Wedding guest style wrapped up

The invitation has arrived, the date marked in the diary, the gift list scoured. Now the real fun can begin: what to wear?

A wedding, whether formal, informal, quirky, small or large, is still the best chance many of us get to push the boat out and really dress up (especially when our everyday wear is increasingly casual).

A flick through Instagram and wedding magazines reveals that there are now as many ways to get married as there are happy couples. It’s not unusual to see a bride in trainers, or even wellies, which means the clothing rule book for guests - if there ever was one - has certainly been torn up.

So, be sure to choose something special, even a bit unusual, and elevate your style beyond your ‘normal’ to make the most of the occasion!

Our top tips

  • Follow the dress code, if there is one. But don’t be afraid to be individual and stand out (without upstaging the couple, of course)
  • Be the best version of yourself: don’t try to wear something you think is ‘suitable’ if it’s just not you. There is nothing worse than being uncomfortable.
  • Wear shoes you can dance in (or expect to kick them off!)
  • Choose an outfit that will work well for the service, and still look great on the dance floor at midnight.

Ideas to inspire and excite you

Classic style

Florals, wrap dresses, high heels and perhaps even a hat. There is still a place for the traditional summer wedding outfit. Keep it modern with a quirky clutch bag and striking jewellery.

BA&SH Celie Dress £415

Fabienne Chapot Charlie Broderie Dress £159.99

Silk95 Roma Cape £140.99 

Hope & Ivy Claudine Dress £130

Stardust Naomi Blouse £127 

Oksana MBG Clutch £119 

My Doris Gold Tropical Leaf Earrings £19.99

Caroline Svedbom Mini Drop Necklace £67.99


Bohemian chic

Embroidery, handcrafted detailing and gorgeous prints are the essential elements of this trend.

FRNCH Jil Jumpsuit £120


Jaase Strawberries and Cream Print Dress £70 


Black Colour Luna Boho Wrap Dress £78


Somerville Crochet Clutch Bag £44.99

Macarena Alba Wedges £74.99


My Doris Mirror Drop Earrings £12.99


My Doris Half Chain Facet Necklace £24.99 


Sharp sophistication

Smart tailoring with a softer blouse is right up to date and can be really flattering. Even if you’ve always worn dresses to weddings, don’t rule out trying something different this year.


Part Two Naga Jacket £139.95 and Part Two Neannas Trousers £89.95


Vero Moda Tone Oversize Blazer £62


BA&SH Bianca Blouse £175


Marella Gomito Trousers £145


Part Two Naimi Shirt £79.95


Mercules Mini Arrow Bag £85


Shoe The Bear Sylvi Padded Heels £99.95