Top Tips for Dressing to Impress as a Wedding Guest

Deciding what to wear as a guest to a wedding can be a minefield. Is the colour right? Is the outfit classy enough? Is it appropriate? With all these questions and concerns, it can be hard to know whether you're on the right track with your wedding guest outfit. To help you out, here are some top tips from our team at Hampstead Bazaar.

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Check the Invite for Information

In some cases, the happy couple may leave a dress code note on their invites. This way, you'll know whether to dress suitably. A dress code may be:

  • semi-casual
  • cocktail
  • black-tie
  • beach formal.

If they haven't given you a dress code, you can still gather information about what might be suitable from the invite. Looking at the location of the wedding is a huge help. If it's in a religious building, you'll need to make sure that your outfit is modest and adheres to the rules of that religion.

Hampstead Bazaar specialises in stylish and modest clothing so we can help you find the right outfit in no time.

The invite might also give clues as to whether the wedding will be indoors or outdoors - remember this will affect your outfit choice too. If you're going to be outside, you might need something to keep yourself warm like one of our ladies’ cashmere cardigans, silk scarves for women, or shawls.

Don't Wear New Shoes

The last thing you want is to be hobbling about because your shoes have pinched your feet and given you blisters. Make sure you chose a pair that you know and trust so you can dance at the reception with confidence.

Pick Something You Feel Comfortable In

It seems obvious, but if you're uncomfortable in your outfit, people will notice, and you won't be giving off the impression you'd like. Instead, find something that you feel comfortable in and are going to be able to relax and enjoy the day in.  Hampstead Bazaar's dresses mean that you'll have plenty of choices and are bound to find something that makes you feel incredible.

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Accessorise

Finishing off your outfit with some of our jewellery, silk scarves for women or one of our bespoke hats is a fantastic way to give your look a little extra oomph. These smaller touches can bring an outfit together and help you to feel confident and feminine.

Bring a pair of Flats

Even if you're comfortable in high heels and feel confident that your feet will last all day in them, it's probably a good idea to take some flats or sandals - just in case. The chances are there'll be a lot of standing around and a lot of dancing, so you need to have that option to give your feet a bit of a break without having to dirty your feet and risk having bare feet stepped on. Your feet will certainly thank you for it by the end of the night!

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