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, Â£ 1,592, by Dolce & Gabanna. Shoes, Â£ 725, by Manolo Blahnik. Tights, Â£ 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
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.
Jacket, Â£ 1,314, by Petar Petrov. Earrings, Â£ 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
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
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
Jacket, Â£ 1,950; shirt, Â£ 395; pants, Â£ 650, all by Celine Homme by Hedi Slimane. Tie, Â£ 155, by Charvet. Shoes, Â£ 1,150, by John Lobb. Socks, Â£ 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
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
Consider a more relaxed silhouette and say goodbye to the tie. Fendi’s sleek, lightly tinted fit needs nothing else. Â§