At Wedding Ideas Magazine we’re always keen to speak to the experts and learn about new must-have trends for wedding guests. This year, we spoke to ladies fashion brand Lipsy London to give us some inspiration for the perfect outfit for wedding guests this spring. There are a lot of wedding dress codes that we’re all more than aware of – don’t wear white, eggshell or cream and never go too flashy or try to upstage anyone in the bridal party… let alone the bride!

But with that said, we still want to turn a few heads! Anyone who is aware of Lipsy knows that we like to make a statement, that’s hard to do when you don’t want to upstage anyone. So we’re giving the readers of Wedding Ideas some advice on how to find the perfect wedding guest dress!

If you’re brave, go bold and blue


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Perhaps a little risqué for some, but the must-have colour for spring weddings this year is cobalt blue. We’ve injected it into our SS16 collections because it really does suit everyone, whether you’re blonde, brunette, pale skinned or tanned.


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If you’re a fan of this shade of blue a strong bodycon dress with accents of lace would be perfect for you. If you’re a little bit unsure, then just mix it up by injecting this bold shade of blue into a print or go for colour blocking.

Floral is always a good fit

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No round up of the best wedding guest dress trends would be complete without some fabulous floral pieces. Opt for soft shades of the bloomin’ print in a figure-hugging bodycon or a skater style which gives the illusion of a smaller waist.

You really can’t go wrong with floral for a spring wedding, pick out your favourite colour from the print and do your best to match that colour with your accessories. With these dresses, we’d pick out the pink and buy matching shoes and a clutch bag, even a fascinator if we fancy it!

A little bit of lace goes a long way

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Another spring/summer favourite – lace! This stunning addition is always going to be high up on our list of the best trends for wedding guests. These gorgeous bodycon dresses are incredibly flattering and feature lace detail on the top half around the bust and in additional areas.

The great thing about lace is you can mix and match the colours to fit the bride’s colour scheme, guaranteeing that you’ll never clash with the décor! And, if you’re not a huge fan of too much colour, this black and pink dress can be teamed with neutral accessories, ensuring you stay comfortable throughout the occasion.

Pastel is perfection

These stunning dresses would be perfect for a cocktail or semi-formal wedding in spring. Thanks to their injection of black detail they can be worn during the day and in the evening when it’s time to celebrate harder.

Pastel dresses are tough to get right; if the dress is one block colour then it’s not even worth attempting to match that shade! You’ll be searching for weeks. To make things easier choose another colour and stick to it, that will really make the pastel colour pop.

The White Tie Wedding

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If you’re attending a ‘White Tie’ wedding this year, do not fret! This style of wedding has the most formal of dress codes, and if someone is bothering to make their wedding white tie, you can guarantee that they’ll care if you do not follow it.

These full length gowns are absolutely ideal for a white tie wedding; glamorous, sophisticated and perfect for adding more accessories such as fine jewellery. Just make sure that your male companion is wearing a white tie, specifically a bow tie and a tux with tails.

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 See more inspiring collections by Lipsy and find your perfect Spring outfit!