Are all of your weekends booked out with weddings this summer? No idea what to wear? It can be overwhelming being a wedding guest; booking travel, choosing a wedding present, and worrying about who you will be sat next to… so the last thing you need to be fretting over is your look! We’ve come up with some suggestions of fashion and beauty tips that will help solve your wedding guest woes.
Let’s begin with the blowdry
Take advantage of our summer up-styles, (read more about the service here), adorn your hair with flowers and a beautiful up-do – you’ll be ready to head to the church!
Why not opt for the Florence style for a classic soft bun?
For a sleek look you could choose a smooth ponytail.
We also love this simple twist style, perfect for an English country wedding!
Dress the part
This Topshop figure-hugging nude dress would look perfect with a tan, ideal for this time of the year.
Asos have an incredible selection of wedding guest outfits, check them out here. We love this pink and grey pencil dress, the print is gorgeous and so versatile for the summer.
Not afraid of colour? This Whistles off-shoulder yellow lace dress is the answer! Team with black accessories to off-set the yellow and make an entrance!
If there were ever a dress to rival Kiera Knightley in Atonement this would be it – I mean how could we forget THAT dress?!
This slinky Zara emerald green dress is so flattering, clinging to all the right places.
Reiss do tailoring so well, in addition to their brilliant selection of dresses, this jumpsuit in nude or night navy is incredibly flattering and chic. Dress up or down depending upon the occasion; well worth the investment and it will be worn time and time again.
If you’re looking to splurge a little more and want to make a statement, look no further than this D&G floral dress. The print is so beautiful and timeless suiting an English country garden wedding just as it would an Italian villa ceremony in Tuscany!
If boho is more your thing check out Free People. A US brand, they now have a pop up shop on the Kings Road in London. We love this chiffon dress; it comes in an array of colours and if you’re not so keen on wearing heels it would look perfect with flats.
A favourite within the fashion bloggersphere, Revolve aims to push the boundaries yet stay on trend. Suited to a wedding abroad, this gorgeous sky blue colour has got us dreaming of watching the ceremony barefoot on the beach.
Lady in Red- if you want to add a pop of colour to your outfit, red is the way forward. This Morv Red Panel dress is super on-trend and combines gorgeous textures!
Self Portrait is the label of the moment. This classic dress will always be a winner for weddings. Sold in a variety of shades, we love the navy teamed with nude sandals.
Accessorise it up
If you’re not so keen on headwear but want to make a statement with your acceosorries oversize bold earrings are the way to go. We love these circular New Look ones!
Accessorize always have a fabulous choice for clutches from leather to sparkles. This one is the perfect size for all your essentials.
Jane Taylor is one of our favourite milliners for bridal style. Check out her website if you’re looking for something special. Have a look at our Ascot post on hats and headwear for more tips and milliners that we recommend.
Pashmina or shawls are a wedding guest essential; when it gets cooler in the evening or you want something to cover up with in the church, don’t forget to bring one of these with you!
Here are our beauty tips & tricks to survive the day from arriving at the church to drunken dancing at 3am!
Lipstick – we love the glamorous packaging of the YSL Volupte Shine Lipstick range, perfect to keep in your clutch and top up your colour during the night. Choose from nude shades to a pop of pink!
This matt Studio Fix powder by MAC is perfect for when you’re on the go, and it comes with it’s own mirror too which is handy. Touch up any loose makeup or shine throughout the day with this matt powder.
Don’t forget your nails! No one does nail polish quite like Chanel. We adore this gorgeous Organdi shade, an elegant touch for weddings!