Wedding season might traditionally fall in the summer months, however after years of rescheduled nuptials and diaries filling for next year, wedding guest outfit planning is now pretty much a year-round activity. If you’re on the hunt for some amazing wedding-ready looks, let us narrow things down a little bit for you by sharing the brands that always deliver when it comes to beautiful, but comfortable, occasionwear.
Our list includes some labels which you’re likely to spot at any British wedding, such as Rixo and Self Portrait. But we’ve also added some lesser-known names into the mix if you’re hoping to discover something new. This includes Own Studio, which despite technically catering to brides and bridesmaids, creates beautiful silk separates in plenty of elegant colours that you can also wear as a guest. Franks and Omnes are two other small London labels we love with a focus on sustainable practices.
We’ve found dresses in rusts, navy and emerald greens which are perfect for any autumn weddings, while we’ve kept summery dress options in the mix too for who are really thinking ahead.Let us help you find the perfect wedding outfit, via the 7 brands we love below.
Rixo likely needs no introduction to our readers, as it has become the unofficial outfitter of British weddings since launching in 2015. Rixo’s printed midi dresses are quite simply unrivalled.
Rixo Simone Rust (£255)
Rixo Aspen Green Printed Dress (£265)
Rixo Indy Green Jacquard Mini Dress (£205)
Rixo Crystal Navy (£175)
Rixo Lucile Pearl Shell Black Cream (£275)
2. Own Studio
Own Studio technically only caters to brides and bridesmaids, with a sleek and modern aesthetic. However we love how the silk separates can also be worn as a wedding guest or to any elegant evening event.
The Own Studio Wide Strap Bias Slip (£270)
The Own Studio Halter Top (£125)
The Own Studio Bias Slip Long (£220)
The Own Studio Bias Slip Midi (£210)
The Own Studio Halter Midi (£240)
3. Franks London
Franks dresses are handmade and made-to-order, and this small London label is committed to reducing waste and slowing down the fashion cycle. The designs are incredibly beautiful too.
Franks London The Kerry Dress (£210)
Franks London The Claire Maxi Blue Floral (£245)
Franks London The Wendy Dress Blue/White Spot (£210)
Franks London The Falcus Dress Green (£190)
Franks London The Falcus Dress Blue (£190)
4. Self Portrait
Self Portrait is another label which makes special design-led pieces more accessible, with its contemporary price point. It has expanded beyond the lace dresses which made the brand famous, and has an option for every type of wedding dress code.
Self-Portrait Black Metallic-Weave Knitted Cardigan (£360)
Self-Portrait Black Embellished Lace-Trimmed Mini Dress (£320)
Self Portrait Embellished Tiered Tulle Midi Dress (£420)
Self Portrait Alyssa Floral-Print Satin Midi Dress (£330)
Self Portrait Self Portrait Floral Midi Dress (£279)
Australian label Aje creates ‘wow’ dresses, however uses interesting colours and cut-out details to give an edge to pretty princess dresses. This is a brand that’s only going to get bigger and bigger.
Aje Euphoria Reflection Midi Dress (£449)
Aje Revitalise Puff-Sleeve Cutout Linen-Blend Dress (£485)
Aje Euphoria Cutout Dress (£471)
Aje Divine Off-the-Shoulder Balloon-Sleeve Voile Top (£305)
Aje Revitalise Puff Sleeve Midi Dress (£471)
Omnes is another London-based label which is committed to sustainable practices, and is known for its colourful satin slip and wrap dresses.
Omnes Florence Seamed Cami Slip Dress in Fuchsia Pink (£55)
Omnes Riviera Cami Slip Midi Dress in Ultra Violet (£55)
Omnes Emilia Satin Wrap Midi Dress in Fuchsia Pink (£65)
Omnes Adelaide Midi Tea Dress in Green (£65)
Omnes Scrunchie in Pink Grid Print-One Size (£5)
7. Rotate Birger Christensen
Rotate Birger Christensen is the brand to go for if you’re going to a ‘party’ wedding where you want to bring a touch of ‘80s glamour to the proceedings. Think sequins, big shoulders and all things shiny.
Rotate Birger Christensen Sirin Purple Sequin Midi Dress (£350)
Rotate Birger Christensen Bridget Blue Jacquard Wrap Dress (£220)
Rotate Birger Christensen Sierra Floral-Print Satin Midi Dress (£230)
Rotate Birger Christensen Alma Gathered Satin-Jacquard Midi Dress (£320)
Rotate Birger Christensen Pleat Dress (£90)
Next up, our guide to the best wedding guest hairstyles.
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