If you're lucky enough to be sharing someone's big day abroad in warmer climes, it's time to ditch the formal wear for a bright and floaty wedding guest dress. But be sure to dress appropriately, you don’t want to look like you’re heading for a beach day out. Here’s what the style experts recommend for an appropriately chic wedding guest outfit.
Editor-at-large Peta Hunt from You and Your Wedding magazine shares her insider tips for impeccable wedding guest outfits
A polished boho looks is always chic in the summer, so waft down the beach in a floaty maxi dress and get a long, fringed shawl for when the sun goes down. Complete your outfit with Audrey inspired sunglasses, an embellished clutch and a floppy sunhat to add a little je ne sais quoi to your outfit.
Maxi not for you? Look chic in a simple pencil style or a pretty chiffon swing dress in a sunny colour. Pair with strappy heeled sandals to elongate your legs and keep your feet cool. Remember suntan lotion and don’t get strap marks the day before!
Go for a lightweight wedding guest dress; wear heavy polyester in the tropics and you'll bake! If your dress is silk or easily-creased, check ahead that the hotel can steam your dress or pack your dress in a dry cleaning bag to minimise creasing.
Beach and Abroad wedding guest dresses
Celebrate the sunshine with floaty chiffon, playful prints and boho maxi styles
Liven up your look with bold prints, boho vibes and playful accessories
The LBD Angelina Dress in Coral, £95
Forever Unique Minnie Dress, £220
Ukulele Ivy Dress, £166
Let these fashionistas be your muse for an on-trend beach or abroad wedding guest look
Bourjois’ head make-up artist Marcos Gurgel and bridal make-up artist Carlos Palma share their top beauty tips to complement your look
Keep make-up light when abroad. Use
creams wherever possible; cream bronzers
and highlighters are a must for a dewy look.
Finish with a defined brow.
False lash effect
Go for a 'false lash effect' mascara instead
of false lashes for a more natural yet still
glamorous look. And as the humidity will
be higher, keep it waterproof too.
Use a tinted body moisturiser all over to give your skin a gorgeous colour that is instanly slimming. Click here to read our exclusive
St Tropez complete guide to the perfect tan.
Super-stylist Maggie Tucholska from Wedding Hair by Maggie T talks us through some top wedding guest hair ideas abroad
Crimping is back in a big way this season and there are some great crimping irons worth investing in. But if you’re just experimenting
for the occasion plait damp hair before bed
and reap the rewards in the morning.
For the ultimate boho look, thread real
flowers through your locks. A simple floral
crown will complement long flowing hair
or add a few blooms to a bun for a style
that’s beautiful and heat-resistant.
The side bun
A side-swept bun can be easily achieved
and will look great on the beach; perfect
to show off a statement pair of earrings
and keep your neck cool. Add in pretty
clips for a smarter look.