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Essential styling tips for alternative wedding looks

Ditch the dress and turn heads with something different this wedding season...

By Alexia Dellner, 13 May 2016
Essential styling tips for alternative wedding looks

Are the invites pouring in but you don't have your wedding guest outfit sorted yet? Don't fret! Take the faff out of finding the perfect look with these modern alternatives. We've got five stylish wedding guest outfits that will see you through this season and beyond, without a dress in sight. Not only are these smart looks super versatile but they're also timeless, which means you'll have plenty of opportunities to wear them again and again. 

When it comes to wedding guest outfits, it's time to think beyond the conventional dresses. From culottes to jumpsuits, there are plenty of elegant alternatives out there that will make sure you're comfortable and chic. Whether you want to cover up your legs or find a style that flatters your waist, there's a look for you. This year, ditch the dress and see friends and loved ones say 'I do' in one of these alternative wedding guest outfits instead...


Stand out in the crowd with a chic matching set. Shorts and blazer co-ords are bang on trend at the moment and a stylish alternative to the classic skirt and top combo. But this perfect party pairing also looks great with tailored trousers and a crop top. After the wedding, get more mileage out of your outfit by wearing the pieces separately. Genius! 


Not ready to bare your legs just yet? No problem. Invest in this year's must-have loose, cropped trousers. And yes, you can wear trousers to a wedding! Calf-grazing culottes are ultra elegant and certainly smart enough for formal events. Culottes come in all kinds of styles and colours but if you're not sure where to start, try opting for black or white bottoms and teaming with heels and a blouse. Simple yet sophisticated.

Blazer and trousers

Not a traditional choice for wedding guests, but a perfect alternative for those who don't feel like revealing too much skin or looking too girly. The key to pulling off a trouser suit at a wedding is making sure that heels are more cocktail hour than office wear. We especially love this look when teamed with a silk blouse underneath.

Pencil skirt

An easy alternative to the dress, a pencil skirt teamed with a silk top or fitted knit will hit just the right style note for a spring wedding. Plus, this figure-hugging cut is ultra flattering for hourglass, pear or petite shapes. Florals are always a wedding season hit but you could also branch out with bold prints or a daring leather number. 


Picking out what to wear is easy with a stylish jumpsuit. All you need is a pair of wedges, a clutch bag, some statement earrings and you're good to go! What could be simpler than that?

Find your next wedding guest outfit at George by Asda