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 to come this season. 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 satin mules). But you can also opt for a chic suit that matches your new pastel shoes, 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.

PASTEL SUITING + BRIGHT EXTRAS

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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), then add a bright blouse and accessories to lift the ensemble. 

FLOOR-SWEEPING GOWN + GOLD ACCESSORIES

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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, summery hue. 

SIMPLE DRESS + STANDOUT ACCESSORIES

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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. 

FLORAL SKIRT + CAMISOLE

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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. 

PRINTED JUMPSUIT + STRAPPY HEELS

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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. 

TUXEDO JACKET + PRINTED MAXI

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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. 

PLEATED MIDI + FANCY BLOUSE

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@eniswardrobe

Style Notes: Metallic pleated skirts are back once again. With ladylike styling, they can work for weddings as well as nights out. Just add a long-sleeve blouse and embellished mules. 

MINIDRESS + BEADED BAG

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@emmarosestyle

Style Note: You needn't avoid mini dresses, if you follow this simple rule—keep your necklines high and your sleeves demure. 

STATEMENT TOP + CULOTTES

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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-sleeve top to tick off two major trends in one. 

SLIP DRESS + COORDINATING BLAZER

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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. 

EMBROIDERED DRESS + POUCH BAG

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@katherine_ormerod

Style Notes: You might not think it, but embroidered dresses are always warmer than other frock styles, as they often boast more than one layer—ideal for unpredictable Blighty weather. 

Why not stay one step ahead of the trends, with our expert edit of the looks that truly matter for spring/summer 2019.

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This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.