Wedding Planning

What to Wear to a Wedding When You Don’t Want to Wear a Dress

What to Wear to a Wedding When You Don’t Want to Wear a Dress
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When a dress and heels are not your style, mix and match these pieces to find the picture-perfect wedding guest look that works for you.





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Tailored High Waist Pants


If dancing in a short dress is your idea of torture, pull on these tailored trousers and jump on the dance floor to show off your moves. While they’re still frilly enough for a stylish wedding look, you can achieve coveted comfort with a cutting edge outfit.

2 of 9 Image Credits: Missguided

Oversized Blazer


Channel your ultimate fashion vibes with this oversized soft-pink blazer. You can easily mix and match it to wear at a breezy spring soiree or with warm layers to a winter wonderland ceremony.

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Convertible Wide Leg Jersey Jumpsuit


Jumpsuits work for any type of wedding, from casual to elegant, especially when you choose this Convertible Wide Leg Jersey Jumpsuit, which is available in misses and women’s sizes. The pleated surplice bodice has long tails that twist, halter-tie, or wrap over the shoulders in multiple ways, and the open back adds some flirty fun.

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Givenchy Crepe Jersey Ruffle Midi Skirt


There’s just something about skirts that are a bit less formal than dresses. This statement-making ruffle midi skirt is chic enough for a guest, but it won’t outdo the bride.

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Chiffon Blouse


Top off your wedding guest look with a textured chiffon blouse. This balloon-sleeve top is fun and flirtatious for a casual afternoon ceremony.

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Lovage Wide Leg Pants


A flowing, wide-leg pair of pants in a satin fabric can be dressed up or down for your guest attire. This green pair from Tracy Reese can be worn for years after your friend’s big day.

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Satin Jumpsuit with Cold Shoulder and Lace Detail


No one said the bride has to be the only one who wears satin and lace at the wedding. But to be safe, avoid white and strut your stuff in this black lace and olive satin jumpsuit.

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Wenn Embellished V-neck Top


A little bit of embellishment is always perfect for evening occasions. Wear it with sleek, flared trousers for a fresh take on retro-inspired dressing. The wedding lighting won’t be the only thing creating a glow that night.

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Cropped Satin-Trimmed Velvet Blazer


The groom’s attire won’t be the only outfit expertly tailored if you show up in this cropped velvet blazer. It can be worn with everything from tailored pants to skinny jeans. The feminine cropped silhouette lends a perfect fit for a stylish guest outfit.