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TEAM ZOELLA MAY 1, 2022

Wedding Guest Outfits For Every Dress Code

It might be the season of love, but sometimes there's nothing lovely about panic buying a chiffon dress two days before a wedding and regretting the £90 purchase for the rest of the month.

Here comes the bri— existential crisis about what to wear for every upcoming wedding in your diary this season. It might be the season of love, but sometimes there’s nothing lovely about panic buying a chiffon dress two days before a wedding and regretting the £90 purchase for the rest of the month. We can feel your stress through the screen. Dressing as a wedding guest might seem like a fine art- and for that matter one we were never taught how to master- but once you find an affordable and versatile option that works for the occasion, you might just find yourself saying ‘I do’ to an outfit that works for weddings, holidays, birthdays, and anniversaries to come! We love versatility! 

Whether your invitation states country home, barn renovation, registry office or low-key beachside spot, the factors it’s important to consider when parting with your money include colour scheme, comfort and wedding aesthetic. If the happy couple are boho lovers marrying in a barn decorated in soft colour palettes then wearing a neon maxi dress might not exactly fit the brief. Most couples won’t instruct you not to wear something they know screams ‘you’, but it might be wise to opt for something you know fits their vision of the day and will make for the loveliest photos for both you and the happy couple! 

Next up: comfort. Weddings are typically long days, and so as much as that skintight silk slip dress looks dreamy on the hanger, are you going to be comfortable enjoying a 3 course meal and wine by the bottle if you know your stomach bloats after one whiff of bread? Maybe not. A wedding should feel like one of the most joyous days of all, meaning it’s certainly not the time to be lingering in the back row of photos because of not loving the way you look. Opt for something you know you feel your best in, be it a low scoop neckline that shows off some sexy décolletage or a floaty smock dress without any tight seams or waistlines, and let’s cheers to having one too many gos in the pre paid Photo Booth. 

Finally, do some digging. A wedding invitation is normally a great example of the aesthetic and style of wedding you’ll be attending, so take some cues from that when it comes to colours, how formal the occasion is and any extra details the happy couple have provided. Good luck, Sherlock!

Which outfit has got you weak at the knees?

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