Maggie Marilyn’s Season 7 Collection Is The Fashion-Girl Way To Do Wedding-Guest Dressing
Summer doesn't just mean the arrival of long days, warm nights, and hours spent sipping cocktails by the pool. It also means you're diving headfirst directly into wedding season — and if you've got one or more on your docket, you'll need to make sure your wardrobe is ready. But wedding-guest dressing can be tricky if you want to show up in attire that's not only appropriate for the event, but also on-trend. Luckily, it just so happens that Maggie Marilyn's Season 7 collection provides pieces that check both boxes. Look no further for the styles you'll want to sport all season (weddings, or not).
On May 22, cult-loved eco-conscious brand Maggie Marilyn unveiled not only a totally revamped website — complete with extensive background on its sustainable practices and plans for the future — but also its Season 7 collection of incredibly chic clothing crafted in part from recycled materials. And while it's certainly worth celebrating the fact that the New Zealand-born brand has committed to make 50 percent of each release from repurposed materials by 2020, it'll be hard to divert your eyes from the current collection. Seriously, it's that good.
The timing of the line's latest launch couldn't be better too, considering it's absolutely brimming with dresses, skirts, jackets, and pants that will perfectly suit you up for the upcoming wedding season. You'll be able to stand out from the crowd (without upstaging the bride, of course) in bright, of-the-moment colors and slinky silhouettes made for dancing the night away; you'll feel so fashionable you may even hit the local watering hole afterwards to keep showing off your style.
Case in point, the Hey Sugar Dress, $895, a recycled polyester and silk hot pink number that'll swing and sway as you sashay across the dance floor. It's fitted through the bust but maintains lots of movement through the hips to the ankle-length hemline so you'll be free to move. Equally statement-making is the Take A Bite Dress, $695, a belted bias-cut slip in a sweet, on-trend shade of lime sherbet. Pair it with strappy bare sandals and gold jewelry for a glamorous, sophisticated vibe. And if shorter hemlines are acceptable, you've got to go for The Jones Dress, $595, a frilled mini-dress with fluttery sleeves that you'll want to wear forever.
If dresses aren't your thing, you can opt for the brand's Just Getting Started Blazer and Go Getter Pant, $995 and $495, and still be totally within the bounds of wedding-guest attire. The pieces, rendered in French blue and tailored just enough to lend a relaxed structure, feel completely party-ready, especially when paired with fun, trendy accessories like a straw bag.
Or does it happen to be you that's walking down the aisle this season? Maggie Marilyn's latest drop includes gorgeous white and ivory pieces ideal for the blushing bride on her special weekend. Wear the ethereal What A Feeling Dress, $695, as you float around your rehearsal dinner mingling with family and close friends, and don the easy, floaty Heavenly Dress, $595, to your morning-after brunch (the cotton-silk blend is so comfy, you'll feel like you stayed in your pajamas).
The non-traditional bride will fall head over heels for the $495 Eyes Wide Open Leotard, whose statement sleeves pair perfectly with a sleek white pant or mini skirt. Snag it for a chic bridal shower look, or even consider it as part of an effortlessly-cool reception ensemble — it'll photograph beautifully and you'll feel free to dance the night away.
Don't let the increasing pile of wedding invitations stress you out a second longer; just keep scrolling to score the party-ready attire that'll have you showing up in style at every upcoming event.
It's Up To You Dress
This bias cut dress expertly walks a line between vintage and modern thanks to the winning combo of a '90s slip dress silhouette and the on-trend lime green shade. Pair with equally-bright kitten heels for a mid-summer outdoor wedding.
Love Me Knot Dress
Whether the wedding's in a grand ballroom or outside in a garden, this dress has you covered. The knotted details at the sleeve and the sweet, subtle floral print gives off a glamorous, vintage-inspired vibe (and the sleeve means you don't have to bother with a shawl or sweater).
Hey Sugar Dress
Take this hot pink dress for a spin on the dance floor — it's made from recycled polyester with a cheeky silk overlay that'll swish and sway as you move.
Take A Bite Dress
Ready to take a break from floral prints and polka dots for your wedding attire? A slinky belted silk dress feels just as feminine — and especially flirty in a bright shade of lime.
Because We Can Skirt
A slip skirt in a bright, bold color is a great alternative to a dress for spring and summer weddings — the floaty material looks great on the dance floor, and it pairs well with knits that can keep you warm when nights turn cool.
Just Getting Started Blazer
Sport this blazer to any summer or spring wedding — the bold French blue is totally seasonally-appropriate — with coordinating tailored pants or a slinky skirt.
Go Getter Pant
You absolutely can pull off wearing pants to a wedding when they're as chic as this French blue pair. Add strappy sandals an a belted jacket to complete the cool look.
The Jones Dress
Shorter hemlines totally acceptable for the dress code? Look no further than this flirty pink number, which'll help you make an entrance when you step into the reception.
What A Feeling Dress
This bias-cut dress features fluttery sleeves and a detachable brooch that give the simple silhouette some added glamour. It's old-Hollywood meets modern fashion-girl — and it's ideal for a bridal moment.
The Heavenly Dress
A cotton-silk blend with a simple silhouette (save for the feminine frilled ruffle at the bottom), this dress is made for easy summer days.
Eyes Wide Open Leotard
All eyes will certainly be on you in this statement-making leotard. The puffed sleeves and sleek white body look their best against white pants or a mini-skirt that can show off sun-kissed legs.
Strike A Chord Pant
Wear these white corduroy pants with a statement blouse and strappy sandals for a tailored summer look — a welcome contrast to the season's breezy silhouettes.