Weddings spur a shopping frenzy

Big weddings are coming back - and so is wedding guest shopping, says ⁦@HannahLRogers1⁩

6/12/2021 9:38:00 AM

Big weddings are coming back - and so is wedding guest shopping, says ⁦HannahLRogers1⁩

The invitations are stacked on the mantelpiece, the gifts have been secured from the registry lists. But now you know you can attend a big wedding this summer, what are you going to wear?Some might

,The TimesThe invitations are stacked on the mantelpiece, the gifts have been secured from the registry lists. But now you know you can attend a big wedding this summer, what are you going to wear?Some might have a dress waiting in their wardrobe (one that never got a debut in 2020). The eco-conscious will be renting their outfits

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à laCarrie Johnson. But the rest of us are going back to the shops.Occasionwear sales were boosted this week when it emerged that the restrictions on guests at weddings would be lifted (and couples would no longer have to pick only their 28 favourite friends and relatives).

At John Lewis, online searches for “mother of the bride” are up 252 per cent on last year.Sales of occasion hats have increased 158 per cent.LK Bennett, which specialises in wedding-guest attire, says some of its summer collection dresses are sold out and its eventwear sales figures have doubled. headtopics.com

Marks & Spencer’s line of midi-dresses with Ghost has been flying from rails since the launch last week. In the men’s department, searches for “tuxedo” have quadrupled since April.Millennials are driving a surge in clothing rental. At the Onloan website, there has been a 200 per cent increase in inquiries for formal wear this month.

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