girl wearing wedding blue dress and pearl earrings

Figuring out what to wear to a wedding (without upstaging the bride, obvs) has never been an easy task. Add in a global pandemic and months of living in discoloured loungewear and things can get seriously confusing (what’s a dress again?).

If the thought of curating a wedding-ready outfit is enough to send you into an occasion wear-induced frenzy, don’t fear. We’ve rounded up seven key pieces that will make sure you’re the best dressed guest in the room.

Yep, the quest for the ultimate wedding guest outfit is finally on! It’s official, social events are a thing again, which means it’s time to start thinking about what to wear to the influx of weddings coming our way.

If you’re anything like us, you’ve been dreaming of the day you can finally put on a fancy dress and get seriously glam once more. From fabulous florals to lavish lace, hot pinks to baby blues, RSVP in style this year with our top occasion wear picks, curated especially for you.

1. Wear summery floral prints

Florals are always a go-to choice for summer weddings. We’re kicking things off with this gorgeous ditsy floral midi tea dress, sure to make up for the months spent living in your fluffy dressing gown and questionable Disney pyjamas (we’re not judging, promise).

Complete with hundreds of tiny flowers and a flattering v neckline, this wrap-around dress epitomes wedding guest elegance, period. Pair with gold strappy sandals, pearl earrings and a nude shoulder bag for the perfect summer wedding glam. We can’t get enough!

2. Opt for soft satin materials

girl wearing blue satin occasion wear midi dress for a wedding

Satin is the ideal material for wedding guest outfits. Featuring delicate satin and a dusky blue hue, this satin midi dress is the perfect choice for an upcoming summer wedding.

Sitting just below the knee, this one was most definitely cut to flatter. Team with nude court shoes and an embellished clutch for a simple yet elegant look. The best bit? This dress can be revamped again and again with small accessory switch-ups. Trust us, this is a number that will never get lost in the back of your wardrobe.

3. Stand out in a wedding guest jumpsuit

The days of strict wedding outfit attire are long gone (and we’re not mad about it). Throw out the rule book this season with this beautiful tailored jumpsuit in a rich berry shade.

Inspired by 70s shapes, this ultra-versatile day-to-night wonder will have you turning heads for all the right reasons. Pair with black court shoes, gold jewellery and a sleek up-do for a seriously chic look. Weather looking questionable? Throw on a cropped blazer and you’re good to go…(jump)suited and booted.

4. Make a statement in a long dress

floral maxi dress

Go long or go home! Live out your ditsy floral dreams this season with this mint coloured floral off the shoulder maxi dress. Designed in a maxi length with an off the shoulder design, this piece will skim your curves in all the right places (psst: we think it would make a great bridesmaid dress too).

While floor length dresses are the perfect choice for wedding guest glam, this style would look just as good for dinner on the beach or at the races. Versatility points secured.

5. Stay on trend in hot pink

Pink midi dress

Pink is the must-wear colour of the season. Dip your toe back into summer styling and get remembered for all the right reasons this wedding season in this pink off the shoulder wrap midi dress.

In a hot pink hue which dares to be bold, this midi style comes with a flattering wrap design, bardot neck line and tie belt. And because it’s got long sleeves, it’s got you covered (literally) for when the unreliable British weather doesn’t. It also comes in eight different colours if you fancy mixing it up. Pair with Perspex heels and you’re good to go.

6. Wear a tailored co-ord set

Co-ords are always a winner, and this one is no exception. Complete with a short-sleeved lace top and a high-waisted midi skirt positioned just below the knee, this white and grey duo screams wedding guest glam. The fashion police might tell you that you can’t wear white to a wedding…we’re here to tell you they’re wrong!

Pair with strappy heels and dainty jewellery and you’ll be the best dressed guest in the room for sure. Plus, you can mix each piece up with other pieces to wear again and again!

7. Keep it timeless in a lace dress

Pale blue lace midi skater dress

Lace is a go-to style every wedding season, and this lace skater midi dress is a whole vibe. After a year of elasticated waists, go all out in this pale blue lace number, complete with a full skirt and strappy sleeves.

Bring the lace detail right into the twenty first century with nude heels and pearl hoops for the perfect wedding glam, and stand out from the crowd in the best way. Feeling breezy? Pair with a cropped pastel cardigan for a sorbet-inspired look of dreams. Sweet as!

That concludes boohoo’s round up of what to wear to a wedding in 2021. Need more inspo? Not a prob. We’ve got a full page packed with even more wedding guest dresses for all your wedding glam needs!

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