No sooner has the wedding invite dropped on my mat, I am stressing about what to wear. Whereas for my husband, his first thought? Is there a free bar? Finding the right kind of wedding guest dresses can be tricky. It makes sense to find a dress you can wear again. Your choice will also depend on what kind of wedding it is. If the wedding invite reads ‘ Country church followed by barn dance’  there is no point in you going full-on formal. You would be better going for a floaty summer dress that you can definitely do-si-do in!

Wedding guest dresses –  how to get it right

My customers looking for wedding guest dresses always want a dress they can wear again. And rightly so. The right dress teamed with a hat and heels if it is a formal wedding will as easily take you on holiday dressed down with sandals or flip flops.  London designer Michaela Louisa offers one of the best choices of wedding guest dresses around. They are on-trend in their style and so easy to wear. Some come with jackets which also look great teamed with trousers on less formal occasions. Many of my ladies also like the fact some of the dresses are cotton-based so cool to wear, perfect if you are lucky enough to be invited to a wedding abroad.

Another great label worth a look at if you are wedding guest dress shopping is Gina Bacconi . This season it is offering so many gorgeous dresses with sleeves so there is no need for a jacket. The dresses are really elegant. Team them with statement jewellery and they will double up as a cocktail dress for another occasion.

For less formal weddings, take a look at Frank Lyman  and our new Amsterdam dress collection Smashed Lemon. From Canada, Frank Lyman offers easy-to-wear dresses in stunning prints that will take you to a wedding, the races and on your holidays. From Amsterdam, Smashed Lemon is all about quirky print dresses in beautiful colours and with prices from just £59, they are brilliant value too.

Wherever the wedding, whenever the wedding – enjoy the invite and be the best-dressed wedding guest!