From the dress you'll love to the bargain jewellery that looks designer, these are the buys that will make you the best dressed guest at that wedding...
Planning the perfect wedding guest outfit can be a real struggle. Even if you do manage to find a dress you love, knowing what to accessorise with, or which hat you should buy can be far harder than you first imagined.
But don’t fear – there are classic buys that you can invest in to mix and match with everything. From the versatile shoes loved by the Duchess of Cambridge to the textured clutch that is always a talking point, investing in a few classic pieces and pairing them with things that really catch your eye is the way forward this autumn. Start with a stand-out dress, like this gorgeous Wednesday print maxi dress from East, £119. From there it’s all about the styling – we love a sumptuous faux fur coat for a winter wedding.
We’ve scoured the stores to find an option to suit everyone. From super-feminine dresses that will make you feel a million dollars to more versatile jumpsuits for those that don’t want to go too girly, you can look and feel great – even at the last minute!
The main rule when dressing for a wedding (apart from staying away from white, of course!) is not to goo too crazy with the colours of prints. If your outfit is stand-out, stay away from bold accessories, and vice-versa. It might be tempting to go for that bright fascinator paired with your favourite patterned dress, but keeping it simple will be far more effective.
Ted Baker is a great place to start your wedding guest outfit shopping. With fashion-forward quality designs made with you in mind, you can find something that you’ll love.
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If you’re hoping to look fab without wearing a dress, this Coast skirt is the one for you! a flattering long length in stand-out floral print, it’s the perfect occasion outfit. Add strappy sandals and a red clutch and you’re good to go!
Stay warm in the church and feel confident! Step in these shape saving tights from M&S, which will smooth over any imperfections and hold you in where you need it. A must for any occasion!
If the thought of wearing heels all day makes you ache already, try a
kitten heel. All the style of a stiletto but without the pain – what’s
not to love?! This pair from Office in a bright hue will stand out and add excitement to your outfit.
This beautiful ring from Rebecca will certainly earn you plenty of compliments! We adore the unique design and stylish rose finish. At just £59, it’s a no-brainer.
Just don’t feel like ‘you’ in a dress? A jumpsuit is the perfect occasionwear style for you, as it’s feminine without being too girly. Choose an embellished style, like this one from Virgos Lounge, and you’ll stun. Just don’t forget your heels! The rich green colour works great for Christmas weddings too.
Nude heels are a favourite of the Duchess of Cambridge, and for good
reason! Not only do they match with absolutely everything, they blend in
and lengthen legs and slim ankles. A real style saviour, we’ll be
snapping up these from Very.
Texture is a great way to add a stylish edge to any formal outfit. A
feathered clutch, especially in a nude colour like this one from Accessorize will match with everything and look stunning.
This gorgeous cardigan
is perfect for a formal event, thanks to the beautiful floral pattern. You’ll be able to wear it more regularly too, so it’s well
worth the investment.
A simple scarf is such a handy accessory at a wedding. Tie it around
your neck, the strap of your bag or even use as a pashmina. We love this
super-soft style from Navabi.
This beautiful dress from John Lewis just screams elegance! A floaty, feminine style in pastel colours, it’s a unique design that will look great on all body shapes. And the best part? The sleeves mean you’ll feel confident baring your arms.
Silver will see you well through almost any occasion, so this clutch from Debenhams is a real investment. Pair it with almost anything – except gold, of course!
Choosing a hat for a wedding can be the best part! If it’s the starting
point to your outfit, we recommend going for a colour palette that will
always flatter and is each to match. Monochrome is a great option, and
we love this design from Biba Kadie. Buy it now and wear it forever.