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.
Clockwise, 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.
Clockwise, 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!
Clockwise, 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.
Clockwise, 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.
Clockwise, 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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