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Wedding season is in full force which can be a fun yet dizzying rollercoaster of joy, laughter, tears and big emotions. Whether you’re attending a black-tie blowout or a modest backyard gathering, finding the perfect outfit can be tricky.
Our advice? Choose something that makes you feel incredible, but is also comfortable — you’ll be wearing it for hours. A faux-leather blazer adds a “cool factor” to most outfits. Also, a timeless recommendation: if you’re wearing heels, pack a pair of sandals or flats for later (let’s be honest — no one loves wearing heels, but they sure do look good).
Here are our favourite looks and accessories for the season, each capturing a unique style and vibe.
Our top five favourite looks
Look: Glitz and glam
Dress: Reformation Jeany Silky Dress
Heels: Steve Madden Partay Bronze
Pair the ultra-sexy Jean dress with these eye-catching heels from Steve Madden for a look that goes all out. Perfect for black-tie, the dress features an open back with button detailing and a fitted bodice. The straps are adjustable and the dress is 100 per cent silk making it deliciously soft and lightweight. The shoes scream Great Gatsby and feature a trendy square toe and back zipper closure. Made from vegan leather.
Look: Sultry vixen
Dress: Oak + Fort Square Neck Open Back Dress
Heels: ALDO Miran Strappy Sandal
Canadian brand Oak + Fort continues to impress us with its chic yet affordable fashion. The Square Neck Open Back Back Dress is a combination of sexy, effortless and trendy. Hop on the Barbie craze with the Pink Carnation colourway, stick to classic black or go with our favourite — Misty Blue. Pair with the Miran block heels for an elevated yet comfortable (hello Pillow Walk Technology) look. Psst: both the dress and heels are currently on sale.
Look: Classic and comfortable
Dress: RW&CO. Short-Sleeve Maxi Dress With Shirt Collar
Sandals: LIVOM Laced Flat Sandal
This maxi dress is made from 100 per cent viscose, making it machine-washable. It sits loosely on the body and comes with a self-tie sash to help accentuate curves while helping to hide the aftermath of a multi-course meal. The shirt collar and button-down give it a classic, elegant look, and paired with the ultra-comfy yet classy laced flat sandal from Canadian brand LIVOM, you’ll be feeling comfortable while looking stylish.
Look: Menswear chic
Pants: Reformation Mason pant
Top: Oak + Fort Corset Tank
Belt: Monopa Rhinestone Buckle Belt for Women
Heels: ALDO Taina Strappy Platform Sandal
Menswear fashion is in for a reason. There is something to be said about a woman looking fierce in what has traditionally been men’s clothing. The Mason pant from Reformation are not only amazing for work or a night out, but they can also be dressed up for a special occasion with a belt — we love this sparkler, available on Amazon — and some nice shoes, like these platforms from ALDO. We completed this look with a versatile corset tank from Oak + Fort to add a subtle sexiness.
Look: Flirty feminine
Dress: LIVOM Feminine Floral Dress
Heels: Oak + Fort Strappy Padded Heel
Snag this gorgeous floral dress from Montreal-based LIVOM, for a steal at $25.50 (down from $85). Available in light yellow and black with a delicate floral pattern, this 100 per cent woven polyester dress is casual and cool. It sits somewhere in between a midi and a maxi length, so show off your best ankles with these low heels featuring asymmetrical and padded straps. We suggest sizing up in the heels if you’re between sizes.
Make any outfit cool: Good American Faux Leather Blazer
No animals were harmed in the very cool, very real-looking faux leather blazer. This jacket has the ability to dress an outfit up or down. It’ll keep you cozy when the sun sets and will likely become an item you reach for again and again — well beyond wedding season. It has a slightly oversized fit and looks great with any of the looks above.
Switch to flats after dinner: The Drop Womens Monika Flat H-Band Slide Sandal Flat Sandal
These flats are constantly selling out on Amazon due to influencers calling them out regularly. We love them because they come in 23 different colours, fit nicely into a bag and keep any outfit looking sharp. The upper is made from 100 per cent polyurethane — a material that is water resistant and durable, and the outsole is 100 per cent thermoplastic rubber, great for dispersing impact energy away from the bones in your feet. In other words: these shoes look good and will keep you comfy on the dance floor all night long.
Top: Gatherall Bra (for larger breasts) or NEATS Nipple Covers (for smaller breasts)
The Gatherall Bra is a game changer for women with larger breasts that would love to wear a backless or low-sided dress. It gathers in the goods while holding a nice shape, plus it’s made from silicone adhesive which is washable, flexible and totally reusable. If you don’t have much to gather, nipple covers will do the job. We like these hypoallergenic ones by NEATS because they stay sticky after many washes.
Bottom: Knix High Rise Shaper Short
Knix is another Canadian brand we love, known for its highly compressive yet comfortable shapewear. These shaper shorts sit just above the waistline and just below the thighs, offering full lower-body coverage. They aren’t easy to get on, but once they’re in place, they’re comfortable and smoothing. Plus, they add a little lift to your bum. We suggest sizing up in these if you’re deciding between two sizes.
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