Wedding Guest Outfit

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I need your help! Roy and I are at the wedding of a good friend in a few weeks and up until now, I haven’t given a thought to what I’ll be wearing. The last wedding I went to was in 2008 (a family affair) and since then I’ve gained a few stones and now live pretty much exclusively in jeans. Can you help a curly-haired fashion disaster find a wedding guest outfit that won’t break the bank and that could possibly be worn again?

Wedding Guest Outfit for Dummies

There really should be a one size fits all guide to wedding guest attire. It used to be that when it came to going to a wedding everyone wore a proper wedding outfit. That meant a hat for us women, a jacket, full suit for the fellas and so on. Everything seems much more casual now and yet we still need to make the effort because while we won’t be in any of the main photos, no doubt we’ll get snapped at some point or other.  When we got married in 2003 the wedding guest outfit choices were indeed more casual but then it’s a pretty swanky place we are going to. Where is that Dummies guide?

Not Dresses

The last time I wore a dress was on my wedding day. No really! Having managed to avoid baring my legs up wedding guest outfituntil now it is safe to say that my wedding guest outfit will not be including a dress or a skirt in any way. Besides, I just feel nicer in a trouser suit or set. In fact, I’m seriously considering a jumpsuit just as this one from JD Williams. A nice navy one with Bardot shoulders. I’m not sure what I’d put over the top i.e. jacket, cardi, bolero, feather boa? What do we think about that one? A jumpsuit is a bit more dressy I think than just trousers and again, it isn’t a dress.

Are there any 5ft 2.5″ readers out there who are plus-size and who have tried a jumpsuit? Does it work? I’m hoping so!


I don’t really do colours, at least not in normal clothing. I’m a black/dark grey or navy gal, it’s just the way I am. I feel confident in those types of colours. I’m guessing black for a wedding guest outfit in the spring is a no go. Navy could really work as long as I accessorise properly. I could add a splash of colour that way and still feel comfortable. That’s the plan anyway. A fascinator or hat is out (no chance with these crazy curls). New flats, a bag, some jewellery and a so-on could be in order.

Wedding Guest Outfit Woes: In Conclusion

Clearly, a jumpsuit is calling to me but I want to know what your opinions are. I’m limited on time for shopping (we move house next week and the wedding is the week after, during half term). I have possibly left my wedding guest outfit shopping a little later than I should but there’s no point worrying over that now. Let me know if the comments below what you consider proper spring wedding attire and any tips for keeping my outfit cost down and maximising my comfort. Once I’ve sussed the outfit and am happy with it I can relax and start looking forward to the day a little more! Here’s hoping I can pull something decent looking off! 

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