Showing good outfits for wedding guests, the image features 2 wedding outfits by Australian and New Zealand women's fashion brand, Leina & Fleur. Outfit 1 is an ivy green velour skirt suit with pencil skirt and waterfall jacekt worn with a shimmer cami top with wide shoulder straps. Outfit 2 is a floral print, fixed wrap reversible dress with 3/4 sleeves.Showing good outfits for wedding guests, the image features a floral print, fixed wrap reversible dress with 3/4 sleeves as a wedding outfit by Australian and New Zealand women's fashion brand, Leina & Fleur. Wearing

Wedding Guest Outfit Ideas

What To Wear To A Wedding As A Wedding Guest

With the excitement of a wedding invitation so comes the challenge of planning your perfect wedding guest outfit. Knowing what to wear as a bride is simple but what to wear as a wedding guest? There are so many options for wedding goers it can be hard to know where to start. Well, you’re in the right place, here’s what you need to know to style your best wedding outfit.

Wedding Outfit Planning - Wedding Guest Dress Code First

The first place to start is with the wedding invitation itself. Here you will find the key points to keep in mind when you start shopping for your wedding outfit. The invitation will state if the wedding has a dress code. It might specify cocktail attire for example, and then you know to focus your search on cocktail dresses to wear to your wedding. 

Next, take a look at the location of the wedding. Is it an outdoor wedding or an indoor wedding? A wedding on a beach is likely to be more informal than a church ceremony or a wedding held in a luxury hotel. This will impact the formality of your wedding guest dress code. It also helps you to keep in mind the practicalities of your wedding outfit like for example, if you need to wear shoes that are easy to walk in on sand, if you’ll need a cover up to keep the sun off your shoulders, or a jacket to save against the evening chill.

Plus size wedding guest outfits and all that's in between, Australia and New Zealand fashion brand, Leina & Fleur showcases wedding guest dresses for all curve of woman. Outfit 1 is a size 18, navy wrap dress with tulip midi skirt and 3/4 sleeves. Outfit 2 is a size 12, fixed wrap dress with 3/4 sleeves and full skirt with pockets. Outfit 3, shown on a size 10 woman, is a black velour wrap around cocktail dress with 3/4 sleeves. All are available in sizes 8 to 24.

Timely Wedding Guest Clothes

The time of the wedding too, will influence your choice of wedding outfit. Late afternoon and evening weddings will naturally have more of a cocktail party/soiree feel so even if a cocktail or evening dress code is not defined, it would still be appropriate. 

Let’s take a look at more specific wedding guest outfit inspiration…

Showing a good mother of the bride outfit, a mother of the bride wears a blue and black floral print, empire line dress with 3/4 sleeves by Australian and New Zealand fashion brand, Leina & Fleur to her daughters wedding in Hawaii.
Why Florals Are A Great Choice For Wedding Guest Outfits

Nothing says happiness like flowers. From the bouquet to buttonholes and table decorations, floral displays are plentiful at weddings so get into the spirit with a floral print wedding guest dress or floral print separates. It really is the quickest and easiest way to style a wedding appropriate outfit.

Even if you’re not used to wearing floral patterns there is a floral print for every wedding guest outfit. If you prefer plain colours or usually go for graphic prints, then craft your wedding outfit with oversized floral prints in bold colours. The bigger the flowers, the more abstract and contemporary they become. 

Floral Prints Make For
Colourful Wedding Outfits

Also, prints are a great way to inject colour into your wedding outfit. Typically featuring leafy greens and pretty petals, floral patterns are a great way to widen colour palettes. Alternatively artistic brushstrokes like the Palette print give a contemporary dash of colour with hot pink and orange popping against a backdrop of classic navy.

If you're looking for dresses to wear to a wedding as a wedding guest, go for a full skirted dress. A fixed wrap like the Nerida Dress in Palette has a secure crossover neckline and the benefits of feminine full skirt. While with separates like the Jamie Top or Ziggy Top in Palette you can play down your colour burst by pairing with classic coloured pants and skirts.

