Wedding Week: how to be the best dressed wedding guest


1.Needle & Thread Lace Panelled Chiffon Gown, £185.00
2. Mango Tuxedo Jacket, £79.99
3. Next Box Clutch Bag, £24.00
4. Mango Sandals, £69.99

As lovely as they are to be invited to, weddings can end up being SO expensive. By the time you’ve gone to the hen do, bought the present, and possibly had to book/pay for flights and a hotel, you’re lucky if there’s any money left at all for your outfit. So we’ve kept this in mind when we made our selections. But one thing tor remember is that with the right, well chosen outfit, you can rotate the same one to wedding after wedding with great success (provided the guests are different). I can think of two dresses that I’ve bought in the past, and have literally worn to around ten weddings between them. And I still wear them now. And they are between five and ten years old! One is short, black and asymmetric from Hussein Chalayan (remember him?), the other is floral, bias-cut and floor length from Stella McCartney. Both were brilliant sale bargains I might add. Anyway, enough of my dresses, here are some dress suggestions for you…
We couldn’t decide between the Needle & Thread dress (above) and this Ganni sheer spotted dress (is it us or does it have a bit of a whiff of Preen coolness about it?). It would work just as well styled with the exact same accessories too. And you could defintely get plenty of wear out of it for various other parties. We’re both tempted. Then this Monsoon navy lace and chiffon, this Topshop blazer dress, Mango lace, this ASOS thirties style gown is pretty epic (and comes in a choice of three colours), and this embellished dress, also from ASOS has a lovely vintage feel which we love. A more formal jumpsuit is a great alternative to a dress for a wedding. We like this Whistles one, this ASOS tuxedo style, and this French Connection strapless version.

ps: you should also re-visit our Bride Style post, as many of the bridal dresses can also be great dresses to wear to weddings. Just as long as it’s not at the same wedding!

pps: in the craziness of Wedding Week, we almost forgot our top tip for a stylish Mother of the Bride outfit! I have seen this dress and matching coat from Monsoon in person, and it’s really lovely, and so chic. SC

Sarah & Nicky xx