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What To Wear To A Summer Wedding


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Summer weddings are filling up our calendars which means we’re all on the hunt for wedding guest outfits for all the different invites. Whether you’re looking for a wedding this year or next, it’s never too early to start looking!

What To Wear To A Summer Wedding As A Guest

Not sure where to start with looking for a plus size wedding guest outfit? Whether you’re searching for what dress to wear to a summer wedding or looking for an alternative option, we’ve done the work for you and put together the ultimate guide to what to wear for a summer wedding.

Summer weddings mean you can opt for something floaty in design, brighter and lighter as the temperature increases.

Whether you’re heading to a more formal church wedding, a relaxed barn wedding or you’re heading abroad, we’ve got every event covered.

What To Wear To A Summer Church Wedding

Church weddings tend to have more of a formal dress code following a traditional wedding arrangement.

The fabric of a garment is an easy way to instantly smarten up any outfit, opt for thicker crepe fabrics that have more structure to regular jersey fabrics which carry a more casual appeal. Whether you’re a dress kinda gal or you feel more comfortable in a trouser combo, we’ve picked out three of our top picks for a formal summer wedding.

Featuring a flattering wrap front to highlight your chest and cleavage, this wrap dress offers an effortless floral print with a belted tie fastening and fit and flare skater skirt. Opt for white and pink accessories to keep the lighter and brighter tone of your look.

If you’re after something a little more modest but still keep you cool and comfortable, this Yours London pleated dress brings a darker tone into your look. Made from a woven fabric with a timeless polka dot pattern, it features a keyhole neckline and keyhole tie back, it completes with a floaty pleated skirt. We think this will pair perfectly with gold heels and accessories.

For guests searching for an alternative to a dress, this pastel outfit ticks all the smart boxes. If you have multiple weddings coming up, this is a great way to switch up your outfits between each wedding.

A blazer and trouser combo will always come in handy beyond the wedding too. You can mix and match the blazer with all your bottom half options to get the most wear out of them. The blazer can come off if the weather hots up and you’ll still look smart.

What To Wear To A Summer Wedding Abroad

Jetting off abroad for a wedding this summer? The temperatures are most likely going to be hotter wherever you’re heading so you’ll definitely need something floaty and light to keep you cool.

We’ve picked out three dresses you can easily pack in your suitcase and be the best dressed guest there whilst keeping cool and comfortable.

Ticking all the tropical boxes, this sleeveless dress was made for a wedding abroad. The stretch jersey fabric gives the comfortable appeal you’re looking for in hotter temperatures. Designed in a cold shoulder style, it details with a belted fastening to cinch in your waist as little or as much as you like. We’re loving the bold blue heels to add subtle statement details.

Channelling all the summery colours, you can wear this Yours London maxi dress all day with confidence. Designed in a flattering horizontal geometric print, show off your waist with the belted tie fastening, completing with a flirty frill hem.

Looking for something a little shorter? We love everything about this bardot skater dress. From the bright pink and red floral design down to the sweetheart bardot neckline to the puff sleeves and skater style, we’re obsessed.

If you typically have a pear shaped body, the bardot neckline highlights your top half which helps to widen narrow shoulders – bonus right?

What To Wear To A Summer Barn Wedding

Barn weddings tend to be more relaxed with a countryside vibe to them, especially if the bride and groom have the ceremony there too. Frill detailing on dresses with smaller prints is a great way to channel this theme, giving a floaty effortless appeal.

This floral hanky hem dress matches the boho vibe effortlessly. Made from a lightweight chiffon fabric, it features a flattering wrap front with frill detailing and sweeping hanky hem.

Throw on a lightweight cardigan when the evenings get cooler. Whether you’re there for the whole day or attending the evening reception, this dress works for both guests!

Another floaty, frill dress that matches the theme but is still wedding-appropriate. Show some shoulder with the bardot neckline featuring tie detail to the neckline and a tiered smock hem polishing off the floaty style.

What To Wear To A Casual Summer Wedding

There are a lot more options for weddings, with many couples taking their own route and swaying from the traditional day. After all, it’s their big day so they should celebrate how they want to however that may be!

A more casual dress code means you have the option to opt for something a little less formal but still look presentable, it is an important day so jeans still don’t make the cut!

This milkmaid style dress offers a bold stand out design perfect for summer weddings. The large floral print instantly gives a casual appeal compared to smaller ditsy prints. Designed with a square neckline, short statement puff sleeves and midi length hem, we love how our girl is wearing it with lilac accessories enhancing the tone in the dress. This is a great tip to bring out a more low-key tone in a print!

If you’re looking for something a little shorter, this tea dress can be worn beyond the big day too into your weekend plans. Serving up the colour of the season, the simple design and small ditsy print brings a more laid-back appeal. The pink accessories effortlessly highlight the pink tones offering a summery appeal.

What Shoes To Wear To A Summer Wedding

You’re going to spend a lot of your time on your feet so you want to make sure you’re wearing something comfy that you won’t regret wearing through the day. If you don’t wear heels very often, keep in mind these tips and tricks when shopping for heels:

  • Make sure you’ve got a padded insole – the sole of your foot is where the aching will start so any extra padding will help reduce this.
  • Block heels are key for comfort and easy to walk in – especially if you’re new to wearing heels opt for something with a mid block heel.
  • Don’t be scared of colour – you can always rely on neutrals to match with your outfit but don’t be scared about adding a pop of colour. Bold, bright colours can brighten up a simple design and also highlight bright hues already in your outfit.

Looking for more? Shop our wedding guest outfit collection for more must-have styles in UK sizes 14-40.

Found your wedding guest outfit? Show us what you wear over on social using the hashtag #ThisIsYours over on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter – you might even get featured!