Looking for the ultimate in wedding-guest outfit ideas? Call off the search and sit back with a cuppa—we have you covered for every possible church, city, location and vibe to come in 2018. To help you in your quest to be the coolest guest at any given event, we suggest you push aside the stereotypical ideas about
wedding attire and instead think about the different combos of the below wedding-outfit suggestions.
There’s absolutely nothing wrong with falling back on a floral dress (especially if it’s a wrap, and particularly if you pair it with satin mules). But you can also opt for a spring-ready suit that matches your new pastel shoes or tuck your favourite cashmere jumper into a chic going-out skirt. Better yet, you could just pull out your trusty smart black clothes from your wardrobe and wear those.
What we’re saying is, in essence, that there are no rules. Well, other than the fact that you want to look smart, feel comfortable and not make the bride feel upset. To help you with styling ideas, we’ve found fail-safe ensembles from statement skirts to pastels suits and the prettiest of dresses, click through our gallery below for the nine wedding-guest outfit ideas.
It’s okay to wear white—just ground it with non-bridal accessories. To help you with styling ideas, we’ve found 12 fail-safe looks that are just as chic as they are wedding-ready. From statement skirts to pink suits, click through our gallery below for the 12 wedding guest outfit ideas for when you can’t put on another floral dress.
Style Notes: Just because you’re at a wedding doesn’t mean your outfit has to be colourful. Take a tip from Olivia Palermo in a smart tuxedo worn with a mismatched bag so you don’t look too sombre.
Match this with a simple pair of jeans and sneakers for the morning after.
These will have multiple uses too—one for a wedding and the other for the office.
Add this bag for a splash of colour.
Style Notes: We’ve made no secret of the fact that the yellow dress is BIG this season. If you have one and little time to think about someone’s upcoming nuptials, throw it on, and you’ll be good to go.
For a more casual, non-wedding outfit look, simply wear a T-shirt underneath and a pair of Converse trainers on the bottom.
Princess flats are a completely viable option come wedding season.
Style Notes: This is the perfect mix of a feminine and masculine look. Wear a crisp white shirt underneath to accentuate the luxe of the suit.
Naturally, you’ll desire the matching For Restless Sleepers Silk Pajama Trousers (£400), too.
Style Notes: Want a real showstopper? Try a dress with a couture-like shape rendered in bold colours. You don’t have to go the whole nine yards with outré accessories, but we wouldn’t stop you…
A classic prom dress cut never really dates.
Well, if you’re going to buy a high-street dress…
Style Notes: Because who else would think to match up their silk dress with a turban? You’ll be sure to stand out from the crowd in this starlet-worthy combination.
Keep this in your wardrobe for the colder months, and pair it with a roll-neck.
Also very cute to wear as a neckerchief.
Style Notes: If you want to go short, it’s a great idea to choose something that has a vintage vibe about it—so it looks ’60s and modish rather than OTT.
We guarantee you’ll love this forever.
Wear with patchwork jeans by day.
Style Notes: Want to wow? Choose a bold colour for your outfit and a pair of matching shoes for added impact.
You know how quickly Mango turns around stock, so we suggest you jump on this one, stat.
You can even wear these with jeans or black trousers for a pop of colour in an outfit.
Style Notes: Okay, this one might be a bold look, but we know when you go for this all-pink look, you won’t regret it.
You can also wear this separately with jeans.
When you don’t want to wear the full suit, try wearing this with a grey tee.
Style Notes: Rather than netting and tulle and faux flowers, look for a headpiece that is simple but effective, like this one. And then you can still wear the other statement pieces you’ve invested in.
The handiwork on this is tremendously pretty.
Everyone will ask you where you found such a chic fascinator.
The gift that keeps on giving? An easy-to-wear pair of black sandals.
Style Notes: A minimal pair of heels and a simple top is all you need to wear with a standout skirt.
This is the skirt of our dreams.
All a fancy skirt needs is a simple blouse.
Sure, you’ll kick them off when dancing, but they are very gorgeous.
Style Notes: Stripes are big for S/S 17, so a dress in this pattern is no bad thing. And, thanks to the cotton poplin fabric, this is a great choice on a hot day.
Ideal for that destination wedding you’ve got coming up.
Style Notes: According to every runway everywhere purple is back with a vengeance—so use it as the unexpected hue, because everyone else will probably be in pink…
This purchase will give you so much joy.
Also, very cool with raw-hemmed jeans. Next up, the best bridesmaid dresses you can totally wear again and again. Opening Image: Style du Monde