The Wedding Guide | How to dress for a wedding


The Wedding Guide | How to dress for a wedding

10 June 2020

You've received the invitation, now to put together the perfect look. Finding the right dress for a wedding can be confusing with the myriad of styles, fabrications and colourways on offer. Here, we discover what to wear to a wedding by looking at the four most common dress-codes. 

Smart Casual

Intimate weddings often mean a smart-casual dress code - think at-home weddings and small garden celebrations. Make the most of the invitation with daring, vibrant prints and modern shapes. Draw inspiration from the garden-wedding landscape and opt for a floral midi or mini dress. We love pairing a classic floral dress with strappy heels and sparkling drop earrings. For the bold among us, a linen co-ord will have you seeing hearts. Take on an ultra-modern look with flare pants and a matching crop. Accessorize with square toe heels for trending-now appeal.

Kylie Ruched Mini Dress

Nadine Short Sleeve Midi Dress

Amara Puff Sleeve Wrap Top

Amara Linen-Blend Pants


For semi-formal dress codes, we look for elevated designs with feminine features. Wrap dresses and puff sleeves are perfect from seaside weddings to chapel ceremonies. If you're looking for a glamourous flair, an embellished dress is the way to go. Lace dresses are ideal for day weddings, while sequins will impress during evening celebrations. Experiment with seasonal colourways - baby blue is a summer and spring favourite, especially when matched with delicate gold jewelry.

Catalina Sequin Mini Dress

Selma V-Neck Lace Prom Dress

Emilia Puff Sleeve Mini Dress

Bronte Ruched Wrap Mini Dress


Cocktail weddings call for elegant on-trend styles. In cocktail settings, the perfect wedding guest dress boasts statement features and a sophisticated silhouette. Look to fitted midi dresses with a bow detail for unmatched trending-now appeal. A semi-sheer midi with ruching is also a glamorous option when paired with metallic accessories. Take your cocktail look to the next level with a satin wide-leg jumpsuit. A jumpsuit is the ultimate contemporary piece - chic, ceremony-appropriate, and dance-floor ready all in one.

Alexis Wrap Midi Dress

Bessy One-Shoulder Bow Dress

Tina Wide-Leg Satin Jumpsuit

Tamara Ruched Midi Dress

Black Tie

Black-tie is the most strict of the dress codes, requiring formal dresses no matter the location or time of day. We suggest maxi dresses for black-tie weddings. For a sleek and elongated silhouette, opt for a halter maxi with a front split. Add a bold red lip and a messy bun to exude black-tie glamour. Fit and flare silhouettes are also ideal for weddings. Pair yours with delicate pearl jewelry and sparkling high heels for added opulence.

Loretta Belted Maxi Dress

Aria Maxi Dress

Kayla Spliced Lace Petite Maxi Dress

Kayla Spliced Lace Maxi Dress