A massive day is coming up, though less so for you than the bride-to-be. You’re getting ready for a wedding! The good news is you won’t need to suffer countless dress fittings if you aren’t a bridesmaid, but it can still prove difficult to know what to wear as a wedding guest. Are there specific wedding guest dresses? Should you go for a jumpsuit, or will that be impractical when you need to pop to the toilet? We’ve got you covered at Style Cheat.
Here’s your handy guide to what to wear as a wedding guest, including some outstanding outfit ideas and some tips on what not to choose.
Maxi Dresses Are Stylish And Practical
British weather is very unpredictable at the best of times. Suppose the wedding reception is scheduled to carry on late into the evening. In that case, you want to be confident your outfit will keep you warm. Maxi dresses are a fabulous option for what to wear as a wedding guest since they’re available in plenty of fun prints and their length is practical. You won’t freeze to death in an outdoor tent like you may have done with a minidress, but you’ll still look incredible with a slightly cinched waist!
Our Harley spot dress in black and white would make a beautiful wedding guest outfit, particularly for a garden-themed celebration. A maxi dress with ruffles is particularly classy. It has a more exciting shape for a special occasion than your typical maxi dress.
Just avoid buying your outfit in white, because a long, white dress is reserved for the bride!
Trousers Achieve A Cool Look
We bring excellent news. If you aren’t a dress person, you don’t need to pretend to be one as a wedding guest! There are plenty of options for dressy trousers that make an incredible outfit, and they’re way easier to wear than a jumpsuit. Plus, no matter how many glasses of champagne you indulge in, you won’t have to worry about flashing anybody as you could with a dress or a skirt! Accessorise a classy strappy top with funky coloured trousers for a sophisticated and unique wedding guest look.
Our Nikki peach high-waist, wide-leg trousers work with any plain top to make a sweet, romantic statement. Peach is a gorgeous colour to wear as a wedding guest, and it’s not so light that you’d worry about staining it if you spill a little white wine!
Just avoid wearing a loose long-sleeved top alongside your wide-legged trousers, or you’ll lose your shape. Tight tops work best!
Wrap Dresses Are Down To Party
The afterparty is where the real party is, and a wrap dress is a fun piece to wear as a wedding guest. There isn’t the length of a maxi dress to have to consider since your skirt stops at the knees, so you’re ready to shake and shimmy the night away. Most importantly, wrap dresses are comfortable and not likely to come undone while you’re dancing, so you’ll feel much more secure than you would with slim straps!
Our Peyton angel sleeve, blush metallic, midi wrap dress is a dream dress for any wedding reception. You’ll be glowing while you’re boogieing over dance floor lights if you aren’t mistaken for the disco ball!
Just don’t style your midi length dress with long boots, or your legs will appear shorter. For beautifully long legs with your wrap dress, try a strappy sandal instead! Anything you could need for the most show-stopping outfit as a wedding guest is right here at Style Cheat.