8 Easy Wedding Guest Outfit Ideas That Will Work Every Time

Looking for the ultimate wedding guest outfit? Call off the search—we have you covered for every possible church, city, location and vibe to come for 2019's nuptial season. To help you in your quest to be the coolest guest, push aside the stereotypical ideas about wedding attire and instead think about the below wedding outfit suggestions.

There's absolutely nothing wrong with falling back on a midi dress (particularly if you pair it with metallic shoes), but you can also opt for an autumn-ready suit, or perhaps a polka-dot jumpsuit complete with strappy sandals.

What we're saying is that there are no rules. Well, other than the fact that you want to look smart, feel comfortable, and not upset the bride. To help you with styling ideas, we've found eight fail-safe ensembles. Click through our gallery for wedding guest outfit ideas you can always rely on.

Long-Sleeve Dress + Black Accessories

Style Notes: Satin is a key trend this season that's also filtering through to wedding attire. Opt for rich shades and pair with metallic accessories for an expensive-looking ensemble. 

Pastel Suiting + Bright Extras

Style Notes: Suiting is the perfect alternative to dresses if you really don't fancy getting your legs out. Look for pale or pastel hues (wisely steering clear of white), and then add a bright blouse and accessories to lift the ensemble. 

Floor-Sweeping Gown + Gold Accessories

Style Notes: Weddings present one of the few opportunities where we really get to play dress-up. Make the most of the occasion by opting for a floor-sweeping dress in a bright hue.

Midi Skirt + Statement Top

Style Notes: Midi skirts always make for an elegant wedding guest option. Choose a statement hue for your bottom half, and then add a coordinating print up top, finishing with fresh accessories.

Simple Dress + Statement Accessories

Style Notes: Accessories make the outfit, and at weddings, the more impressive a shoe or bag, the better—think metallic accents and details like crystals and stars. Getting dressed should be fun, after all. 


Jumpsuit + Strappy Heels

Style Notes: If your looking for an easy way to earn yourself best-dressed-guest status, look no further than a printed jumpsuit. Often forgotten about, they look the glamorous part when paired with strappy heels.

Style Notes: Printed maxi dresses always look gorgeous, but give yours instant polish by shoulder-robing a jacket over the top; it'll help cancel out more casual dress motifs. 

Next up, check out what to wear to a casual wedding.

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