Casual weddings what french women wear

casual weddings what french women wear



What wedding guests are wearing for weddings in our village.

I know you all love my series on “Weddings in our French village”. The last couple of Saturdays I have been lurking outside our magnificent 12th century church of St Michael in the centre of Grimaud to get photos that would give you a flavour of what the guests were wearing.

In the first image elegant trouser suits worn by women of a certain age.  I am guessing that they might have been the grandmothers of the bride or groom. Considerable planning must have gone into their co-ordination.

I am definitely noticing that the “dress code” is becoming more casual. Particularly among the men, some of whom were wearing trainers, especially white ones. I even saw one male guest in what I would describe as jean style trousers!!

For the women quite a few trouser outfits and hardly a hat in sight. A couple of the weddings seemed to have a colour theme. For example the photos below are from one wedding with a blue and white story.




Grimaud Wedding Navy theme




Grimaud wedding - Blackwhite theme


Black and white in evidence. I love the embroidery anglaise tunic on the left.



Grimaud weddings - Print


There were some great prints, maybe there were going to a beach party to celebrate after the ceremony.



Grimaud Wedding - Colour


Colour – Not as much in evidence as last year. View here.



Grimaud wedding - hats


The only two hats I saw all afternoon.





  1. Wendy
    22nd June 2016 / 17:31

    Love seeing what they’re wearing at French weddings and their more relaxed approach. They don’t seem to do the old matchy, matchy thing that a lot of British women go for. I wonder if that is the case at all French weddings or is it the heat in the south that makes them dress more casually?

    • 23rd June 2016 / 14:09

      Hi Wendy
      Yes I think that the location and climate does make a difference to the dress code. Some wedding parties go on to celebrate at the beach restaurants just outside St.Tropez. Having said that I do think that the majority of weddings in France are less prescriptive on what guests wear.

  2. Viv Butler
    22nd June 2016 / 18:14

    So chic and not a Jacques Vert in sight ! Don’t know about the men in trainers though!

  3. Jane
    22nd June 2016 / 20:29

    Love your wedding attire series! I can imagine how you lurk and casually take photos! All for the love of style, fashion and helping us girls out! Thank you!

  4. Pondside
    23rd June 2016 / 00:35

    I really enjoy this series. It is lovely to see what people wear in a real-life situation. So very chic, those two first women.

  5. Laurie
    23rd June 2016 / 21:18

    Such a fab idea to do this. Well the french just have that certain flair don’t they ? Some lovely outfits there.

  6. Wendy in York
    24th June 2016 / 10:07

    I went to a country wedding here last year & it was a frantic competition of fascinators, overtight dresses , stilletoes & spray tans . I wore Margaret Howell cropped navy trousers with a whistles navy & white silk tunic blouse – One of only two people amongst 300 in trousers . Felt happy with my choice though.

  7. 24th June 2016 / 14:53

    Hi Wendy
    Your outfit sounds gorgeous I am sure you looked stunning among all those fascinators!!!

  8. Ann
    9th January 2017 / 23:52

    I absolutely adore the two “mothers” at the wedding. Both are parfait!

  9. 5th March 2017 / 10:32

    Hi patty

    Thank you for your comment and enquiry.

    A cocktail dress sounds like a good idea for the wedding.

    You let me know in which country you live I will try and send some links .

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