Wedding guest outfit ideas for summer

Get the tissues and waterproof mascara at the ready, wedding season is back on and we’re overjoyed for couples everywhere! As a guest, there’s the all-important decision of what to wear, and the warm summer weather can make this a tad tricky. To give you a helping hand, we’ve assembled a few wedding guest outfit ideas perfectly suited to the sunniest season of all, so you can spend less time rummaging through your wardrobe and more time getting excited for the big day.

Let’s get dressed up!

Beautiful botanicals

Floral and leaf prints are always a gorgeous choice for summer weddings, fitting well with the sunny mood and abundance of greenery and blooms the season brings. You can go as bold and bright or as subtle as suits you here, so have fun finding the perfect botanical print for you.

This colourful maxi dress from Coco Bianco comes in a number of eye-catching prints and will look gorgeous for a wedding teamed with metallic or blush court shoes, like this chic pair from Clarks. Or, why not try this sleeveless dress from Perceptions? It boasts a romantic botanical print that has a beautiful, classic look to it and will pair perfectly with Clarks’ Genoa court shoes in either the White or Light Pink colour options.

Magical midis

Can’t decide between a maxi or a mini? Go for a midi dress of course! They’re a timeless option, suiting all body types and often come in styles that cinch in at the waist to flatter your figure. Better yet, they never go out of fashion and can be easily adapted to suit any season.

This belted midi dress from Ruth Langsford ticks all the boxes for a summer wedding; short butterfly sleeves, a figure-flattering silhouette and comfortable, stretchy fabric (bring on the cake!). Bonus – it also comes in Tall or Petite as well as block colour and print options, including a stand-out Cobalt blue and this fabulous Orange Spot Print. Pair it with glamorous wedge sandals such as these Monikh’s by Moda in Pelle and you’re good to go!

Lovable lace

Whether you go top-to-toe or select a small detail, lace is a perfect fabric to wear for a wedding due to its delicate and romantic look, as well as classic vintage feel. Just make sure when wearing it top-to-toe to steer away from typical bridal colours like white or cream so you don’t steal the limelight! Pastel and bright shades are always ideal for summer, or if you love to rock a rich red then this gorgeous lace dress from Ronni Nicole is a must.

Far from being only a colour for Christmas or Valentine’s Day, head-turning red is a bold shade that’s sure to make you feel confident the moment you slip it on. Try styling this stunning number with metallic accessories or even a contrasting colour like blue.

Sensational separates

Separates have made a comeback in the last few years when it comes to wedding outfits and with the realisation in the last year or so of how much we love our comfies, coupled with many people opting for more casual weddings, a top and skirt or top and trouser combo may be the perfect choice for you. It also gives you more opportunities to wear your wedding outfit again as separates can be worn either together or with other items in your wardrobe – versatile style, we like it!

This top and skirt combination from Dannii Minogue is easy to love and the fresh blue print is great for summer. Wear it with your favourite heels and some shimmery jewellery for a look you’ll want to dance in all day (and night) long. The top and skirt come in Petite sizes too, yay!

Picked your outfit yet or need more inspiration? For more wedding-worthy style, or anything else for yourself or the couple on their special day, visit our virtual Wedding Shop where you’ll find fashion and gift ideas, beauty essentials and so much more. Whatever you end up wearing, enjoy the celebrations and remember the tissues!