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Dress codes decoded: A stylish guide to navigating Spring wedding season 2023

Check out the top 5 Spring wedding dress codes and what you should wear to help you navigate the busy season ahead.

As spring bursts in with vibrant colours, the sweet sound of wedding bells chimes in, signalling the eagerly anticipated wedding season. Excite and curiosity bubble up with each invitation that arrives. Amidst the whirlwind of emotions, one question remains: What on earth should I wear? Buckle up as we unravel the secrets of wedding fashion for him and her. 

This wedding season is about flaunting timeless blacks and bold neutrals —think refined greys, dreamy blushes, and angelic creams. These colours effortlessly blend with the season’s blossoms, ensuring you’re a showstopper in your own right.

Whether you’re heading to a chill courtyard “I do” or a grand ballroom affair, picking the perfect outfit doesn’t need to feel like a chore. We’ve broken down the top 5 wedding dress codes and what you should wear to help you navigate the busy season ahead. Get ready to twirl on the dance floor and raise a heartfelt toast.

Cracking the dress code

1. Black Tie

If you’re lucky enough to land an invite to a black-tie affair, elegance is your middle name. Imagine yourself draped in a floor-kissing gown in rich gemstone shades or the ever-timeless black. This Seed Heritage black satin gown pairs perfectly with eye-catching footwear bling from Nine West and the perfect sprinkle of opulence with Sheike’s accessories range. Fellas, a classic black tuxedo from M.J. Bale, a snazzy bow tie, and crafted leather shoes from Aquila —boom, sophistication unlocked.

2. Smart Casual

The go-to for casual but classy vibes. A knee-length dress with a perky print, matched with trendy heels and dainty jewellery, captures the essence. Sheike is our favourite one-stop-shop for the best collection of modern, feminine, effortless dresses in various prints, styles and textures. Gents can roll into Peter Jackson to be fitted with trousers, a smart blazer, and a dress shirt minus the tie for that chill yet polished look.

3. Garden Party

These shout “nature’s romantic” all over. Floaty midi dresses flaunting florals or soft pastels help you blend seamlessly with the surroundings. Our favourite for this Spring’s garden wedding is the Sheike Gemma Maxi Dress in the perfect olive tone. Pair your look with a chunky heel from Nine West to ensure comfort and ease when dancing on the grass. Dapper gents opt for a light-coloured suit from M.J. Bale paired with a lively tie and versatile R.M.Williams boots to exude charismatic charm.

4. Beachy Keen

To match the beach’s chill vibe, head into Dissh to pick a flowing maxi dress in breezy fabrics like linen or satin. Embrace oceanic hues and pop on some shell bling. Men embrace relaxed elegance with light-hued linen suits and soft leather loafers from Aquila —a harmony of comfort and style.

5. Country Charm

This is all about rustic charm and class. Choose a dress that mirrors this blend—think earthy tones and understated textures—a midi dress from Cue with an asymmetrical hem or lace accents nails that desired charm. Get countryside chic with Peter Jackson’s tweed suits and comfortable leather brogues.


Spring weddings demand the breezy caress of lightweight fabrics like chiffon, silk, and satin. Fluttery sleeves, layered skirts, and delicate ruffles add a touch of enchantment to your look. Don’t forget to jazz up your style with chic add-ons—a trendy clutch, statement earrings, and a hat decked with dainty blooms. And remember, it’s all about the finishing touches, so ensure you utilise the tailoring services from Peter Jackson and M.J. Bale to craft the perfect fit and book in to look (and feel) your best with the help of a MECCA Makeup Expert’s unmatched makeup artistry skills. 

As you gather to celebrate love in the Spring’s embrace, let your attire mirror the occasion’s spirit. So, suit up, dance your heart out, and raise a glass to the beaming couple.