Forget Frills—This Is How Minimalists Do Wedding Guest Outfits

Wedding guest outfits can often feel repetitive. Lace, pastel tones and midi dresses are commonplace on the ceremony circuit. Even we find it hard to catch a break from the monotony, and it's literally our job to hunt down the most interesting alternatives. So imagine how difficult it can be to navigate the nuptial style waters when you're a minimalist to boot.

Dressing for summer with a simplistic aesthetic is no small feat (it is the season of statement prints and fanciful silhouettes, after all), but throw occasionwear into the equation and it's even more of a minefield. Finding the perfect look isn't impossible. It does, however, require a bit of ingenuity.

For inspiration, we turned to some of our favourite influencers to find the best minimalist wedding guest outfits. From Brittany's muted colour palette to Ume's penchant for abstract prints, keep scrolling to see and shop six beautifully refined minimalistic wedding guest outfits.

1. MUTED TONES
Minimalist Wedding Guest Outfits: Brittany Bathgate in a mint dress and white accessories

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@brittanybathgate

Style Notes: Most minimalists will forgo bright colours in favour of muted tones. A dress made up entirely of one powdery hue looks impossibly chic when matched with white or cream accessories.

2. SHARP SUITING
Minimalist Wedding Guest Outfits:Chrystelle Eriksberger in a tan suit

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@chrystelleeriksberger

Style Notes: Suiting is the ideal alternative to dresses if you really don't fancy getting your legs out. A rust or camel hue always looks premium when worn with gold add-ons.

3. SIMPLE SKIRTS + STRAPPY SANDALS
Minimalist Wedding Guest Outfits: Lindsey Holland in a yellow skirt and white blouse

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@ropesofholland

Style Notes: Aside from dresses and suits, skirts are also an excellent wedding guest outfit option. Fitted styles look their best when worn with a billowing blouse and sultry, strappy sandals. 

4. ABSTRACT PRINTS
Minimalist Wedding Guest Outfits: Ume Romaan in an abstract printed dress

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@umeromaan

Style Notes: It's a common misconception that minimalists don't wear prints. On the contrary, they're probably the most likely to experiment with abstract motifs. For weddings, look for prints that cover more of the white base. That, or choose a style that has a darker backdrop to the print.

5. CAMISOLE + TAILOIRED TROUSERS
Minimalist Wedding Guest Outfits: Lizzie Hadfield in tailored trousers and a silk camisole

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@shotfromthestreet

Style Notes: Outfits don't come much more minimal than a pair of tailored trousers worn with a slinky camisole. Ensure yours are wedding-ready by selecting pastel shades. Finishing with an interesting pair of sandals and your daily jewels.

6. BLACK + NEUTRAL TONES
Minimalist Wedding Guest Outfits: Alexis Foreman in a black dress and neutral accessories

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@alexisforeman

Style Notes: While many shy away from black for nuptials, minimalists know it makes for an incredibly chic option, particularly, in dress form. Wear a midi dress with neutral-toned accessories for the perfect pared-back palette. 

Next up, get inspiration for your daily wares with our minimalist's guide to summer dressing

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