Ten Perfect Wedding Outfits

Wedding outfits. The very thought can strike fear into the heart of even the most hardened and stylish of fashionistas. Weddings are a minefield of fashion faux pas. What to wear. How to wear it. What will suit the wedding? What will not?

See? Planning wedding outfits is not fun! But, it can be! We’ve created ten outfit suggestions here to give you some ideas, and get you over the fear of wedding outfits.

Let’s start with something very ‘wedding’ – a classic matching two-piece with pastel accessories. This screams wedding to us, but it is very, very, safe. If your wedding is formal, and you fear wearing anything that will look too out of place then this is a perfect choice. The lovely dress (£55) and matching jacket (£45) are from BHS. Team them with statement heels from New Look (£29.99), a simple fascinator (£19.99, New Look) and a cute little beaded clutch (£30, Floozie by FrostFrench @ Debenhams).

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Pastels are great for weddings – muted, understated, classy and very much on-trend this season. Go for a Bardot off-the-shoulder neckline like this lovely pale blue dress from New Look (£14.99), or pretty florals l(£14.99, New Look). A dress is a wedding staple, but you could try separates  – a Bardot body (£14.99, New Look) and a cute two-tone pencil skirt (£19.99, New Look) are perfect. French Connection’s pink blazer (£130) is a perfect  pastel piece. We love New Look’s palest of grey bow heels (£22.99) and their pale blue suedette heels (£27.99). BHS’s beige fascinator works well with pastels (£12), and Principles by Ben De Lisi’s cut out clutch (£35, Debenhams) works with every pastel.

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If pastels are not your cup of tea, but brights are, then how about adding a touch of bold yellow to a monochrome look? Red Herring @ Debenhams‘ ruffle top (£28) adds a splash of colour to a black and white outfit. New Look’s striped skirt (£24.99) is a statement piece. Team with with a white blazer (£79, Betty Jackson Black @ Debenhams), a two-tone clutch (£18, Red Herring @ Debenhams), cut out courts (£24.99, H&M), and a simple fascinator (£19.99, New Look).

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Yellow and black looks fresh and bold for a spring wedding. H&M’s pale chiffon skirt (£39.99) has a cute polka dot pattern. Team with cut-out shoes in yellow (£24.99), a Bardot neckline body (£14.99, New Look), and a squishy clutch (£45, Butterfly by Matthew Williamson @ Debenhams). Then top it all off with a cute straw boater hat (£15, JOY).

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If you really want to be bold, try a big statement print on a dress (£14.99) or a jumpsuit (£??) – both at H&M. Keep the 70s vibe with a mustard kimono style jacket (£24.99, New Look), a fringed clutch (£24.99, H&M), a big old floppy straw hat (£18, JOY) and a fab pair of suede platforms (£24.99, H&M).

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Keep things super chic with this, the most stylish of wedding outfits – simple shapes, muted tones, all with a bit of a quirk. French Connection’s palm print apron style dress (£125) is super-chic. Team with a simple black jacket (£24.99, H&M), super black platforms (£39.99, New Look), a two-tone cluch in muted shades (£35, J by Jasper Conran @ Debenhams), and this fabulously fun cloche straw hat (£14.99, H&M).

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Navy is a classic shade, and can look fantastic at a wedding. A maxi dress (£39.99, H&M) is great, or maybe try a jumpsuit (£45, BHS) for something a bit different? Add a gorgeous mirrored applique crop jacket (£180, French Connection), whcih will work well with both looks. Accessorize with a simple fascinator (£12. BHS), a pretty sequinned clutch (£22.99, New Look) with hints of pale blue and silver. Pick out the accents in the bag with Schuh’s Hush Puppies sandals (£60).

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Bright yellows and oranges, and floral prints are fab for weddings. Bring some boldness to the wedding outfits at your do with a bright floral yellow dress (£24.99, H&M), or a bold orange dress (£35, BHS). Add bright orange heels to either outfit  – courts (£19.99) or sandals (£17.99), both New Look. Add a white floppy hat (£7.99, H&M) and a sequin clutch for a bit of sparkle (£24.99, New Look).

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If you can get away with it – and the weather’s on your side – try a playsuit (£19.99, New Look) in a bright shade, and colour block with those accessories. Orange looks great with pink – try this fab fascinator from Claire’s (£30). Add a bold pair of yellow sandals (£24.99, H&M),and a bright pom-pom detail oversized clutch (£22.99, New Look).

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Finally, go fro floral on black and mix it up a bit, accessorizing with metallic pieces. Try on-trend dungarees – this floral pair are from New Look (£24.99), or an equally on-trend Bardot neckline dress (£24.99, New Look). Add this No1 Jenny Packham gold clutch (£45, Debenhams), and silver sandals (£27.99, New Look) to mix up your metallics. Go for more flower fun with a floral crown from Claire’s (£12), and top it all with a little black jacket (£59, Star by Julien Macdonald @ Debenhams).

