5 Trends That Will Dominate Wedding Guest Dressing This Year

Wedding season is in full swing. If you haven't already attended your first nuptials of the year, you're probably hoping to kick things off with a bang by wearing something special. But where to begin?

There's already a lot to consider when selecting a wedding guest outfit. It has to be comfortable enough to wear all day, flowy enough to dance in, and suitable for the dress code or wedding theme, where there is one. For example, if the bridesmaid colours have been specified, you might want to steer clear of this palette. 

But that's not all you'll need to keep in mind, because it just so happens that a handful of 2023's top trends have permeated the world of weddings. In our eyes, this is a huge positive, because it gives some direction to the outfit-choosing process. By instinctively eliminating the trends that aren't for you, and embracing the ones that feel exciting and fresh, you'll suddenly have heaps of time to spare. Or to start planning for the next wedding...

With that in mind, we've rounded up the key trends to be aware of below, plus a selection of relevant pieces we think you'll love. 

1. Halter Necklines

Style Notes: Been invited to a destination wedding? Lucky you. Let the sun hit your shoulders in a halter dress. Check out our guide on which bras to wear with this tricky neckline here.


Save this silk beauty for a black-tie wedding.

Spoiler alert: this isn't the last Reformation dress you'll see on this list.

This reminds me of that dress from How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.

2. Dressy Co-Ords

Wedding guest outfit trends 2023: @greceghanem wears a lilac co-ord



Style Notes: I love a co-ord, mostly because I can mix and match the pieces to create so many different looks. This season, super-crop tops and longline skirts will be a popular outfit choice for all kinds of nuptials.


The juxtaposition between the fitted v-neck and the exaggerated ruffles is perfect.

I can imagine this baby blue shade working in lots of different venues.

So versatile—and not just for formal events.

3. Maxi Hemlines

Wedding guest outfit trends 2023: @oliviamarcus wears a rasberry maxi dress



Style Notes: Floor-sweeping frocks don't just look the part; they're also a lot of fun to float around in. And as an added bonus, you can hide a practical pair of shoes under the hemline and hit the dancefloor pain-free.


I'd accessorise this with a pearl-encrusted clutch and silver heels.

I told you—Reformation always nails event dressing.

Once wedding season ends, switch out your heels for trainers and wear this dress at weekends.

I'm waiting for someone to invite me to a beach ceremony so I can wear this.

4. Asymmetric Details

Wedding guest outfit trends 2023: @giasinatra wears a blue asymmetric dress



Style Notes: Whether it's the neckline or the hemline (or both), asymmetric detailing makes a dress feel decidedly modern.


This deep floral pattern works beautifully with gold accessories.

I keep seeing this silhouette on Instagram, so I expect this Taller Marmo number will sell out fast.

I predict pink will be everywhere this wedding season and beyond...

5. Tailored Suiting

Style Notes: Just because it's a wedding, you certainly don't have to wear a dress. Personally, I can't wait to try out the waistcoat trend at one of this year's weddings, styled with matching tailored trousers.


You could also wear this with shorts on a normal summer day.

Add fun heels and accessories to this set for a wedding, trainers at the weekend and a tank and sandals on a summer's day.

This suit has just shot to the top of my wish list.

This story was published at an earlier time and has since been updated.

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