7 Wedding Guest Outfits We Love for Spring

After so many weddings and celebrations were delayed or altered over the last few years thanks to the pandemic, things are looking up for 2022. Normal wedding programming has resumed, and we can finally get back to celebrating our friends and family in style, which is great news, especially if you’re one of the couples planning your big day. 

If you’re anything like most of us on the Who What Wear team, the delays have also meant our 2022 calendars are already looking pretty packed thanks to the backlog of postponements as well as all the new engagements that have happened since. The fun times will, of course, be worth it, but the stress of planning so many different outfits for all the occasions is real. So we thought we’d help the best way we know how: by getting ahead and rounding up the biggest wedding guest trends set to take 2022 by storm. 


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Monikh Dale wears a printed wrap dress from Bernadette to a friend’s wedding. 

Renting is the perfect option for special events like weddings, especially if you think you might only wear a specific look once or twice. Hurr, RotaroMy Wardrobe HQ and By Rotation all have amazing, ever-expanding collections full of perfect wedding guest attire. But if you’re looking to invest in an outfit to love for a longer time, or perhaps one special look you can wear to all of the events in your calendar, you’re going to want to be informed on where to start your search. Otherwise, it can get overwhelming out there. 

So below, we’ve set out the seven key trends that promise to be huge in 2022 among wedding-goers to help inspire you. Whether it’s a winter or summer wedding, a lavish event or an intimate ceremony, there’s something here that will work. There’s bold suiting, chic co-ords and, of course, lots and lots of dresses. Keep scrolling to start planning and shopping.

1. Two-Pieces


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For an interesting twist on your wedding guest outfit, why not try a co-ord instead of a dress? We love a two-piece for day-to-day, and it works just as well for a wedding. 

2. Maxi Dresses


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Hemlines have gone to the extremes for 2022, meaning you can choose between either really short or really long. Make a statement with a maxi length for a wedding, and show off your knowledge of the new year's trends. 

3. Flippy Minidresses


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Minidresses can sometimes feel a little too casual or revealing for a wedding, but these particular styles, with flippy skirts and long sleeves, make the trend appropriate. 

4. Knitted Dresses


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The fashion world is loving knit dresses, so it's no surprise they're proving to be a huge trend for wedding guest options, too. Choose bright, printed versions rather than neutrals (which feel quite casual) and pair them with strappy heels to dress them up. 

5. Subtle Cut-Outs


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Naked dresses with seriously slinky straps and barely there materials are going to be big in 2022. To make the trend wedding appropriate, opt for subtle cut-outs, and your look will instantly feel modern. 

6. Slip Dresses


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The nostalgia of the '90s and Y2K is still going strong in fashion circles. Introduce it into your wedding guest repertoire for 2022 with a silky slip dress. 

7. Bright Suits


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Not a dress person? Try a suit in a bold hue and capitalise on the column-of-colour trend that we saw all over the S/S 22 runways. 

Up Next: Experts Say These Will Be the Biggest Bridal Trends This Year

This post was originally published at an earlier time and has since been updated. 

Emily Dawes
Affiliate Editor

Emily Dawes is the very definition of a fashion multi hyphenate. An editor, stylist and writer with over eleven years’ worth of experience in the industry, Emily is known for her impeccable taste, elegant outfit choices and being able to spot the next big thing in fashion from a mile off. Our readers loyally trust her advice and shopping suggestions; so much so she began her own column documenting the most expensive-looking pieces on the high street, which has become a top-performing piece of content for the Who What Wear brand.

Emily has worked for Who What Wear UK since 2020 in a myriad as roles, spanning from contributing editor and branded content editor. Now, she holds the position of affiliate editor and is responsible for the brand’s overall affiliate strategy, ideation and content execution. Working closely with Who What Wear UK’s affiliate manager, Emily has been instrumental in securing and nourishing brand partnerships, surpassing her goals as standard. Leading the team in tentpole shopping moments including Black Friday and Peak Trading, with Emily’s guidance and leadership, team Who What Wear is in a stronger affiliate position than ever before.

Prior to joining the Who What Wear team, Emily served as YOU Magazine’s acting fashion editor where she managed the fashion team and oversaw all fashion content output for the fast-paced weekly title. Emily is a stylist in her own right, having worked with a slew of VIP clients including writer and television personality, Elizabeth Day, as well as styling and art directing several celebrity cover shoots for glossy print publication, Grazia. Her adept fashion knowledge means brands regularly sought out to work with her as a consultant: previously she has developed marketing and content plans for brands for Cocoon and Edge of Ember. Before entering the industry, Emily obtained a Bachelor of Arts in English and American Studies with International Study from Nottingham University. Fun fact: Emily spent a year studying in America which saw her join a sorority during her time there.

When she’s not working or tracking down the chicest, new-in items to share with our audience, you’ll find Emily bestowing her East London home with her stylish flair, reading everything from the classics to cowboy romance novels and escaping to the country with husband, baby boy and dog, Roo, whenever she can.

Emily is currently on maternity leave.