From wedding dresses to groomswear and wedding guest outfits, there’s an exceedingly wide range of options available for those who wish to look and feel confident in their chosen wedding wear – even if it’s not strictly their wedding.
If you’re the one who’ll be tying the knot, though… well, there are certain both aesthetic and practical factors you must consider. Gibraltar weddings are great in terms of the likely weather, of course, with temperatures here reaching up to 30 degrees Celsius. That’s British heatwave material and more! But it does beg the question, what on Earth should you wear?
A wedding abroad means sun, sea… and the perfect beach wedding dress. Gibraltar weddings call for a dress that you’ll feel comfortable in, one that will fit the holiday vibe of a wedding by the sea. So, we’ve come up with some great dress ideas to inspire you as your big day looms.
Why not let Gibraltar’s spectacular scenery do the talking with a simple and timeless off-the-shoulder design? From the traditional chic of a straight-across Bardot to an adorable curve-enhancing sweetheart neckline, there’s an off-the-shoulder option for you among the many out there; let yourself shine among Gibraltar’s sandy beaches.
Meanwhile, fishtail or A-line dresses not only ensure a bridal look to perfectly suit your body shape, but can also help to avoid the nastiness of a visibly sandy hemline. The subtle flash of skin is a multi-season crowd pleaser.
Short and sweet
A full-length wedding dress isn’t for everyone, and if the thought of a long, tight-fitting wedding gown in the Gibraltar heat isn’t an appetising one for you, then a short wedding dress could be the ideal alternative. Whether you opt for a micro mini-dress or an elegant tea length gown, there’s no question that short wedding dresses add a unique, cutesy feel to a destination wedding.
Consider a high-neck macramé number – the textured pattern adds a little ‘something extra’ to your dress, while the high neck will offset the non-traditional length of your skirts. If you’re looking to transform from boho chic to high-octane glamour, try on a removable overskirt for those cooler Gibraltar evenings. Switch up your look between day and night with a snap of your fingers!
Break those boundaries
Being a bride doesn’t always mean having to wear a princess dress…try a princess jumpsuit instead! Jumpsuits can feature all of the pretty detailing of a traditional dress bodice – embroidered lace and chiffon appliqués – without all of the excess fabric. Jumpsuits are perfect for both strolling along the sea and dancing the night away.
Wanting something a little more professional? Try an ‘unstructured suit’ – minimal lining and shoulder padding make for a perfect destination wedding outfit. Blend laidback beach with smart and formal styles to stay cool in the Mediterranean sun. We recommend trying cotton and linen-blend fabric so that you can contend with the bright sunshine all day.
If you like the sound of getting married in the Gibraltar sun, why not let Sweet Gibraltar Weddings help? We can ensure your wedding is a pampering experience, full of love and as stress-free as possible. As part of this, we can provide the services of stylists and beauty professionals who will assist in making you look and feel your very best – so, don’t wait any longer to contact our team!