A classic country wedding in a manor house or converted barn is the perfect excuse to don your prettiest wedding guest dress and really celebrate quintessential British style. Our team of industry experts give their top tips to wow with a ladylike wedding guest look for a vintage style or country wedding.
Editor-at-large Peta Hunt from You and Your Wedding magazine shares her insider tips for impeccable wedding guest outfits
This season's love affair with sorbet hues is the perfect look for summer celebrations. Choose a wedding guest dress in soft lemon or mint, whilst a warm peach will complement even the palest of skin – just be sure to steer clear of white!
Go for Gatsby
The 1920s is having a modern-day moment and it’s the perfect look for a country or vintage wedding. A pretty flapper-style dress worn with modern accessories will keep the look contemporary. Click here to read our guide to perfecting a Gatsby-inspired look.
Tea dresses are fabulous wedding guest dresses to don for a country affair, and they flatter all shapes. Try a bold floral print, paired with an embellished cape or pashmina to keep the chill off your shoulders. Block heels or wedges are best for lawn events.
Be the best dressed guest in a statement dress with pretty accessories to match
The LBD Poppy Dress in Blush, £110
Zibi London Rose Print Dress, £60
Gatsbylady Isobel Gold Fringe Dress, £89
Take a tip from these A-listers who know how to do modern elegance perfect for a country or vintage wedding
From Bourjois’ head make-up artist Marcos Gurgel, and celebrity and bridal make-up artist Carlos Palma, see our top beauty tips to complement your style
For a sophisticated finish, go for individual
lash extensions, which open up the eyes
and are super-feminine and perfect for
a country-style wedding.
Retro is a big trend this season. Choose
either a strong eye with a nude lip or a
strong lip with a natural eye. Make your hair the focus with a vintage statement style.
A matte lipstick or stain is long wearing
and won’t stick to your lips on windy days
like gloss. Dark berry hues are on trend
and look great with a nude dress.
Super-stylist Maggie Tucholska from Wedding Hair by Maggie T talks us through her top styling tips for perfect wedding guest hair
Hair chains are an inexpensive and eye-catching way to incorporate a little vintage glamour into your wedding guest
look. Add clips to a bun or a delicate
hair band if a chain feels too daring.
Go for pro
Looking for something romantic to match your best friend’s country wedding? Leave it to the professionals. Book an appointment with your hairdresser - they'll be able to work with you
to create something unforgettable.
Make a statement
If you’re off to a country wedding but
don’t want to go OTT with the wedding
guest outfit, a chunky side plait and
statement fascinator will add an instant
je ne sais quoi to your look.