Fail Safe Wedding Outfit Ideas

When you think about attending a wedding as a guest, there are certain parameters that you know you need to meet in terms of your outfit and overall attire.

Wedding guests are, unless told otherwise, expected to be smart and to dress up for the occasion – at least to some degree. Classic suits for the men, and formal dresses for the women, are all hallmarks of a normal wedding guest look – with added accessories, smart shoes, and manicured handbags easy ways of elevating the simplest of outfits.

A fail safe outfit is one which can be worn to any wedding regardless of the season and will always be considered in style and appropriate for the occasion.

printed halter neck midi dress
Lipsy Printed Halterneck Midi Dress

Some of the dresses that we would rank as fail safe for women include the Lipsy Printed Halterneck Midi Dress and the Hobbs Floral Midi Swing Dress, both of which combine a flattering silhouette with a subtle colour scheme that can be matched to all seasons and that will compliment all wedding themes.

Green swing dress with floral print front
HOBBS Floral Midi Swing Dress

As these two dresses who, floral patterned fabrics are always in style when it comes to weddings.

Black/white skater dress front
HOBBS Colour Block V-Neck Midi Skater Dress

Similarly, floaty fabrics with plenty of movement are a classic go-to for many wedding guests – whether it be a longer length as seen in the Hobbs Colour Block V-Neck Midi Skater Dress or something with a drop hem like the Adrianna Papell Satin Crepe Halterneck Dress

Satin Crepe Halterneck Dress, Bordeaux
Adrianna Papell Satin Crepe Halterneck Dress, Bordeaux Glow

Moving beyond the dress itself and the way it fits, finding the perfect fail safe outfit for a wedding also means matching the right accessories and finishing touches to the look.

Navy Halter swing dress with Hand embellishment and a tiered skirt
Lipsy Halter Sequin Embellished Tiered Swing Dress

Dresses like the Lipsy Halter Sequin Embellished Tiered Swing Dress are detailed enough, with the combination of a decorative high neck and floating silhouette, that they don’t need too much in the way of accessories.

Green figure-hugging slip dress
Ghost Palm Bias Cut Satin Slip Dress, Thyme

Meanwhile, something extremely simple like the Ghost Palm Bias Cut Satin Slip Dress needs an infusion of sparkle and the addition of a heel to make it wedding-ready.

For most wedding guests, a fail safe outfit is one which makes them feel comfortable all year round – and which can be layered with a jacket for warmth, and accessories to match the occasion.