5 Wedding Guest Outfits

Wedding season is upon us, and after I posted this LK Bennett dress on Instagram, I had a couple of requests for wedding guest outfits. I have done wedding guest outfits on Liv Loves before (my weekly stories update of what I’m loving right now); but as the shops have now got more summery stuff in, I thought an update would be sensible!

To start with, I have a couple of rules I try to follow when finding a wedding guest outfit: 

  • Check yourself
    Do you already have something in your wardrobe you could re-wear, or borrow from a friend?
  • Comfort is King (or Queen)
    Weddings can be loong days, so I try to make sure my outfit (including shoes!) are as comfortable as possible. Party feet are your best friend. (Side note - we can totally be friends if you provide flip flops for your guests at your wedding). Also, I make sure I have some heel stoppers in my handbag incase I'm having to tackle grass in heels (you can easily get these from Primark or on Amazon for a few quid, search 'heel stoppers').
  • Versatility or Possibility
    If you're going to a couple of weddings with the same group of people, you don't necessarily want to wear the same outfit again! However, you want to be able to wear the it more than once - so, is it a classic which you can pull out in five years' time? Is it a dress which will look good dressed down with sandals for a BBQ? Can you add a blazer for work?
  • Invest in the Basics
    I buy slightly more expensive bags and shoes which will definitely last, and go with multiple wedding guest/formal outfits (I have definitely had my money out of my Dune 'barely there' nude heeled sandals, and I don't think anyone's noticed I've worn them to almost every formal occasion since 2014!).

    Now, onto the clothes (as featured on my Liv Loves stories!)

1.

This first outfit I have bought for a wedding in June. I know I’ll get loads of wear out of this gorgeous dress and the shoes will be great for smarter work days too, as well as with a couple of dresses I already have. I’m planning on wearing with my hair curled, this hot pink lipstick and a hot pink pony clutch bag I’ve had for years (I’ve added a similar one here!).

Dress, LK Bennett, £200 (20% discount)

Shoes, LK Bennett, £156 (20% discount)

Matte Lipstick in Candy Yum Yum, MAC, £17.50

Pink Clutch, Hobbs, £59

 

2.

I’ve also just bought this dress for a wedding later this month, as I have shoes and a bag already which would go perfectly (and my mum has a yellow fascinator I can nab!). The dress looks and feels more like Whistles than Zara! This’d look great with navy and yellow accessories mixed & matched. I’m then thinking of wearing my bright red/orange No7 lipstick for another colour pop!

Dress, Zara, £29.99

Yellow Shoes, New Look, £19.99

Navy shoes, LK Bennett, £156 (20% off)

Bag, Oliver Bonas, £32

Lipstick, No7, £10

 

3.

Animal print is still totally in, and I love this Topshop Zebra dress. This is another one which would also be great for work or at a BBQ! I’ve paired with red (I LOVE the shape of this clutch bag), but this’d look great with any pop of colour.

Dress, Topshop, £55

Red Shoes, Topshop, £28.50

Red Clutch Bag, ASOS, £20

Matte Lipstick ‘So Chaud’, Mac, £17.50

 

4.

This is a great example of a dress you can easily dress up for a wedding but then dress down with some white trainers and a denim jacket! These Dune sandals are identical to mine and I’ve worn them so often, they’ve been a great investment (don’t forget your heel stoppers!).

Floral Midi Dress, M&S, £55

Neutral Sandals, Dune, £68

White Clutch Bag, Jigsaw, £39

Lipstick, No7, £10

 

5.

5. I spotted this yellow Warehouse dress a little while back and I’m glad to see it’s still in stock as it’d be perfect for a wedding, but equally lovely with sandals for a summer party or BBQ. I love colour blocking so I thought this would look great with red/orange accessories.

Open Back Dress, Warehouse, £44 (20% off)

Red Tassel Clutch Bag, ASOS, £12

Red Shoes, Topshop, £52

Lipstick, No7, £10

 

Do you have any top tips for wedding guest dressing? Let me know in the comments below! 

Olivia x 

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