Wedding Guest Dresses
February 1, 2022
Take home the title of VIG (“Very Important Guest”) with the ultimate wedding guest outfit guide! From dresses and jumpsuits, to accessories galore, it’s time to get you celebrating the Mr. and Mrs. in style!
Look your best for celebrating the newlyweds with a staple LBD. Little black dresses are perfect for all occasions, including weddings! Ever wonder why you feel slimmer when wearing black? Science says wearing black does make you look skinnier! Some may question if black is an appropriate color to wear to weddings, and we’re here to tell you that it is! Black gowns are a go to for most formal wedding occasions, and also look great for more cocktail style nuptials. Long or short, you can’t go wrong with this versatile piece. The styling of your LBD is key for appropriately dressing for a wedding. Keep it low key by pairing your black ensemble with black strappy heels, and a subtle stud earring or delicate necklace. Dress up your look for a black tie affair by wearing a jeweled hair pin, sparkly dangle earrings and even an embellished heel. You can always add fun and festive accessories to dress up your black dress, as to not look like you are dressed in funeral attire, with pops of color in your heels or handbag! Selecting options with feminine details, such as ruffle accents, flounce hems, cold shoulder cut outs, or bell sleeves, is another stylish way to add interest to this must-have wedding guest dress hue.
Go For a Jumpsuit
Jumpsuits are a stylish and appropriate outfit choice for weddings! They are such a fashionable alternative to a traditional dress, and provides both high style and comfort for a night of dancing and celebrating the new Mr. and Mrs.! Keep it modern and chic by selecting a solid color, such as navy blue, black, rose or olive. By choosing a solid, simple option, you can have a little more fun with bold accessories or makeup. Add interest with options that include ruffle necklines, lace or sheer details, wrap bodices, or waist tie accents. If you are attending an afternoon or casual beach type affair, a romper can be an appropriate wedding guest outfit choice. They are incredible easy one-piece wonders, which you can just throw on and go. They can also be dressed up or down depending on the time of day or location of the wedding. Consider the fabrics as well, as a thinner cotton romper would be too casual for weddings, while poly crepe or more satin finishes can be styled for the upscale occasion. The key to the perfect wedding guest outfit, especially a romper, is to avoid looks that are too tight, too short or too low cut and revealing. Keep in mind you can always throw on a shawl or stole to remain modest during the vows, and ditch the extra layers for dancing the night away! If you are questioning it, it’s best to just select another option.
Play with Prints
Spring and summer weddings are the perfect opportunities to wear colors and fun prints! Trending colors like lilac, blue, pink and mustard are great options for wedding guest dresses. Like LBD’s, feminine details, such as ruffles, look great on colorful dresses in short, midi and long lengths. Pairing these hues with more subtle shoes, such as nude wedges or strappy heels, will not distract for the already eye-catching color. Delicate florals, abstract prints and unique stipes or dots will also have you ready for warm weather weddings in no time! Headed to a beach or destination wedding weekend? Dress for the occasion with fun tropical prints or palm patterns! When selecting a pattern or print for your wedding guest dress, always keep in mind to choose options that are not mostly white. Unless stated on the invitations dress code, white should not be in the majority color options you are choosing for your wedding guest ensemble.
Time to Accessorize
Accessorizing your wedding guest dress with jewelry is a must! Whether you are dressing for a formal or more casual event, accessories are a great way to add a fun flare to your entire look. Have fun with color and design by choosing teardrop or tassel earrings. This style can come in many different forms, but we are loving beaded options as well as fun feather selections! Keep it simple with diamond studded post earrings, or word necklaces with delicate chains and jewel encrusted lettering. Don’t forget the arm candy! Layered gold cuffs are perfect for formal nuptials, while resin bangles keep your look laidback and young for more casual weddings. Layering rings are another subtle but stylish way of dressing up your look! Not to mention, will look flashy and cool when sipping on those signature cocktails! Destination weddings are opportunity to add unique touches to your wedding guest outfit, while staying on trend and appropriate. We love incorporating beachy accents, tones and materials for tropical wedding I do’s. Wicker and raffia earrings are ideal, while straw clutches and woven cross body bags keep your personal items safe and close. No matter the location, dress code, time of day or theme, it’s always important to showcase your personality in whatever wedding guest dress you choose. After all, confidence is key!