Last Updated on April 20, 2022
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.
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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Marble print suit jacket, £250, House of Holland – buy now
Marble print trousers, £120, House of Holland – buy now
Relaxed Double Breasted Blazer, £62.30, Warehouse – buy now
Fluid Tailored City Short, £31.50, Warehouse – buy now
Satin Trim Tuxedo Blazer, £240, Jigsaw – buy now
Satin Trim Tuxedo Trousers, £150, Jigsaw – buy now
Single-breasted blazer, £59.99, H&M – buy now
Tailored lyocell-blend trousers, £39.99, H&M – buy now
Tailored Blazer, £120, & Other Stories – buy now
Flared Tailored Trousers, £95, & Other Stories – buy now
Geometric print shirt, £35.99, Mango – buy now
Geometric print trousers, £35.99, Mango – buy now
Satin wrap over blazer, £75, River Island – buy now
Cropped top, £25, River Island – buy now
Mini skirt, £29, River Island – buy now
Party pyjama set, £235, Sleeper – buy now
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 crop top, £205, Ganni – buy now
Embellished mini skirt, £225, Ganni – buy now
Relaxed-fit pleated jumpsuit, £79, Cos – buy now
Long sleeve pink floral pleated jumpsuit, £40, Monki – buy now
Satin halterneck jumpsuit, £45.99, Zara – buy now
100% linen jumpsuit, £59.99, Mango – buy now
Frill sleeve palazzo jumpsuit in green, £31.50, Topshop – buy now