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Can you tell I have weddings on the brain, lately? Haha. I’m really excited to be attending a couple this summer, and I’m standing up in one of my best friend’s this fall!

And not everyone loves to wear dresses, but it seems every time I think of what to wear to a wedding… “dress” is all that comes to mind. Dresses are incredibly simple, you throw them on with shoes and bam! You’re good to go. But the problem with many wedding guest dresses is that that’s all you can wear them for – a wedding.

For this post, I decided to challenge myself a bit and come up with outfits that will be wedding appropriate, but NOT a dress. And you’ll likely be able to use these pieces for many other events! Enjoy! And let me know which idea is your favorite in the comments.

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5 Wedding Guest Outfit Ideas That Aren’t a Dress

1.) A Ruffled Jumpsuit

A jumpsuit is just as easy as a dress! Pair it with shoes and bam! You’re done. It’s sooo chic looking, in my opinion. And it could work great for dinners, cocktails with the girls, shopping, you name it!

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2.) Printed Pencil Pants + a Solid Colored Top

Understated and versatile is the name of the game for this outfit! These pants would be perfect for the office too. Talk about getting your monies worth!

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3.) A-Line Midi Skirt + Basically Any Color Top You Want…

Full disclosure… I’m including this outfit idea because I’m actually going to be wearing this to a wedding this summer. Haha. I’ve had my eyes on this skirt for YEARS. And I finally used a wedding as an excuse to buy it. However, I’ve been wearing it nonstop since it arrived. I’ve paired it with striped tops, a navy floral top, plain black tops…you name it, it works! For the wedding, I was thinking of pairing it with a top like this one, though. Thoughts?

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4.) Culottes + Top of Your Choice

Most people either love or hate culottes. I fall firmly in the love category. Not only are they cute (in my opinion), but they’re comfy as all get out AND you can wear them for just about an occasion (including weddings)! What’s not to love?

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5.) Shorts + A Modest Top

The wedding you’re attending will likely be in the summer when it’s hot and muggy. So, you’ll want to be comfortable! However, wearing shorts to a wedding can be a tricky business. You can run the risk of looking far too casual…and wearing shorts that are too short is never a good look for a wedding either. I really think that looser fighting, high-waisted shorts, made of a nice dress-pant-like material, can work, though! Just be sure to pair them with a more modest top. (Think higher neckline, some sort of sleeve, not too form-fitting.)

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I’m curious, which outfit idea is your favorite? And what have you worn to a wedding that wasn’t a dress? Let me know in the comments!

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Wedding Guest Outfits That Are Not A Dress

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24 thoughts on “5 Wedding Guest Outfit Ideas That *Are Not* a Dress

  1. awayfromtheblue

    These are great ideas! I like the a-line skirt outfit especially. I wish that I could pull of jumpsuits, being petite it’s not something that works for me most of the time. Good luck finding dresses, how frustrating that the place shut down!

    Hope you are having a great weekend so far! πŸ™‚ Yesterday was a productive day for me, hoping for a relaxing day today.

    Away From The Blue Blog


  2. Laura

    Love this post! I’ve got a lot of weddings coming up in the next year or so, and it’s nice to have some new inspiration!

    Keep up the great content!


  3. RosΓ© Outlook

    YES!!! So obsessed with this jumpsuit suggestion! I love the idea of trying something other than a dress! Xx, Amanda


  4. Michelle (@dressingwstyles)

    Jumpsuits are, by far, my favorite piece of clothing. They are so versatile and they can be dressed up or down. They’re appropriate for brunch, work, and –like you’ve pointed out– weddings!

    Great list! x



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