The Always Stylish Wedding Guest

Wedding Guest Style

Wedding season is upon us and whether you have just one in the diary, or you’ve been inundated, it’s time to start thinking outfits.  If you’re heading abroad to an exotic destination, a city wedding or have RSVP’d to ceremonies in rural locations, deciding what to wear can be a daunting task. 

To help ease those wardrobe woes I have highlighted a range of varying price brands, I often visit for personal styling clients.  Either online or when out shopping in London. A range of looks to take you effortlessly through every wedding or summer event.

The Country Wedding

Mid priced brands Self-Portrait (pretty florals and laces), Rixo (florals) and Asos (reasonably price lace and florals) are all great labels for rural weddings. Offering multi use dresses that can be either dressed up or down, depending on the event. All the dresses featured below can be worn again with more casual footwear such as leather sandals or trainers for less formal settings. Outfits don’t even have to be worn with heels on the day — a plus if the wedding day involves walking on grass - a pointed flat or jewelled sandal can work just as well.

Self Portrait @ Matchesfashion.com £280  Work well with white Stan Smiths trainers for or neutral coloured kitten heel ankle boots.

Self Portrait @ Matchesfashion.com £280

Work well with white Stan Smiths trainers for or neutral coloured kitten heel ankle boots.

Rixo £335  Also a great holiday buy or beach wedding dress, worn with a pair of of white or silver sandals.

Rixo £335

Also a great holiday buy or beach wedding dress, worn with a pair of of white or silver sandals.

Asos £75  To add a more contemporary edge, throw on an oversized white blazer and roll up the sleeves. A demonstrated by Instagrammer @thefashionablepan

Asos £75

To add a more contemporary edge, throw on an oversized white blazer and roll up the sleeves. A demonstrated by Instagrammer @thefashionablepan

Blazer styling! Dress from Karen Millen £280 from the Royal Ascot Collection.

Blazer styling! Dress from Karen Millen £280 from the Royal Ascot Collection.

A City Wedding

Suiting is firmly on the fashion radar this year and is a fabulous contemporary look for an urban wedding. Brands such as Zara and Reiss offer a whole spectrum of super bright to pastel colours in various silhouettes. From fitted to palazzo pants there is a multitude of suiting to choose from this season.

If you have a great pair of legs give suiting an update, by swapping your trousers for a pair of tailored shorts.

Zara £29.99 plus £19.99  Style this pistachio colour with a white cami, silver court shoes and clutch.

Zara £29.99 plus £19.99

Style this pistachio colour with a white cami, silver court shoes and clutch.

Reiss £235 plus £120  Wear the jacket back with off white cropped straight leg jeans after the event.

Reiss £235 plus £120

Wear the jacket back with off white cropped straight leg jeans after the event.

On The Beach Wedding

A beach wedding tends to have a more casual and playful dress code simply because gowns and stilettos just don't mix with sand. It's an occasion to experiment with colour, prints and fun accessories. Best of all, beach weddings tend to be the most comfortable because you can wear flats and breezy silhouettes. 

Online brand Dancing Leopard and Mango have some great brightly coloured styles in at the moment. Wear with on trend straw accessories such as a bag and hat.

Mango £59.99  Great easy relaxed yet stylish look for a hot beach wedding.

Mango £59.99

Great easy relaxed yet stylish look for a hot beach wedding.

Dancing Leopard £47  A straw hat is a practical stylish accessory for a beach wedding.

Dancing Leopard £47

A straw hat is a practical stylish accessory for a beach wedding.

Attending A Black Tie Wedding

Black tie is a formal wedding dress code that is typically for evening weddings. If though the ceremony is in the morning, this will then require two outfits, a gown or cocktail dress for the evening and a smarter more day dress style (see country wedding) for the ceremony.  

The inexpensive label TFNC London are great if you don’t want to splash out and sell many styles on their own website or through ASOS. Designer label Reem Acra sold through Net A Porter sells glamour for every conceivable figure shape. 

TNFC London £42  Very reasonably priced and perfect for dancing the night away.

TNFC London £42

Very reasonably priced and perfect for dancing the night away.

Reem Acra @ Net A Porter £2,345  This silk jersey dress suits all figure types and is great for those not wanting to show the tops of their arms. Best worn with an updo hairstyle.

Reem Acra @ Net A Porter £2,345

This silk jersey dress suits all figure types and is great for those not wanting to show the tops of their arms. Best worn with an updo hairstyle.

Renting A Dress

A third option if you don’t want to invest is rent a dress for the occasion, with a whole hose of online companies to choose from all catering to various budgets. Though you may want to steer clear of red wine!

One Night Stand Dress Hire. Contact the company for prices.

One Night Stand Dress Hire. Contact the company for prices.

Custom-Made Dresses 

If you feel you have exhausted all the options either online or from the high street and the fit or the style is not quite right, why not go for a bespoke style? Bespoke or Custom-Made isn’t just for the boys! Opt for a unique  design, hand-tailored to your exact measurements for a bespoke fit and experience. This works especially well for the ultimate wedding guest, the ‘Mother or the Bride/Groom’, ensuring nobody else will be wearing the same outfit. Making that upcoming wedding that little bit more special. 

Printed or solid colour silk crepe dress for a country wedding.

Printed or solid colour silk crepe dress for a country wedding.

Suitable for a black tie wedding or red carpet event.

Suitable for a black tie wedding or red carpet event.


Personal Styling & Bespoke Clothing

If you would like more information on personal styling or bespoke clothing services for an event, be it a wedding, mother of the bride, summer ball or Royal Ascot, please do get in touch.

Whatever your summer holds I hope you have a fabulous time!

Lisa x


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