Ding Dong! A bumper wedding season has begun, and the marital merry-go-round is in full swing thanks to a backlog of postponed festivities. Invites stacking up on the mantelpiece? Suits are a foolproof option to invest in, especially those that hit just above the knee. Jumpsuits, too, are something to consider if you’re keen to stand out in the congregation. But the tried and true summer wedding guest dress will always be a favourite.
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There’s always the option of reviving a pre-pandemic number with a pair of box fresh heels and some scene-stealing earrings, but if you’re investing in something new, then bookmark Loewe Paula’s Ibiza beach-appropriate LBD for a destination wedding, or Norma Kamali’s floral halterneck dress for nuptials closer to home. Minimalists should seek out pieces by Materiel or Nanushka. And for those unopposed to a bit of frou-frou, London newcomer Yuhan Wang delivers romantic frills and florals in abundance.
There’s something to suit all tastes in British Vogue’s edit of the best summer wedding guest dresses.
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Hot ghoul summer
From sexy LBDs to slinky maxis, a great black dress always fulfils the assignment.
A floral sensation
Forget dainty daisy prints, it’s all about power florals now. From Norma Kamali’s blooming body-con dress to Emilia Wickstead’s elegant rose print, go Georgia O’Keeffe big.
One simply can’t go wrong with pink, especially in summer. Don’t be afraid to make a statement with bold contrasting accessories in green and orange.
Down to earth
In need of a sartorial palate cleanser? The neutral end of the colour spectrum makes for an understated but elegant look. Opt for gold jewellery for extra polish.
If you’re on the hunt for an instant confidence boost, a red dress will do the trick.
Thank Bottega Veneta for the revival of all things green in fashion, and wedding guest dresses are no exception.
The colour blue symbolises loyalty, honesty and commitment. All very much welcome at weddings, you’ll agree.