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So there you have it. Wedding outfits done well, and easily. Which is your favourite?


Wedding Guest Style – what’s yours?

It’s wedding season, have you got any invites? Weddings have been on our minds of late, in particular, wedding guest style. How do you decide what to wear for someone else’s big day?

It can be a real dilemma. You mustn’t outshine the bride, you better hope you don’t clash with the mother of the bride, or the groom for that matter, and you better check what colour the bridesmaids are wearing! Phew, got that? Now you are ready to shop!

But it’s still not that easy. Do you change your style to wedding guest style, or do you just go as yourself? We saw the latter. Perhaps tone it down a bit, doending on where the ceremony is, and what the crowd is. But if you choose an outfit that is wedding guest style, but not your usual style, then you will never wear it again, guaranteed.

So, we have broken wedding guest style in to five,  well, different styles. Dancing Queen, Pretty, Quirkey, Glamorous and Boho.

Let’s start with glamourous. We know who you are. You just can’t temper that glam vibe for one day can you? And why not, if you can get away with it. No-one said you couldn;t look glamrous at a wedding, did they? Short dresses, sequins, lace, bright colours and killer heels.

wedding guest style glamorousClockwise, from top left: Yellow lace dress, £39.99, H&M, snakeskin box bag, £17.99, New Look, shimmery bag, £tbc, Debenhams, pink cage heel, £27.99, New Look, pink one shoulder dress, £45, Instaglam by Red Herring @ Debenhams, sequin dress, £128, No1 Jenny Packham @ Debenhams, shimmery multi-cooured shoes, £??, Debenhams, floral midi bodycon dress, £19.99, New Look, snakeskin shoes, £20, BHS

Maybe boho is your style. Hippy chic. 1970s style. There is no rule that says you can’t go boho at a wedding. Floaty maxi dresses, clog style shoes, and floppy hats. Oh and a lovely fringed bag. If you love this look, wear it to the wedding.

wedding guest style the boho oneClockwise, from top left: Floppy hat, £14.99, New Look, paisley hippy midi dress, £29.99, H&M, black floral maxi, £150, French Connection, yellow and orange floral maxi, £90, Butterfly by Matthew Williamson @ Debenhams, wooden clog style leather mules, £44.99, New Look, fringed leather bag, £69.99, H&M

Do you love dancing? Is that why you accept every wedding invitation with glee? So you can get flung around the dance floor in the ceilidh, or throw some shapes at the disco? Well, you’ll need floaty fabrics, ruffles and frills that move when you do, and flat shoes. Or perhaps just a pretty little heel if you are a dancing in heels pro!

wedding guest style dancing queenClockwise, from top left: Yellow ruffle top, £24.99, New Look, silver flat sandals, £7.99, H&M, embroidered kimono, £49.99, H&M, crochet bow shoes, £75, Irregular Choice @ Schuh, mustard skirt, £29.99, H&M, frilled monochrome dress, £89, RJR John Rocha @ Debenhams, floaty blue dress, £105, Debut @ Debenhams

Are you the one who always goes for the prettiest of outfits for a wedding. Pastel colours, fine florals, pretty patterns, little box bags, and statement hats? You love a wedding, and love to dress in classic wedding guest style, but with your own little twist, of course.

Wedding guest style the pretty oneClockwise, from top left: Pale blue suede shoes, £39.99, H&M, beaded neck detail dress, £140, No1 Jenny Packham @ Debenhams, graphic floral shift, 48, Red Herring @ Debenhams, multi-coloured fascinator, £85 Top Hat by Stephen Jones @ Debenhams, blue back detail dress, £55, JOY, nude block heel sandals, £25. BHS, beaded clutch bag, £24.99, New Look, white and navy disc hat, £125, Top Hat by Stephen Jones, floal cut-out dress, £120, Louche @ JOY, floral box clutch, £32, Debut @ Debenhams

Fashion forward, that’s you. Quirky. Not one for simple pretty dresses. You know your own style, and then some. Nothing is getting in the way of it, not even a wedding. But you will be able to adapt your style to wedding guest style easily. Jumpsuit, statement hat? Simple stripes on your dress and shoes, or French Connection’s quirky pleated mini dress which also comes in more wedding-friendly pink and blue.

wedding guest style quirky oneClockwise, from top left: Leaf print crop top, £17.99, New Look, cloche hat, £80, Top Hat by Stephen Jones @ Debenhams, blue jumpsuit, £32.99, New Look, striped shirt dress, £24.99, New Look, red beaded shoes, £70, Red or Dead @ Schuh, pleated mini dress, £45, French Connection, leaf print skirt, £22.99, New Look, zebra sandals, £24.99, New Look

So, what wedding guest style are you?

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