It’s not just the bridal party who obsesses over matters sartorial. These are our favourite failsafe outfits for guests as we approach wedding season.

We’ve all known the panic a week before a wedding when, rummaging through the wardrobe, it feels like there is not a scrap contained within it to wear. Then there is perennial question of what is appropriate to wear to a wedding as a guest? What is wedding guest casual? Perhaps there is a dress code on the invitation? Despite the last-minute anxiety, there is almost always something lurking and long forgotten that will fit the bill. But if you are looking for a fresh addition to your summer wardrobe that would also come in handy for the season’s weddings, we’ve pulled together some of the prettiest ideas.

Look 1

This dress worn with these pretty shoes would be perfect for a spring/summer wedding. Throw over a black jacket for when it gets chilly.


Rohda Red Dallia Dress, £580

Russell & Bromley

Mojito Mules, £225

Loeffler Randall

Rochelle Bow Embellished Plisse-Lame Clutch, £175


Boyfriend Single Breasted Blazer, £149

Look 2

Eye-catching yet comfortable – and even possible to repurpose for the beach – this geometric look is a head-turner.


Geometric Print Dress, £49.99

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Ribbon Brim Straw Hat, £27


Gea 20 Canvas & Jute Espadrilles, £90


Square Hoop Earrings, £44

Look 3

Anthropologie’s Somerset Maxi dresses are some of the most flattering frocks on the high street. This one conjures up heady high summer vibes and is perfect for a warm weather wedding.


Somerset Maxi Dress, £140


Suede Multi Heeled Shoes, £105


Crossbody Mini Cognac H, £285

Look 4

We love this laidback look. The romance of the super-flattering dress works perfectly with simple accessories. One to wear to a wedding – and then again and again through summer.

Ridley London

Bettina Maxi Dress, £499

Marie & Lola

Lola Clutch Emerald, £45


Monsoon Leather Plait Sandals, £39

Look 5

We are huge fans of dress renting, allowing us to wear a seriously special dress for a fraction of the price. This Self Portrait sparkly number will look perfect at a smart city wedding.


Self-Portrait Stripe Sequin Tiered Midi Dress, Rent £58


Stuart Weitzman Suede Court Shoes, £207

Matches Fashion

Completedworks, Pearl And Recycled Hoop Earrings, £135


Jane Clutch, £221

Look 6

This is a super-luxe look and we love it! Go bold with this striking gold dress and wow-factor accessories.

Norma Kamali

Lame Wrap Midi Dress, £280


Gold Plated Rhinestone Earrings, £45

By Far

Tanya Suede Mules, £290

Paco Rabanne

XL Link Bracelet, £310


Crossbody Purse, £890

Look 7

We are big fans of green, a surprisingly flattering colour. This outfit is perfect for a fresh yet jewel-like look.


Rovel Frilled Crepe Midi, £299

Manolo Blahnik

Callasli 90 Leather Slingback, £585

Demelier London

The Mini Florence, £355

Laurence Coste

Estrella Earrings, £145

By Lucy Abletshauser
March 2022

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Lucy is the GWG's go-to expert on the best online buys, from fashion to interiors. An aesthete to her core, she does the trawling so you don't have to.