With wedding season in full swing, now's the time to define your wedding guest look. From the classic to the ultra-feminine, we've rounded up the best celeb guest looks to update and inspire your wedding style this summer.
The Classic Look
A wedding regular (we’re not sure how she finds the time), Kate Middleton is the expert when it comes to the Classic wedding guest look. From the infamous Philip Treacy hats to the polished coat-dresses, Kate always rocks an effortlessly elegant look from head-to-toe. Don’t forget your matching bag, shoes, hat…
Style It Out: Swap the traditional pillbox hat for one with a modern edge (and maybe a slightly larger circumference).
The Bohemian Look
Freshen up your typical wedding guest outfit for flower child style like Sienna Miller at Poppy Delevingne’s Moroccan wedding. In an off-the-shoulder dress with lace embellishments, she embraced summer white—without upstaging the bride. To top off the boho statement, let hair loose and crown yourself with a floral garland as an accessory.
Style It Out: Avoid going overboard with bohemian adornment by sticking to a simple colour palette.
The Evening Look
Wearing a floor-length emerald green gown, model Jessica Hart attended the wedding of Andrea Casiraghi and Tatiana Santo Domingo, in Switzerland. The leather long-sleeved jacket is a great – and sensible – addition to an evening wedding outfit. Let the dress do the talking by keeping hair in a simple up-do—no jewellery necessary. A quirky clutch adds a whimsical twist to an otherwise glamorous look.
Style It Out: Swap the work-wear blazer for a cropped jacket, allowing focus to stay on the dress.
The Ultra-Feminine Look
Looking pretty in pink, Geri Halliwell donned a long, flowing gown (you’d think she was a bridesmaid) to Poppy Delevingne’s London wedding. Geri preserves the bare neckline by keeping hair in a low bun; a tiny sequined handbag and drop earrings up the femininity without overdoing it.
Style It Out: Forget the knee-length cocktail dress, and go for a fairy-tale floor-length number instead.
The New Black
This list would not be complete without mentioning the ever-stylish Victoria Beckham. Sporting a, now iconic, outfit to the Royal Wedding in 2011, Victoria wowed us with her take on black—navy. Undeniably sleek and sophisticated, custom sky-high Louboutins balance out what could have become a smock shocker. Completing the outfit is the unavoidable, yet utterly chic, Philip Treacy fascinator.
Style It Out: Ditch stark black for understated navy, for a sharp yet minimal look (and yes, going dark for weddings is okay!).
By Shari Sharpe