Following the delivery of a wedding invitation, most women’s next thought is - what to wear? While the formality of a wedding is now often much more flexible, it’s still very much a special occasion. A time to dress up. 

Whether you’re headed to a beachfront wedding with a relaxed vibe or a church do with all the trimmings, you’re going to need some ideas. We’ve put together our most popular wedding guest outfit ideas for what a guest should wear in 2020.

Simple Dress & Killer Accessories

Minimalist style is having a moment. Simple, strappy and chic makes for a perfect wedding guest dress.

How to make the look contemporary and polished? Add statement earrings that take your simple dress to the next level. Opt for an on-trend mini bag and strappy heels to complete your wedding guest style.

Tailored Jumpsuit

A jumpsuit is officially the new wedding guest dress alternative. Chic and smart, a jumpsuit serves for any formality wedding.

Choose style with on-trend wide-legs or cropped tailored fits for a modern look. Luxe evening fabrics, such as velvet, are a timeless choice. Particularly for an evening event.  

Statement Prints

Don’t be afraid to choose statement prints if you’re headed to a wedding in 2020. Bold and bright doesn’t mean garish. Just opt for simple and coordinating accessories that keep your look elegant.

Classic Prints

It’s not just statement prints that will look great at a wedding in 2020. Classic prints are back in the spotlight this year and anything from a simple stripe to a classic polka dot works perfectly.

Want to make sure your polka dots are contemporary? Choose either an oversized or a micro version of the classic print for a modern take on the look.  

Two-Piece Suit

If you’re considering opting for something other than a classic dress for your wedding guest outfit, think about tailoring.

Two-piece suits for women are a popular choice and we’re seeing anything from classic navy to bold pops of red. For an on-trend take on the tailored look, choose wide-leg trousers and double-breasted blazers.

Make sure your outfit is finished perfectly for a wedding by adding a coordinating or clashing fascinator to make a chic sartorial statement.


Ever just assumed black was off the cards for a wedding guest outfit? Think again. When done well, black is a timeless and stylish choice for a wedding at any time of year.

Opt for lightweight fabric or a black print or choose bright shoes and accessories to break up an all-black look. A touch of sparkle lightens a black dress so consider sparkling sequins or beadwork if black is your go-to palette.

If you’re struggling with the dress code or just not sure how formal to go for your next wedding, it’s always worth checking with the bride. Your wedding guest outfit could be anything from an evening gown to a jumpsuit but with the right fit and accessories, it will be just right.

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