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 your work Christmas party.
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.
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 dancefloor.
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These fluid silk culottes will look great with a navy pussy bow blouse and metallic accessories.
Wear this floral top with cream culottes for a fresh take on autumn dressing.
This semi-sheer burgundy skirt is flirty yet demure, perfect if the guestlist is full of eligible singletons.
Autumn florals will freshen up head-to-toe black this season.
Curated, miss-matched earrings are the perfect way to add a personal touch to your outfit.
These sparkly shoes are destined for the dancefloor. The soft gold tone will match any ensemble and will see you through the party season in style.
Boudoir dressing is a big trend this autumn – wear this lace-lined skirt with a long robe coat to complete the look.
Party shoes don’t need to have a heel – save your feel with these sparkly flats.
Ticking off the velvet and embroidery trend, these stylish culottes are bound to bag you lots of compliments.
Give a nod to 90s minimalism and layer these dainty chokers up with a slinky slip dress.
This pretty little clutch will add a splash of colour to an autumnal ensemble.
Pyjama dressing is one of the best trends to wear for a day-to-night wedding; dance ’til dawn, then flop straight into bed.
Wear these gold shoes
Add a vintage touch to your outfit with this pretty velvet bag.
Simply brush the sequins up on this skirt to add a gold pattern. Genius for when you want to get away with re-wearing the same outfit to another wedding.
This pretty playsuit has a cool open-back feature. Wear it with velvet platforms to nail 70s style.
Top your outfit off with this modern tie-cuff blazer.
The Marie Claire fashion team have fallen head over heels for J.W.Anderson’s new jewellery line. Add a a high fashion spin to any outfit with these super-cool earrings.
Ticking off two trends at once, wear these velvet sling-backs with cigarette pants and a tailored blazer for a modern wedding guest ensemble.
Jazz up an all-black outfit with these glittering Carvela sandals.
Hitting just above the ankle, show off a pair of matching bold red shoes with this floral jumpsuit.
Give a nod to the 70s and drape this luxurious velvet blazer over your shoulders with a silk slip dress.
Balance the fullness of this skirt with a fitted Victorian-style blouse and dainty Mary Janes.
For anyone who doesn’t wear high heels but needs to add polish to their ensemble, these elegant stacked heels are perfect.
This statement skirt from M&S is super-versatile and will see you through many events to come over party season.