How to be the best dressed guest at a wedding


How to be an immaculately dressed wedding guest

Turn up the drama and dazzle at your next bridal celebration. Divorce which reduced the build-up. Ostentation and elegance are back

A renewed sense of stability returns to the wedding season, and while some ceremonial restrictions are in place around the world, it is clear that the celebration is on the rise. Dressed for so long that you don’t know how to be stylish? Here we present our guide to being an immaculately dressed wedding guest, whether swinging in a town hall or sitting outside within the walls of a castle.

Nail the dance prop all night long

Dress, £ 1,592, by Dolce & Gabanna. Shoes, £ 725, by Manolo Blahnik. Tights, £ 16, by Transparenze. Photograph: Chieska Fortune Smith. Fashion: Jason Hughes. Originally featured in the March 2021 issue of Wallpaper * (W * 267)

If Pandemic Dressing has taught us anything, it’s that ease is essential to elegance. Move away from stiletto heels in favor of a mid-heel that’s tailored to the feet, like Manolo Blahnik’s leopard-print Mary-Jane pumps.

Go for gold

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Dress, £ 6,650; high, £ 350; leggings, £ 2,150, all from Balenciaga. Photography: Romain Duquesne. Fashion: Jason Hughes. Originally featured in the February 2021 issue of Wallpaper * (W * 263)

Riff on the roaring twenties with an outfit overflowing with ostentation. Step into Balenciaga’s golden chaimail dress, which reflects the lights of a disco ball as you step down onto a dance floor.

Return tradition

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Jacket, £ 1,314, by Petar Petrov. Earrings, £ 4,625, by Tiffany & Co. Photography: Umit Savaci. Fashion: Jason Hughes. Originally featured in the June 2021 issue of Wallpaper * (W * 266)

Turn heads with an androgynous approach to wedding outfits. Wear sophisticated cuts and forget about the undershirt, like the subtly oversized suit jacket by Petar Petrov.

Pack a coveted accessory

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Trench coat, £ 2,500; bag, £ 4,700; shoes, price on request, all by Dior. Tights, £ 13, by Calzedonia. Photograph: Chieska Fortune Smith. Fashion: Jason Hughes. Originally featured in the July 2021 issue of Wallpaper * (W * 267)

Look for a little style to contain all those marriage essentials (hand sanitizer, lipstick, face mask). The coveted quilted details of Dior’s signature “Lady Dior” bags will turn heads when you take your place at the wedding service.

Turn the black tie inside out

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Jacket; shirt; pants, all by Louis Vuitton. Photography: Nolwenn Brod. Fashion: Evens JP Mornay. Originally featured in the March 2021 issue of Wallpaper * (W * 263)

Black tie dress code? Opt for a crisp white tuxedo jacket that changes tradition with a luxurious satin lapel. Avoid red wine and colorful cocktails at all costs.

Mix and match

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Jacket, £ 1,950; shirt, £ 395; pants, £ 650, all by Celine Homme by Hedi Slimane. Tie, £ 155, by Charvet. Shoes, £ 1,150, by John Lobb. Socks, £ 20, by Falke. Pphotograph: Alexandre Guirkinger. Fashion: Benoit Martinego. Originally featured in the May 2021 issue of Wallpaper * (W * 265)

Mix prints and textures for a matrimonial mash-up that excels in opposing attraction. Celine’s pinstripe jacket sports touches of style alongside Chavret’s striped silk tie.

Sport a statement shoe

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Jacket, £ 2,200; turtleneck, £ 700; pants, £ 690, all by Dior. Shoes, £ 750, by Y / Project. Photography: Alexandre Guirkinger. Fashion: Benoit Martinego. Originally featured in the May 2021 issue of Wallpaper * (W * 265)

Ditch the classic derby shoe and step away from the Oxfords. Turn heads with something a little more sartorial, like Y / Project’s square-toe boot with a bold block heel.

Don’t consider a tie

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Jacket, £ 1,950; shirt, £ 1,450; pants, £ 950, all by Fendi. Photography: Alexandre Guirkinger. Fashion: Benoit Martinego. Originally featured in the May 2021 issue of Wallpaper * (W * 265)

Consider a more relaxed silhouette and say goodbye to the tie. Fendi’s sleek, lightly tinted fit needs nothing else. §