7 Easy Wedding Guest Outfit Ideas That Will Work Every Time

At the beginning of the year, we were all planning our wedding guest outfits for various upcoming nuptials. Of course, things have changed quite dramatically since then, with the global pandemic putting a stop to many people's weddings. While plenty of couples have postponed until 2021. From August 15th, small weddings with no more than 30 people have been allowed to take place, which means that the wedding guest outfit is back on.

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 a spring-ready suit or a polka-dot print 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 seven fail-safe ensembles. Click through our gallery for wedding guest outfit ideas you can always rely on.

ANIMAL-PRINT DRESS + HEADBAND
Wedding Guest Outfits: @emilisindlev

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@emilisindlev

Style Notes: Animal print is quite the bold option, for sure (if you're really worried, check with the bride), but it's still chic. Wear it with a matching or clashing headband. If you're going to go all out, don't be shy. 

LBD + COURTS
Wedding Guest Outfits: @bettinalooney

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@bettinalooney

Style Notes: Yes, you can definitely wear black to a wedding. Not only does it look incredibly chic, but you'll also look completely timeless in all the photographs documenting the big day. 

SUIT + STRAPPY HEELS
Wedding Guest Outfits: @eniswardrobe

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@eniswardrobe

Style Notes: Suiting is the perfect alternative to dresses if you don't really fancy showing off your legs. Look for pale or pastel hues (wisely steering clear of white), and then add strappy footwear for the finish. 

PURPLE DRESS + BEADED BAG
Wedding Guest Outfits: @styleidealist

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@styleidealist

Style Notes: Accessories maketh the outfit, and at weddings, the more impressive shoes or bag, the better. Think beaded arm candy set against a colour-block hue. 

VINTAGE-PRINT DRESS + GOLD ACCESSORIES
Wedding Guest Outfits: @monikh

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@monikh

Style Notes: Frock fatigue? Why not try one of the cooler looks of the summer with a vintage-style print?

ONE HUE TOP TO TOE
Wedding Guest Outfits: @ruerodier

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@ruerodier

Style Notes: If time isn't on your side when it comes to prepping your outfit, the easiest way to make it look pulled-together is to wear one shade top to toe. 

LONG-SLEEVE DRESS + BRIGHT SANDALS
Wedding Guest Outfits: @slipintostyle

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@slipintostyle

Style Notes: Thanks to the unreliable British weather, long sleeves are pretty much a must when it comes to attending a wedding. But if you don't want to drag around a jacket with you, go for longer sleeves on a dress and keep the length midi. 

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

Next up, the biggest autumn/winter 2020 fashion trends to know. 

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