I've Worn These Easy Wedding Guest Outfits Over and Over Again for 8 Years

I just love me a good wedding. I've been lucky enough to go to so many phenomenal ones over the years before the pandemic. It's an excuse to see friends and family and an opportunity to get dressed up for a day filled with love and fun. What's not to adore about that? I've been to three weddings in Spain (including my own), had a luxurious jaunt to Puglia, travelled to various parts of the British countryside and even enjoyed a few ceremonies in my home city of London.


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Location: Leytonstone, London

What I Wore: Alexander Terekhov dress; Chloé sandals; Vintage bag

I was taking a trip down memory lane recently after finally attending a wedding again—scrolling through a huge back catalogue of candid shots my photographer husband has amassed—and I started to realise that there are three particular outfit formulas I turn to as a wedding guest (no matter the season or location). These two trusty ensembles save the day, and so I wonder if they might do the same for you too. With wedding season in full swing (and maybe you're on the lookout for a last-minute wedding guest outfit idea), take a look at the three formulas I reach for, and then shop some of my favourite picks to re-create your own versions in 2022. Just please excuse any shots where I may have had one too many glasses of prosecco…


There's nothing complicated or even unexpected about this time-trusted formula—it just works, with ease. I try to look for more unique prints in order to feel as considered as possible. So I'd probably steer clear of a more generic ditsy and opt in for a fruit print, louder flower or vintage motif.


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Wedding Location: Mijas, Spain

What I Wore: Stella McCartney dress; vintage belt from my Mum; Dune sandals


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Wedding Location: Puglia, Italy

What I Wore: Gül Hürgul dress; Mango earrings; Chloé sandals


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Wedding Location: Leamington Spa, United Kingdom

What I Wore: Vintage dress; Mango earrings; Roksanda bag; Chloé sandals


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Wedding Location: Iznájar, Spain

What I Wore: Alexander Terekhov dress; Burberry sunglasses; Dune sandals



I'm not reinventing the wheel here, folks! Simply giving you the reassurance that a joyful, colour, plain-ish dress is totally suitable for a wedding in the countryside, city or abroad. I often default to red because it makes me happy and goes easily with white, gold or neutral accessories.


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Location: Shropshire, England

What I Wore: Olivia Rose the Label dress; Ganni bag; Loeffer Randall shoes; By Alona necklace


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Location: Los Angeles, US

What I Wore: Paper London dress; Wandler bag; Charles & Keith shoes


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Location: Islington, London

What I Wore: Rejina Pyo dress and sunglasses; Ganni bag; Bobbies Paris sandals; Alighieri necklace



Okay, I know this one is a little bit controversial because some brides feel it is inappropriate for guests to wear black to a wedding. However, when you're really in a bind and just want to feel chic, a LBD is normally the answer! You can either ask the bride or just read the room—she may not want to be bothered with such trivial details when neck-deep in planning stress!


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Wedding Location: Stockbridge, United Kingdom

What I Wore: Preen by Thornton Bregazzi dress; Bionda Castana sandals


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Wedding Location: Cotswolds, United Kingdom

What I Wore: H&M jacket; Opening Ceremony dress; Tabitha Simmons sandals


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Wedding Location: Peterborough, United Kingdom

What I Wore: H&M dress; vintage belt; Topshop shoes

Hannah Almassi
Editor in Chief

Hannah Almassi is the Editor in Chief of Who What Wear UK. Hannah has been part of the the Who What Wear brand since 2015, when she was headhunted to launch the UK sister site and social channels, implement a localised content strategy and build out the editorial team. She joined following a seven-year tenure at Grazia magazine, where she led front-of-book news, fashion features and shopping specials as fashion news and features editor. With experience in both print and digital across fashion and beauty, Hannah has over 16 years in the field as a journalist, editor, content strategist and brand consultant. Hannah has interviewed industry heavyweights such as designers including Marc Jacobs and Jonathan Anderson through to arbiters of taste including Katie Grand and Anna Dello Russo. A skilled moderator and lecturer specialising in the shift to digital media and e-commerce, Hannah’s opinion and work has been sought by the likes of CNBC, BBC, The Sunday Times Style, The Times, The Telegraph and MatchesFashion.com, among many others. Hannah is often called upon for her take on trends, becoming known as a person with their finger of the pulse of what’s happening in the fashion space for stylish Brits. Hannah currently resides in Eastbourne with her photographer husband, incredibly busy son and highly Instagrammable cat.