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.