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25 perfect pieces to nail the winter wedding guest dress code...

Winter wedding guest outfits: just where do you really start when you can’y just slip into a summer dress?

‘A great blazer is key in colder months,’ advises Mare Claire’s fashion editor, Lucia Debieux. ‘It’s the one thing that will really pull your whole look together if you get it right.’ From velvet, to fall florals we’ve found the best blazers to shrug on over your wedding outfit to keep you warm but looking cool.

When it comes to the rest of your outfit, don’t be restricted by traditional wedding guest rules. These days, you’re far more likely to see guests experimenting with shapes and colour. Plus, choosing something modern means you can get away with wearing it to other events: from meeting the parents, to the work holiday party – who said Christmas party dresses couldn’t be chic?

And of course, you don’t have to go for a dress. Jumpsuits and luxe tailoring are more than wedding-appropriate these days, and the the high street is full of amazing statement skirts this season – from flirty lace to slinky sequins.

Naturally, the style of wedding ceremony you’re invited to can dictate your look. Church ceremonies generally call for covered shoulders, while evening weddings tend to require a black tie dress code. Finding the right accessories is the best way to elevate your outfit for the evening, so check out J.W.Anderson’s gorgeous new range of elegant but directional jewellery.

Luckily, winter’s the time for some of the best shopping deals around and if you love a steal then we’ve curated a few guides to the best Black Friday clothing deals and Black Friday dresses around. From the jaw dropping couture gowns in our Black Friday designer deals page to something a little more wallet-friendly (but no less chic) in our M&S Black Friday sale and Topshop Black Friday edits, there’s loads to sift through. Our sister site InStyle UK has also got their eye on the ball, with Black Friday fashion deals and a collection of the best Net a Porter deals around – uh, yes please?

And last, but definitely not least, – the shoes. There’s no need to splash out on a pair of sky scrapers – let’s be honest you’ve got a long day and a lot of dancing ahead of you. Block heels in luxe materials, or embellished flats are the key to looking polished and lasting on the dance floor.

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