Part of the fun of weddings, besides the cheesy music and free champagne, is getting the chance to dress up. The bride might be the star attraction, but as a guest you also get to wear the kinds of dresses you normally only fantasise about.
And there have been plenty of knockout red carpet looks that have got us daydreaming this year. With wedding season still in full swing, now’s the time to recreate your favourite look and claim your title as most stylish wedding guest.
Thanks to a lust-worthy wardrobe and impossibly perfect hair, even whilst being five-months pregnant, Blake Lively is one of the hottest stars around. After showcasing an array of dazzling dresses this summer, all without a maternity waistband in sight, she’s perfect style inspiration.
Here’s a quick guide to help you steal her wedding-ready signature look.
Nailing flawless beauty
‘I did not wake up like this’, reads the caption to Lively’s Instagram post. This is what she does so well – a glowing and dewy blush that somehow always looks natural.
Knowing that weddings are full of amateur and professional photographers makes it tempting to go overboard. The key to a modern, fresh look Lively would be proud of is to keep it light. Go easy on the contour, but use an illuminator to open up your face. Add a subtle smokey eye in golden nudes and some natural false eyelashes, and that’s you photo-perfect and ready to go.
Cheat your way to Cali-girl hair
Long, lustrous blonde locks are Lively’s trademark. To make your hair as voluptuous and dramatic, you need to put in some preparation beforehand. There are lots of vitamin supplements on the market that’ll improve the quality of your hair, as well your skin and nails.
Colour is also important. Treat yourself to a girly day out at the hairdressers, and ask for balayage to cheat your way to a natural sun-kissed look. By the time the wedding comes around, you’ll be desperate to show it off. Lively is a big fan of relaxed 20s’ style waves, which also happen to be a perfectly glamourous wedding hairstyle!
The perfect party dress
From princess style red-carpet gowns to daytime body-con perfection, Lively always gets the fashion right. This season she’s been shunning shorter skirt lines in favour of the midi – perfect for a glamourous wedding outfit.
There are lots of midi dresses available to complete your Blake Lively inspired look. Go for a bold, simple colour scheme. Pair with statement metallic stilettos for an understated and sexy outfit to see you through the daytime ceremony and evening reception.
With the perfect wedding style sorted all you have to do now is hit the free bar and dance the night away!