With the return of summer’s wedding season comes the return of that classic dilemma: how do you choose the perfect wedding guest outfit for every big day in your calendar? If the invitations are rolling in, but 18 months of loungewear has you stuck on dress options, don’t worry. We’ve got you covered with the best-dressed guest styles for any celebration vibe. Try these chic picks...
1. The Boho Wedding
If fresh and floaty boho styles are your wedding guest aesthetic, opt for breezy dresses that throw in a delicate touch of glam. We’re talking glittering sage green maxis and tiered silhouettes with billowing, chiffony sleeves. Wear with metallic heels – gold is trending! – to work a laid back luxe feel from head to toe.
2. The City Hall Wedding
Sleek and chic is the style du jour for a city hall wedding, so opt for high quality fabrics and tailored silhouettes that cut just below the knee. You might want to go for something like the Pala D’oro Navy Print Carly Dress – which proves you can definitely ‘do’ florals in an urban environment – or the Wrap Pocket Dress in Khaki for a sophisticated take on the minimalist trend.
3. The Black-Tie or Formal Wedding
Most of us know that preparing for a black-tie wedding is all about glamming up. The term ‘black-tie’ is synonymous with evening events, formal gowns and tailored suits. However, this doesn’t mean you have to pull out a dramatic, floor-sweeping gown. Even a dress that falls above the knee will work, providing it’s well-fitting and comes in a deep jewel tone. Meanwhile, the Curve maxi dress in navy from Vero Moda Curve is perfect if you do want a longer dress. The hint of glitz will dazzle from day to night.
4. The Country Wedding
Sunshine brights and floral prints are perfect for a rural wedding. Fit in with your country surroundings by opting for ditsy designs and nature-inspired colour palettes. Something like the Pala D’oro blue-floral-print Sinead dress is ideal, with long sleeves for unpredictable weather. Meanwhile, the boldness of the Summer Sun Dress in Yellow lets you make a stylish, statement-making entrance.
5. The Casual Wedding
A casual wedding is the easiest and comfiest to dress for, allowing you to slip on low-key summer silhouettes that pair flawlessly with flat sandals. It is unlikely that tank tops, jeans and shorts will be considered acceptable (unless the invite says otherwise), but relaxed outfits are a go, meaning the Vero Moda Helyn navy strap dress and Kelly & Grace Weekend stripe jersey dress are great options.
Of course, it’s not just a well-chosen dress that proves integral to your wedding guest outfit. Explore our tips on how to layer your jewellery effectively too.