How to dress for an outdoor wedding

Do you wonder how to dress for an outdoor wedding? We will help you out. Outdoor weddings come in different settings, if it's in a garden or on a beach, they're are always lovely.  But deciding what to wear to an outdoor wedding party can be tricky, you have to take different venues and weather conditions into account. With these tips and fabulous examples of wedding guest outfits you will have all information you need! So just sit back and relax, you will look incredible on your upcoming wedding party!

Maria Menounos looks amazing in this purple cocktail dress! A dress like this can be worn to any outdoor wedding.

  • Shoes: Mango
  • Accessories: Polyvore
  • Clutch: Peep Toe

How to dress for an outdoor wedding

  • In most cases an outdoor wedding is more casual than a regular wedding. Does this mean  that you can show up in your regular day-to-day outfit? No, a wedding still is a big event for which you need to dress up. A knee length or tea length cocktail gown is the perfect attire for an outdoor wedding. A skirt with a classy blouse can also be an option. A wedding is no occasion for attire that is too revealing. Choose a gown that complements your body shape.
  • Don't wear white or black but go for bright or pastel seasonal sunny colors. Soft and flowy fabrics are often the most outdoor wedding friendly but if the wedding is more formal you can choose to were more luxury fabrics like silk or satin.
  • Go for stylish high pumps or open sandals. If the reception or ceremony takes place on the grass wedges are a better option. Also for a beach wedding wedges or flat fashionable sandals are more practical.
  • If the wedding takes places in warm weather consider wearing a hat and don't forget to use sunblock and deodorant. Use breathing fabrics to avoid sweating. On more chilly days your outfit can be combined with a charming blazer. On a beach wedding a wrap is also a cute alternative. 
  • Combine your outfit with an elegant small evening bag. A large bag will dress you down. On an outsite wedding you want to look soft and natural so keep your jewelry simple but beautiful. Combine one or two bangles with some diamond, pearl, golden or silver earrings. smaller earrings with a beautiful neacklace is also an option. make sure that the necklace doesn't compete with the neckline of your gown.
  • Also make sure you let your natural beauty shine through when you apply your make up and put your hair in a soft but festive hairdo. 

Charming examples of outdoor wedding party guest outfits

When it's more chilly it can be a good idea to wear something with long sleeves like this beautiful long sleeved cream cocktail dress that Miranda Kerr is wearing.

  • Bracelet: John Lewis
  • Shoes: Christian Louboutin
  • Clutch: Amy
  • Earrings: More Bijoux

A yellow dress like Emmy Rossum is wearing here is the perfect outfit for an outdoor wedding since the color is bright and sunny. Wear a dress in a figure flattering model and a dressy fabric and you will look great!

  • Shoes: Fergie
  • Clutch: Bowerbird Vintage
  • Earrings: She Knows
  • Ring: Indulgy

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