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Try these wedding guest ideas to up your style credentials

It only takes a few days of sunshine to remind us that all that summer is not too far away, with the promise of a flurry of wedding invitations. This is lovely but also slightly heart-stopping as thoughts turn to the dress code.

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Is it bad form to wear white? Are trousers a complete no-no? Can a female wedding guest ever get away with wearing black?

Sometimes it’s worth consulting the experts when you need sartorial advice, and who better to consult than Vogue? Their advice is simple: just go with what you know suits you and that you feel comfortable wearing. This is perhaps failsafe advice when you’re involved with the best-known fashion bible on the planet, but for the rest of us, a little extra guidance is needed.

Here is a list of suggestions and ideas to ensure that you’ll look great, conform to the wedding guest code and draw admiring glances for all the right reasons.

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You don’t have to spend a fortune

Your wedding guest outfit needs to look new, but that “designer dress” can be sourced at a fraction of the expected price if you know where to look. Just take a look at the vast array of wedding guest dresses at AX Paris if you don’t believe us. A fresh and modern designer dress without the high-fashion price tag is a wedding guest’s dream, leaving you more cash to spend on accessories.

Any colour but white

There are no colours that are off limits when it comes to wedding guest outfits beyond white, which is exclusively the bride’s domain. Other than that, the choice is yours, so why not try a delicate pastel shade? Perhaps you would like to go for the boldest and brightest red that you can source. Wedding guest dresses do not have to be plain or boring, so show off your personality in an outfit to match.

Go to any lengths

The rules used to dictate that ladies keep to a sensible, knee-length skirt for weddings, but these days, you’re free to experiment. A maxi dress can look surprisingly fresh yet elegant for a daytime wedding, whilst any woman with an excellent pair of legs can feel free to show them off in shorter-length skirts and dresses.

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