According to UK government guidelines, wedding season is officially back up and running as of summer 2021. For most of us, that means being strategic in how much we spend on our friend’s big day. After cashing out on gifts, travel, and accommodation (especially if it’s a destination wedding), there isn’t much left over to invest in an incredible summer wedding guest dress. If you’re looking for an affordable outfit to wear to a wedding, we’ve got you sorted.
Choosing the perfect summer wedding guest look can be tough, especially when you have to take note of the location. Whether it’s a traditional church wedding, a casual city soirée, destination nuptials by the beach, or a remote countryside ceremony, we have a few suggestions that will make your sartorial decision-making a tiny bit easier.
Your outfit choice should complement the venue (and climate) while remaining true to your own personal style and keeping the attention on the bride. For a traditional ceremony, we’d go for a more classic look, like covered shoulders and a hemline below the knee in muted colours. If you’re attending a union by the sea, we’d be a bit more adventurous: maybe a long slinky slip dress, a low-cut back, or brighter colours. For a countryside wedding, we’d choose looser, comfier pieces like a prairie-inspired puff-sleeve dress. A city wedding calls for a chic, casual look which allows shorter hemlines and trendier outfits. What’s most important is that you feel comfortable in whatever you choose to wear, and you invest in a look that you can see yourself re-wearing at future events.
Ahead, we’ve rounded up 25 fabulous summer wedding guest dresses for various occasions and styles.