Choosing a dress for a wedding, even if you are not the bride is a difficult business for the most seasoned of fashionistas. You have no idea of what the weather will be like and you don’t know what the bride will be wearing.
The trick to looking great as a wedding guest is to wear a statement dress that has a classic cut and tailoring, but with an eye-catching print that will stand out. Simple lines look fabulous if complimented with a beautiful pattern. Team with minimal accessories and carry a matching jacket or cashmere cardigan for added sophistication. Here are our pick of the perfect wedding guest dresses.
X printed stretch-crepe dress – £1,155
Peter Pilotto is fast becoming the designer to wear if you want an innovative print, and has garnered a host of celebrity fans including our very own Christine Bleakley, who wore an iconic print dress on the TV show Dancing On Ice. This graphic print dress is made from stretch crepe and features the label’s signature crisscross-pleat bodice. A beautifully tailored piece that will turn heads.
Alona embellished printed silk-satin dress – £870
Silk satin is a fabulous easy material to wear, and this dress from Biyan is expertly tailored to flare at the skirt, creating a flattering and elegant silhouette. Keep the accessories simple to focus attention on the pattern with muted and tonal shades.
Mallory crystal-embellished silk-blend dress – £3,780
Erdem has caught the attention of the Duchess of Cambridge, who is now the latest convert to the labels expertly cut clothing. This dress is extra special as it features a cute and contemporary twist by adding neon crystals to this elegantly cut dress. The gorgeous silk blend dress has a fine organza overlay with an addition of a duck egg-blue waistband and divine silk lining.
Printed cotton-poplin dress – £320
This dress by Carven is inspired by opera house murals. We particularly love the shirt style detailing of the collar, and the crisp cotton material will keep you cool on the warmest of days. Team with bright blue accessories for a real statement look.
Embellished printed linen dress – £1,125
Who doesn’t love Matthew Williamson? We have featured his designs here on Shoppersbase many times for good reason and this year the label celebrates 15 years in fashion. This dress is embellished with the finest beads and mirrors, and is perfectly cut with a tailored pleat at the waist to ensure the most flattering silhouette.
3.1 Phillip Lim
Embellished crepe dress – £710
If you want to look cute and sexy then opt for this beautifully cut Phillip Lim dress. The simple lines of the dress are complimented with the ornate embellishments. Crafted from ivory crepe, each dress is studded with hand-painted antique cabochons. Choose bold metallic accessories to make the embellishments really shine out.
Michael van der Ham
Floral-print cotton and linen-blend dress – £769
We love the contrast between the front and the back of this dress. The front features an innovative and eye-catching print, whilst the back is muted. Made from the finest cotton and linen-blend, the tailored nip in waist is a sure fire winner.
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