What To Wear To A Wedding: 5 Wedding Guest Outfit Ideas-Nicola Ross

What To Wear To A Wedding: 5 Wedding Guest Outfit Ideas

With increased optimism surrounding the wedding season of 2021, a wonderful wedding guest dress is your salve to feeling your most jubilant and proud on the big day. Not only can we safely celebrate with our friends and family, we can also enjoy dressing up again! From sweet silhouettes, pretty prints and puffed sleeves, there are lots of fabulous frocks to choose from for this sun-filled season. 

At Nicola Ross Boutique, our collection of wedding guest dresses range from delicately delightful to full-on femme. Find simple wedding guest outfits in a range of colours and lengths in our new arrivals section or scroll through our occasion wear section for classic aesthetics in modern silhouettes to help you step up the sophistication. 

If you are looking for a dress for a wedding that is as unique as you, you have truly come to the right place. We have rounded up five wedding guest dress outfit ideas for you.

Outfit #1 The Church Ready Wedding Guest Dress

Kate & Pippa Positano midi pleat dress SS21 - Blue

Kate & Pippa Positano midi pleat dress SS21 - Blue

Semi-formal does not have to mean floor-length-only dresses. This exotic floral style is perfectly opulent, with fanciful detailing that’s just right in a formal setting. Our Positano midi pleat dress has a faux wrap style and a belted waist to give you a shapely silhouette. Another plus that we love about the Positano is the sleeves. Not only does it cover this sometime problem area for us ladies, it is also the perfect choice for church weddings. Pair your pleated midi dress with some cute ballet flats or sandals for a casual wedding. If the wedding is more formal, let your floral midi dress do all the talking and style your gúna with a simple nude square-toe or strappy heeled sandal. We love how Ivona has styled our Positano dress above!       

Outfit #2 The Classic Wrap Wedding Guest Dress

Wedding Guest Dress

Kate & Pippa Sienna Wrap Capped Sleeve Dress SS21 - Electric Blue

Wrap dresses are a timeless classic for a reason. They are flattering on every woman, always beautiful and always sophisticated. Wrap dresses have a universally flattering silhouette. The wrap around element accentuates your feminine shape, regardless of bust size. Whether you're a wedding guest at an intimate affair, a casual ceremony or fancy feast, choosing a wrap dress for your loved ones wedding is an eternally excellent choice. Make a splash at your next wedding in a punchy dress like our Sienna SS21 dressWhen it comes to accessorizing, consider the wedding's theme and venue. Style your wrap dress with white accessories for a fresh, contemporary look that works from city to beach.

Outfit #3 The Comfortable Wedding Guest Dress

Wedding Guest Dress Outfit Ideas

Kate & Pippa Modena Midi Dress SS21- Ecru

Let's be real: at weddings, we splurge. Most of us spend the day eating and drinking in excess and as a result, it is important that as a wedding guest, you are comfortable in your clothes. Say hello to your new best friend: the elasticated waistband. Our Modena longline midi dress (available in three beautiful shades!) will empower you to look and feel your best at your soirée.
Choosing a midi dress with intricate prints and colors will spark so much joy. The elasticated waist band will ensure that you don't feel restricted. Take a look at the trending wedding guest dress designs for Spring/Summer 2021, it's all about comfort. At Nicola Ross Boutique, we advise choosing a comfy dress patterned with some flirty florals and bold colours to brighten up your day. Style yours effortlessly with kitten mules, or dial it up in statement stilettos. 


Outfit #4 The Black Tie Wedding Guest Dress 

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Carla Ruiz s/s 21 197514

Up the wedding guest ante in this bold body con midi dress. If your tastes skew more minimal, we advise gravitating towards more streamlined looks. Think Meghan Markle and Victoria Beckham. The clean and simple shape has never been more trendy. This puff sleeved is a timeless take on black-tie attire, but with a modern feel. Clean lines and a smooth coral fabric ensure total elegance. We love the vibrant coral shade for a modern touch—it’s a perfect choice for a traditional ceremony. The romantic puffed sleeves elevate the dress, giving the whole silhouette a flattering finish for all body types. For an overall polished and formal wedding guest look, accessorize with court heels and minimal jewellery. 


Outfit #5 The Destination Wedding Guest Dress 


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Kate & Pippa Boho Midi Dress Red & Blue Print SS21

If you subscribe to a more-is-more aesthetic, a printed faux wrap dress is for you. We love this soft midi for casual “I do’s” in the summer, or for a warm-weather destination. More than darling, our Boho midi can withstand the heat for a daytime wedding in the thick of summer. If you're worried about wearing red to a wedding, how about this charming floral motif? Our Boho is available in an array of dazzling designs. The faux wrap style, which when you add in the floaty fit and mid length sleeves, is an impeccable choice for a dreamy summer wedding. Mid sleeved faux wrap style midi dresses like our Boho look exquisite with both sandals and heels. We advise wearing wedges so that you are covered no matter where the ceremony takes place. Pass us the sangria! 

Need some wedding guest dress outfit inspiration? Take a look at our new arrivals today!

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