If you’ve had the exciting delivery of a wedding invitation recently, you’re probably starting to give some thought to your wedding guest outfit. A wedding guest dress or outfit needs to follow the dress code of the wedding itself, it needs to suit your shape and give you all-day comfort and it also needs to be versatile enough so that you can wear it again.
With all this in mind, we’ve taken the time to highlight our top tips for choosing the perfect wedding guest outfit.
Balance Style and Comfort
When you’re choosing the style of wedding guest dress, think about how long you will be spending wearing this outfit. Although the styling is important, being uncomfortable all day and evening isn’t worth any trend. Make sure you choose a dress that balances the styles you love with your ability to feel comfortable and relaxed for the entire wedding.
Think About Fabric
When you’re planning your wedding guest outfit, think about the time of year and the venue and use this to consider your fabric choices. Chiffons can look great on images but for outdoor weddings can be chilly and hard to control in the breeze. Luxe fabrics, such as beautiful quality silk is a versatile choice that works for all seasons and tends to last much longer than other options.
Plan Your Accessories
Sometimes it’s easy to secure your wedding guest dress and leave your accessories until last minute. There are two main reasons why this is often not the best idea.
Firstly, if you’re imagining the accessories you’d like to pair with your look and last minute you can’t find them, you’ll be left in a panic.
Secondly, if you find the perfect pair of shoes, you’ll want to break them in before spending the entire day and evening wearing them. Do this by wearing them around the house as much as possible. You can even cover them with socks as you break them in to fully protect them and keep them fresh.
Ask About the Bridesmaids
One quick trick you can cover before you start to shop for a wedding guest outfit is to check what colour the bridesmaids are wearing. This way, you won’t turn up and have to suffer the embarrassment of wearing a very similar colour palette.
As long as you steer clear of white and the same colour as the bridesmaids, you’ll be fine.
If in Doubt, Dress Up
Every wedding will have a different dress code or aesthetic. Some will state black-tie on the wedding invite, which usually means the bride and groom would prefer you to wear full-length eveningwear. Some weddings will be a more casual affair. You can always double-check with the bride should you feel unclear but our tip? If in doubt, dress up.
Choosing a wedding guest outfit on the dressier side guarantees you’re not underdressed and let’s be honest, it’s fun to go full glam!
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