The warm weather, the flowers in bloom—it’s no wonder so many brides decide to get married in the spring. As you enter the coming season, weekends booked up with wedding after wedding, the need for a chic springtime ensemble (or twelve) is paramount. Whether it’s an elegant garden party, a destination event or a black-tie affair, here’s all the outfit inspiration you’ll need for every ceremony and reception on your calendar.
For cocktail hour, opt for something sophisticated yet feminine. A simple midi in a rich jewel tone is the perfect springtime alternative to the little black dress.
The Vampire’s Wife dress, $830, thevampireswife.com; Marni earrings, $540, marni.com; M2Malletier bag, $1,380, modaoperandi.com; Vetements x Manolo Blahnik pump, $1,585, net-a-porter.com.
If you’re beach-bound, keep it light and airy in a colorful halter dress and accessories that embody your tropical destination.
Peter Pilotto dress, $1,138, matchesfashion.com; Aurélie Bidermann bracelet, $180, matchesfashion.com; Hunting Season bag, $850, modaoperandi.com; Malone Souliers mule, $625, net-a-porter.com.
SUNNY & SLEEK
A bright color can still feel modern for a city soirée. Lend a slinky yellow slip dress a downtown vibe with edgy accessories and chunky gold jewelry.
You needn’t limit yourself to solid-colored gowns and black dresses for formal events. Spring calls for florals, and a floaty high-low gown is the perfect mix of fancy and feminine.
Victoria Beckham dress, $2,450, victoriabeckham.com; Agmes earrings, $380, agmesnyc.com; Aranaz bag, $660, modaoperandi.com; Gucci sandal, $695, gucci.com.
IN FULL BLOOM
Whether it’s for rooftop cocktails or an outdoor afternoon affair, rosy floral prints on a black background will transition seamlessly from day to night.
Erdem dress, $1,017, matchesfashion.com; Zoë Chicco choker, $1,450, zoechicco.com; Simone Rocha bag, $676, matchesfashion.com; Dolce & Gabbana sandal, $1,995, dolcegabbana.com.
Hit the dance floor in something fun and fresh. A ’70s glamour-inspired look, complete with dangly hoops and colorful sequins, will have you party-ready.
Temperley London jumpsuit, $2,595, modaoperandi.com; Charlotte Chesnais earrings, $740, modaoperandi.com; Mark Cross bag, $2,095, barneys.com; Walter de Silva pump, $995, barneys.com.