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23 wedding guest outfit ideas: From beautiful dresses to chic jumpsuits

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Wedding guest outfits
Hollie Brotherton
Hollie BrothertonLifestyle & Commerce Senior Writer
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Wedding season is in full swing and if you're looking for a last-minute outfit, we've got you covered.

As a wedding guest, you have so many options to choose from - besides wearing white, the fashion world is your oyster. So whether you want to go with a classic floral dress or try an alternative wedding guest outfit like a jumpsuit or trouser suit, we've searched for all of the very best available to buy online this summer. Whatever your style, we think we've found something you'll love. 

Wedding guest outfit trends for 2023

  • Cut-out detail: One of the biggest trends of the last few seasons is still going strong. If you're attending a wedding at the height of summer or even abroad, cut-out detail not only looks stylish and playful, it will also keep you cool. From the very subtle to more statement pieces, we've found lots of cut-out dresses on the high street.
  • Asymmetric hems: Not just a style that adds interest and a modern edge, an asymmetric skirt is made for movement, which is perfect for a dress you want to feel comfortable in all day.
  • Ruffles: Exaggerated ruffles were all over the spring/summer 2023 runways. They're romantic and feminine but also flattering, covering any areas you don't want to accentuate.
  • Exaggerated sleeves: In the same vein, statement puff sleeves are also everywhere, and ideal for a wedding guest outfit if you wouldn't wear them for a more casual occasion. We've found both short and long-sleeve styles.
  • Sheer detail: While a Valentino-esque sheer dress is far from appropriate for a wedding (the bride probably won't thank you), there's nothing wrong with taking this season's sheer trend and adding it to your outfits in small doses. Think sheer sleeves and very subtle panelling.
  • Summer suiting: Soft tailoring also made its mark on the runway, cementing a trouser suit (or short suit) as a must-have piece for your summer occasionwear wardrobe.
  • Pastel colours: While bright hues are still very much in (think bold pinks and cobalt blues), they've made way for more pastel shades this summer and we've found some beautiful lilac, yellow and baby blue options online. 

Stunning dresses

  • Reformation Jasen dress

    Reformation Jasen Dress

    With its fitted bodice, ruffle detail and flowing skirt, Reformation's romantic floral print dress is so flattering and comfortable enough to wear all day and night.

  • Nobody's Child lilac dress

    Nobody's Child Lilac Coco Midi Dress

    Nobody's Child's stunning lilac dress with romantic ruffle detail just dropped in the sale for £65. The midi dress features a plunging neckline and subtle centre split. Wear it with platforms or barely-there strappy heels.

  • Mango yellow dress

    Mango Halter-Neck Open-Back Dress

    Mango's beautiful pastel yellow dress falls to a maxi length and features a flattering halter neckline and open back. Pair it with metallic heels.

  • & Other Stories dress

    & Other Stories Cut-Out Detail Midi Dress

    This new season midi dress from & Other Stories comes in the most beautiful watercolour floral print. It features trending cut-out detail on the back with a sultry figure-skimming cut.

  • Pretty Lavish Hettie dress

    Pretty Lavish Hettie Dress

    We love the colour clashing pink and red floral print of this stunning maxi dress by Pretty Lavish. Wear it with barely-there strappy sandals and a clutch.

  • H&M ruffle dress

    H&M Flounce-Trimmed Midi Dress

    We're obsessed with H&M's lilac ruffle midi dress. Made from an airy weave, it features wide, billowing flounces, a deep V-neckline and narrow, horizontal ties at the back of the neck.

  • Aje midi dress

    Aje Maia Off Shoulder Midi Dress

    Aussie brand Aje is so good for summer occasionwear and we're obsessed with this puff sleeve orange midi dress. Fully-lined, it features a gathered waist and curved skirt panelling.

  • New Look hot pink dress

    New Look Bright Pink Ruffle Midi Dress

    This summer it's all about hot pink and New Look's bargain halterneck midi dress has the prettiest ruffle detail.

  • LoveShackFancy dress

    LoveShackFancy Rialto Devoré Maxi Dress

    With its tactile devoré and whimsical crepon ruffles that cascade down the body, LoveShackFancy's Rialto maxi dress is truly stunning. A blend of pastel shades, it has a figure-skimming fit with spaghetti straps framing the open back. 

  • Silk Fred dress

    SilkFred Satin Slip Dress

    Elevate the classic slip with lace detailing and you'll get this gorgeous SilkFred frock. Dress it up with heels for a wedding ceremony or keep casual with an oversized denim jacket for a rehearsal barbecue or day two of celebrations. With emerald green, pastel blue or classic black, there's a colour to suit every season.

  • AllSaints mini dress

    AllSaints Zora Leondra Ruffled Mini Dress

    Prefer a shorter style? With its ruffles, lace trims and flattering smock fit, AllSaints' Zora Leondra mini dress is at the top of our wish lists. We think it could pass for a designer piece.

Chic jumpsuits

  • Nobody's Child jumpsuit

    Nobody's Child Pink Puff Sleeve Melita Jumpsuit

    This hot pink Nobody's Child jumpsuit has been cut from a satin blend that moves beautifully as you walk. It features a triangle cut-out back, puff sleeves and front box pleats.

  • Reformation floral jumpsuit

    Reformation Alfred Jumpsuit

    With its beautiful vintage print and bow straps, Reformation's Alfred jumpsuit is the perfect alternative to a floral dress. Made from a lightweight georgette fabric, it's cut with a fitted waist and relaxed leg.

  • Phase Eight Susanna Silk Jumpsuit

    Phase Eight Susanna Silk Jumpsuit

    Made from 100% silk, this stunning Phase Eight jumpsuit comes in a cool wide-leg cut and trending shade of cobalt blue.

  • Coast jumpsuit

    Coast One Shoulder Drape Jumpsuit

    Coast's neon orange drape jumpsuit is cut from a premium crepe fabric and would look amazing for a sunny wedding abroad. Wear it with gold accessories.

  • ME+EM jumpsuit

    ME+EM 2-In-1 Wide-Leg Jumpsuit

    ME+EM's elegant wide-leg maxi jumpsuit is stylish and so comfortable. Crafted from crepe tailoring, it has a detachable bandeau so you can wear it for more casual occasions long after the wedding.

  • Mango jumpsuit

    Mango Halter-Neck Satin Jumpsuit

    We love the lilac shade of this Mango jumpsuit. It's made from a flowing satin fabric and features a halterneck, sleeveless cut and removable bow on the waistline. Style it with a clutch and platform heels.

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