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What To Wear To An Evening Wedding Reception


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There has already been plenty of talk this season about what to wear for a summer wedding. From floral wrap dresses to polka dot midi dresses, we’ve covered it all. So what happens when you’re invited to an evening wedding?

The dress code for an evening wedding can be anything from super casual to a black tie event. With unwritten rules set in place to decide what should and shouldn’t be worn, we’ve put together the ultimate plus size evening wedding dress guide to help put your mind at ease and make finding an outfit, easy.

Types of Evening Weddings

No matter what the season is, the dress code for an evening wedding, depends entirely on the happy couple. From black tie to semi-formal or even a casual wedding, here is our guide of how you should dress for each occasion.

Black Tie

The fanciest of weddings. A black tie wedding normally means that you should polish off your best evening gown and channel darker hues. In most cases, a midi or maxi dress would be perfectly suited for this type of occasion.

YOURS LONDON Black Floral Milkmaid Skater Dress
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This Yours London floral dress promises to turn heads with it’s flattering square neckline and belted tie waist. Pair with your comfiest pair of heels to allow for a night of dancing and accessorise with an understated clutch. In no situation is jewellery ever a bad idea.


A semi formal wedding may well be the hardest one to dress for. Finding a balance between formal and semi-formal can prove to be a problem for many wedding guests. We definitely believe that you’re better off being over-dressed than showing up too casual.

YOURS LONDON Black Polka Dot Mesh Midi Skater Dress

By keeping it simple with your colours, you’re free to accessorise as you will. A classic black dress with some red heels and a red clutch is perfect for making a statement whilst abiding by the dress code. Being a semi-formal event, you can get away with a jersey piece for ultimate comfort. A skater dress is perfect for flattering your curves and making you feel extra confident, all night long.


Despite weddings normally being an occasion for getting glammed up and making an impression, some couples may opt to make their evening do a casual affair. The general tone of the event will be less formal meaning you can get away with something a little more casual.

YOURS LONDON Green Ditsy Smock Maxi Dress
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Whilst we’d avoid throwing on your comfiest pair of leggings for a casual wedding, our floral maxi dress would be perfect for the occasion. Boasting a pretty floral print all over, it’s the perfect companion for those casual weddings. 

Whilst dressing for an evening wedding can be stressful, it doesn’t have to be. From cool maxi dresses to sophisticated evening dresses, we hope we’ve de-mystified the trends and helped inspire you. Below are our five ultimate tips to remember when it comes to putting together your wedding guest outfit.

Yours Clothing Top Tips

  • Make sure you understand the dress code! – Spare no detail and avoid any awkward scenarios.
  • Don’t show up the bride! – It’s her day, avoid anything white at all costs.
  • Don’t forget accessories. – Make the most of those statement earrings you have lying around and dust off your best clutch.
  • Wear what makes you feel amazing. – It’s a big event full of people, you want to feel amazing and comfortable so you can put all of your energy into dancing the night away!
  • Don’t be scared of a jumpsuit! – Who says you have to wear a dress? Make a statement and go with a jumpsuit. It’s all about what makes you feel comfortable.

With dress codes unscrambled and top tips made, you’re now ready to get finding an outfit for an evening wedding. Shop our wedding collection here and find your perfect fit.