What to wear to a wedding: our top tips on occasion wear dressing

This summer heralds the return of an unbridled, restriction-free wedding season! But as many of us have been wearing loungewear on repeat for the past couple of years, we’ve compiled some top tips for dressing as a wedding guest in case, like us, you’ve forgotten how to do it…

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A person wearing a coral satin dress from Next and a man wearing a grey suit from Next
Left: Satin wrap tie dress, £48, Next; Right: Check suit jacket, £150, check trousers, £100, morning shirt, £32, waistcoat, £32, pink tie, £8, Next

1. Consider the dress code

Check the wedding invitation to see if a particular style has been requested by the happy couple. Whether it’s black tie or smart-casual, you’ll find something to fit the bill at Next. Don’t fret if the invite doesn’t give you any pointers though; instead think about the type of venue hosting the big day. A floaty, floral maxi-dress might work for a countryside barn wedding, while a sequinned cocktail number could be a match for a city rooftop reception.

2. Don’t forget the weather

No matter the time of year in Scotland, it pays to wear a layer! Think chic blazers for ladies, cute bobble cardis for little girls, and effortlessly cool linen jackets for the guys, so no-one need be caught short with the shivers.

3. Co-ordinate the whole family

Next makes it easy to pull together looks so that mums, dads and little ones can all boast impeccably co-ordinated wedding attire. We can’t wait to see your Instagram snaps.

4. Accessorise all areas

Put your own spin on your outfit with the unrivalled accessory selection available. Jazz up his suit with a floral tie, stash your phone and makeup in a covetable clutch.

Explore the full collection and 100s of brands online now at www.next.co.uk, or scroll on to see some of our favourite wedding guest looks for her, him and all the family…

For her

Ready to go out-out? From statement dresses in lipstick-bright shades to the chicest finishing touches, Next has nailed ladies’ occasionwear

Various women's occasion wear from Next
Clockwise from left: One-shoulder wrap dress, £40; Mint Velvet cream twill military blazer, £149; Mint Velvet fan hoop earrings, £25; Weave cut-out handle clutch bag, £22; Forever Comfort® slingback kitten heel, £36, all Next

For him

The guys can cut a dash in suave suiting, given added polish with handsome accessories from top to toe. Don’t forget the buttonhole!

Various menswear items from Next
Clockwise from left: Motion Flex suit jacket, £74; Moss Bros silver and sage silk cufflinks, £20; Motion Flex suit trousers, £35; Signature tie, £20; Leather Cupsole brogue shoes, £58, all Next

For little boys

Get ready to say ‘aww’ with adorable mini suits, shirts and bow ties for the little misters

Clothes and accessories for little boys from Next
Clockwise from left: Lilac purple three-piece set, from £35; Stone blazer set, from £36; Oxford shirt, from £10; Bow tie, £6; Leather penny loafers, from £30, all Next

For little girls

From adorable ditsy to sparkles and sequins, there is something for every little girl. Psst…we’ve even heard Princess Charlotte is a fan of the brand!

Dress and accessories for little girls from Next
Clockwise from left: Lace collar shirred cotton dress, from £21; Short-sleeve party lace dress, from £18; Bobble cardigan, from £8; Monsoon sequin butterfly bag, £8; Stain-resistant bridesmaid collection shoes, from £26, all Next