away from the traditional styles and towards a more hip look.
Mothers often put themselves last and leave their wedding outfit choices until the last minute, and they don't give themselves enough time to get the dress they want. It is also helpful for the Mother of the Groom if you have your outfit early so she has time to select hers. 
We have in-store consultants to help you find the should complement your daughter's choices for herself and the wedding party both in color, style and in formality. Bring a picture of your daughters wedding dress and a picture or fabric swatch of bridesmaids dresses so we can best help you.
Your daughter may envision you in a certain style or shade, so be sure to ask the bride-to-be if she has any opinions about your wedding-day attire.  You'll also need to discuss your dress with the mother of the groom, so you'll avoid wearing clashing colors, or worse yet, showing up in the exact same colour.
If your daughter doesn't have her heart set on a particular shade for you, you'll have plenty of choices that will fit her color scheme. Bone, off-white, navy and black remain the most popular shades for mother of the bride while sage green, sienna and pale to bright blues are steadily gaining ground. Black is a fashionable choice for ultra formal weddings. Only white remains a wedding-day taboo.
It's best to start shopping as soon as your daughter has chosen her gown and her attendants' dresses. Give yourself a lot of time,  You should begin shopping at least six months in advance to really get what you want. This is an important event, and you don't want to have to settle for something that isn't quite right.
Lastly, pick a dress that you'll wear again. After the last picture is taken and the bouquet has been tossed, you'll still have your dress. If you make the right choice, you'll have a great style that will work for cocktail parties, other weddings or after 5 event. Something simple, like a suit with a long skirt or a gown with a jacket, can be worn more than once.
Don't make the mistake of buying your accessories first. Find the perfect outfit to suit your individual style and then look for shoes, bag, jewellery and hat and or gloves if you like. 

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