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 to come in 2018. 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 floral dress (especially if it's a wrap style, and particularly if you pair it with satin mules). But you can also opt for a warm weather–ready suit that matches your new pastel shoes or tuck your favourite cashmere jumper into a chic going-out skirt.
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 fail-safe ensembles from statement skirts to pastels suits and the prettiest of dresses. Click through our gallery for the nine wedding-guest outfit ideas.
1. Sparkly Dress + Blazer
Style Notes: A silver sequinned dress is perfect for a party, but you can make it wedding appropriate by throwing a blazer over the top.
2. A Pyjama Suit
Style Notes: Sauntering around a wedding in a pyjama-inspired getup is about as chic as you can get. Just swap anything slipper-like in the footwear department for something chunky and high to avoid being the butt of Uncle Ken's jokes.
3. A Luxe Coat
Style Notes: For any spring or unpredictable weather wedding days, a glamorous coat will always wow the crowds.
4. A Jumpsuit
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. Au Unapologetically Romantic Gown
Style Notes: Don't be afraid to go all-out in a beautiful dress that befits the occasion in the fairytale stakes. London-based success story Needle & Thread is our go-to for such a gown (as it is for Katherine Ormerod). Just top a floor-length showstopper with a bracelet bag to keep it looking modern.
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.
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.
10. A Beach-Appropriate Dress
Style Notes: Beach wedding dressing giving you a headache? Don't overthink it—just wear a souped-up version of what you'd wear out to dinner on holiday. You can even get away with white, as long as it's void of details that are lacy or frilly (and thus verging on bridal). Then have fun with playful accessories.
11. Dress Like You're a Kid
Style Notes: Don't be afraid to play with proportions and colour. Make like Laura Bailey and go all-out from head to toe: This whole super-girlish vibe is very much in in London.
12. Go for Holiday Vibes
Style Notes: If you can't flash a pop of neon and a unleash a slice of sun-kissed skin at summer nuptials, when can you? Temper bold brights with neutral accessories, which is where you can get even more wear out of that investment basket bag.