What To Wear To A Summer Wedding

Looking for the perfect wedding guest outfit? We reveal what to wear to a summer wedding with five occasionwear looks that’ll take you effortlessly from the ceremony to the evening reception. 

Understated Sparkle

Bex Sparkle Dress, £99 | Layton Satin Clutch, £35

Embellishment doesn’t have to be overpowering. Take an understated approach to wedding guest styling with a navy mini dress, adorned with small, delicate bursts of sparkle. Complement the high neckline with a simple up-do, and add to the minimalist mood with a tonal clutch bag.

Fresh Blooms


Elouise Ruffle Dress, £109 | Whitney Box Clutch, £35 | Ariana Lace Up Sandal, £59

Off to a country wedding? Make a case for modern florals with a petal-strewn wrap dress, elevated with pops of pink and rows of romantic ruffles. Match the softness of the dove-grey palette with a metallic silver clutch bag and nude-hued block heels.

Refined Ruffles

Rocco Ruffle Dress, £79 | Felicity Frill Clutch, £35 | Emma Block Heel Mule, £49

Ruffles are a key highlight of summer event season, with a flurry of flamboyant designs dominating the SS17 agenda. After something a little simpler? Choose a navy shift dress with a single frilled panel, giving a further nod to the trend with a matching clutch bag. Complete the look with block-heeled mules in the same colour. 

New Embroideries

Aisha Embroidered Maxi Dress, £189 | Melissa Metallic Clutch, £29 | Norah Jewel Trim Sandal, £39

Embroidery is one of those trends that perfectly captures the carefree mood of summer, making it the go-to choice for bohemian weddings. Channel your inner free spirit with a blush-toned silhouette, artfully embellished with leaf embroideries and sequin flowers. Accessorise with a metallic rose gold clutch and flat sandals – a total must for beachside vows.  

Modern Metallics

Octavia Sequin Cami, £39 | Peggy Pleated Skirt, £49 | Jove Metallic Clutch, £35 | Gabie Platform Sandal, £69

Metallics needn’t be written off as a trend exclusively reserved for winter occasions. Make them relevant for summer weddings in the city by styling a silver sequin cami with a pleated midi skirt in shimmering grey. Co-ordinate with a glittering clutch bag and platform heels for leg-lengthening appeal.

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