Feminine details work well for wedding outfits and combine perfectly with floral prints. Think ruffle hemlines and flutter sleeves to really fulfil your flower power.

Garden Party Wedding Outfits
What To Wear For A Garden Wedding - Florals.

Taking inspiration from the location of the wedding is the best way to ensure that as a wedding guest, you arrive looking en pointe. For outdoor garden weddings, take flower gardens as your inspiration. This needn't be as literal as floral prints, think of all the pretty shades and pastel tones that can bloom together.

The Cantata print for example, features abstract fronds feathered in a smudge of watercolour. Dusty and pastel pinks fan over elegant navy to colour pretty wrap dresses and classic separates.

Florals of all sizes work in outdoor settings. Whether they are bold and bright or pretty in pastels, choose florals for wedding guest outfits in a palette that compliments your personality.

The relaxed mood of outdoor weddings allow for more casual wedding guest outfits so don't be afraid to try something different, like a jumpsuit or wide leg pants to create your pretty-as-a-picture wedding outfit.

What To Wear To A Beach Wedding

For a wedding on the sand, it's best to go for a beach wedding guest dress with a midi-length hemline or above. Maxi dresses may look boho and lovely, but as the sand kicks up and falls into the turn up of the hemline, you've got extra weight you'll be carrying around all day.

Instead, look for wedding guest dresses, skirts or culottes with calf/midi hemlines. And if you want to channel that boho vibe, go for a ruffle hem instead of a full length skirt.

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Upgrade To 'Size Inclusive' From Plus Size Wedding Guest Outfits

If you're searching for plus size wedding guest outfits and are feeling disappointed with what you're seeing, change up your search. Try shopping for 'size inclusive' wedding guest dresses or outfits instead. Often this turns up more sophisticated results.

At L&F for example, we don't talk about our clothing as being 'plus size,' we have one inclusive size range of 8-24. Regardless of your body's curves, we treat women as people and not figures on a plus or minus scale. And our clothes actually fit! You can read more about our size inclusive vs. plus size fashion here, but if you're simply shopping for wedding guest dresses for curvy figures then our Event Dresses are a great place to start.

Looking for a wedding guest outfit for a cocktail dress code? This ivy green velour skirt suit is cocktail dress code solution! Made in Australia by women's fashion brand, Leina & Fleur this wedding guest outfit features a stretchy, knee-length pencil skirt and green velour waterfall jacket over a shimmer cami top with wide shoulder straps. All available to buy online in sizes 8 to24.

What To Wear For A Cocktail Wedding

When day becomes evening - cocktail wear is a blend of day wear styles and evening wear colours and textures. Think rich velvety fabrics in opulent shades; midi to knee length hemlines and slinky tops that shimmer and sparkle. Change up the cocktail pant suit, also de rigueur is the cocktail skirt suit so strut out in full wedding guest style.

What To Wear To A Formal Wedding

For a formal wedding dress code, drop your hemline and go for a calf to full length dress. Keep the look modern by choosing a clean, refined silhouette. A wedding guest dress with a fitted bodice and a full skirt will create elegance that moves like Ginger Rogers on the dance floor.

50 Plus wedding guest dresses
Feel Good Outfits For Wedding Guests Over 50

If you're over 50 and looking for a wedding guest outfit, it can be challenging to find outfits that are less mother-of-the-bride and more guest appropriate. Wrap dresses like the Hedy Dress with long sleeves are a great alternative to the more structured, formal styles designed for the wedding matriarch.

Flattering through the bodice and with contouring, modest necklines, wrap dresses like are elegant and comfortable for the duration of the wedding day. With short, 3/4 and long sleeve options, and knee-length, midi or maxi hemlines, with a wrap dress you can select your style to suit the season, location or time of the wedding.

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