Women's Wedding Guest Attire Guide: Etiquette and Outfit Ideas

Picking out the ideal wedding outfit requires preparation and knowledge. It is very easy to make a mistake and come to the wedding looking wrong and mismatched. White tie is very glamorous while casual is a complete opposite. There are guidelines that you should follow to make sure you will look flawless and in accordance with the wedding theme.

Browse through our collection of formal dresses and find the perfect dress for you!

formal dresses

 

White Tie

White tie is quite possibly the most elegant dress code there is. If you're invited to a wedding that has a white tie etiquette, get ready because you will have put in a real effort to look the part. Examples of this we can give you are; Royal balls, Oscar events... Dresses need to be long, hair needs to be lifted, and gloves are more than welcome. These type of dresses are usually adorned with best pieces of jewellery you have and faux fur if the wedding is at winter. When it comes to shoes, it's important that they have a classic style. It's important to ne glamorous and make sure that dress is made of nice materials. And of course, don't forget a purse, which has to be small and ceremonious. 

 

Outfit 1

This dress comes in a beautiful blush pink color. It is made beautiful! It is very elegant and guarantees you a glamorous look. Combine it with high closed heels in nude color and also with a nude purse. Have your hair in a lifted bun and have some nice jewellery.

pink dress

Blush Pink Dress [photo: mountainaireboutique.com]

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Outfit 2

Long sleevesare perfect for white tie etiquette. Dress is completely made of lace, it has a very tight cut which will emphasize your curves. V neckline give it a dose of uniqueness and glamour. We suggest combining it with nude purse and shoes, lifted hair and jewellery.

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Maxi Dress [photo: www.cargoclothing.com]

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Black Tie

Black tie is somewhat more relaxed than white tie. You don't have to wear long dresses, you can have a short cocktail dress, but it should be flawless nonetheless. In this case, your hair can be free flowing, and curls are welcome to have. As with white tie, purse has to be small and glamorous. You can have classic shoes, sandals or high heels. To break out from monotonous formal dress designs, you can opt for colors, more fresher the better. Jewellery is a must, but it can be much more subtle than white tie.

 

Outfit 1

This gorgeous blue dress is very elegant. Addition of lace makes it a perfect dress for weddings. With its combination of colors, silver high heel sandals will go perfect with it. Make sure to pick out a small purse, also in silver. This will round up the whole outfit in the best way possible. Any hairstyle will go great with this dress, so whichever style you like the most, go with it. We recommend white gold or silver jewellery.

Blue and white wedding guest dress

Blue and White Dress [photo: rule42.co.uk]

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Outfit 2

Light material is a great pick for spring or summer weddings. This dress is in gentle blue shade. What makes it modern is its subtle print. Combining this dress with other details can be really interesting. If you opt for nude stilettos and nude purse, you're headed to a very classic look. If you wish for a more modern look, we recommend golden sandals and purse. Yellow gold jewellery will go great with both combinations since gold is very complementary  with blue color.

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Blue Dress [photo: dresssanfrancisco.com ]

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Cocktail Attire

Cocktail attire isn't that formal as the black tie dress code, and can, therefore, be a little fun. Opt for a dress that finishes at or above the knees and keep things fun with bold colour, pattern or playful accessories.

If you don't like to wear dresses, you can opt for any flowing, wide-leg trousers, such as palazzo slacks. Pair them with dressy top and simple sandals.

 

Outfit 1

Sexy yet elegant, this dress is perfect if you want to show some leg. With the asymmetric high-low hemline, this dress will make you stand out. We love that floral print! Pair this dress with simple white sandals and white clutch. 

floral dress

Asymmetric Dress [photo: www.adriannapapell.com]

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Outfit 2

Blazer dresses are super popular right now! They are perfect if you are looking for something that is not too revealing. We love this! It is chic, feminine and romantic. The dress features V neckline, long sleeves. Complete the look with strappy sandals and clutch.

black dress

Blazer Dress [photo: Etsy]

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Casual Attire

'What to wear to a casual wedding?' – this is the question that is constantly asked by women on forums and social media. And we understand why! It can be a bit tricky when it comes to casual wedding guest attire, you don't want to come overdressed but also not too casual, right?

As the casual weddings are often held outside (think beach weddings, garden weddings) you can wear a sundress, bohemian dress, chic jumpsuit or even separates. Pair them with simple sandals or flats.

Jeans and sneakers are a big no-no.

 

Outfit 1

You can't go wrong with a floral midi dress. They are super flattering and  romantic. If you are attending a seaside ceremony, opt for a dress that is made of lightweight and breathable fabric. Complete the look with beige sandals or flats.

floral dress

Floral Dress [photo: www.limelush.com ]

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Outfit 2

Calling all minimalist lovers! This dress is perfect for you. Clean and simple cut, square neckline and simple spaghetti straps. The dress is made of 100% midweight linen. Round up the whole look with simple leather slippers or espadrilles. Dress is by the brand Love and Confuse.

linen dress

Minimal Dress [photo: Love and Confuse]

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