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BN Style presents “What To Wear”…to a Trendy Spring Wedding



Hi ladies! For this edition of BN Style presents “What To Wear” we are thinking ‘Weddings’. This season has already seen a splash of weddings almost every week, and you know we absolutely love weddings here at BellaNaija. So let us help you find the perfect outfit to get you Springtime ‘Owambe’ ready without sweating up a storm. Take a look at some suggestions that you could tap into to get you looking ‘ooh lala -ish’ for your next wedding invite. Yes, we know there is no spring in Nigeria, however, for this post, we were inspired by the gorgeous spring colors and style.

All the options you see below are all themed with one of the hottest trends this season; Graphics. They have been incorporated in fashion shows by Christopher Kane, Holly Fulton, Marc Jacobs and Mary Katrantzou. They’re all edgy, fresh and make you stand out from the crowd.

Option 1:

1: Origami Dress(Topshop) 2: Peach Wallet(Topshop) 3:Peach Sparkle Bracelet(Topshop) 4: Enamel C Hoop Earrings(Dorothy Perkins) 5:Grey Studded Shoes(Dorothy Perkins) 6: Heart Chain Cat Eye Sunglasses(Topshop)

A major reason why we love this dress is the patterns. The origami print gives the Peplum dress a nice texture and richness in the fabric. We decided to pair this with calm tones like the grey shoes and the peach wallet so the outfit has a more subtle look. Add a couple of dazzling jewelry and you’re ready to step out in style.

Option 2:

1: Sleveless Floral Print Shell Top(Topshop) 2: Wrap Maxi Skirt by Boutique(Topshop) 3: Cluster Cockyail Ring(Dorothy Perkins) 4: Red Scallop Bow Crossbody Bag(Dorothy Perkins) 5:Orange Stud Earrings (Topshop) 6:Ditswy Three row Pink Bracelet(Topshop) 7: DWENDA Courts(Topshop) 8:Polkadot Brow Sunglasses(Topshop)

This is definitely my favorite. Still following one of this season’s trends we paired a ‘flowy‘ white maxi skirt with a floral print top from Topshop. To accentuate and compliment the deep reds in the print we themed the accessories, from the shoes to the cocktail ring, to hold the look together.

Option 3:

1:Limited Edition Midi Dress(Topshop) 2:Art Deco Wrist Purse(Topshop) 3:Pastel Cocktail Ring(Dorothy Perkins) 4:Nude Curved back Wedges(Dorothy Perkins) 5:Diamond Stud Earrings(Topshop) 6:Preppy Clear Round Sunglasses(Topshop)

When I originally saw this dress I was immediately drawn to the beaded bodice. The pastel look is really in this season so why not go for a beautiful pastel green that has a pop of color and texture at the same time. We decided to pair this frock with a nude colored wedge heel to compliment the gold and brown in the beaded detail and still not take attention from the dress. Pair this with a pastel colored cocktail ring, a nude yellow wrist purse and some clear shades and you’re good to go.
Please note that the style advice given here are just suggestions and not to be taken literally.

Jennifer is the Beauty Editor & Style Representative of Get in touch - Send an email to: beauty(at) or style(at) | Follow us on Instagram: @bellanaijabeauty OR @bellanaijastyle | Follow us on Twitter: @bellanaijastyle


  1. moi

    March 20, 2013 at 10:49 am

    Thanks for the tips Bella!

  2. pynk

    March 20, 2013 at 11:01 am

    retro! lol @ not to be taken literally.

  3. jay

    March 20, 2013 at 11:11 am

    none works for me…sorry!

    • Cleo

      March 21, 2013 at 8:29 am

      You can say that again……it’s only the green bottom sequins top dress I may like to wear….

  4. zhelloyi

    March 20, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    Errr…thanks but no thanks.

  5. trendyrammy

    March 20, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    nice outfits but thats if you dont buy the wedding aso ebi *lol*

  6. fashionandstylepolice

    March 20, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    Like option 1.

  7. Jfk

    March 20, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    One word…bland!

  8. @ajiriavae

    March 20, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    Nice inspiration from Bella Naija.

  9. salsera

    March 20, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    option 3

  10. Berry Dakara

    March 20, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    Topshop and Dorothy Perkins only?

  11. chizo

    March 20, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    where did u get these non-sense from? I beg! make i breath.

  12. abi

    March 20, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    I agree with Chizo. A lot of nonsense. Besides we have rainy season and harmattan in Nigeria, not spring or summer. Enough of the pretentiousness!!

    • Dare to be beautiful

      March 21, 2013 at 2:16 pm

      Gbam, Enough with such nonsense ……Summer in Nigeria !!!

  13. suregirl

    March 20, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    they are classic for those that dnt know… need to update …like all the options,muahh BN

  14. Chic

    March 20, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    Not doing it for me none at all sorry Bella

  15. Cool cat

    March 20, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    @abi, rainy season and harmattan? You’ve probably been living in a cave not to have felt the scorching sun.

  16. Ready

    March 20, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    First, Jennifer’s surname changed. Woot woot! I may not always agree with her style tips but in my book, love should always be celebrated. Second, I noticed that most of the stores in this episode (?) are accessible online so we can get similar stuff from there…thanks for listening. Third, I like the colors a lot and they’re summery and happy looking so that works for me. Lastly, I would like to see an incorporation of Nigerian designers…I’ve seen some really beautiful dresses from Virgos Lounge and Obsidian that would work in a feature like this; help us to help our people by helping ourselves to the fab stuff they create. I know personally, looking at the pics from the Africa Magic something awards, even though I knew we have great designers, seeing their dresses on celebs made me feel like I didn’t know whassup in the domestic fashion scene. So please, outside of showing them in collections and who wore it best(s), incorporate Naij dresses into features…even if you have to create the mood board yourselves.

    • Princess

      March 22, 2013 at 12:53 am

      Story story…! Stooooorrryyy! Once upon a time… time tiiimmmee!! Abeggggyyyy

  17. Ms. Jayee

    March 20, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    I am sorry these wont ‘werk’ in Naija!

  18. beeess

    March 20, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    Love option 2…

  19. ice

    March 20, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    BN, show us smtin diff.

  20. Neni Stone

    March 20, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    These outfits are not functional at all. Not for Naija in any way. No, thanks.

  21. Bex

    March 21, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    Love Option 1

  22. Bola

    March 21, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    I dont know about the crop top and white skirt o…looks like a “le petite marche” outfit..

    • eloho

      March 21, 2013 at 5:41 pm

      lol @ le petite marche outfit!

    • dexter

      March 22, 2013 at 4:47 pm

      exactly right!!!dats aw most of dizlagos girls dress to dat event…lool

  23. didi

    March 22, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    I could not even take the time or get any interest 2 c d article.d title totally put me off.why in God’s name should d writer talk about how 2 dress in spring wen we av nufin lyk dat whatsoever.must we copy d westerners 2 d extent of being oblivious of our reality and God given identity.this is sad and dis includes our dear designers.wat is wrong wit rain/wet collection and harmattan/dry collection.God bless Nigeria.

  24. d

    March 22, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    abegi wen did 9jeria strt aving spring lets call our weather wat it is, even d oyinbos dat av spring sef d weather in d Uk is vry confused now cos its still snowing and very cold. nice outfits tho

  25. Mma

    March 23, 2013 at 2:49 am


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