Best outfits for female wedding guests
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We’re all waiting with baited breath to find out if weddings will be able to go ahead in a more ‘normal’ way this summer, although early indications suggest that Boris Johnson is determined to end the 30-person limit ‘no matter what’ on June 21.
So, ladies, if you suddenly find yourself in need of an outfit for the wedding of a loved one then we’ve got you covered. Need some comfy heels to go with? Check out our round-up of kitten heels.
Here are some of the best outfits available on the high street at the moment that will have you feeling fabulous and wedding ready in no time.
Elyse Bias Slip Dress
This beautiful dress is a great choice for a summer wedding, with strong pops of colour.
It has been made using inspiration from the late French couturier Madeline Vionnet who created garments to accentuate a woman’s natural shape - and the shape of this silky slip dress does just that.
It has adjustable straps for a comfortable fit, a cowl neck, a seamed bodice and a slit in the side. It’s available in sizes XS to XL.
Pure Linen Floral Midi Skater Dress
Crafted from pure linen, this sleeveless dress from Hobbs is made for summer weddings.
The regular-fit skater style has a gently flared skirt with a contrasting self-tie belt to cinch in the waist and flatter your figure. It has a classic round neck and falls to a midi length.
This dress fastens with a zip at the back and features faux-horn buttons down one side for a contemporary twist. It’s finished with an on-trend floral print.
Available in sizes 8 to 18.
Leopard Print Round Neck Skater Dress
With its original twist on a leopard print, this knee-length dress from Sosandar is bold and gorgeous.
It’s cut to a comfortable regular fit in a skater style, with a flowing skirt that flares out from the fitted bodice. Ruffles on the sleeves and hem add extra style and a unique and feminine touch, and it’s fastened with a zip at the back.
Available in sizes 6 to 20.
Floral Short Sleeve Cropped Jumpsuit
Jumpsuits are a great alternative to a dress for a wedding outfit. They are sophisticated, smart and glamorous.
This one, from Nobody’s Child is brimming with romantic summer style. It has a cropped leg cut with short sleeves and a button-through fastening.
The subtle waist tie and square neckline create an elegant, feminine look. It’s also made with sustainably sourced viscose so it will keep you cool on warm days - and by buying it you’ll be doing good for the planet.
Nobody’s Child designs are cut to a form-fitting shape so if you’d prefer a more relaxed fit you may need to go up a dress size. It’s available in sizes 6 to 18.
ASOS DESIGN pleated cami midi dress with drawstring waist
This simple but striking dress is available in dark pink and navy and sizes 4 to 18. The chic design features a v-neck and cami straps.
One of the best things about this dress, which is made of sheer chiffon, is that it can easily be dressed up for the wedding you need to attend, but you will easily be able to wear it again afterwards because it’s such a classic design.
It’s also a fantastic price, so you can get a new dress for the wedding of your loved one and not break the bank.
ASOS DESIGN Maternity Midi Dress with Embroidery and lace Trim Detail
This dress is beautiful and shows if you are expecting you can dress your bump in an elegant way for a special wedding.
In a lovely dreamy soft blue colour, it features a V-neck, ruffle trims, a shirred stretch waist and a button-keyhole back. It has been designed to fit you from bump to baby.
Available in sizes 4 to 16, and a variety of bold and pastel colours and stunning designs including three different floral patterns.
This stunning dress features a centre back zipper, a lined bodice, a lined skirt, a side slit, a smocked back bodice and tie straps for a fitted, flattering, structured and sophisticated look.
Jemima Linen Jumpsuit
This jumpsuit, which is available in sizes 6 to 22, comes in three different colours and prints so there’s something for every woman and every taste.
For those who like bold designs there’s navy with a purple, pink and yellow tropical print (including flamingos), but for those who prefer a block colour then it’s also available in cherry red and marina blue.
Again, this is an outfit which will make you feel smart at the wedding, but you’ll easily be able to wear it again and again. It has ultra-modern wide legs, a V-neck, buttons all the way down the front and even sleek concealed pockets.
It’s made from breezy linen so it’s breathable and lightweight too.