Wedding season has arrived, with lots of happy couples planning to get married over the summer season. It probably means we all have at least one wedding to attend in the next few weeks, meaning everyone is on the lookout for the perfect wedding guest outfit.
Weddings are exciting, but deciding what to wear can be a little overwhelming. After all, for women, the pressure is on to make sure you don’t upstage the bride in any way! A lot of weddings are themed or have a specific dress code, which can be an additional consideration for guests when shopping for a new outfit. So, when it comes to finding the perfect wedding guest dress, where do you start?
Dressing for a wedding can come with a lot of rules, with the main one being to avoid white at all costs! The time of year and even the time of day should be considered when looking for an outfit too. Dress accordingly for the weather, and choose an outfit that is appropriate and comfortable enough for both the ceremony and the reception. Make sure you understand the level of formality; can you get away with going casual or do you need to dress up a little more? If you aren’t sure of the dress code, don’t be afraid to ask!
If you have to ask if your dress is too short, it probably is. Weddings are elegant affairs and should have a dress code to match. While there is nothing wrong with a dress above the knee, just make sure you aren’t exposing a little too much!
Take into account some of the biggest trends that are appearing, and remember them when looking for your next wedding guest outfit. It might help narrow your search!
For SS18, vibrant colors have made an entrance with shades such as cherry red, emerald green and bold purple. For those who aren’t quite so adventurous, pastel colors are also a popular feature with pale yellow, peach and lilac making an appearance on the catwalks. As it’s summer, floral prints have made a comeback in a huge way which could make for the perfect summer wedding outfit.
So, for the perfect wedding guest outfit, consider your options. A midi dress is an elegant choice and is more than appropriate for a day-to-night type of wedding. Choose on-trend details like lace inserts or floral prints.
For something a little different, opt for a jumpsuit. Known as a great alternative to a dress, a jumpsuit will maintain that level of formality while adding an eye-catching design and comfortable fit. For an outfit that you’ll be wearing all day, a jumpsuit is versatile enough to see you through.
If a mini dress is where your heart goes to, you can’t go wrong with an LBD. While black can sometimes be frowned upon for a wedding, you can pull it off if you choose a dress with a decorative element such as embroidery, crochet detail or a floral print. Black dresses are also a popular choice if you’re just attending the evening reception.