With the world now opening up and travel back in full swing, what could be more exciting than being invited to a wedding abroad? It’s been a fair while since many of us have been to a wedding at all, let alone a wedding in a different country, so it can be difficult to know what to wear for a wedding abroad. From picking a colour scheme, to cuts and levels of formality, choosing the perfect dress for a wedding can be a struggle, but don’t panic! A destination wedding is an ideal opportunity to try something new and to step outside your comfort zone, and this guide will help you feel confident and fabulous at any wedding.
When we picture a beach wedding, we imagine flowing chiffon, lightweight fabrics and boho styles. With sunshine, sandy feet and warm beach breezes, a summer dress is the perfect option when deciding what to wear to a beach wedding as a guest. Think handkerchief hems, floaty chiffons and sleeveless maxis for that laidback, beachy wedding look.
This boho maxi dress is exactly what you need for that throw-on-and-go. The flowing fabric and low back match the beachy destination while still keeping a romantic and more formal look that's ideal for a wedding. Pair with a woven, neutral-toned bag and a pair of sandals or sand-friendly wedges to complete the outfit.
Hot Summer Wedding
Say hello to guaranteed sunshine. A hot summer wedding means lightweight fabrics and bold colour palettes and prints that match the environment. Go all out in tropical prints, bright hues and statement print clashes, paired with minimal accessories to let the dress take centre stage. With many weddings starting at midday, a sun hat is a must-have accessory for any hot climate ceremony. It can elevate your outfit AND protect you from the sun. It’s a win-win.
Fiorella Dress In Navy £32.50
This bold navy slip dress is a fierce option for hotting up a summer wedding. The frill hem adds a romantic touch, and the high-low design was MADE for dancing. This dress is a timeless style to visit again and again when you can’t decide what to wear to a summer wedding abroad.
Cold Wintery Wedding
Not everyone goes for hot beachy venues. Some people love nothing more than snowy scenery and glistening frost as the backdrop for their winter wedding. If you’ve been invited to one of these wintery celebrations, it's all about keeping warm while still dressing for the occasion. Long sleeve dresses are a great go-to for colder climates, or try a long maxi and throw on extra layers such as a shawl, cardigan or coat to keep the cold at bay.
This long sleeve bodycon not only has enough coverage to keep you cosy, but the print is PERFECT for a winter wedding. The statement blouson sleeves are perfect for elevating your look, and the darting around the collar and cuffs added structure that’s ideal for creating a more formal style.
With rolling green hills and rustic architecture, a rural wedding is already a picture-perfect backdrop for a wedding, and a gorg’ wrap dress to match the romance of the big day is always a good idea. Like any wedding, if there’s a colour scheme, then it's probably best to stick to it. If not, a floral print is perfect for countryside weddings.
This slip dress style is both romantic and slightly more summery for a wedding abroad. The wrap-style waist and statement slit, which, paired with the delicate maxi length, creates a flowy, whimsical look that we love for any rural wedding.