Looking for the ultimate wedding guest outfit? Call off the search and sit back with a cuppa—we have you covered for every possible church, city, location and vibe to come this season. To help you in your quest to be the coolest guest, push aside the stereotypical ideas about wedding attire and instead think about the below wedding outfit suggestions.

There’s absolutely nothing wrong with falling back on a midi dress (particularly if you pair it with metallic shoes), but you can also opt for a chic pastel suit that provides the perfect clash to a bright blouse, or perhaps a polka-dot jumpsuit complete with strappy sandals.

What we’re saying is that there are no rules. Well, other than the fact that you want to look smart, feel comfortable and not make the bride feel upset. To help you with styling ideas, we’ve found 12 fail-safe ensembles. Click through our gallery for wedding guest outfit ideas you can always rely on.

Style Notes: Even in the height of summer, a long-sleeved dress will serve you well on Brit soil. Make it floral print and wear it with black accessories for a classic take. 

Style Notes: Suiting is the perfect alternative to dresses if you really don’t fancy getting your legs out.  Look for pale or pastel hues (wisely steering clear of white), then add a bright blouse and accessories to lift the ensemble. 

Style Notes: Weddings present one of the few opportunities where we really get to play dress-up. Make the most of the occasion by opting for a floor-sweeping dress in a bright, summery hue. 

Style Notes: Accessories maketh the outfit, and at weddings, the more impressive a shoe or bag, the better—think metallic accents and details like crystals and stars. Getting dressed should be fun, after all. 

Style Notes: Midi skirts always make for an elegant wedding guest option. Choose a statement hue for your bottom half, then tone it down with a pastel shade up top, finishing with fresh white accessories.

Style Notes: If your looking for an easy way to earn yourself best-dressed-guest status, look no further than a printed jumpsuit. Often forgotten about, they look the glamorous part when paired with strappy heels. 

Style Notes: Chances are you already have a gorgeous floral skirt hanging in your wardrobe, so give it a fancy overhaul with a luxe silk camisole and gold jewellery. 

Style Notes: Printed maxi dresses always look gorgeous, but give yours instant polish by shoulder-robing a tuxedo jacket over the top; it’ll help cancel out more casual dress motifs. 

Style Note: You needn’t avoid mini dresses, if you follow this simple rule—keep your necklines high and your sleeves demure. 

Style Notes: Yes, you can wear mismatched separates to a wedding, particularly if it’s low-key or if you can only attend the evening reception. We suggest pairing glossy culottes with a puff-sleeve top to tick off two major trends in one. 

Style Notes: If you don’t have time to prep your outfit much in advance, the easiest way to make it look pulled-together is by wearing the same colour top to toe. 

Why not stay one step ahead of the trends, with our expert edit of the looks that truly matter for summer 2019.

Opening Image: @styleidealist

This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

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