7 Wonderful Wedding Guest Outfits If You're Tired Of Dresses

Occasionwear doesn't have to mean a dress.

That time of the year is approaching - no we don’t mean summer, we mean the other annual season that brings us all out in a sweat: wedding season.

If you’re anything like us you’ll have a stack of invites building on the kitchen table, each costing you several days holiday from work and a dent in your wallet. So let’s help make the ordeal less stressful and share with you the best wedding guest outfits currently in the shops.

And don’t worry, we’ve saved you having to scroll through hundreds of dresses to find something vaguely original – no chance of accidentally matching another guest with these wonderful non-dress options.

Belted jumpsuit with sleeve detail, COS, £115

One of the most savvy things you can do when shopping for wedding guest outfits is buying something you’d wear on another occasion. And this khaki belted number does exactly that. Made from a cotton-mix, and with short sleeves, you’re also not going to boil alive in the church (well at least not because of what you’re wearing).

Long blazer dress, Monki, £45

Need something a little cheaper on the budget, then look no further. This Monki softly tailored double-breasted blazer dress is affordable and fun. And we know they say you shouldn’t wear white to a wedding but how could the bride be annoyed when she sees how good this outfit is? Pair with some fun socks and barely-there heeled sandals.

Leopard tiered skirt, Whistles, £139

Whistles never fails to deliver on a statement skirt, and if you’re looking for a non-dress wedding option you could do worse than to pair this leopard skirt with a nice white silk blouse. Demure enough to not scare off the mother of the bride, but fun enough for the dance floor. You can also wear it with trainers the next day on a hangover.

Botanical pansy print jumpsuit, Finery, £129

Finery is a massively underrated source of wedding outfits (although keep it quiet we don’t want everyone turning up in the same thing). And this pansy botanical jumpsuit demonstrates what they’re good at - quality, sophisticated shapes (look at that wide leg) and a damn good print. Made from silky satin crepe it is also going to be comfy for a 12 hour wedding day.

Long fit satin blazer suit set, &OtherStories, £129

Admittedly this blazer suit set isn’t for everyone. But if you have got the confidence to carry it off, you’re going to be easily the best dressed guest at the wedding. The plunging satin blazer also has large patch pockets, which are ideal for smuggling beige buffet goods.

ASOS Design pinstripe suit, ASOS, £55 (blazer) and £35 (trousers)

Another good option if you’re trying to keep to a strict budget - you can even choose just to buy a single component of the whole look. For example, if you can only afford the trousers then why not pair them with a silky cream camisole or an oversized crisp white shirt rather than the jacket? Accessorise with an oversized clutch and a massive glass of champagne.

Animal print jumpsuit, Warehouse, £75

Just. Look. At. That. Print. Need we say more? Who doesn’t want to look like a sexy safari at a wedding? The halterneck shape is really good for showing off your tan (or getting one if you’re not quite there yet) and the non-fitted body means you can afford to chow down on the whole three courses and still have room for dancing. Sign us up.