Searching for a show-stopping wedding outfit as a guest can be a seriously arduous task. Finding a trusty dress or coord that ticks the non-white and flattering box can be a tedious minefield. Don’t forget that comfort is key but doesn’t necessarily equal sufficiently lovely. We’ve listed five of our favourite brands that never let us down when looking for a stylish and sleek ensemble. 

Pretty Lavish

When we think of Pretty Lavish we envisage draped, silky numbers in shades including seductive emerald greens and regal sapphires. The brand’s signature style could be described as sophisticated and figure-hugging. For those who don’t feel comfortable in more skin-tight clothing, there are multiple options online that boast a draped midriff for a flattering finish. An outfit from Pretty Lavish will typically set you back between £60-£85. 


Ghost is famed for its versatile range of vintage style dresses that work beautifully for all occasions. Dressy enough for any wedding in any season, Ghost’s signature style could be described as flowing yet form-fitting in minimalist patterns. In tasteful prints with a wide variety of necklines, a Ghost dress is sure to leave you feeling a million dollars whilst also keeping you cool and comfortable on the dancefloor. An outfit from Ghost will typically set you back between £70-200.


A girl’s best friend, ASOS’ wide variety of brands makes the website the perfect library of wedding guest outfits. Upon searching specifically for a wedding guest outfit you will be met with a significant range of outfits that have been tagged for such an occasion. There’s no escaping the fact that perusing ASOS can seem like an endless task, however, simple filter your non-negotiables in the form of your outfit colour and size and you’ll significantly reduce the category further. With many seasonal sales and discount codes on offer, ASOS allows us to splurge on beautiful clothes by beautiful brands that we may have missed when searching directly with one retailer. An outfit from ASOS will typically set you back between £35-70.

Free People

Perhaps more so than any fashion brand, Free People can stock total wedding guest showstoppers. Every now and again the brand excels at signature pieces that work perfectly for such a formal but fun occasion. With ample choices in both mini and maxi styles, some of the designs may at first glance seem a little underwhelming. However, their flattering seasonal palettes and high-quality finishes are particularly flattering, you just need to nail the perfect colour for your complexion. An outfit from Free People will typically set you back between £80-200.

& Other Stories

This time last year we hadn’t heard of & Other Stories and now their skirts and dresses are a firm favourite for our summer wardrobe. As a wedding guest seeking some much sought-after glamour, delicate prints, soft nudes, and broderie anglaise make up a large portion of the brand’s ensemble. An overall tone seems to lend itself towards more conservative styles with longer sleeves and hem lengths which can be seriously appealing to many ladies. An outfit from & Other Stories will typically set you back between £60-£135.

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