Wedding Guest Dresses to Turn Heads (Without Outshining the Bride)

Even though it’s not your big day deciding what to wear as a wedding guest can be overwhelming.  However, don’t stress because we’re here to help…

Finding the right outfit as a wedding guest isn’t always easy. Luckily, we have hundreds of dresses at Dorothy Perkins just waiting to be worn to that special occasion. So, all you need to decide upon is your hair, make-up and accessories, as we will take the stress out of dress shopping for you. Here’s 5 wedding guest dresses to turn heads this season…

#1 Go Big & Bold

Prom dresses are perfect for summer weddings. They show off sun-kissed skin, come in every print and shade to suit your style. Also let’s not forget the nipped in high-waist is super flattering, giving the illusion of an hourglass figure and legs that go on for days. From bold florals, off-the-shoulder styles to pretty pastel hues, we’ve got all the latest trends covered this season in your soon-to-be new favourite dress.

Grey ‘Camille’ Bardot Dress £80

Style Tip: When it comes to a prom dress, you can’t go wrong with a platform heel and bold red lip.

#2 Go for Maximum Style

Off to a wedding in the sun? Opt for an easy breezy maxi dress. The one-stop item makes packing a breeze, and the loose flowy material will ensure you keep your cool.

Pink ‘Sherrie’ Tropical Print Maxi Dress £70

Style Tip: Keep it location appropriate and team with flat sandals or a block heeled mule to avoid sinking into the sand during any beach photo moments.

#3 Make it Sparkle

Embellishment is an unbeatable detail on any wedding-guest dress, and surprisingly versatile. Sequins are perfect for black tie weddings or evening events, but subtle sparkle is also works if your natural style is more boho. Team with beachy waves and metallic sandals for an effortlessly gorgeous look.

Navy Danielle Maxi Dress £109

Style Tip: Keep your accessories and make-up simple so as not to distract from the detail on your dress.

#4 Try a New Texture

This season is all about texture. From plissé and pleats to luxurious lace and silky satins. This is perfect for the girl who knows which style suits them and is just looking for an on-trend update to their favourite dress silhouette.

Silver Pleat Midi Dress £55

Style Tip: Keep headwear subtle and go for a satin headband in a matching shade for a modern-day take on a fascinator.

#5 Make it Fitted

Florals and floaty dresses not your style? Why not opt for a more structured look and reach for a figure-hugging pencil dress or bodycon dress instead.  These sophisticated styles can be worn to any type of wedding, look for prints in summer and try striking jewel tones for winter weddings. Instant sophisticated elegance guaranteed.

Navy Lace Bodycon Dress £38.00

Style Tip: Slip a tailored blazer over your shoulders to keep you warm in chilly churches or when the sun goes down.

For more wedding styles check out our occassionwear category!



Alice - Assistant Editor

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