Got a wedding to attend? Time to pick out an outfit! Here are five wedding guest outfit ideas (accessories included!) for any celebration.
As a wedding guest, we’re sure figuring out your outfit is at the top of your to-do list (alongside cash or wedding gifts for the newly married couple). Whether it’s keeping cool at a spring garden lawn occasion or getting glam at a glitzy evening affair, we’ve put together five outfit ideas to help you nail the perfect look — no matter the wedding type, season or celebration.
What To Wear To A Spring Garden Or Lawn Wedding
There’s just something about a spring or summer celebration that pulls us towards florals and foliage — and, in our humble opinion, sustainable label Reformation does greens best. We love the brighter splashes of yellow and pinks on this forest green, a deeper shade that we think is what keeps the floral print dress from looking too casual.
There’s also a sense of elegance coming from the sensible above-ankle length, small peplum detail, mermaid tail, bustier and scallop edge lace trim. For a day event, pair with a pastel yellow pair of strappy heels (or beige!) and whichever metal suits your undertone best (we’ve gone with gold here but you can always opt for white-gold or bronze!).
Spring Day Wedding — Look 1 Pieces
What To Wear To A Summer Evening Reception
Balmy summer evenings call for a little skin! If you’re attending an outdoor affair in the warmer months, go for something with a little structure in a softer or brighter colour — light, but not white. That way you can stay cool but look sophisticated and put together.
This sensual coral midi dress is lightly embellished with sequins on floral lace for that formal but not too stuffy balance. We love the exposed boning on the sheer corset-style bodice and the decorative knot buttons. To amp up the glamour, we’re going for a rhinestone-studded clutch and pair of sandals, along with some diamonds and gemstone-studded jewellery.
Summer Evening Reception — Look 2 Pieces
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What To Wear To A Black Tie Formal Event
What exactly is Black Tie? Good question! A semi-formal Western dress code for evening events, you’ll be in want of a floor-length gown (although this can be flexible depending on the couple getting hitched!). Look for something elegant, like this gorgeous backless draped dress in deep sea blue. We think the small lace detailing gives it a hint of edge.
We’re pairing this with silver tones: white-grey pieces and oxidised silver jewellery like these dangling chandelier earrings, classic metallic leather stilettos and a chain purse. It’s giving sophistication!
Black Tie Formal — Look 3 Pieces
What To Wear To A Tropical Destination Wedding
Now do you have to wear colour from head to toe? Of course not! But we think a tropical destination wedding calls for a little fun! Go for something bright, especially if you’re heading somewhere tropical or beachy. Keep cool in a draped dress, with some flexibility to beat the heat (and room to eat to your heart’s content!).
We can’t get enough of this JW PEI bag, which comes in over 28(!) colours. Pair with some strappy gladiator heels (you’re welcome to go for black, beige or white!) and a stunning bold lip — we’re plugging MAC’s Locked Kiss Ink for a weightless liquid colour that promises to stay on all day, in heat and humidity.
Tropical Destination Wedding — Look 4 Pieces
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Something Different For Any Wedding Event
And finally, a “you can’t go wrong” pick! Instead of a dress, try a classy jumpsuit — like this halter-neck satin option in soft pastel purple. Black doesn’t mean you’re playing it too safe (it’s timeless!) so we’re pairing this number with some mesh ruffled heels and a teeny tiny embellished bag. Finish the look with accessories like silver-tone chunky hoops. You’re guaranteed to fit any dress code.
Timeless Wedding Look — Look 5 Pieces