One thing’s for sure about weddings in the South: you cannot count on the weather! One minute it’s sunny and the next a full-on rain storm is brewing. For this week’s Southern Style post, we’re celebrating the perfect (and quite stylish) way to weather the storm — wellies! (Or, as Lilly Pulitzer dubbed them, swellies!) Originating with the Duke of Wellington, these once utilitarian rubber boots have now been updated and styled for the perfect (and oh-so-Southern) rainy day accessory.
Image credit from left to right and top to bottom: Heather Forsythe, Gave Aceves via Ruffled, Ash Imagery via Ruffled, Lucida Photography, Meg Perotti, One Love Photography, Stephanie Williams via ELD and Susan Stripling via Green Wedding Shoes.
Since I never leave y’all empty handed, we’ve rounded up our favorite and most stylish wellies for today’s Shopping Guide:
A. Lilly Pulitzer Swellies ($72.47), B. In the Company of Dogs British Wellies ($79.95), C. Tretorn “Skerry” Rain Boots ($49), D. Kate Spade “Randi” ($125), E. Joules “Posh” Wellies ($99), F. Hunter “Huntress” ($125), G. Dover Joules Welly in Toupe ($64.90).
We want to hear from you! Did it rain on your wedding day? (I’ve heard that’s good luck!) Would you wear wellies to keep from soaking your tootsies? Have a favorite pair? (Mine are houndstooth!)
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LOVE wellies! I have a pair of fire engine red Hunter wellies myself and they are amazing. If it does rain on my wedding day, I will be thrilled to have an opportunity to show off my puddle jumpers.
Ooh! So pretty, Caitlin! If you need those wellies on your big day, I know you’ll rock them! xo, Marissa
My wellies are polka dotted, from L.L. Bean! Love them :)
Emily, I adore your wellies! xo
Em, you are a Wellie pro! I think you could wear them with a cocktail dress and still make them look great!
love love love! my friend just got navy ones with white anchors on them from target! these are so cute. love this post! now i need to find a bride who will wear these :)
Ooh, those sounds adorable! I hope you find a bride who wears wellies! Happy 4th! xo, Marissa
Great post! Wonderful to incorporate Wellies not just for rainy weddings but also rainy engagement shoots!
Wellies are so fun and practical! I love unique wedding shoes :)
Check out these Weddington Wellies
Perfect for weddings and festivals.
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