October 5, 2022

It’s wedding season, and without the looming threat of restrictions and cancellations, we’re set on making the most of it. This also means, of course, that we’ll have an excuse to dress up once again (hurrah!), but seeing as we haven’t done much of that over the past couple of years, we all could do with a few reminders of how to actually get dressed for big events such as this. And this is how we’re here to help—by running you through some no-fail wedding guest outfit solutions.

We all have to walk that fine line when it comes to deciding what to wear to a wedding. We want to look striking, somewhat fun, but still appropriate. We want to be remembered for the right reasons, even if it isn’t our day whatsoever. Well, there are some basic ground rules worth referencing before rushing to the big day in a floral-print panic. We’ve covered the official dressing dos and don’ts of formalwear so that you can be the best dressed guest at all manner of nuptials and soirées with zero wardrobe stresses.

From the wow dresses that are guaranteed to make a big impact—without outshining the couple—to the heels that’ll see you through from the ceremony to the after-party. We’ve also cracked the code and found the wedding guest “rules” that are actually worth breaking (including black dresses), and now, with our help, you’ll be in good stead to say yes to all those upcoming invites. Consider this your guide on what to wear to a wedding, no matter how big or small. 

What to Wear to a Wedding: floral dress

The rental market has grown massively over the last year or two, and it’s perfectly set up for occasions such as these. If you want to wear a different look to every wedding you attend, then consider renting something from a platform such as Rotaro or Hurr. You’ll get all the newness thrill without the expense and fear that you won’t wear it more than once. Plus, it’s a great way to rent a designer piece that would usually be out of your budget.

New Arrivals Phoenix in Serpent Doré Sequin Dress
New Arrivals
Phoenix in Serpent Doré Sequin Dress
£82

Black-tie wedding? Sequins should be on the menu. 

Self-Portrait Cut-Out Pleated Stretch-Crepe Midi Dress
Self-Portrait
Cut-Out Pleated Stretch-Crepe Midi Dress
£47

Our editors have their eyes on this dress for summer weddings. 

Stine Goya Mint Davina Midi Dress
Stine Goya
Mint Davina Midi Dress
£29

This will pair beautifully with shades like tangerine and pink for a chic clash. 

Preen by Thornton Bregazzi Kennedy Lemon Rose Floral Dress
Preen by Thornton Bregazzi
Kennedy Lemon Rose Floral Dress
£79

The ruffles, the off-the-shoulder neckline, the colour—this is peak wedding guest. 

Next up, the biggest spring/summer 2022 fashion trends to know. 

This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.