You’ve been excited for your friend’s upcoming spring wedding all winter, but now it’s here, what on earth do you wear? Foolproof formulas for stylish winter wedding outfits and summer wedding dressing won’t cut it for these tricky transitional months. You’ll need a spring wedding guest outfit that’ll protect you from the unpredictable weather – from cold breezes to rain and puddles, dodgy temperatures are the ultimate in wedding guest dressing dilemmas.
The dream solution for putting together a spring wedding guest outfit is finding pieces that nod towards summer, with fresh brights, pastels, florals and lighter fabrics in the mix. You then need to add complementary coats, shoes and accessories that’ll prepare you for all wedding eventualities – whether you’re moving between venues on uneven cobbled pavements in chilly temps or unexpected April heatwaves.
Deciding on a spring wedding guest outfit doesn’t have to be chaotic and stressful, you just need some fresh ideas and that’s where I come in.
Here are 7 spring wedding guest outfit ideas from the best of the high street:
Accessorise with metallics
In the height of summer, you’d probably wear this dress on its own with strappy sandals, but for spring you’ll need a coat and appropriate shoes for walking between venues. Metallic closed-toe heels and an oversized neutral trench coat are the answer, as neither feel too heavy nor wintery while we’re looking ahead to warmer months.
Freshen up a formal dress with spring greens
Green is the colour of the season, so freshen up a spring wedding guest outfit with this zesty lime silky dress from Omnes – it’s maxi in length and has a sleek cut, making it suitable for formal celebrations.
Note the contrast between the lime silky fabric of the dress vs. the leather bag, metallic accessories and polished black blazer (we’re loving Mango for elevated pieces at the moment) – they all add an intentional edge for spring that’s distinct from winter wedding guest outfits and summer wedding guest outfits.
Think pink with colour-blocking and a cut-out dress
Celebs on every red carpet this year have been choosing cut-out style dresses, so why not tap into the trend for your spring wedding guest outfit?
This maxi from Forever New is particularly suited to spring occasions – the longer sleeves and slinky fabric are ideal for wearing in unpredictable, transitional months, while the bright pink adds a summery touch.
Florals for spring, naturally
If the wedding venue is more relaxed (perhaps you’re off to a wedding in a countryside barn), you might be considering a floral floaty maxi dress.
With its beautiful sheer balloon sleeves and gathered neckline, this dress from Warehouse ticks all the boxes. Add some platform heels to make sure you’ll be able to walk all day!
This outfit has a touch of Bridgerton and regency-era about it, featuring elevated spring pastels for a very pretty wedding guest look.
The & Other Stories trench coat would be a particularly great buy for spring weddings, because the light khaki colour is neutral enough to go with lots of dresses, without feeling too heavy, and although it’s a trench coat it still feels smart enough for a wedding.
The party invite
If you’ve only been invited to the reception party, it’s time to have some fun with your outfit. Cue feathers, embellishment and party accessories.
Coast is a well-known brand for wedding-guest attire, but why not divert from the obvious bridesmaid dress route and find a statement top like this feather bandeau instead? Layer a smart blazer on top and you’re wedding dance floor ready.
A pastel suit is the spring wedding guest outfit dream. Comfort, tick! Formality, tick! Fun, tick! Add some block heels and feel on tip-top form all day long.