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What to Wear To a Wedding If You Don’t Like Dresses

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Dresses are a tried and true wedding guest outfit, but if you want an alternative?

I’m all for thinking outside of the box when it comes to occasionwear. While dresses are pretty much foolproof when it comes to wedding guest dressing, two pieces and jumpsuits are just as good – if not better.

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Why, I hear you ask? Well firstly, you don’t have to worry quite as much about arriving to a wedding and discovering another guest in the same outfit as you. It’s possible of course, but much less likely.

Wearing trousers and shorts also quashes the likelihood of flashing on the dancefloor (or when the wind blows, which is always a possibility in Britain), and vitally if you want to let loose later on in the evening, they let you move a whole lot more.

Mostly though I just think opting for any outfit that isn’t a dress makes for a much more impactful wedding guest look.

If you still want to wear a skirt, there are plenty of options for that as well as trouser and short suits, co-ords and chic jumpsuits too.

If you’ve got a wedding coming up, consider these alternative options I’ve found from brands including Self-Portrait, Warehouse, Jigsaw, Mango, Zara and more.

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Suits

HOUSE OF HOLLAND MARBLE PRINT SUIT TROUSER IN RED & PINK

Marble print suit jacket, £250, House of Holland – buy now

Marble print trousers, £120, House of Holland – buy now

Fluid Tailored City Short Warehouse

Relaxed Double Breasted Blazer, £62.30, Warehouse – buy now

Fluid Tailored City Short, £31.50, Warehouse – buy now

Satin Trim Tuxedo Blazer Jigsaw

Satin Trim Tuxedo Blazer, £240, Jigsaw – buy now

Satin Trim Tuxedo Trousers, £150, Jigsaw – buy now

Tailored lyocell-blend trousers H&M

Single-breasted blazer, £59.99, H&M – buy now

Tailored lyocell-blend trousers, £39.99, H&M – buy now

Tailored blazer and trousers & Other Stories

Tailored Blazer, £120, & Other Stories – buy now

Flared Tailored Trousers, £95, & Other Stories – buy now

Co-ords

Geometric print shirt Mango

Geometric print shirt, £35.99, Mango – buy now

Geometric print trousers, £35.99, Mango – buy now

PURPLE SATIN WRAP OVER TAILORED BLAZER River Island

Satin wrap over blazer, £75, River Island – buy now

Cropped top, £25, River Island – buy now

Mini skirt, £29, River Island – buy now

Sleeper Women's Party Pyjama Set With Feathers - Lavender & White

Party pyjama set, £235, Sleeper – buy now

Patch-pocket checked-twill mini skirt

Round-neck checked-twill cropped jacket, £340, Self-Portrait at Matches – buy now

Patch-pocket checked-twill mini skirt, £200, Self-Portrait at Matches – buy now

EMBELLISHED MINI SKIRT Ganni

Embellished crop top, £205, Ganni – buy now

Embellished mini skirt, £225, Ganni – buy now

Jumpsuits

RELAXED-FIT PLEATED JUMPSUIT COs

Relaxed-fit pleated jumpsuit, £79, Cos – buy now

Long sleeve pink floral pleated jumpsuit Monki

Long sleeve pink floral pleated jumpsuit, £40, Monki – buy now

SATIN HALTERNECK JUMPSUIT Zara

Satin halterneck jumpsuit, £45.99, Zara – buy now

100% linen jumpsuit Mango

100% linen jumpsuit, £59.99, Mango – buy now

Topshop frill sleeve palazzo jumpsuit in green

Frill sleeve palazzo jumpsuit in green, £31.50, Topshop – buy now

 

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