Summer Wedding Style 2017

What to wear when your friends tie the knot this summer

One of the best parts about summer are the romantic weddings that we are invited to attend! Warm weather nuptials are the perfect opportunity to feel feminine and dress up. The rules always stay the same for wedding attire; stay away from white and nothing too short or sexy. This summer season, lady like details dominate from ruffles to floral prints, lace to bare shoulders.  Here is your guide to being summer wedding chic this year.
Beach Wedding
Even with a backdrop like the ocean, you still want to feel polished while walking in the sand. This season, invoke the spirit of carefree romance with a cold-shoulder maxi dress in a floral print. Flowy fabrics like satin and chiffon add movement and vulnerability to this fresh style. Pair this look with a chunky heel or flat sandals to be beach chic and take a pashmina in case the temperature changes. Compliment your look with makeup that lets your beauty shine through with nude tones on your eyes and lips and a warm bronzer on your cheeks.  Finally, finish with a spritz of a romantic, beach-inspired fragrance such as JAFRA’s Nerina.
Evening Semi-Formal or Formal
This summer, for a semi-formal evening look no further than a mid-length, body conscious, black cocktail dress. Ruffles, one shoulder and strapless styles update the look for this season. Accessorize with chandelier earrings, a jeweled clutch and black stilettos, and get ready to dance the night away! If the wedding calls for black tie attire, try a figure hugging, floor length gown in a bold color, such as yellow, orange or even a shimmery metallic shade of silver. The bright colors will give the gown a summer feel while still dressing up to the occasion. Complete your unforgettable look with a luxurious fragrance, such as JAFRA’s Diamond Blush.
Afternoon Wedding
If your invitation sends you to a botanical garden setting or daytime country club, the goal is to look polished and pretty at the same time (think modern princess as an inspiration).  Try a pastel colored, calf-length, lace detail dress or a ruched sheath dress in a delicate floral print. Accessorize the look with pearls, classic pumps and a clutch. For your makeup, try something in a pink hue, like JAFRA’s Full Coverage Lipstick in Classic Pink and blend a pink cream blush like JAFRA’s Cashmere Peony onto your cheeks. Finish your outfit with a romantic, yet sophisticated fragrance. JAFRA’s Paris Et Moi would be perfect.

Nina Sutton is a TV host, spokesperson and beauty/lifestyle expert. She specializes in mommy beauty and style.  She is also one of the winners of People Magazine’s “Real Beauty at Every Age” contest and was featured in the April 2012 “Most Beautiful” issue. With an MBA and a business background in beauty, fashion and consumer packaged goods, Nina brings real world expertise to audiences around the country.

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