Continuing our campaign for the right to dresses, today we draw our focus to perhaps the biggest faux pas- white wedding guest dresses. Billy Idol inspiration Clearly this one is cutting it pretty fine as if you ever wanted to steal the bride's thunder, this would be the way to go about it! However we’re not suggesting you turn up in a full length, white lace gown and a veil (unless you like to live dangerously); these are subtle forays into white that are sure to get you compliments while avoiding being beaten up with the bouquet...   PRECIOUS METALS As much as the bride very rarely wears pure white, you can experiment with shades for your guest dress. This Gina Bacconi frock is a delicate shade of ivory complimented with sharp, tailored pleats and a pretty floral print. We think the perfect way to wear this little, silvery dress is to play with metallics and team it with a gold peacock brooch. The contrasting shiny shades will look fashion forward and you’ll sparkle just as much as your feathered friend!  Gina Bacconi Pleated Floral Dress- £240, Johnny Loves Rosie Peacock Brooch- £18, Moda in Pelle Glenda Wedge in Black Suede- £59.95 now £45.95   PALE AND INTERESTING An easy way to distance yourself from the bride is to lift your hemline; Kelly Ewing does a fantastic line in unusual party dresses such as this embellished Leanne number. Given that this design has already been spotted on celebs out on the town, we’re sure it has enough star power for the bride’s big day. Add some ornate hair slides to emphasise the romantic ruffles and a pair of trend conscience metallic heels for that always welcome bit of glitter. Kelly Ewing Leanne Dress in Ivory- £160Johnny Loves Rosie Moroccan Hairslide Set with Rose- £12Moda in Pelle Instinct Gold Snakeskin Peep Toe Court Shoe- £69.95   RIGHT ON RETRO   Equally a colourful print will save you from the bride’s wrath as this Kate Fearnley cherry print dress is more nautical than nuptial. With a white backdrop it works a cute, retro print with bright red accents for a look that is both fun and flirty. Maintain that quirky vibe with some bow detail, peep-toe shoes and sparkly stud earrings. Kate Fearnley Holly Pencil Dress in Cherry Print- £185, Johnny Loves Rosie Gem Encrusted Earrings with Cream and Pink Rose- £16, Moda in Pelle Daylight Shoe in Patent Black- £59.95   CONTEMPORARY CHIC This pure white dress bypasses the ruffles and ribbons of bridal wear to exemplify the height of modern style. The clean cut and simplicity of shape create a crisp look that is perfect for a summer wedding. With such a sharp shape you can also be experimental with accessories like with this Lola headpiece. The abstract floral design offers a statement flash of colour and when paired with a simple envelope clutch it is total contemporary chic. Reiss Kerry Peplum Dress in White- £159, Rachel Black Millinery Lola Headpiece- £90, Moda in Pelle Lilobag Clutch Bag in Black- £49.95 Shop all wedding guest dresses here: