7 Easy Wedding Guest Outfit Ideas That Will Work Every Time

Maxine Eggenberger

Looking for the ultimate wedding guest outfit? Call off the search and sit back with a cuppa. We have you covered for every possible church, city, location and vibe for 2020. To help you in your quest to be the coolest guest, push aside the stereotypical ideas about wedding attire and instead think about the below wedding outfit suggestions.

There's absolutely nothing wrong with falling back on a midi dress (particularly if you pair it with metallic shoes), but you can also opt for a spring-ready suit or a polka-dot print complete with strappy sandals.

What we're saying is that there are no rules. Well, other than the fact that you want to look smart, feel comfortable and not make the bride feel upset. To help you with styling ideas, we've found seven fail-safe ensembles. Click through our gallery for wedding guest outfit ideas you can always rely on.

Satin and velvet are two of the most luxurious fabrics you can wear, which makes them all the more fitting for special occasions. For an expensive-looking ensemble, wear them at the same time by the way of a slinky dress and velvet accessories. 

Micha Lounge Longline Cardigan (£42)

AlexaChung Satin Scallop Dress (£295)

BY FAR Rachel Glitter Bag (£320)

Prada Velvet Platform Sandals (£600)

Yes, you can definitely wear black to a wedding. Not only does it look incredibly chic, but you'll also look completely timeless in all the photographs documenting the big day. 

Ganni Ruffle-Trim Midi Dress (£99)

Manolo Blahnik Hangisi 105 Satin Courts (£775)

Suiting is the perfect alternative to dresses if you don't really fancy showing off your legs. Look for pale or pastel hues (wisely steering clear of white), and then add metallic footwear for a glossy finish. 

Victoria Victoria Beckham Belted Blazer (£425)

Victoria Victoria Beckham Wide Leg Trousers (£295)

Prada Metallic Platform Heels (£515)

Accessories maketh the outfit, and at weddings, the more impressive shoe or bag, the better. Think beaded arm candy set against a colour-block hue. 

& Other Stories Long Sleeve Satin Midi Dress (£89)

& Other Stories Pearlescent Beaded Clutch Bag (£55)

Wandler Isa 85MM Mules (£330)

If you're feeling frock fatigue but a pair of trousers doesn't pique your interest, instead try a fancy top–and–slip skirt combination. It'll feel just as fancy as a dress but will look like you've taken the cool-girl approach to wedding styling. 

Cult Gaia Claire Off-the-Shoulder Top (£345)

Pernille Corydon Elinor Necklace (£77)

Lee Mathews Stella Satin Slip Skirt (£155)

The Row Flat Circle Bag (£825)

Printed dresses always look gorgeous, but give it an instant polish by opting for sleek accessories. A pair of strappy sandals will help neutralise a busy frock. 

& Other Stories Ray Hanging Earrings (£17)

Lee Mathews Cherry Spot Polka-Dot Dress (£619)

Office Milo Strappy Sandals (£49)

If time isn't on your side when it comes to prepping your outfit, the easiest way to make it look pulled-together is to wear one shade top to toe. 

Yolke Raspberry Josephine Wrap Dress (£130)

No21 Velvet Bow Waist Belt (£80)

Reiss Geniveve Satin Pumps (£90)

This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated. Next up, the biggest spring/summer 2020 trends you need to know.

This article originally appeared on Who What Wear

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