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 seven beautifully refined, minimalistic wedding guest outfits.
1. MUTED TONES
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.
Style Notes: Suiting is the ideal alternative to a dress 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. ELEVATING DETAILS
Style Notes: Minimalists know that the smallest details can have the biggest impact on your overall look, so they always seek them out. We love the cute tie detail on Abi's dress, which demonstrates this idea perfectly.
4. SIMPLE SKIRTS
Style Notes: Aside from dresses and suits, a skirt is also an excellent option for a wedding guest outfit. Fitted styles look their best when worn with a billowing blouse and sultry, strappy sandals.
5. ABSTRACT PRINTS
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, or choose a style that has a darker backdrop to the print.
6. EASY SEPARATES
Style Notes: Outfits don't come much more minimal than a pair of tailored trousers worn with a slinky camisole. Ensure yours are ready for a wedding by selecting pastel shades. Finishing with an interesting pair of sandals and your daily jewels.
7. NEUTRAL PALETTES
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.