The change of seasons from Spring to Summer, brings with it warmer weather and wedding season. You may be wondering what you should wear to a wedding? Our guide on wedding guest outfits will take the stress out of wardrobe planning, and ensure you have a great day with your loved ones, feeling both comfortable and confident.
Explore our top tips for wedding guest outfits below, whether you’re attending an ultra-formal occasion, a relaxed wedding abroad or a chic city shindig with maximum party vibes.
THE PERFECT DRESS
For ladies, nothing says ‘wedding ready’ than a beautiful, flattering dress that can be worn time and time again. Choosing the perfect dress as a wedding guest can be tricky, but the right piece can be dressed up or down, re-styled and will remain comfortable no matter what.
A pretty and floral or patterned dress is the perfect choice for both the daytime ceremony and dancing the night away. French Connection, Ted Baker and Emma Marella have great options and styles, including wrap round, slip and mini dresses.
Add accessories to make your look unique to you, from a pair of eye-catching heels, to the perfect bag for all of your bits and bobs, or a contrasting jacket to keep you warm on cooler summer evenings.
STYLISH MEN’S SUITS
You can never steer wrong with a sharp, tailored suit, and our men’s suit collection at Robert Goddard has styles for every occasion. Suits are the perfect wedding guest outfit due to the fact that they’re so effortlessly versatile and timeless.
DANCE FLOOR READY-SHOES
Our selection of shoes for men and women feature options for every type of wedding guest so you can complete your look and stay comfortable throughout the day.
A finely-crafted pair of men’s designer formal shoes are sure to turn heads; from stylish brogues to lace-up styles. Meanwhile, our collection also boasts women’s shoes to elevate your wedding wardrobe. Dance the night away in strappy sandals, or go for comfort all day long with a chic pair of flats.
TOP 3 TIPS FOR DRESSING FOR A WEDDING
Our top three tips will help you choose the perfect wedding guest outfit, so you never have to stress about what to wear to a wedding ever again.
STICK WITH THE DRESS CODE
Couples may outline their dress code on their invitations which will help you to tailor your look to the event. From ‘Black Tie’ to ‘Formal’ or ‘Casual’, take your style cues from the wishes of the couple. If in doubt of what the invitation means, it is always wise to dress formally, while also taking into account the weather, the location and the venue.
ONLY THE BRIDE SHOULD BE IN WHITE
The number one rule for wedding guest outfits is always to avoid wearing white! Instead choose a colour, print or fabric that shows off your personal style, or choose something that fits with the overall theme of the day.
AIM FOR STYLE AND COMFORT
Pick classic cuts that flatter your shape. Women’s wrap-style dresses and A-lie shapes will flatter curvier frames, while tall and lean figures will be enhanced by a fitted, sleeveless silhouette.
This also applies to men’s attire too, so if you’re wearing a suit, make sure you choose a style you feel relaxed in, rather than anything too attention grabbing or trend-led. Apply these rules to your accessories also - a jacket or shawl for chilly evenings, or a spare pair of shoes for the dance floor will not go amiss!Discover our range of men’s and women’s designer clothing, perfect for every wedding occasion here at Robert Goddard. You can shop online, or visit us at a store near you.