Wedding Guest Outfit Inspiration

Guest Post by Sarah Leeds
For any wedding guest, choosing the right outfit can be a real headache. There are so many influences from style of wedding to location and even weather. Not to mention the do’s and don’ts, meaning it isn’t just the bride who has a lot to think about! But since weddings are supposed to be a time of celebration here’s a few tips to take the stress out of shopping for the perfect wedding outfit…


Whether you’re a wedding guest or mother of the bride, the location of a wedding will be the most influential factor in your choice of outfit. For a beach wedding choose light cottons and delicate chiffon for a more relaxed feel. A city wedding will suit more structured fabrics such as an A-line skirt with a complementing tailored jacket. But don’t just think about your surroundings, the weather will play a huge part in your decision. It is important to be comfortable in what you’re wearing so you can focus on enjoying such a special day!


One rule it’s always best to stick to is this… wear a dress or skirt that sits on or just below the knee. There are very few weddings where you can get away with anything shorter, and there are still three lengths to choose from. For an elegant mother of the bride look opt for a knee length shift dress with matching jacket. Or go for a midi length bias cut dress in layered chiffon for a stylish look that will flatter all shapes. If you’re a younger wedding guest you can get away with being more adventurous. Wear an on-trend maxi dress with chunky wedges to add height, or a knee length skater dress with a cinched in waist. Just remember not to upstage the bride!

The colour you choose will be influenced by the style and colour theme of the wedding. So it’s best not to start shopping until you’ve checked this out. This is particularly true for any mother of the bride. For you it’s best to choose a shade that complements, but doesn’t match, the rest of the wedding party. The golden rule at any wedding is never wear white, or cream. Unless you’re going to an incredibly unconventional wedding the bride won’t thank you for it! On-trend colours for summer are inspired by the sea, so look out for greens, blues and corals. For a colour that will take you through to next season opt for purples and muted tones such as grey and cappuccino.

Sarah Leeds is an online writer with a keen interest in fashion and weddings. She is currently writing on behalf of Jacques Vert, a British retailer specialising in elegant occasion wear and wedding outfits.

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  1. by anastasia on February 10, 2016  10:16 am Reply

    Here I have seen all outfits. Every outfits are the best outfits to others one. This is an easy way to description about the fashion with style in outfit jackets. For sharing and keep us up to date thanks.

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