Got an invitation to a wedding and wondering what to wear? We have five wedding guest dress ideas that will make an impression and will suit almost any dress code.
A long, elegant dress is ideal for a wedding guest because it always looks festive, muted and well-dressed. It also doesn't take much to put it in the limelight: a small bag, simple shoes, such as sandals, and a little jewelery are enough. In order to be able to wear the maxi dress of your choice on other occasions and to combine it in many ways, a monochrome dress is suitable because it already attracts attention through the crowd and can appear too bulky with print and sleeves.
A midi dress looks a bit more airy and modern: It shows more legs, the more body-hugging version usually has a slit for freedom of movement and can be combined with sandals, pumps or even ankle boots. Depending on the celebration, it can be simple and airy or particularly elegant and tight-fitting and trimmed with sequins, for example. This dress can be worn as a wedding guest with or without sleeves, the former looks a bit more formal.
The quintessential dress for a wedding guest is certainly the cocktail dress: it's festive, chic and you certainly can't go wrong with it. Especially in delicate colors or common tones, a safe, beautiful outfit is suitable for many celebrations.
A wrap dress is also a good idea, especially for a summer wedding. It is usually airy, comfortable to wear and you can also wear it on other occasions. It looks less formal than other variants, but is therefore also later particularly suitable for everyday use. Combined in a chic way, it also makes an impression as a dress for a wedding guest.
Whether long, short or an intermediate length: A dress looks particularly cheerful with the right print. And after all, a wedding is a cause for celebration - the dress for the wedding guest should be able to reflect that. Floral prints or graphic patterns are suitable for exuding a good mood and liveliness. This is especially ideal for a summer wedding. For a maxi dress with a print, it is advisable to opt for a model with spaghetti straps so that a striking print does not overwhelm you.
The ideas mentioned are of course independent of a dress code. If you have received an invitation with a dress code, you should follow it. Tips on this: If the invitation says that the wedding guests should dress "casual", you can decide very freely which dress you want to choose. Especially midi and print models as well as wrap dresses are advisable because they are not too festive. The "Black Tie" dress code usually means a festive event after 6 p.m., to which you should come dressed stylishly and elegantly. An evening dress is usually the right choice here. In the case of an invitation without a specific dress code, you can coordinate with the bridal couple or use the location as a guide.
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