What to wear to a wedding in 2023? If collecting wedding invitations is your new hobby, and running from store to store, searching for your wedding guest dress and your new cardio, you probably wonder what to wear to a wedding in 2023. Well, I have some good news for you – here is a collection of 2023 best wedding guest outfits you can wear for any Pinterest inspired wedding from spring till the end of the year! Plus, a bunch of wedding guest dresses you can wear for a legit Pinterest wedding in 2023. Ps. Whichever suggested wedding outfit you decide to copy; you will get the title of the 2023 best-dressed wedding guest for sure.
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WHAT TO WEAR TO A WEDDING IN 2023?
New week – new wedding? Most likely. All in all, 2023 is the year of weddings. Big weddings! That require a wedding guest wardrobe. As it comes, a wedding guest can’t get through a wedding in merely one wedding guest outfit. Especially not when competing for the title of the 2023 best-dressed wedding guest.
It turns out that getting the title of the best-dressed guest at the wedding in 2023 takes some fashion knowledge. By the way, have you read my tips on how to be the best-dressed wedding guest already?
It’s nice to make an effort for that special day. Especially if it’s your friend’s wedding. Be respectful of the surroundings and choose looks that suit the occasion. It’s a good idea to check with the bride to see what direction the bridal party is taking. Remember, different types of weddings require different types of wedding guest outfits.
Always have the location in mind and never be in competition with the bride. In most places, this involves avoiding shades close to white, but it doesn’t mean there aren’t a vast array of other options.
THE BEST WEDDING GUEST OUTFITS 2023
Whether you are searching for the prettiest wedding guest dress; or a change of outfit for the rehearsal dinner, welcome drinks or after party, these wedding guest outfits accommodate the whole spectrum of tastes and occasions. Get ready to be the best dressed wedding guest.
Country estates or restaurant parties, town hall registries or luscious gardens, take inspiration on what to wear to a wedding in 2023 for the best appearances yet.
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Sounds great, right? Now let’s take a look at what to wear to a wedding in 2023.
Ps. If it is a multi-day affair, indulge in a series of outfit changes, it may not be your wedding but it never hurts to have more than one fabulous dress.
CLASSY WEDDING GUEST OUTFITS FOR A CHURCH WEDDING
Pastels, silk and lace always look elegantly poised in a pastoral setting.
1 ELEGANT SHORT LACE WEDDING GUEST DRESS WITH PUMPS
Highly detailed materials always provide a sense of occasion. Lace offers a distinctive touch to the ceremony. Finish with plexi pumps for a dash of extra flair.
Ps. If you have your little one joining in the celebrations, you can get her a matching outfit. Lace dresses in pastel hues, adorned with crystals in her hair will have your little princess look picture perfect.
2 SHORT TWEED WEDDING GUEST DRESS WITH PUMPS
Choice of fabrics is all important for a wedding held during the day – even more for a church wedding. Avoid sequins and too much glitz; look to lace and precious materials like tweed that match the romantic surrounding. Simple embellishments like pearls and gems will help to make the outfit look extra special.
3 GREEN DRESS WITH SANDALS
For a traditional wedding format that takes you from the morning ceremony at the church to dancing after dinner, you need options that go seamlessly from day to night. A green wedding guest dress is perfectly suited for the occasion and the location.
FORMAL WEDDING GUEST OUTFITS FOR A BLACK TIE WEDDING
If the wedding dress-code says formal, then really go that extra mile with a proper evening dress. Avoid daytime looks with cotton or linen and opt for more luxe styles in silk or lace.
4 NAVY GOWN WITH A TIARA
When the night goes dark and the lights come up, it’s time to bring out the shimmer and the sparkle. Seize the opportunity to showcase a full-length gown and revel in the allure of embroidery. Embrace the fun of dressing up and get ready for the best wedding ever.
5 CUTOUT DRESS WITH HIGH HEEL MULES
Throw the rulebook out of the window and look for alluring, modern styles. Now is the time to go in for a bit of gathering and cutouts.
ELEGANT WEDDING GUEST OUTFITS FOR A CASTLE WEDDING
Sweeping vistas call for grand gestures. Choose traditional detailing like intricate lace, pearls and diamanté for fantastical options that will live up to your stunning surroundings.
6 SHORT SLEEVE LONG LACE DRESS WITH HIGH HEELS
Take inspiration from vintage styles and opt for puff sleeves and statement shoes to complement the beautiful landscape.
7 BLUE LACE DRESS WITH SANDALS
Classic styles in pastel blues with delicate details are perfect for historic locations such as castles or Tuscan villas. Try floor-sweeping or midi lengths with a touch of ruffles and lace. It’s these old world touches that will merge seamlessly with your timeless surroundings.
ROMANTIC WEDDING GUEST OUTFITS FOR A GARDEN WEDDING
For a romantic wedding in the garden, opt for fanciful florals and delicate pastels that never look out of place.
