12 Easy Wedding Guest Outfit Ideas That Will Work Every Time

Looking for the ultimate wedding guest outfit? Call off the search and sit back with a cuppa—we have you covered for every possible church, city, location and vibe for the end of 2019 (there are still a few more weddings to squeeze out of the year). To help you in your quest to be the coolest guest, push aside the stereotypical ideas about wedding attire and instead think about the below wedding outfit suggestions.

There's absolutely nothing wrong with falling back on a midi dress (particularly if you pair it with metallic shoes), but you can also opt for an autumn-ready suit, or perhaps a polka-dot jumpsuit complete with strappy sandals.

What we're saying is 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 12 fail-safe ensembles. Click through our gallery for wedding guest outfit ideas you can always rely on.

LONG-SLEEVED DRESS + BLACK ACCESSORIES
Wedding Guest Outfits 2019: Alex Noiret wears a Dôen floral dress and classic black accessories

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@shopdoen

Style Notes: Satin is a key trend this season that's also filtering through to wedding attire. Opt for rich shades and pair with metallic accessories for an expensive-looking ensemble. 

PASTEL SUITING + BRIGHT EXTRAS
Wedding Guest Outfits 2019: Opt for a chic pastel suit.

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@freddieharrel

Style Notes: Suiting is the perfect alternative to dresses if you really don't fancy getting your legs out. Look for pale or pastel hues (wisely steering clear of white), and then add a bright blouse and accessories to lift the ensemble. 

FLOOR-SWEEPING GOWN + GOLD ACCESSORIES
Wedding Guest Outfits 2019: Relish in the chance to get truly dressed up in a gown.

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@leomieanderson

Style Notes: Weddings present one of the few opportunities where we really get to play dress-up. Make the most of the occasion by opting for a floor-sweeping dress in a bright, eye-catching hue. 

SIMPLE DRESS + STANDOUT ACCESSORIES
Wedding Guest Outfits 2019: Accessories maketh the outfit, so look for kitsch add ons.

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@monikh

Style Notes: Accessories maketh the outfit, and at weddings, the more impressive a shoe or bag, the better—think metallic accents and details like crystals and stars. Getting dressed should be fun, after all. 

MIDI SKIRT + STATEMENT BLOUSE
Wedding Guest Outfits 2019: Ellie in a green skirt and blue statement sleeve blouse

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@slipintostyle

Style Notes: Midi skirts always make for an elegant wedding guest option. Choose a statement hue for your bottom half, and then tone it down with a pastel shade up top, finishing with fresh white accessories.

PRINTED JUMPSUIT + STRAPPY HEELS
Wedding Guest Outfits 2019: Consider a jumpsuit as a cool dress alternative.

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@jeannedamas

Style Notes: If your looking for an easy way to earn yourself best-dressed-guest status, look no further than a printed jumpsuit. Often forgotten about, they look the glamorous part when paired with strappy heels. 

FLORAL SKIRT + CAMISOLE
Wedding Guest Outfits 2019: Try a floral skirt and camisole combo

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@ruerodier

Style Notes: Chances are you already have a gorgeous floral skirt hanging in your wardrobe, so give it a fancy overhaul with a luxe silk camisole and gold jewellery. 

TUXEDO JACKET + PRINTED MAXI
Wedding Guest Outfits 2019: Sling a tuxedo jacket over any dress for instant polish

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@tamumcpherson

Style Notes: Printed maxi dresses always look gorgeous, but give yours instant polish by shoulder-robing a tuxedo jacket over the top; it'll help cancel out more casual dress motifs. 

MINIDRESS + BEADED BAG
Wedding Guest Outfits 2019: Mini dresses work when the neckline is kept high

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@emmarosestyle

Style Note: You needn't avoid minidresses if you follow this simple rule: Keep your necklines high and your sleeves demure. 

STATEMENT TOP + CULOTTES
Wedding Guest Outfits 2019: Separates can also make for a sleek wedding style.

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@erica_davies

Style Notes: Yes, you can wear mismatched separates to a wedding, particularly if it's low-key or if you can only attend the evening reception. We suggest pairing glossy culottes with a puff-sleeved top to tick off two major trends in one. 

SLIP DRESS + COORDINATING BLAZER
Wedding Guest Outfits 2019: Wear the same hue top-to-toe for effortless luxe.

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@lisa.aiken

Style Notes: If you don't have time to prep your outfit much in advance, the easiest way to make it look pulled-together is by wearing the same colour top to toe.