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The Ultimate Wedding Guest Guide

With invitations for winter and summer weddings on the horizon, there’s plenty of occasions to plan for. However, each destination can provide its own style fundamentals for attendees. An evening, black tie wedding requires one specific dress code, whereas a city location is less formal. To ensure that each situation is mastered, discover the ultimate 2023 wedding guest outfit guide that covers the most popular types of event.

The Traditionalist

Karen Millen Floral Polka Dot Dress
Floral Chiffon Square Neck Ruffle Maxi Dress

If when it comes to occasion dressing, the classics are preferred, choose a feminine floral piece as an easy, polished go-to design. If in search of a touch of experimentation, look to a style that features a more contemporary print, an extra iteration of a formal classic. A dark floral design exudes effortless glamour, appropriate to be styled both now with an additional layer, or later on its own.

Pieces trimmed with frill detailing, lace embellishments and additional embellishments can modernise these traditional designs, creating an update on a classic.

The City Dweller

Karen Millen Wedding Guest Outfit
Soft Tie Knotted Wide Leg Jumpsuit

A city wedding requires pared back minimalism and an air of sophistication. Clean lines and a touch of tailoring suit the sharp style agenda, especially for the female on the move. Consider a jumpsuit or suit as an alternative to a dress, paired with stiletto heels – or platforms as a more comfortable choice. An additional option could be a longline slip dress, completed with a blazer as a multifunctional piece.

The Destination Traveller

Karen Millen Wedding Guest Outfits
Satin And Lace Ruffle Woven Midaxi Dress

Naturally, a destination wedding evokes a positive, radiant sentiment. With this, comes the opportunity to choose a bolder design, in a dopamine-inducing vibrant hue or chic printed piece. Naturally, fabric should come into consideration, a lighter weight satin or cotton option will provide much more comfort than a wool piece in warmer climes.

The Elegant Dresser

Karen Millen Wedding Guest
Lace Embroidered Woven Midi Dress

Inspired by the days of Old Hollywood, choose vintage glamour in an elegant piece. For this particular aesthetic, opt for a longer length, floor skimming design. Look to classic details such as lace embellishments to set the tone for the outfit. As a more modern option, a figure-skimming feather trimmed piece combines old and new with ease. An accessorising fundamental? A fascinator completes the ensemble with style, or a hairband is a more pared back alternative.

The Exhibitionist

Karen Millen Wedding Guest
Tulle Woven Maxi Skirt

As someone who sees every event as an all-day party, look to a bold, eye-catching piece that reflects a confident personality. For this, rules need not apply. Preferred colour palettes are neon or a vibrant, brighter hue. One particular fabric that is having a standoug moment is tulle. Bringing a romantic aura that’s perfectly appropriate for the wedding season, these designs instantly provide a sense of occasion.

If someone who would prefer an alternative option to tulle, the more details the better. Try an option adorned with applique, diamante and sequins – a confident option, appropriate for any type of wedding event.

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