When it comes to attending a friend’s wedding, some people rejoice at having the opportunity to wear a beautiful dress that looks absolutely beautiful. At the same time, some ladies hate wearing dresses. They think it’s too feminine, or it doesn’t fit their personality well, or they just hate it. Then comes the headache, how can you dress appropriately as a guest for a wedding if you’re not wearing a dress? Some of you may even only wear t-shirts and jeans every day. The good news is, even if you don’t like dresses, you can still look good at your friend’s wedding. I am going to share with you some of the best no dress wedding outfit ideas.
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Wearing a palazzo jumpsuit is very appropriate as a wedding guest. There are so many different types of palazzo jumpsuits while some make you look more boyish and stylish and others allow you to show some skin. You can simply choose a sleeveless or short-sleeved long palazzo jumpsuit if you prefer to dress unisex. If you want to look more feminine and sexy, off shoulder, low back or low V neck designs are good choices.
Wear a romper to the wedding
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If you think a long jumpsuit is too formal and you prefer a more energetic look, wearing a romper to the wedding might be an idea you would like to have. A romper is similar to a short version of a jumpsuit. It allows you to show off your legs and it makes you look much more refreshed, especially for outdoor weddings. Remember, don’t wear a romper that’s too short as you’re a guest and shouldn’t take all the spotlight away from the bride. Usually a white or black romper with a very subtle pattern works very well for weddings. You can look more stylish by adding more layers, whether it’s a vest or a jacket. For a more girly and cheerful look, a floral romper is a good choice.
Wear origami shorts to the wedding
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Because origami shorts have many layers, they look a lot like skirts. You can pair your origami shorts with all kinds of semi-formal tops that are usually paired with skirts. This should make you look appropriate and make you feel comfortable as a wedding guest.
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You can wear paper bag shorts to the wedding if you choose the right one and pair it with the right top. Since paper bag shorts can easily be too casual, consider buying one that’s made of a finer fabric and one that’s less baggy. Combine the shorts with a formal and beautiful top. A beautiful long sleeve strapless top like the image above is a great example of what you can carry with paper bags to your wedding bag.
Wear loose pants to the wedding
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Dresses come to mind when it comes to wedding guest outfits because most of the pants we wear to work just don’t look right for weddings. But there are actually many baggy pants that look beautiful and are perfect for the wedding. It’s mostly about the fabric and cutting that makes them look so much better than what we wear to work. The wide trousers that you can wear to the wedding are made of fine fabric. They have quite a tight cut at the top and a very loose cut at the bottom to make your legs look so slim and long. I think that both solid color pants and floral pants are very suitable for weddings.
Wear skinny pants to the wedding
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Remember, skinny jeans are not suitable for weddings, no matter how good they make you look. I think the main reason is that you don’t want the bride to think you are disrespecting the weddings by wearing jeans. They just don’t want any chance of making the bride unhappy. On the other hand, skinny trousers or slim-fitting pants are suitable, especially if you combine them with a nice and formal top like the picture above.
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If you’re the type who prefers to wear a suit because you’re so used to wearing it to work every day, how about wearing a lace top under your blazer to lessen the overall look and make it more suitable for weddings.
Khaki trousers with a pastel top for the wedding
Khaki pants can be too casual, but they can look decent enough for weddings when paired with a nice pastel top. As you can see in the picture above, a nice jacket and a pair of heels can add a lot to the look.
The ideas above are all great outfit ideas if you are not ready to wear a dress for your friend’s wedding. But if your only reason is that you’re not used to wearing dresses or you don’t want to be judged by people, I highly recommend stepping out of your comfort zone, as wearing a beautiful dress is actually a lot of fun as a wedding guest. You will surely have fun. There’s nothing wrong with looking good.
After sharing many great wedding guest outfit ideas, my personal favorite (if clothing isn’t an option) is the palazzo jumpsuit. I think it’s the safest option because for other ideas you have to work really hard to combine the top and bottom to see naked ones. If it’s for an outdoor wedding my personal favorite would be the romper as it’s more refreshing.
Hopefully the ideas I’ve shared can inspire you to come up with a good outfit idea for the next wedding you’re attending. By the way, if you are going to a beach wedding, I have already written an article about yellow cocktail dress ideas that will make you look absolutely amazing for cocktail parties and outdoor weddings. Be sure to check out our other articles for lots of useful information and tips on fashion, beauty and fitness. Our goal is to inspire you to look good inside and out.