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Perfect Outfits for Summer Wedding Guests

Jun 01 2018

Recently many of my friends have received invitations to weddings and have been asking me what to wear. In May, millions of people watched Prince Harry & Meghan Markle’s Royal Wedding. Besides the bride's wedding dress, people were talking about the best dressed guests too. After some thought, I selected four outfits for wedding guests from ModeSens’s partner, to inspire both my friends and you.

Firstly, show your happiness for the couple by following the dress code on the invitation. If there is no dress code simply avoid white or off-white colors, which most brides today choose for the color of their wedding gown. In the summer, gentle and soft colors are a nice choice versus overly bright or shining pieces. Further, it’s best to avoid designs with overly exposed skin. Dressing up for weddings shows respect for the newlyweds, but you should definitely avoid trying to steal the show.

Look 1 Modern Chic Suit

The first outfit I chose is from New York designer Gabriela Hearst. For those who like to wear suits at work, by choosing different colors, materials and styles a proper suit can fit in a wedding atmosphere too.

This pretty shade of pink softens the lady boss vibe. Compared to a precision-tailored jacket, this medium-length blazer gives a more casual, chic feeling paired with the matching pants. The luxurious combination of wool and silk is ideal for spring-summer time.

To accessorize, I picked a sky blue bag with a minimalist profile. This bag has an easy everyday look that can go from work to wedding.



GABRIELA HEARST Miles wool and silk-blend herringbone blazer


GABRIELA HEARST Gainsbourg herringbone wool and silk trousers


RYAN STORER Lily gold-plated choker


AESTHER EKME Box Crossbody Bag

Similar Styles (left to right)

Pink Suit

Left THEORY Admiral Crepe Power Jacket

Right THEORY Pink & Purple

Blue Suit

Left  THE ROW Pesner Oversized Grain De Poudre Wool Blazer

Right THE ROW Lada grain de poudre wool straight-leg pants

Orange Suit

Left GANNI Checked Cady Blazer

Right GANNI Garvey Checked Cady Wide-Leg Pants

Look 2 Vintage Sweetness

In spring and summer, many couples love to hold garden-style or outdoor weddings. A vintage and charming dress like this would be a perfect fit.  Headquartered in London, has lots of outstanding pieces from local designers.

This eye catching piece comes from British designer Alessandra Rich’s spring/summer collection. The cuffs, collar and delicate rose print are full of retro vibes. The double-breasted front lifts up waistline, elongating the legs. The dress is slightly fitted throughout the bodice before falling into a flattering pleated skirt. Girls who like to wear pleated skirts but are worried about the style accentuating their hips will be pleasantly surprised by the slimming fit.

To go with vintage style apparel, I like to choose accessories with pearls drops, a choker or a tweed bag.



ALESSANDRA RICH Rose-print silk crepe de Chine dress




MIU MIU Faux-pearl and crystal clip-on earrings


MIU MIU Swallow-pendant gingham necklace

Abigail Spencer  attended  the royal wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle held

Dress ALESSANDRA RICH Pleated polka-dot silk crepe de chine midi dress

Similar Styles (left to right)


Left SEA Rosalie Printed Crochet Pom Maxi Dress

Middle RED VALENTINO Floral Midi Dress

Right ALESSANDRA RICH Pleated floral-print silk crepe de chine midi dress



Middle ETRO Embellished Lace And Grosgrain Choker

Right KENNETH JAY LANE Gold Tone Faux Pearl Drop Earrings

Look 3 Solid Color One Piece

A classic one piece dress in a soft solid color is quite suitable for wedding guests. This EMILIA WICKSTEAD light-blue Amelia midi dress is an exclusive style for MATCHESFASHION.COM. It’s made in the UK from heavyweight wool-crepe with a round neck, gathered elbow-length sleeves and a demure flared hem.

The back shoulder details and crepe sleeves are tailored for a chic balance. With loose pockets, the handsome design gives off a cool girl spirit.

Off white accessories are a great way to balance the solid blue dress. I wore a corset belt to define my waist and chose matching pearl earrings and clutch.



EMILIA WICKSTEAD Amelia wool-crepe midi dress


SOPHIA WEBSTER Clara faux-pearl embellished box clutch

Amal Clooney in yellow for the royal wedding

Similar Styles (left to right)

Left ROKSANDA Satin-trimmed crepe midi dress

Middle MICHAEL KORS Sleeveless Crewneck Stretch-Boucle Sheath Dress

Right MICHAEL KORS COLLECTION Ruffled stretch-wool crepe dress

Look 4 Romantic Florals

Having a wedding at the beach is another amazing type of wedding.  This iconic wrap dress, from Diane von Furstenberg’s collection, gives great protection from the sun and is shown layered over a printed silk slip. The double front and back slits draw the eye to the side-hem slits and give a sexy, chic style.

The bold white, green and blue Boswell floral print with ruching through the bodice and sleeves define a curvy shape. The maxi style also provides safety from unexpected sun and wind gusts.

Straw hats, woven bags and sunglasses are the three must have accessories on beach. To match with the floral print, I picked accessories in white and cream colors. This  lovely off-white straw hat by Maison Michel adds a romantic vibe to the whole outfit. Swing a basket bag alongside bohemian edits for a free-spirited beach look.



DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Boswell floral-print ruched gown


CHLOÉ Carlina round-frame sunglasses


MAISON MICHEL Henrietta straw hat


DRAGON DIFFUSION Myra Cannage woven-leather basket bag

Similar Styles (left to right)


Left ALICE + OLIVIA Alves cold-shoulder devoré-chiffon maxi dress

Middle DODO BAR OR Ruffled crystal-embellished floral-print chiffon midi dress

Right PROENZA SCHOULER Floral-Print V-Neck Silk-Crepe Midi Dress


Left HEREU Cabas Leather-Trimmed Straw Tote

Middle EUGENIA KIM Carlotta Embroidered Straw Tote

Right NANNACAY Maria Pompom-Embellished Woven Raffia Tote

From modern to vintage to classic to romantic, these four wedding guests outfits from provide inspiration for every style of wedding. Follow me now for everyday inspiration. Until next time!