Looking for the ultimate in wedding-guest outfit ideas? Call off the search and sit back with a cuppa—we have you covered for every possible church, city, location and vibe to come in 2018. To help you in your quest to be the coolest guest at any given event, we suggest you push aside the stereotypical ideas about wedding attire and instead think about the different combos of the below wedding-outfit suggestions.
There's absolutely nothing wrong with falling back on a floral dress (especially if it's a wrap, and particularly if you pair it with satin mules). But you can also opt for a spring-ready suit that matches your new pastel shoes or tuck your favourite cashmere jumper into a chic going-out skirt. Better yet, you could just pull out your trusty smart black clothes from your wardrobe and wear those.
What we're saying is, in essence, that there are no rules. Well, other than the fact that you want to look smart, feel comfortable and not make the bride feel upset. To help you with styling ideas, we've found fail-safe ensembles from statement skirts to pastels suits and the prettiest of dresses, click through our gallery below for the nine wedding-guest outfit ideas.
1. Sparkly Dress + Blazer
Style Notes: A silver sequin dress is perfect for a party, but you can make it wedding appropriate by throwing a blazer over the top.
2. A Tuxedo
Style Notes: Tuxedos are a particularly good option for city weddings. Take a tip from Olivia Palermo in a smart tuxedo worn with a mismatched bag so you don't look too sombre.
3. A Luxe Coat
Style Notes: For any spring or unpredictable weather wedding days, a glamorous coat will always wow the crowds.
4. A Metallic Party Dress
Style Notes: Want a real showstopper? Try a metallic dress or jumpsuit—and don't be afraid to include some retro-style 10-denier tights when the weather is bad.
This is finally on sale… Just saying.
5. The Alternative Hat
Style Notes: If you're into minimalistic clothing, why not top your summer wedding look off with a straw hat? This kind of structured style is far smarter than a floppy version.
6. A Vintage-Inspired Mini
Style Notes: If you want to go short, it's a great idea to choose something that has a vintage vibe about it so it looks '60s and modish rather than OTT.
We guarantee you'll wear this more than once.
7. Cashmere and a statement skirt
Style Notes: Ever since Olivia Palermo wore a cashmere sweater for her wedding, it's become an acceptable piece to wear when attending nuptials. Just make sure to pair it with a statement skirt and knockout heels.
The skirt of dreams (PS: This will work for all summer parties and workdays too.)
8. A Pastel Suit
Style Notes: The trouser suit is everywhere this spring—so make the most of the trend now, as they're often hard to come by.
A delightful jacket that will look great with jeans when you're off-duty.
9. A smart wrap dress
Style Notes: It's up to you whether you take your wrap dress styling to the next level like Jeanette Madsen and slip one over trousers, but this trusty style of frock will always look smart and sophisticated, especially in a longer length.
Just so pretty.