Wedding guest outfit ideas for winter weddings and summer soirées

Wedding season is nearly upon us and, as we’re still playing catch-up for the couple of years lost to lockdowns, it’s going to be busy. Being a guest as couples say ‘I do’ in manor houses, registry offices, churches and exotic beaches can be wonderful, but working out what to wear is often tricky.

With rules including no white, no black and avoiding the colour worn by the bridesmaids, it can all be a bit of a minefield. Luckily, the high street is full of wedding guest outfits, offering everything from florals to polka dots, bright colours to more muted tones.

Wedding guest outfit ideas


Florals are a fail-safe when it comes to weddings, and with so many options on offer, it’s unlikely that anyone will turn up in the same outfit. Paired with simple shoes and minimal accessories, very little needs to be added to a floral print dress to make it pop.

Selma mint peony flora, £315, Rixo

Double strap block heel mules nude, £49, Charles Keith

JW Pei joy bag, £89, Fenwick


Avani navy silk dress and crepe shift dress, £197 (was £329), LK Bennett

Matilde head crown, £80, Wolf and Badger

Dana faux pearl white rectangular box clutch bag, £45, Oliver Bonas



Jumpsuits are another go-to for wedding guest attire for anyone not a fan of dresses. Simple, elegant and easily dressed up with heels or paired back with flats, you’ll be able to dance the night away without fear or a soggy hem.

Belt long jumpsuit, £59.99, Mango

High-heeled shoes, £99, Kurt Geiger

Satin clutch bag, £125, Marina Rinaldi


For a more traditional wedding, classic colour blocking works perfectly, and you can add your own twist by choosing lace, silk or a clean crepe. When opting for one colour we recommend going a bit wild with the accessories for added oomph – think headbands, heels and even a beaded clutch.

Lace bodice pleat skirt maxi dress, £79.20 (was £99), Coast, Debenhams

Leather court shoe, £151.20 (was £189), Karen Millen

Fine beaded chain bracelet, £50, Monica Vinader


D-ring belated shirt dress, £63.20 (was £79), Warehouse

Knee-high leather boots, £230, Boden

Limited edition longline wool coat, £200, Superdry



Trusty tailoring hasn’t let us down yet, no matter what event is on the cards, and that includes weddings. Choosing a bold colour or print will add some fun to the look, and you can go as wild or as tame as you feel. Add a simple court shoe and shirt underneath to let the two-piece do all the work.

Regular-fit double-breasted blazer, £135, Cos; Straight-leg wool trousers, £89, Cos

Neck tie silk blouse, £120, & Other Stories


Eliyzza button up midi dress with tie cuffs, £195, Ted Baker

Oval buckle waist and hip jeans belt in black, £8, Asos

Pointed toe heel shoes, £35.99, Mango

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