Wedding guest dresses for every style of wedding
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Wedding guest dresses for every style of wedding
As the first rays of sun start to break over Britain we can hear the faint ringing of bells in the distance… Yes, wedding season is upon us so dig out your trusty fascinator and watch out for the drunken uncle; it's time to get wedding guest gorgeous! Now, we know the attention will inevitably fall on the bride (some people are just so selfish!) but here at LittleBlackDress.co.uk we’re not in the bridal business. Our focus falls to you and finding you the perfect wedding guest dresses, whatever the style of occasion and, given we live in Britain, whatever the weather. So from the formal affair to the retro throw back and all the confetti covered events come rain or shine in between here's Team LBD's pick of wedding guest dresses. BLACK TIE AFFAIR Yanny London Sarah Dress in Gold, £110, HMH Couture Rosalind Dress in Pink, £150. Glamour! Glitz! Fairy tale! A never ending list of words to describe the high-octane event that is the black tie wedding and yet you still have no idea what to wear to an event that probably cost more than your house! Never fear, this gold lace dress by Yanny London is the perfect wedding guest dress and will make you look a million dollars without costing it. And for a full-length option that will indulge the bride’s princess fantasies further, this hot pink evening dress is on just the right side of Barbie. RETRO THROWBACK Kate Fearnley Elsie Dress in Monochrome Floral Print, £186, Kate Fearnley Buttercup Dress in Red/Pink, £165. For a lot of us the announcement of a retro style wedding is a distressing thing; cue ‘kooky’ place mats and the groom’s synth cover band warbling into the night. However, it is an opportunity to really delve into the incredible style of yesteryear and pick out something unique. This Kate Fearnley pin-up style lace dress is a striking choice with eye-popping shades, an open back and cute bow detail. Retro done right. If you want to totally devote yourself to the vintage wedding theme you can’t go wrong with a 50’s prom dress. Kate Fearnley’s version (her entire collection is a Pink Lady's dream) is flirtatious with a flared skit and clashing colours. CLOSE FRIENDS & FAMILY ONLY Louche Fudge Dress in Yellow, £69; Lipstick Boutique Alexa Dress in Grey, £75. Well done. You’re considered high up enough on the friend list to be invited to the quiet family wedding. So, with such an accolade you need to dress the part; a VIP wedding guest dress that makes a statement but is not too loud and definitely not too sexy is exactly what you need (you don’t want to scare the grandparents!). This gorgeous, yellow printed maxi dress from vintage-inspired brand, Louche, is ideal for the job and will get you noticed for all the right reasons, so long as you steer clear of the free bar... A peter pan collar also avoids being too sexy while still drawing focus to your bang on trend androgynous style — do so in the grey Alex dress by affordable day-to-night dress brand, Lipstick Boutique. NATURE-INSPIRED NUPTIALS Miss Patina Dolly Lama Dress in Mint, £68.80; Lagom Daisy Dress, £75. Keep your fingers, toes and anything else you can cross, crossed — a summer garden party in Britain; think mown lawns, a glass of Pimms and SUN! This mint, loose prom dress is as lovely as a summer garden but isn't so flower-power that you’ll blur into the shrubbery. With the pretty petal detail and sweetheart neckline it is the perfect informal wedding guest dress for a day in the great outdoors. Still, don’t forget your umbrella! Equally this lace Daisy dress is a cute option that would go perfectly with croquet and cucumber sandwiches. Simply add bright wedges (you don't want your heels sinking in to the grass now do you?) and a statement clutch bag and you're set. MODERN DAY MARRIAGE Emma Louise London Flying Filament Fly-Away Dress, £338, Kelly Ewing Kayla Dress in Tan, £100. The wedding of the modern pair who never quite believed in marriage but in the end sort of fell into it: this is not the event to pick out your frills and fascinator for. Instead for this contemporary couple you want to keep your look clean and unusual. Team LBD are in love with this midi dress from avant garde designer Emma Louise and there isn't a ruffle in sight. This would also be the perfect event to get experimental at. This Kelly Ewing open-backed dress has quirky architectural detail while still exuding a nonchalant cool, giving you a modern wedding guest look. RAVING RECEPTION Ruby Ray Animal Stripe Sequin Dress, Was £199, Now £139.30; Geeks and Stitches Paintball Dress, £134. We all have one, the wild friend who never grew up past your Uni years together and now against all the odds is actually getting married. Even so, don’t expect the day to be any more sophisticated than your student antics so make sure you dress accordingly and have some fun. This tiny, blue embellished mini dress is the very definition of the word, just make sure you pair it with comfy shoes. For fun-factor you can also play with print like this designer-esque graphic print, pencil dress. In this daring dress you are sure to turn heads and be centre stage in all the Facebook pictures. PLAY IT SAFE Geeks and Stitches Monochrome Split Dress, £80; Rock-a-Bye Rosie Rhianna Dress in Black, £65. You didn't think we’d let that one slip under the net did you!? To be honest we believe a good LBD can work whatever the occasion, so if you’re stuck for ideas just reach for old faithful and we have no doubt you will look fabulous. This monochrome, 60s-inspired dress is the perfect combination of sexy and conservative. Or go for feminine LBD styles with this purse-friendly Rock-a-Bye Rosie dress. Team with a colourful scarf and you'll put all 'she's wearing black to a wedding' comments to rest. Shop all wedding guest dresses here.