What to Wear: Wedding Guest Outfit Ideas


I love that feeling you get when you receive a beautiful wedding invitation through the post. I always get a little rush of happiness knowing that someone close to me is getting married and I get really excited for them.

But the next thing I think is ‘f*ck, what I’m I going to wear?’ I don’t go to many weddings so when I do, I always want to get my outfit absolutely spot on. So I have written this little wedding outfit inspiration post for many of you who go the same process as me. On any formal occasion, you never have anything to wear!

Best online shops for stylish wedding outfits

ASOS: ASOS always bring the latest it trend to the table. For any occasion, this is the first place I look!   

Coast: Always a good on-trend selection, from pastel hues that are perfect for springtime celebrations to luxurious jacquard prints that are ideal for winter weddings.

Chi Chi London: They have a beautiful selection of on-trend occasional dress inspired from the catwalk but at a high street price. 

Little Mistress: I love how they have 3 different collections to choose from. Paper Dolls collection is for the fashion forward girl, Girls On Film adds a chic, fashion focused approach to on-trend street style, and their plus size ‘Curvy’ collection for plus sized beauties.

40 Wedding Guest Outfits That Will Inspire You

Choosing what to wear to a wedding can be stressful because you have to think about so many different things. For example, will it be held inside or outside, what makeup do you wear, are you allowed to wear white or can you dance all night in heels?

P.S no you should never wear a full plain white dress (unless you’re the bride!). 

Here are a few style ideas that will hopefully inspire you to find the perfect outfit:

Cocktail Dresses

Is it a cocktail dress kind of wedding? An easy to dance in dress will do the trick!



Want to go for a non-traditional look? Two pieces are fun to style and play around with!


It’s important to think about how you accessorise an outfit, here are some ideas.



Don’t forget the shoes… but they need to be wearable!




* Please note that this is in collaboration with Coast and may contain affiliate links, however as always all of my opinions are my own.


  • Sarah September 20, 2017 at 11:13 am

    Some great ideas xx

  • Caitlin September 20, 2017 at 4:42 pm

    I love this because I always find it so difficult to find wedding clothes!!

  • Terri Heckley September 21, 2017 at 8:50 am

    I’m loving that little pink bag!

  • Louise Joy September 21, 2017 at 7:37 pm

    This post is soooo helpful, I always struggle with wedding outfits x

  • Harriet Day September 24, 2017 at 11:54 am

    I haven’t been to a wedding in forever, however I always like dressing up!

  • Chloe September 25, 2017 at 8:01 pm

    This is such a helpful post to those who attend lots of weddings haha! I absolutely love going to weddings so I’ll refer back to this when I’m going to my next one! Xx


  • Helena September 26, 2017 at 10:48 pm

    I always look to Asos for everything first too! I love that pink bag!

  • Natasha September 28, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    I absolutely love chi chi London

    Tasha x

  • Poppy Mayy September 29, 2017 at 7:32 am

    So much inspiration here I love it!

  • Olivia Mulhearn September 30, 2017 at 5:01 pm

    ooo great choices so useful if you had a wedding to go to!