Fashion Guest posts Uncategorised | March 21st 2019

What To Wear To A Wedding

Wedding season is fast approaching which inevitably evokes stress amongst many wedding guests. When the invitation comes through your letter box, no matter how excited you are for the big day, the most common thought is ‘what on earth am I going to wear?’

But there’s no need to panic, because we’ve rounded up some of the best outfit choices for a wedding which makes life that little bit easier for you. You can also Click & Collect these pieces from a CollectPlus Point near you which is super convenient and avoids missed deliveries!

*All illustrations by the very talented Emma Jones*

Here’s some advice on how to wear 5 different outfits to a wedding. We’ve covered maxi dresses, tailoring, jumpsuits, fitted and floral dresses so that you’ve got plenty of options so that you can dress as to impress.

Fitted dress

 3/4 Sleeve Bodycon Dress £23 at M&S

A tightly fitted dress isn’t for everyone, but there are lots of gorgeous options out there if this is a style that suits you. A bright coloured number can be a real statement, especially in the summer. When opting for a more colourful option, pair it with neutral accessories and shoes. Nude is an absolute go-to in our opinion.

When someone suggests a fitted dress for a wedding, a lot of people instantly think of feeling slightly too exposed, but if you find a dress with a cap sleeve or even three quarter length, this will give you more confidence and look really flattering.

Floral dress

Chi Chi London Midi Dress £65 at ASOS

You can’t go wrong with a floral dress for a wedding. They are so dainty and elegant which is perfect for an idyllic day filled with romance. Floral dresses can often be worn time and time again which is great as you’ll definitely get your money’s worth. Add flat sandals and a straw bag for a casual, summer’s day, but dress it up with gold jewellery and a statement clutch bag (matching the colours in the dress) for the wedding.

Jumpsuit

Wrap Front Jumpsuit £38 at ASOS

Looking for an alternative to a dress for a wedding used to be tricky, but now there are so many stylish and timeless jumpsuits available which are ideal for occasionwear. Wrap front jumpsuits look so elegant and can be styled up with layered necklaces or left slightly more open for a plunge neckline which may be appropriate if you’re heading to just the evening. They’re also really ideal if you’re breastfeeding as it allows you to feed discreetly.

Tailoring

Straight Suit Trousers £49.99 at Mango

Suits, co-ords and tailoring has become a huge trend recently and we can’t get enough of it for wedding season. Trousers and a jacket are an amazing alternative to a classic dress and can be worn seperately for different occasions. A suit can be a really good option if you’re a bit worried about the weather as you have the option to take your jacket off if the sun starts shining, but can also cover up if it gets a bit chilly.

During the height of summer, shorts and a matching jacket is a chic and on-trend option for a wedding guest outfit and there is so much choice out there at the moment. Pale blue seems to be a bit of a hit right now but all pastel tones always work well, paired with ivory and neutral tones.

Maxi dress

Blue Vanilla Red Floral Maxi Dress £35 at New Look

A halter neck maxi dress is one of our favourite options for a wedding. Floaty, chiffon material is beautifully graceful and epitomises the elegance of a wedding day. We love an up-do with a maxi dress as it allows all the attention to be focused on the dress which will certainly make you stand out from the crowd.

Maxi dresses are are great investment as they are also great for holiday and hot summer afternoon events such as BBQs and garden parties.

March 21st 2019 - by @CollectPlus