Alternative Wedding Guest Outfits

What you wear to a wedding can be impacted by everything from the venue to the time of year, the style of wedding you are attending, and of course how confident you are feeling at the time.

V-neck skater dress with bold floral print
Phase-Eight Jacquard Floral V-Neck Skater Dress

For some wedding guests, you can’t go wrong with a classic formal dress; like the elegant Phase-Eight Jacquard Floral V-Neck Skater Dress with its winter colour palette, or the summery Adrianna Papell Midi Ruffle Beaded Dress in a rich green.

Sleeveless green v-neck dress
Adrianna Papell Midi Ruffle Beaded Dress

For others however, a wedding is a chance to express something a little more unique. This could be an outfit that speaks to their personal style and design flair, or something which simply exhibits a different shape from that which they are used to.

Pale blue jumpsuit
Phase Eight Mariposa Lace Jumpsuit

One example is a playsuit or jumpsuit, which combines a single-look outfit like a dress, with the fit of trousers. The Phase Eight Mariposa Lace Jumpsuit delivers this perfectly, combining the simple jumpsuit layer with a lace overlay which elevates the look from everyday to formal occasion instantly.

Or why not explore something which can be worn in a multitude of different ways – making it a versatile outfit choice which can be worn over and over again but with different fits and looks.

Forest green satin slip maxi dress
Rewritten Brooklyn Satin Slip Maxi Dress, Forest Green

The Rewritten Brooklyn Satin Slip Maxi Dress may boast a simple shape and form-fitting finish, but the addition of a satin tie means that the dress can be drawn in at the waist or emphasised with a neck tie or alternative accessory.

Green midi ruffle dress
Phase Eight V-Neck Tie Waist Ruffle Midi Swing Dress

Similarly, the block colour finish of the Phase Eight V-Neck Tie Waist Ruffle Midi Swing Dress means that the outfit can be dressed in a number of different ways – adding a jacket to tone down the movement of the skirt, or emphasising it further with heels and the addition of oversized jewellery.

To find your perfect alternative wedding guest outfit, whether you want to blend in or stand out, consider the features that you want to emphasise as part of your look, and how you want to integrate comfort and practicality into your look.

An alternative wedding guest outfit does not have to mean something completely unexpected and “out there” – it could simply be a classic dress that you choose to style or accessorise in an innovative or alternative way. Interpret the brief in a way that suits your personal style and makes you feel your very best.