With the RSVP sent off, the next step is finding the perfect wwedding guest dress. Our tip is to first think about what you consider most important — fabrication, colour or silhouette?
Here, we look at the top trends when it comes to formal dresses to help you make the right decision for the big day ahead.
If your focus is on fabrication, a lace dress will have you seeing hearts — just how much lace is up to you. Experiment with all-lace styles and compare with designs that have subtle lace detailing. If you're opting for a maxi dress, hints of lace splicing may be best to avoid overwhelming your silhouette. A full-lace look works best with mini lengths. Team your lace with neutral, understated accessories, such as small studs and nude heels. A bonus? Your lace piece can double as a cocktail dress for your next event.
Slip into a satin dress for a sleek wedding guest look. An elevated fabrication, satin is ideal for black-tie and cocktail wedding dress codes. Opt for neutral colourways or modest prints to keep your look effortlessly sophisticated. We love satin designs with a front-split or tiered skirt for added shape and flair. A sparkling clutch and bold lip colour are glamorous finishing touches.
No matter the season, weddings present the perfect opportunity to showcase your love for blooms. Sunny seaside weddings or garden ceremonies call for soft ditsy floral dresses. We love blush tones and sunset-inspired florals. You don't have to abandon your floral dreams in chillier months — dark florals are the way to go as the temperature falls. Moody autumnal brown and pink florals are ideal for these weddings.
When standout colour is your top priority, look to dresses in bold seasonal hues to make an impact. Bright corals, yellows and pinks are ideal for sun-soaked weddings. As the chill sets in, deep berry, plum and navy tones are our favourites. If you're looking for a transeasonal option, emerald green, cobalt and baby blues are our top picks.
For a head-turning modern silhouette, a jumpsuit is a must. Wide-leg styles have the dual benefits of comfort and chic appeal, perfect from ceremony to the dancefloor. Ruffles and prints will thrive at day weddings, while silky styles come to life during evening celebrations. A messy bun and drop earrings bring the look together with ease.