What to wear to a wedding if you’re an evening guest

23rd May 2018

Wedding invite for the evening do? It’s fair to say that different rules apply once the sun goes down – basically, you don’t have to worry about the formal photos. Your outfit is pretty much all about the party – just bear in mind the grandparents will still be there.

Keep it semi-casual

The evening is all about letting loose. That means you can definitely get away with an outfit that you’d wear to bar hop. Here are the key pieces to base your look around.

The nice top

The nice top

While jeans are a no-no, even for the evening, a pretty top always works. Look for a cami top in an embroidered style or with lace embellishment – choose a brighter colour for that big day. Pair with leather look trousers and heels for an easy to throw on outfit. Finish with tousled curls and smoky eyes.

Get the look

Cami embroidered top

Elana coated cropped jeans

Cara cut peep toe shoes

The bodysuit

A bodysuit offers a seamless look. Wear yours under an embellished mini skirt or pair with a full, maxi style skirt. Finish with sandals to embrace those casual summer vibes. A bodysuit with a bit of cheeky lace detail is ideal for the occasion – and catching the eye of that hot groomsman.

Get the look

Ivy lace bodysuit

Jaime broderie skirt

Talaia sandals

Off the shoulder dress

The off the shoulder staple

Bardot looks are still hot and with a summer tan – you’re always going to look good. An off the shoulder top or dress makes for an easy summer wedding look. Opt for a lightweight, blouse material and pair with wide leg trousers – finish with heeled sandals. If you’re going for the off the shoulder dress, choose a bold material like red or blue to stand out in those Insta snaps. Boho vibes with crochet embellishments and embroidery are a good call.

Get the look

Alia off the shoulder blouse

Ruffle smocked dress

Blake heeled sandals

The cropped top

Baring your midriff at a wedding? For the evening you can definitely get away with a little skin, and we recommend cropped co-ords. Choose a cropped top and pair with high waisted trousers in a similar colour. Finish with wedge heels.

Get the look

Lacy mix crop top

Anna wedge espadrilles

printed maxi dress

The printed maxi

Maxi dresses are cool for the summer and look great too. Choose a bold print and pair with heeled sandals and nothing else for an easy, evening look. If you know you’ll get cold later take a leather jacket along with you.

Get the look

Blake printed maxi dress

Tier leather biker jacket

Even in the evening, some of the same old wedding rules still apply. Bear these in mind –

  • Ditch the jeans – even in the evening denim isn’t for a wedding.
  • Skip the trainers – heels, sandals, heeled boots, basically you can wear anything but what you’d wear to the gym.
  • Avoid wearing a white or cream dress – you don’t wanna upstage the bride.
  • Don’t wear the same colours as the wedding party – remember to find this out ahead of time.