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Summer Wedding Outfit Ideas  

What to wear as a guest to a summer wedding in 2024 

12/04/24

Summer wedding season is upon us. With the RSVPs flying and dates filling our calendars, it’s not long until you’ll be toasting happy couples and celebrating in the sunshine but, before the cake and canapés, it’s time to decide what to wear.  

There are a few things to consider when planning a summer wedding guest outfit. Is there a dress code? What time of day is the wedding? Bonus points if you can find an outfit you can style different ways to cover different events.  

For us, the most important thing is that you wear something you feel your best in. That’s why we’ve put together this guide for styling a wedding guest outfit you’ll love this summer.  

Dresses

A light dress with a simple silhouette is a sure favourite when it comes to summer weddings. We love the timeless appeal of a fit-and-flare shape, but the drape of empire line and wrap-effect styles always adds effortless movement and interest. Whatever the cut, floral prints, mellow pastels and vibrant colours are all perfect for a summer wedding.

From hemline to sleeve length, the type of dress you choose will be unique to what you feel confident in. If you’re not sure where to start, we recommend heading to one of our shops to try on a few different pieces and find a style that works for you. 

When it comes to fabric choice, natural blends are cool and breathable – organic cotton and linen are comfortable to wear even on the hottest summer days. Depending on the composition, cotton dresses tend to have a more structured silhouette whereas viscose offers a more fluid drape for that floaty, carefree summer look. Viscose-blend satin dresses are amongst our personal favourites: the fabric catches the sunshine with a beautiful sheen.

 
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Jumpsuits & Trouser Suits 

Embrace tailoring with a twist. 

Jumpsuits, separates and trouser suits are becoming a popular choice for summer wedding guests. We can see why; they’re elevated, comfortable and easy to re-outfit for different events post-wedding.   

Linen is our go-to for versatile jumpsuits, and is the perfect choice for a loose but sophisticated cut. It’s also naturally light, cool and breathable which is ideal during the summer months. Whether you opt for a pretty print or garment-dyed plain, linen is known for taking colour particularly well and gives each piece a uniquely textured finish. 

If you’re planning on wearing a jumpsuit, finding the right fit is really important to feel confident throughout the day. All of our clothes are carefully proportioned and wearer tested to make sure everything fits just as it should.


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 Left: Coming soon | Middle: Erica Linen Blend Blazer, Westlin Straight Leg Suit Trousers|Right: Coming soon

Wedding Cover-ups

A relaxed jacket or bright blazer.

We love how a structured linen jacket or blazer can add depth, colour and texture to your outfit. Layer a suit jacket over a quality white T-shirt or satin vest for a more relaxed take on tailoring, or style with a dress by hanging the blazer over your shoulders.  

Linen is a great choice here as it’s light enough to wear during the day, but still substantial enough to keep you warm in the evening.   


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Wedding Guest Accessories 

Add a touch of texture or bold colour. 

A pair of elegant but comfortable shoes are essential, as is a small, stylish bag for storing confetti and sunglasses. Light neutrals and easy-to-pair colours with plenty of texture are the most versatile choice for shoes and bags. They’re easy to style with a variety of outfits through the summer, and beyond. We also love how a bold colour or big piece of jewellery can accent a look.


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Left: Coming soon | Right: Ruthern Ring

Finally, add the finishing touch to your wedding guest outfit with some carefully chosen jewellery. Colourful charms and beaded necklaces are delicate but can tie a look together, and we love how longer earrings bring a bit of swaying movement to an outfit. 


A pendant looks great with V-neck or scoop neck styles, and don’t forget to add matching earrings for effortless colour coordination. 


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