As you all know I LOVE LOVE WEDDINGS and I *may* be slightly obbsessed with them (my dream job is wedding planner). This year I’ve been lucky enough to be invited to 2 summer weddings abroad and sweet Jesus I can’t wait, however, with love and laughter and happy ever after (and sun and sweat and a wet upper lip) I do have a few concerns.
Being Hot and Bothered – Or as I like to call it “H&B”
There’s a few ways to tackle this – A pretty up do will eliminate sweaty neck syndrome. A fan, because you gotta live your best life sista and maybe one of those cooling sprays just to keep you sass. Also if you got space in your clutch a mini deodorant will do the world of good. Ps the shade is your friend and should be sought out in any given moment and taken advantage of.
Everyone wants to look beautfiu at a wedding, but there is also nothing worse than feeling uncomfortable. Go for lightweight clothing, pretty dresses with floral patterns to disguise sweat patches. A nice airy jumpsuit would be beaut or something long and floaty and grecian. Here are some of my faves around ATM which will not only make you look like you’ve just stepped out of your private jet, but will also be cool (in both sense of the word) as fuck.
Now I’m old and *curvier* my body on top of a spindly stiletto heel is like an elephant trying to balance on stilts. The bonus of an abroad or summer wedding is that you can wear a shorter chunkier heel (with embellishment and glitter obvs) or you can even get away with a pretty sandal…. especially if you’re wearing a long dress. If all else fails brave the stiletto until you feel you may die and then wap out the sandals/flip flops so you can dance the night away, without feeling like the soles of your feet are about to burn right off and may never fully recover.
If you’re over a certain size you will know exactly what I am talking about. The extra glam thing that happens when your legs get al sweaty and rub together and they basically explode – read as, cause a red raw rash. My saviour for this is Lanacane Anti-Chafing gel, yes that is a thing and yes, it does work.
A must – not only will you look extra you won’t be squiniting in all the pics. I’d wear your cheapest pair because if your name is Ashleigh Hitter or you resemble any of my personalty traits you will either, lose them, leave them behind, drop them in the pool, break them or sit on them… GO ME!
Now go and get yourself a banging outfit, make sure you get blind eye pissed and do all of the above that I’ve advised you not to do.
If you’ve got any other tips on keeping cool at summer weddings, let me know.