What To Wear To A Wedding In Italy

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The reason I was spending a week in a stunning Italian countryside was to celebrate the love of two gorgeous people. Deciding what to wear to a wedding abroad is always tricky. Here are a few tips and pointers to get you started!

Italians are famous for being fashion addicted which means wedding guests will be wearing the most gorgeous and elegant outfits. Therefore dress up!

Bright colours always look great in a hot climate and also can make you look more glamorous. I chose a guipure lace dress in a very beautiful shade of red from Self-Portrait which has been internet famous for quite a while now. Quite a few celebrities and bloggers have been spotting wearing this dress and doesn’t seem that the hype is going anywhere.

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And I really think it’s definitely worth the hype. What makes this dress so special is is the construction. The bodice is well structured and provides an elegant shape to the midsection. The thick, nude lining runs almost the length of the dress and it really gives an impressive cage effect to the skirt. It’s the perfect dress for any summer event or any semi-formal occasion when you want to look glamorous and elegant.

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I paired it with black jewellery and tied a black ribbon to accentuate my waist. Coco Chanel and Christian Dior were huge fans of ribbons a long time ago and the trend is coming back. It adds a touch of femininity and sophistication to the overall look.

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I took photos outside the B&B I stayed – il Torrione. If you are ever visiting Castiglione del Lago I am highly recommending this place. I’ve never experienced such a fantastic service and the garden and the views were truly magical.

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I was so privileged to be there, it was a fairy tale wedding on a the Umbrian hillside with the most stunning views I will never forget.

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My Outfit:

Dress: Self-Portrait
Shoes: Asos (similar here)

Thank you so much for reading!


  • joanna
    August 31, 2016

    Such a gorgeous dress I love the color and you look stunning in it.

  • GlossyU
    August 31, 2016

    Such a beautiful dress!!! I love your outfit 🙂 .
    I must say you are right: stunning views. It must have been a beautiful wedding.

  • Mellissa Williams
    August 31, 2016

    That’s a gorgeous dress, it looks fabulous on you. Love the colour

  • Talya
    August 31, 2016

    What a gorgeous dress and how perfect for an Italian wedding!

  • Talya
    August 31, 2016

    What a gorgeous dress and how perfect for an Italian wedding.

  • Dean of Little Steps
    August 31, 2016

    That red lace dress is so romantic and sexy! The perfect dress to wear in a wedding in Italy 🙂 x

  • Toni | Gym Bunny Mummy
    August 31, 2016

    The dress is stunning, I adore the detailing on the hem

  • Elsie Pop
    August 31, 2016

    The dress is fabulous, but the matching pedi and those awesome shoes really take it up a notch! Italy is such a truly beautiful country isn’t it? I always find it unfair to everywhere else in Europe! xx

  • Newcastle Family Life
    August 31, 2016

    Beautiful dress, I love the colour – it really suits you. I bet that it was a wonderful wedding, I would love to marry in Italy x

  • Yvonne
    August 31, 2016

    Love the dress and the shoes. You look fabulous 🙂

  • Mummy Tries
    September 1, 2016

    Absolutely stunning dress, looks gorgeous on you 🙂

  • Jayne @ Sticky Mud and Belly Laughs
    September 1, 2016

    What an elegant dress, it really suits you 🙂

  • Lyndsey
    September 1, 2016

    Your dress is gorgeous. Perfect for any wedding really

  • Nikki Thomas
    September 1, 2016

    What an amazing place for a wedding, the views look gorgeous. That is a beautiful dress, you looked stunning.

  • Ana
    September 1, 2016

    Stunning dress design, however, I can never pull off a colour like that it’s just WOW to the eyes and it looks amazing on you

  • alina
    September 1, 2016

    That colour really suits you and what a gorgeous dress material. The views are stunning too.

  • clairejustine
    September 1, 2016

    Such a beautiful dress, love the colour, lace and style 🙂

  • Natalia Molinero
    September 1, 2016

    You are stunning! The dress and the heels are so gorgeous! and the dress colour matched the weeding decoration haha I love that color x

  • Tooting Mama
    September 1, 2016

    Gorgeous dress, gorgeous colour with brilliant styling – you really don’t need much for an outfit to look fabulous!

  • Jenni
    September 1, 2016

    Stunning dress and what a beautiful place to get married x

  • Silly Mummy
    September 1, 2016

    I hadn’t heard of Self-Portrait, but that dress is beautiful! Amazing colour too and I love the addition of the black ribbon. (Lucy/R is for Hoppit)

  • Ana De- Jesus
    September 1, 2016

    I have lusted after a self-portrait dress for a long time and yours is stunning. If only I could afford it.

    • Stylist Evelina
      Ana De- Jesus
      September 2, 2016

      I know they are absolutely stunning but so expensive! Self-Portrait will be having a sample sale in London 10-15 September (more info here http://rspvstore.com/). I thought you might be interested. I am definitely going 🙂

  • Laura - dear bear and beany
    September 2, 2016

    I love the colour and the lace, a beautiful dress and so perfect for a summer wedding. My favourite part of a wedding is shopping for a new dress x

  • Yvonne
    September 2, 2016

    This is a beautiful dress and I remember seeing it on your Instagram feed and loving it. Sounds like a wonderful wedding 🙂

  • Kara
    September 2, 2016

    That dress is stunning, looks lovely and cool too

  • Jordanne | Thelifeofaglasgowgirl
    September 2, 2016

    Your style is always so beautiful! I am actually looking into dresses for a wedding in November but don’t want to be too bright as it’s a winter wedding. I really like this colour on you.

    Jordanne || Thelifeofaglasgowgirl.co.uk

  • Grant R
    September 2, 2016

    A lovely outfit. How beautiful do those tables look in that setting? I love Italy! 🙂

  • Joanna
    September 3, 2016

    I think you chose a very elegant outfit for an Italian wedding. I simply love the shoes, they are so simple but so elegant in the same time. The scenery of the wedding venue is amazing!

  • Fashion and Style Police
    September 4, 2016

    What a pretty dress. I love the design and colour.

    September 25, 2016

    Great choice of dress it’s a great colour and style, love it!

  • Cathy Glynn
    November 17, 2016

    This looks perfect wedding attire and what a wonderful place to get married x

  • Musings of a tired mummy...zzz...
    May 19, 2017

    Amazing dress, I hope the wedding went well 🙂

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