How to style the perfect wedding guest outfit

How to style the perfect wedding guest outfit

Posted by Eyes of Lady Wimbledon | 7 August 2023 | Style & Beauty

You may be a fashion expert under normal circumstances, but wedding outfits are different. It may be tempting to treat it like any other occasion, but there are special wedding trends and rules you need to observe.

So, what should you wear?

In this article, we’ll explain how to style the perfect wedding guest outfit.

  • Choose your dress

The last thing you want at a wedding is to stick out like a sore thumb. It needs to match the location, the season and the weather on the big day. You should be able to get pointers from the dress code, so follow it as closely as possible – and if in doubt, speak to the couple. If you want to play things extra safe, choose from versatile numbers like elegant evening dresses, which work with more or less everything.

  • Wear comfy heels

Weddings usually take up most of the day, so you want to make sure your shoes are comfortable enough for you to wear for extended periods. Low heels will keep you looking classy, whereas flat shoes let you let loose on the reception dance floor. Why not take both?

  • Carry a small bag

With ceremonies and receptions lasting such a long time, you’ll likely need to carry around a few essential items with you. Carry a small bag that you can fit must-have items in, for example, your phone, money and any makeup needed for emergency touch-ups.

  • Go wild with accessories

While it’s good taste to keep your clothing understated, accessories are where you can have the most fun. Be sure to analyse the dress code and wedding invitations for clues on the style that the couple has chosen. Choosing a single precious metal and using it throughout your outfit always works like a charm.

  • Don’t forget a jacket

You need to make sure you have enough layers to stay warm, especially if any part of the wedding will be outside – but even if there isn’t, you don’t want to be caught off guard, so don’t rely on any weather forecasts. It’s better to carry a jacket around all day than to shiver wishing you’d brought one.

  • Keep it tasteful

You don’t want to wear anything too revealing at a wedding. Bear in mind that the happy couple’s family will be around. It’s okay to show off a little, just make sure it isn’t the focus of your outfit.

  • Be mindful of the couple

While a wedding gives you the perfect chance to get dressed up, you can’t wear anything you want. The most important thing to remember is that this day is about the happy couple, not you. So, while you should make sure that you look good, you also want to ensure your outfit matches the event and doesn’t draw too much attention.


Making your outfit fit for the occasion can be a challenge. But by following our advice above, we’re confident you can style the perfect wedding guest outfit.

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