Wedding guest outfit | One dress three ways

Helen cocomamastyle | damsel in a dressWith weddings, Christenings and garden parties in the Summer months there’s always need for a posh frock in your wardrobe.  So when Damsel in a Dress asked me to try out one of their beautiful numbers I couldn’t resist. All in the name of research, of course!

I chose the Mayflower, a white dress (daring with a toddler, I know!) with a painterly print of blue irises creeping up. Florals are of course a summer style staple and never go out of fashion so this dress will feature in my wardrobe year after year.

Designed and created in the UK, Damsel’s dresses can be found in selected John Lewis, House of Fraser and Fenwick stores but if you’re further afield those clever people have every new mums best friend, the online shop.


Back to the Mayflower dress and I was asked to style it to feature on the Damsel in a Dress blogand Facebook page for a blogger style-off. Think The bake-off with dresses!  I kept the look simple with nude heels, subtle silver jewellery and a classic bun with shocking pink nails to contrast with the turquoise and cobalt flowers.
It’s easy to over-style dresses and tempting to get carried away with belts, jewellery and statement shoes but sometimes you need to let the dress do the talking, especially when it’s as beautiful as this.

One dress three ways

There are ways to put together an outfit without detracting from the key piece, yet still getting your accessory fix.  I’ve created three easy ways to complete a look with this one dress, with the idea behind each working for any printed dress.Damsel in a dress | 1 dress 3 ways | CocoMamaStyle

The dress:  Floral print dress, Damsel in a Dress

Look 1. Choose 2 shades that blend with the colours within the print

Jacket, Oasis; Sandals, Zara; Bracelet & Earrings, M&Co.

Look 2. Use only the main colour in the print as a bold accent.

Necklace, M&Co.; Box clutch, Kurt Geiger; Sandals, Zara

Look 3. Go for gold. Or silver, or bronze. Metallics go with any colour and add a dressier feel to your outfit.

NecklaceEnvelope clutch, & Wedge sandals,  all Oasis

What Damsel in a Dress said…

Helen of Coco Mama Style is the embodiment of effortless elegance in our printed mayflower dress. her choice of nude peep toes and delicate accessories paired with her sweeping chignon hair style makes this ensemble ideal for sophisticated wedding guest style.

If you like how I styled the dress you can head over to the Damsel in a dress blog or Facebook page to vote for me to win.

Damsel in a dress | Mayflower dress | CocoMamaStyleHow would you wear yours?

Thank you to Damsel in a dress for inviting me to take part and for gifting me this beautiful dress.

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