Gown, suit or cocktail dress? Deciding on the perfect wedding guest ensemble can be stressful. Luckily, we’re here to help…
It is officially the most romantic time of the year: wedding season. Typically, 80 per cent of weddings take place between spring and early august, however we are in the midst of a post-pandemic wedding boom: approximately 2.5 million weddings will occur in 2022. If your diary is bursting with upcoming ceremonies in destinations near and far, we’ve got you – and your wardrobe – covered. Whether black-tie, smart casual or beachside, our cherry-picked edit does the hard work, allowing you to focus on perfecting your dance moves.
Formal black-tie weddings are an opportunity for guests to go all-out, so reach for elements with plenty of pizazz – Loewe’s sculptural gown is elegantly extravagant without being overwhelming. If you’d rather leave head-to-toe embellishments to the extroverts, opt for gilded accessories and statement jewels.
Wedding traditions are constantly evolving and, though previously banned to avoid distracting from the bride, wearing white has become increasingly accepted. Ideal for a sun-drenched beach wedding on the formal side, utilise textured accessories to elevate a minimal palette.
Nuptials with a cocktail dress code allow for oodles of playfulness and personality; demonstrate yours with chunky jewellery, embellishments and skin-baring silhouettes.
Who said suits were reserved for the boys? Whether you opt for shorts, skirts or trousers – the latter is our go-to for cooler climes – vibrant tailoring is versatile enough to wear for the ceremony, reception or rehearsals.
If you’re invited to a venue abundant in flora, then it’s only fitting to unleash your feminine side with blooms, pastels and cascading ruffles. Accessorise with whimsical pieces, including Van Cleef & Arpels’ on-theme high jewellery timepiece that’s sure to win you best-dressed wedding guest.