It’s not just the bride who gets to buy a new dress, so let occasionwear experts (The Staff at The White Room) solve your wedding style worries.

MOB: I want to look really special for my daughter’s wedding this summer, but I want to buy something that I can wear more than once. I am going to the races soon after and on a cruise later in the year. What could take me through all three events?

TWR: Buying an outfit for a wedding is a major purchase but there is no reason why you can’t wear your special outfit again and again. A smart dress with a chic cover-up will take you through most occasions and seasons. Marisa Baratelli’s Silk gowns are perfect for year around weddings. MB’s silks will take you from ceremony to reception, plus the same outfit teamed with a hat or a statement fascinator will be perfect for your day out at the races and the dress on its own with a delicate wrap is just the thing for a romantic dinner on a cruise. Changing your accessories can give an outfit a whole new look for a different event, allowing you to wear it again and again.

MOB: My daughter and future son-in-law are having a black and white theme for their wedding, and I want to keep with the theme of the day without wearing all black or all white – what can I wear?

TWR: Black and white themes are a hot trend that looks sharp for an evening wedding. Wearing a monochrome outfit is a great way to tie into the theme. Jovani and Daymor both have stylish looks that are perfect for the black/white theme. Monochrome is fashionable and never looks dated so you’ll look back at photos of the wedding in years to come and know that you look fantastic.

MOB: My son and his fiancee are having a wedding that starts mid-afternoon and will go on late into the evening. The reception is at a smart city hotel. What can I wear to take me from day through to evening?

TWR: You will be wearing your outfit on the day of the wedding for a long time! Many wedding receptions go on into the small hours, so covering from the ceremony through dinner and speeches to hitting the dance floor can be a fashion challenge. An outfit with a jacket that you can take off later on is just what you need, giving you a demure outfit for the church and more of an evening look later on. A dress and jacket are a sophisticated look for the ceremony, but later you can let your hair down!