Summer Wedding Style 2017

What to wear when your friends tie the knot this summer

One of the best parts about summer are the romantic weddings that we are invited to attend! Warm weather nuptials are the perfect opportunity to feel feminine and dress up. The rules always stay the same for wedding attire; stay away from white and nothing too short or sexy. This summer season, lady like details dominate from ruffles to floral prints, lace to bare shoulders.  Here is your guide to being summer wedding chic this year.
 
Beach Wedding
Even with a backdrop like the ocean, you still want to feel polished while walking in the sand. This season, invoke the spirit of carefree romance with a cold-shoulder maxi dress in a floral print. Flowy fabrics like satin and chiffon add movement and vulnerability to this fresh style. Pair this look with a chunky heel or flat sandals to be beach chic and take a pashmina in case the temperature changes. Compliment your look with makeup that lets your beauty shine through with nude tones on your eyes and lips and a warm bronzer on your cheeks.  Finally, finish with a spritz of a romantic, beach-inspired fragrance such as JAFRA’s Nerina.
 
Evening Semi-Formal or Formal
This summer, for a semi-formal evening look no further than a mid-length, body conscious, black cocktail dress. Ruffles, one shoulder and strapless styles update the look for this season. Accessorize with chandelier earrings, a jeweled clutch and black stilettos, and get ready to dance the night away! If the wedding calls for black tie attire, try a figure hugging, floor length gown in a bold color, such as yellow, orange or even a shimmery metallic shade of silver. The bright colors will give the gown a summer feel while still dressing up to the occasion. Complete your unforgettable look with a luxurious fragrance, such as JAFRA’s Diamond Blush.
 
Afternoon Wedding
If your invitation sends you to a botanical garden setting or daytime country club, the goal is to look polished and pretty at the same time (think modern princess as an inspiration).  Try a pastel colored, calf-length, lace detail dress or a ruched sheath dress in a delicate floral print. Accessorize the look with pearls, classic pumps and a clutch. For your makeup, try something in a pink hue, like JAFRA’s Full Coverage Lipstick in Classic Pink and blend a pink cream blush like JAFRA’s Cashmere Peony onto your cheeks. Finish your outfit with a romantic, yet sophisticated fragrance. JAFRA’s Paris Et Moi would be perfect.

Summer Suit Up 2017

Make a splash this summer in one of these new trends

Summer is here and that means bathing suit season! You may be tempted to keep wearing the same style from the past few years, but this season’s swimwear fashions offer tons of amazing choices for everyone! Haute designs include gingham prints, metallic fabrics and old school tropical florals. Don’t be surprised if you buy more than one swimsuit; this summer, swimwear is flirty, flattering and fabulous!
 
The One Piece Side Cut
One piece bathing suits are having a major moment this year, with a variety of twists to make them extra sexy. This summer, try a one piece with a focus on the side seams; slit openings with details like D-rings and laces hold them together! This style is perfect if you want to show some skin, but don’t want the full exposure.
 
The Criss Cross Cutout
Another chic one piece look is one with criss cross cutouts. You might be questioning the tan lines on this one, but it will be worth it! Look for one-shoulder and halter options. If cutouts show too much skin for you, look for styles with mesh in between.  Another bonus - you can pair this option with a maxi skirt après-beach for an insta-chic outfit!
 
Rainbow Bright
Rainbow prints on maillots AKA tank style suits are the happiest bathing suits on the block! Try a scoop neck, low back style with tie dyed, ombre or bright stripes! When choosing rainbow stripes, remember that vertical stripes are slimming, while horizontal stripes are better for svelte figures.
 
The Retro Bikini
High-waisted bikinis are making a comeback this summer and we should all be grateful! This style was designed to hide figure flaws and elongate your legs. This is also a great option for moms who want to feel covered when they are playing at the beach with their kids!
 
The Off Shoulder Bikini
Keeping on trend with dry land fashion, the off shoulder bikini top is your go-to this summer. This flirty style can be structured or wireless. Try one with ruffle detail for a super feminine allure!
 
The Bralette
The bralette bikini top is a sporty choice for the beach or pool this season. This style is lightweight, easy to wear and comfortable. Try a bralette bikini top in a knit or lace fabric for an extra wow!

Dressed for Summer

The hottest dresses for Summer 2017

The best parts of summer are the warm, balmy evenings. The warm air is so inviting and begs for everyone to enjoy. Whether you are on a sizzling date or hitting the clubs this summer, turn up the heat with these hot dresses for sexy summer nights.

The Bandage Dress
When you think of the provocative celebrities on the red carpet, you will often see them wearing a bandage dress. The name bandage dress might make you think of a mummy, and while the concept is similar, it is anything but scary. A bandage dress is a tight fitting dress made with a thick, stretchy fabric - usually a combination of rayon, nylon and spandex - that looks like it is wrapped around your body in layers. Bandage dresses define your curves and show off your figure. Don’t mistake this for a bodycon dress, which is flattering and tailored, but traces your curves instead of hugging them. This summer, try a bandage dress in a rose gold or other metallic fabric. Go for a mini dress that hits just above the knee with long sleeves for a sexy, yet classy combination. Finish with a fragrance like JAFRA’s Double Nature Glam, pair it with your favorite strappy heels, and watch heads turn all night long!
 

Summer Maxi Dresses
For those of you who want to feel sexy but are a little more conservative, the high-low maxi dress should be your go-to outfit! These on-trend dresses have a mini dress as a base with a longer fabric overlay that skims the floor. Don’t forget to top things off with a refreshing, yet fascinating fragrance like JAFRA’s Double Nature Crazy. A more daring summer maxi trend is the double slit, so you can show off your stems when you want to and conceal them when you don’t. 

The Fit & Flare Halter
One of the most sexy and iconic movie scenes in history is Marilyn Monroe wearing a white halter dress when the wind from a subway car suggestively blows her dress above her knees through the grate beneath her. Since that scene, the halter dress has become a symbol of summer sexiness. Choose this style to lift and define your bust while showing off your back and arms. Make it modern by choosing a shorter style to flaunt your legs. Complete your look with a hot scent like JAFRA’s Double Nature Sexy and watch the temperature soar!

From Hair to Eternity

Get swept up in these bridal hair trends

With everything from modern, polished glamour to soft, subtle romance, this year’s wedding hair trends have something to suit every taste. Here are just a few of the looks to look out for, and if you’re a bride, consider.

Tie the Knot (but not too tight!)
A loosely compiled top knot (once known as a bun), has made a huge comeback this year, complimenting the pale makeup palette seen all over the runways for a soft, romantic look. Hair should be pulled up gently and frayed, so as to frame the face. Note: this style is made for a floral crown or other similarly feminine adornment.

Embrace the Braid
For a similarly feminine, but more polished look, tightly pulled braided up-dos, ranging from French braids to nape-of-the-neck braided buns, are especially on point this season. An elevated update on the classic knot is a look that illustrates how much details can matter when it comes to upping your style game.

Soft Waves
If you’ve got long locks and want to accentuate them, there’s never been a better time to be a bride. Soft, mussed waves go particularly well with the romantic look du jour. A center part with a delicate crown is a subtle way to elevate beachy waves to ensure they’re not simply… too simple.
 
Statement Headpieces
Finally, if all of this light, ethereal stuff just isn’t for you or if you simply want to add to it, consider something more dramatic, but equally of the moment; a full headpiece of crystals. Seen all over the runways as a compliment to monochromatic makeup, statement headpieces elevate any bride to princess status instantly. They can be made even more dramatic with matching necklaces or earrings, so your entire face is framed in jewels. Clearly, not a daytime look, but an unforgettable evening a waits! 
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