It’s that time of year, Summer wedding season. If you’re anything like me you won’t want to wear the same dress twice so take the invite as an opportunity to treat yourself to a flash new dress, and maybe push the boat out for new accessories too. The money savvy student I am tries to get the best I can on a minimal budget, this entire outfit costs less than £20.
Arguably, the most important and expensive of the items. Although this dress was kindly gifted to me, it is now reduced on the Select Fashion website from £16.99 to £5.10 – honestly insane! The quality is fantastic, doesn’t feel like it’s cheap material or likely to rip. The style and pattern compliment the dress making it look a lot more costly than it actually is! It’s a truly stunning dress perfect for any occasion with the ability to dress up or dress down.
After a mass hunt for some beige shoes I finally found the perfect strappy heel in Matalan, originally £15 but was reduced to £9 when I got to the till #winning. I only ever wear heels for special occasions as I find them super uncomfortable and hurt my feet after a mere 5 minute walk. I’m not sure as to what the reason is, but these heels didn’t hurt my feet at all which meant I didn’t have to join the bare-foot or flip-flop club by the end of the evening.
Bag & Accessories
Being fairly efficient with the items I already have to my name, I remembered I had been given this bag as a birthday gift and it would be perfect for matching the dress! The size was perfect to fit all my essentials and not so essential essentials too. As for my accessories, I dressed it up with gold jewellery and a cream fascinator that my mum had worn previously for a wedding.
In order to get the perfect wedding outfit on a small budget it’s important to be smart and match things around what you or friends and family already have that you could borrow. Considering accessories are typically things you buy and wear once they’re like new and perfect enough to re-wear. This is when it’s handy to have a few matching bag and shoe sets to use at any future events as they can be colour coordinated to the outfit you decide to wear.
Select have a huge range of other occasion dresses available which are all super affordable and absolutely stunning. Here is a second potential dress I ordered, however I opted out of this one as it’s extremely Summery and of course it happened to be raining on the day of the Wedding.
Other dreamy occasion dresses include:
*Disclaimer: The dresses were gifted by Select Fashion, however this has not influenced my thoughts/ opinions on the product.