8 MIDI FLORAL DRESS AND FLATS
Shine your brightest in a dress that seriously delivers. Designed for fancy garden weddings, relish the feel of ladylike silhouettes and florals. You are guaranteed a stand-out hit – even if you are wearing flats to the wedding.
9 MINI FLORAL DRESS WITH SANDALS
For celebrations that revolve around a dancefloor, why not give shorter wedding guest dress a whirl? Not only can you dance your heart away unencumbered by long trains, but you will also get to show off those stunning sandals to full effect.
PRETTY WEDDING GUEST OUTFITS FOR A COUNTRYSIDE WEDDING
We all know what works the best for a lovely sunny day in the country.
From sprawling estates to fields in Provance, there is nowhere that linen and embroidery will look out of place.
10 LINEN TOP WITH MIDI SKIRT AND SANDALS
Serenity and grace, pearl embellishments offer a luminous way of elevating your wedding guest outfit for the wedding in the countryside. Whether pined in your hair or stitched to your bag, they are the perfect accent, especially when emphasised with your pretty wedding guest outfit.
FASHIONABLE WEDDING GUEST OUTFITS FOR A CITY WEDDING
You might be in NYC’s hottest restaurant or catching a bouquet on Trafalgar Square, but sometimes it’s good to think outside the box when considering how to make your mark on a day dominated by traditions. From playful minis to smart blazers, tailored shorts or cutout dresses, everything is fair game with the right spirit and attitude.
11 DROP WAIST RUFFLED DRESS WITH KITTEN HEEL SLINGBACKS
Go for graphic simplicity to suit the modernity of an urban setting. Ruffles worked into a structured silhouette to offer options that keep the romance alive but never overwhelm.
12 BODYCON DRESS WITH HEELS
If you prefer a more minimalist approach, swap out ruffles for a sleek wedding guest dress with a bodycon silhouette.
STYLISH WEDDING GUEST OUTFITS FOR A WEDDING AT THE CITY HALL
Inject some edge into your outfit for weddings held in cool, urban settings by investigating the power of simple minimalism.
13 PINK PANTSUIT
Pair a crop top with tailored trousers and statement heels for a sleek, modern look. A striking design in pink tons is an exceptional choice this season.
14 PINK BLAZER ON PINK DRESS AND HEELS
If you are looking for fun, unconventional styles, try a short pink dress with a matching blazer. A pink mini is great for a party, whereas a chic blazer looks perfect for a registry hall affair. Why not get the best of both worlds and consider these options for the rehearsal dinner or for dancing the night away.
CHIC WEDDING GUEST OUTFITS FOR A DESTINATION WEDDING
Whether a church in Rome or a fabulous Holywood home, weddings that call for a trip abroad demand a look that translates everywhere. However casual or formal the occasion turns out to be, there will never be a misstep with high waisted shorts.
If you are headed somewhere tropical, then opt for simple silhouettes and dazzling colour to fit the relaxed mood.
15 FLORAL BLOUSE WITH HIGH WAISTED SHORTS
You could be poolside in Bali or walking on the sand in Tulum, and the last thing you want is something too fussy. Keep the layers light and pair with espadrilles for the perfect combo.
SIMPLE WEDDING GUEST OUTFITS FOR A BEACH WEDDING
Carefree weddings by the sea are all about breezy silhouettes and fuss free shapes. Choose vibrant colours to match the glorious sunset and avoid multiple layers to stay cool in the heat. You want something you don’t mind getting a little bit sandy.
16 MAXI DRESS WITH FLATS
Be at ease in relaxed silhouettes if the wedding is less formal.
MORE WEDDING GUEST OUTFIT IDEAS FOR 2023
If you are feeling overwhelmed by choice and deliberating which direction to turn, I made a comprehensive list of delectable options for the bridal party. Go through FAQ – it will help, for sure.
An open back dress, balloon sleeves dress, a girly dress, dress with bold shoulders, romantic dress, silver dress, sequined dress, Claudine dress, one-shoulder dress, dress with extra long sleeves, dress with an exaggerated collar. Furthermore, a green dress, dress with feathers, fringed dress, velvet dress, draped dress, Victorian dress, cut-out dress, high neck dress, paisley dress, floral dress, polka-dot dress, the 80s dress, black and white dress, a volume dress are the most fashionable wedding guest dresses in 2023. However, check the 2023 dress trend report to see the list of all dresses in style for 2023.
Formality, ritual, elegance, big-key weddings, extended wedding weekends, black-tie weddings, and bigger venues with frilled elopements are the biggest wedding trends for 2023.
Yes, you are allowed to wear black to the wedding. Check the wedding guest outfit with a black wedding guest dress to see how in this article.
No, jeans are not OK for the wedding.
Yes, you can wear pants instead of a wedding guest dress. Ps. See the best wedding guest outfits with pants in this article.