Wedding Guest Style Guide: Making the Most of Your Outfit Post-Wedding

Wedding season has arrived – a time for love, champagne and dressing up! These days there’s almost as much pressure on the guests as the bride to look their best – often leading to impulse purchases that you will probably never wear again.

In keeping with the Positive Luxury mission to help you buy better, our wedding season style guide is filled with investment pieces that not only help you look fabulous on the happy day itself — they can be worn again on other occasions to ensure you get the most out of your wardrobe. After all…why let go of what you love? 




For a City Wedding…

A sleek pencil skirt and camisole combination is perfect for a chic city wedding. Pretty pastel shades and interesting textures soften this striking silhouette, while graphic jewellery and a statement shoe complete the look. Add a spritz of floral perfume and a slick of tinted lip balm and you’re good to go!

Wedding Guest Style Guide - City Wedding

The Scene: Rusticae’s Hotel Arai, Barcelona 

The Look: Gabriela Hearst – Monique Skirt / Gabriela Hearst – Doreen Cami Top / Nicholas Kirkwood – Maeva Pearl Sandals / Mayshad Paris – Tangerine Zipped Clutch / Karmoie – Club Moss Sunglasses / Stephen Webster x Tracey Emin – Love and Kisses Earrings / JEM – Octogone Cuff Bracelet / Kiehl’s – Butterstick Lip Treatment in Nude / Weleda – Onagre Jardin de Vie Fragrance 

The Drink: a Belvedere cocktail


After the occasion…

Balance out the pencil skirt with an over-sized sweatshirt for a low-maintenance high-fashion feel. A pair of glitzy earrings and some backless loafers keep the ensemble stylish and refined.

Cloud Collection Earrings Big

Loewe Sweatshirt Baby Blue

Gabriela Hearst
Kate Python Slip On



For a Country Wedding… 

Florals are the go-to for a traditional country wedding – choose a dress with ruffle details for an on-trend take on this classic print. Gold accessories keep the timeless look and let your dress take centre-stage. If you’ll be outside during the day, choose a cute mule over heels to avoid sinking into the grass!

Wedding Guest Style Guide - Country Wedding


The Scene: Rusticae’s Hotel Quinta do Rapozinhr, Portugal

The Look: Beulah London – Valentina Monet Print Cross Neck Dress / Nicholas Kirkwood – Casati Mules / Okapi – Blue Blesbok Pouch / Arctic Circle Diamonds – Northern Lights Ring / Karmoie – Rise Twig Sunglasses / IWC Schaffhausen – Da Vinci Automatic 36 / Luca Jouel ‘Little Luca’ – Regina Rose Earrings / Weleda – Berry Red Tinted Lip Balm / Aura-Soma Pegasus Parfum – Parfum 58

The Drink: a drop of Glenmorangie


After the occasion…

Take that formal dress on summer holiday for an outfit that can go from day to night with ease. Dress down for daytime by throwing on a denim jacket and cross body bag.

Natural Indigo Pinstripe Boxy Jacket

Large Yemaja Blesbok Serpentine

Pembe Club
Tarangire Bracelet Trio



For a Destination Wedding… 

Occasion dressing in hot climates calls for a loose floaty maxi dress that will keep looking and feeling cool throughout the day. Ditch strappy sandals for chunky wedges that can be slipped off as you walk across the sand and add in a wide-brimmed hat to avoid sun burn. Pop a refreshing facial mist in your bag and you’ll be dancing until dawn.

Wedding Guest Style Guide - Destination Wedding


The Scene: Song Saa, Cambodia

The Look: Kenzo – Floral Print Maxi Dress / Chartwellandg – Wide Brim Panama Hat in Blush / Po-Zu – Wren Off White Wedges / Loewe – Torrenova Sunglasses / Luca Jouel ‘Little Luca’ – Rosy Bloem Pendant / Vieri – Mandala Collection Ring / Nosouj – Hannah Clutch in Jewel Tones / Neal’s Yard Remedies – White Tea Facial Mist / Kiehl’s – Ultra Light Daily UV Defence Sunscreen

The Drink: a glass of Veuve Cliquot or two


After the occasion…

Don’t reserve that maxi-dress for the beach. Make it city ready by pairing with a soft scarf and lace-up block-heel sandal, complete the look with an over-sized tote in a bright contrasting colour.

Large Silk Scarf – Navy

Skylar Mid-Heel Lace Up Sandal

Mayshad Paris
Timeless Bag Large




For a Black Tie Wedding…

Black tie occasions don’t have to mean dressing conservatively. An elegant jumpsuit makes a modern alternative to a traditional evening gown – particularly when paired with a bold structured sandal. Add diamond jewellery and a red lip to finish this polished and sophisticated look.

Wedding Guest Style Guide - The May Fair Hotel

The Scene: The May Fair Hotel, London

The Look: Gabriela Hearst – Blatch Jumpsuit / Camilla Elphick – Crystal Wave Sandal / Aitch Aitch – The Ella in Grey / House of Garrard – Enchanted Palace Rock Crystal Earrings / Argyle Pink Diamonds – The Perth Mint Cocktail Ring / Wearing Memories – Fob Chain Bracelet / Lisa Franklin – Icon Foundation Diana / Aveda – Uruku Lip Pigment in Maracuja 

The Drink: only Krug Champagne will do! 


After the occasion…  

Create a trend-setting look by layering a patterned tee under a jumpsuit. Go for a maximalist effect by mixing patterns with abandon when it comes to accessories.

Bronagh Holmes Luxury
Aiva Clutch – Leopard Print

All Over Eyes T-Shirt

Voids Cuff Bracelet




If you enjoyed this, you might like to read Style for All Ages: The Work Wardrobe or Reinvent Your Wardrobe Classics

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