How to dress as a wedding guest? - Lauren Lynn London - Party Dresses

How to dress as a wedding guest?

Choosing a wedding outfit to feel comfortable in, that suits your body type and that goes from formal receptions to the dance floor is not easy. We're aware not everyone wants to wear a dress to a wedding, so we've also thought up some alternative wedding guest style ideas! The struggle is real. And that’s before you get to your relationship to the happy couple.

Here you'll find the ultimate guide to know how to look appropriate, classy and cool at your wedding appointments. We picked six different wedding scenarios you could be involved into.

The wedding of a work colleague

This situation is very common for all of us, but it's one of the most difficult. Spending this day with people you are more used to talking with by email can be an interesting experience, especially when there’s a free bar.
You need to remind that you should keep things professional, even at 3 am when you are at the dancefloor showing your best moves. That's why our recommendation is a jumpsuit. Wearing a Jumpsuit is certainly a winning horse. Why? business on the front party in the back.


What to wear to a wedding of a work colleague - The Philippa Jumpsuit - Lauren Lynn London


Wedding of your partner’s friends you haven't met

It could be for many reasons, It’s early in your relationship, it’s the wedding of a school friend He hasn't seen for 15 years... Whatever version of events, you want to look stunning, but classy and elegant at the same time, at the end, it´s a formal introduction to a life you are not (yet) part of it. The outfit should depend on the time of the event: 

Day wedding
You should wear a cocktail dress, our recommendation is The Iris Mini Dress. Why? it has a flattering fit and flare design, this knee-length dress features a lovely floral print, long sleeves and a striking low v-back design. You´ll look on-trend and effortlessly chic!

The Iris Mini Dress - Floral cocktail dress for guedding guests and special events - Vestido de Cóctel Iris, perfecto para invitadas a bodas. Vestido de fiesta floral
Night Wedding
If it's an evening wedding a maxi dress is the best option for you. A lace open back maxi dress as The Emma Maxi Dress it's simply perfect for this occasion. Lauren Lynn London designed this Maxi dress for those seeking a simple yet elegant look.

The Emma Maxi Dress, Lace open back maxi dress for wedding guests and black-tie. Vestido largo con encaje y espalda al aire Emma. Vestido de fiesta, vestido de invitada, vestido para fin de año

 Distant cousin's wedding

Be discreet. It's not your time to shine. A Black dress is the kind of no-brainer smart that everyone needs a bit of. But you also will look elegant and sophisticated in front of your family. 
The Amelie maxi dress in black is the best option. V neckline and ruffle top.

Amelie Maxi dress, V neckline and ruffle top. The perfect maxi dress for an evening do or black-tie events! Vestido Emma Maxi Dress con escote en V y top con volante. Un vestido largo perfecto para invitadas a bodas, galas y fin de año

 Your parent’s second wedding

 It doesn't matter if you love your dad's or mum's new partner or not. Your job is to smile. 

That’s where bold florals come in: they’re cheerful, bright and you’re visible in a crowd for relatives to locate. 

Floral skirt for wedding guest dresses - Kate Floral skirt by Lauren Lynn London. Falda floral por encima de la rodilla diseñada por Lauren Lynn London.

Your ex’s wedding

Even if he has been your friend for ages, still, watching someone you might have married get married is undeniably weird, because in some point of your relationship you imagined yourself walking through the aisle... This day you want a look stunning without looking like you’ve tried to hard. Try a maxi dress with a bold colour, with something surprising and with a fabulous frill detail as The Pippa Maxi Dress.

The Pippa Maxi Dress by Lauren Lynn London, Frill detail, Embellished shoulders with feathers and beads and open back. This maxi dress is a Dream come true!

Your best friend’s wedding

Congratulations! It's such a special moment when your best friend is getting married. She is like your sister and you couldn't be happier!!! Here you have to scenarios to help you to pick your outfit: 

She wants Bridesmaids

Is her day. The months before the wedding are incredibly stressful, so try to help her in everything you can, and if you don't like the dress she picked, be kind and try to understand why she picked it. Think about the whole wedding not just about yourself. But if you have voice in the decision help her to find a dress that will suit every bridesmaid such as The Christy Mini Dress. The lace will give a classy and sophisticated touch to the wedding and the transparent neckline will give you the sexy touch you have been looking for.

The Christy Mini Dress by Lauren Lynn London. Lace top and transparent detail. Sexy dress for bridesmaids. Mini vestido Christy un vestido rosa con cuerpo de encaje y detalle trasparente que hace de este vestido el vestido perfecto para invitadas de boda y damas de honor

Not Bridesmaids

In this case is your time to bright. A dress is always a perfect option, but if you do not want to look than anyone else, why not to try a pair of palazzo pants? You'll look incredibly sexy.on those! 

The Millie Palazzo Pants and the Millie black top (Open back and/or open neckline) are made to make you shine!

Millie Palazzo Pants by Lauren Lynn London


If you have any other wedding scenario and this post didn´t help you, Make a comment! I'll love to help you.


Lauren Lynn

1 comment

  • Maria

    Me encanta este post. Es el mejor post que he leído con recomendaciones para diferentes tipos de bodas. Estaba buscando un vestido para ir a una boda de un amigo de mi novio y este post me ha salvado. Ahora ya sé que ponerme! es realmente dificil encontrar un vestido de fiesta

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