"Wedding season" is fast approaching but in reality, the matrimonial period never stops. You may find yourself looking for a knockout wedding guest outfit throughout the year. And given we're talking to proper fashionistas here - finding the right frock is an important choice - whether it be a black tie, festival garden party or traditional church affair. The trick lies in finding something that makes you look like a modern day muse but practical enough to moonwalk across the dance floor. Yes, we know, seems impossible. BUT we did the searching and qualifying for you (which may or may not have included a "Moonwalk Testing"). We present to you some of the best of the crop to feed your Best-Dressed-Guest sartorial desires.
Wearing Black at a wedding is no longer a big no. Which is good news for us as we LOVE this Paper London Black Ruffled dress. Style this dress with a pointed patent heel, statement gold earrings and a fun clutch.
Needle & Thread don't disappoint when in need of a romantic but also modern choice. They make some pretty affordable dresses, of which the Snowdrop is one of our favourites. Probably one of the most versatile of the bunch. Try wearing yours with a pompom tasselled stiletto and a messy updo.
Preen has been knocking it out of the park with classy statement dresses. Just imagine wearing this one-shouldered red number at a summer garden party. Show off your shoulders with hair in a bun, a neutral shoe with a twist and a gold clutch.
Topshop has released some crackers recently that would be perfect for a the trendy wedding guest. This Polka dot beauty can be dressed up or down but is elevated enough to look uber £££. No wonder fashion bloggers love it. You can style this dress many ways but for a wedding we think a brightly coloured pointed pump would go perfectly, teamed with a fuchsia pink or tomato red lip. Very Dianne Kruger.
Fashion forward prints are a must this year and we're digging the neutral colours of this pink number. The flattering sleeves and delicate cinching are bound to flatter most women. A chunky wooden heel and a yellow leather clutch would look insane as a paring here.
For a more formal attire or even for a midsummer's wedding, this dress hits so many trends at once. Such an elegant dress deserves some dainty gold jewellery, perhaps a layered combination of fine gold necklaces. A strappy stiletto wouldn't go amiss either. Freya Rose do some killer hoes that you can wear and wear again.
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We're appreciating the glitziness of this 80's ensemble. For a disco meets rockstar wedding look, pick up some high heeled black booties and a jewel toned velvet clutch. Soften the look with some delicate jewellery and you're set to be the Erin Wasson of the ball.
A festival wedding? We've found the perfect dress. This 60s inspired crochet number is both practical and girly plus it allows for some serious dance moves. This mini dress would work perfectly with a pair of glam flats, blush makeup and a hessian clutch.
Now for a more traditional & Other Stories silhouette, this trapeze flounced pink number oozes cool girl. It's simple shape gives you plenty of options to accessorise be it for a spring/summer wedding or a more formal affair. Go tonal here and pick luxe tan accessories. Team with a nude lip and smokey eye and you're good to go.
Ruffles can be tricky to pull off when wanting to look svelte. These ruffles are well placed in order to draw the eye down creating a slim silhouette. May we also add that these ruffles ingeniously cover wedding-breakfast-food-baby grievances...no-one will ever know. Perfect for a black tie wedding, try pairing with some strappy satin sandals and statement rings. Finish off with blush nails to pull the whole look together.
This pastel green almost looks jewel-toned and would suit a good tan. A little on the sexier side, we know, but who cares?! A smokey eye, lashings of highlighter and pointed black pump work as a perfect combo. Team with a slouchy velvet blazer to dress it down a notch. (Note, the back details - stunning!)
Did you notice that this strappy pink and black number has pockets?.....POCKETS. We love a pockets at Sabina Motasem so much, we've even added them into our Lucille skirt. We love the subtle waist definition and length of this dress which looks both modern and girly. Great with flats or heels, it can work with a number of accessories. One things for sure though, we'd rock this with a a french girl red lip!