With every beautifully crafted wedding invitation that arrives also comes the search for the perfect wedding guest outfit. Do you go for an elegantly feminine ensemble or a more edgy but chic look? What will the weather be like, and at what kind of venue? So many questions and fashion dilemmas - but fear not, our wedding style guide will help you find the perfect plus size wedding outfit and avoid any faux-pas.
From day to night – the right outfit for any occasion
Wedding guest outfits range from formal floor-length gowns to stylish jumpsuits as well as sleek tailoring. With our help, you will dazzle through any special occasion regardless of the dress-code.
You don’t even have to wait until the evening festivities in order to dress up. Most women choose a dress with options ranging from understated cocktail dresses to floor-length evening gowns. Add some elegant heels, a sparkling clutch, elegant jewellery and, depending on the weather, a stylish jacket or cosy shawl. A featherlight chiffon jacket is perfect for a summery dress while a pair of tights is generally a good idea for colder days.
In terms of textures: bold multicoloured floral prints are the ideal choice for a summer wedding while darker, richer colours are more appropriate for winter weddings. To add an extra touch of sophistication, chose delicate fabrics like chiffon, tulle or lace. For a romantic feel add some ruffles or ornate embroidery while bead detailing or sequins add a touch of sparkle.
How to avoid dress-code faux-pas
Even the smallest style mishap can turn an outfit from on-point to off-piste - but we simply wouldn’t let that happen. Here are a few tips on keeping your style fresh and staying worry-free.
# Reserve white for the bride. Without a doubt, the most important rule any wedding guest should follow is to avoid wearing white, beige or off-white, as traditionally, that is the colour the bride wears.The wedding party could be dressed in a similar-looking colour, but that would be a decision coming from the married couple. As a guest, it’s good to avoid it, unless the dress code on the invite suggests otherwise.
# Wedding in black? Just like white, black is also another colour no-no. While the LBD is usually always a good choice for any festive occasions, weddings are an exception – it’s safer to go for a more vibrant, brighter colour.
# Don’t reveal too much. We are all for showing off your legs or cleavage, but for a bigger wedding where family members of various ages and religious backgrounds will be present, we would advise a more modest approach. You can always get a feel for whether your surroundings can handle an edgy outfit, but plan ahead by taking a shawl or cardigan with you.
# Ditch the denim. While denim is a great choice for a laid-back look, it has no place at a wedding. Going for a material like chiffon, ponte jersey or velvet is a safer bet when it comes to a formal look.
Plus-Size-Looks for the big day
We don’t get to dance at every wedding, but we are here to make sure you look and feel your best when you do. Our stylists have curated the best plus size wedding guest outfits to make choosing the right look a piece of cake.ing that curvy women should avoid white, the colour of the summer, is now a thing of the past. These days, plus size fashionistas can dazzle in chic all-white outfits, or use a single white item like a pair of skinny jeans or a maxi skirt, to add a refreshing touch to any outfit. So when it comes to your next seaside trip, do include white in your packing list and let the compliments begin.