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What to wear to a wedding

Wedding invitations will soon start rolling in. Love is in the air (as is the confetti) and you can’t wait to snap the happy couple as they emerge as husband and wife for the first time! But you’re being snapped too, and everyone wants to look their best for professional photos – so we’ve got all the wedding guest outfit ideas you need!


What to wear to a summer wedding

Summer weddings tend to be warm and dry (although you can’t always rely on the British weather to hold up on the day!) so wearing something lighter and made from natural materials like cotton or linen will keep you feeling cool and fresh throughout the day.

occasion dresses,will bring out your femininity and give you that ‘dressed-up’ fancy feeling you want when you’re attending a special event. With a beautifully detailed dress, remember to keep it simple. You don’t need to complicate your look with any fussy accessories, just match it with a simple jacket and you’re good to go.

For summer weddings specifically, it can also be a good idea to go for something versatile that you can wear to the event and then get used out of for the rest of the summer. Our cover-ups, will also look great with your occasion dress, but they will complete any casual spring daytime look, and it isn’t lost in your suitcase for your summer holiday either!

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What to wear to a winter wedding

Winter weddings in the UK tend to mean wrapping up warmer and shielding yourself from the elements more than a summer wedding. However, this doesn’t need to impact your fabulous style! You can still pair your favourite dress with a pair of thick, neutral colour tights to keep the style you like a little warmer.

Alternatively, you could opt for a trouser suit or one of our elegant jumpsuits, Both culottes and a jumpsuit will give the same grace and elegance as a dress but with the comfort of trousers. Give the illusion of a full skirt with any of our pull-on culottes or create a tall maxi dress effect with a jumpsuit.

If you prefer a more chic, sophisticated look with glamorous accessories, go for something with a print. Bold print trousers with a plain top make the base for your outfit. It’s how you accessorise and style the outfit that makes you stand out. Pair these show-stopping trousers with statement jewellery, like a bold necklace or sparkling earrings.

Don’t forget to wear some glamorous heels to give you that extra flare, and no wedding look is complete without a fascinator.

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Alternative wedding guest outfits

Not every wedding that you attend in life will be the classic one we think of from British romcom's! There are lots of different weddings you might attend, and they could have dress codes that mean you’re go-to dress doesn’t quite work… here are some alternative wedding guest outfit ideas.

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Beach weddings

Destination weddings are becoming more popular – after all, who wouldn’t want to get married on a white sand beach and enjoy some coconut cocktails at their reception? Beach weddings tend to have a more relaxed dress code, but you can still bring some chic style with one of our colourful breezy tunics,and tailored trousers. You might just opt for some jewelled sandals rather than heels if you’re navigating pebbles or sand to get to the aisle!

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Elopements

Elopements tend to be very intimate and often planned very quickly – so chances are you may need to fall back on a dress that you’ve worn before if you don’t have time to get something new! However, if you have a little bit of time to prepare, it is always nice to have occasionwear that you can remember the day by, so make sure to at least find a fabulous fascinator and sparkly bag to update your outfit.

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Abroad weddings

Like beach weddings, you may be invited to a wedding that’s in another destination that has different cultural norms. For example, it’s frowned upon to wear white (generally worn for mourning), black, or red to an Indian wedding – the bride will be the one wearing red, so you don’t want to tread on her toes! It’s a good idea to look up the cultural norms before you go searching for an outfit, to make sure you are comfortable and happy, and so is the bridal party.

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Traditional religious weddings

Similar to what’s mentioned above, if you’re lucky enough to be invited to the wedding of a relative or friend who has a different religion or culture to you, you might not know what’s best to wear. In this instance, it’s a good idea to reach out to the bride and groom themselves and ask what is best to wear.
However, whatever style of wedding you attend, don’t forget a bag!

You’re going to need a bag because when you go to a wedding there are so many things you need on your person: lipstick (because lipstick up-keep is vital), tissues (because if you’re not crying the person next to you will be), confetti (for obvious reasons), and a camera or your phone to capture all those sweet moments of the happy couple. Keep all these essentials in a beautiful sparkly clutch or bucket bag that will complete your best-dressed wedding guest look.

Wondering what style of dress will look best on you? Our guide on the different styles of dresses can help! We’ve got lots of helpful advice and inspiration you can use to help you curate a wardrobe that you love.

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