After two years of uncertainty and postponements, I think—correction, I know—that 2022 is going to be the year of the wedding. I myself already have four this summer, and that number looks set to grow towards the end of the year, as more couples I know have renewed confidence that their nuptials will be able to go ahead. So this means the hunt for a great wedding guest outfit is officially on.
Assuming you too have your fair share of weddings to attend this year, I’m here 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 fancy shoes), but you can also opt for a spring-ready suit or perhaps a pretty print that isn’t floral.
What we're saying is that there are no rules when it comes to wedding guest outfits now. Well, other than the fact that you want to look smart, feel comfortable and not make the bride upset by wearing floor-length white lace.
For inspiring styling ideas, I've found seven fail-safe ensembles you might want to consider re-creating for yourself. Scroll through our gallery for wedding guest outfit ideas you can always rely on.
Style Notes: Animal print is quite the bold option, for sure (if you're really worried, check with the couple), but can still be incredibly chic. Wear it with a matching or clashing headband. If you're going to go all out, don't be shy.
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.
Style Notes: Florals are a fail-safe option when it comes to wedding guest style, but why not switch things up with something unexpected? This shell-print dress in a timeless monochromatic colour palette will give you the same effect without being predictable. Finish with gold accessories.
Style Notes: If you’re fatigued with dresses, why not switch up your wedding guest style with a skirt and top? Take a statement skirt and pair it with a simple camisole or shirt, and you’ll be known as the “fashionable” attendee.