You’ve got 17 wedding invites pending, and not one clue what to wear to any of them? Our mantra? Start with the classics. The failsafe, foolproof, can’t-go-wrong unsung heroes of wedding guest dresses. the good news: we have lots of them, and picked out 6 of our most popular to help you make a decision that – unlike leaving with the bartender – you won’t regret for a second.
1. The one that’s for life, not just for weddings
Not only is the Judith dress an ideal +1, you’ll 100% wear it again and again. Birthday dinners, weekend brunches, girls night out – the Judith is always a good idea. Bonus: it comes in a LOT of colours, including a just-launched velvet version which is perfect for winter weddings.
2. The bloat-friendly one
The Zara dress has been a consistent winner for weddings since it launched in 2018. What’s particularly cool about it is that while it has the sleek streamlined aesthetic of a bodycon dress, the looser halter neck top means it’s still comfortable when you’re on your 8th Prosecco.
3. The one that looks more expensive than it is
The Lyla dress has all the hallmarks of something a royal would approve of – lace detail, elegant length, comes in navy. Check, check, check. It’s a handy bonus that this dress is less than £40 – sold!
4. The one that needs no accessories
The beauty of the Holly dress is that the frill detail does the accesorising for you, so you’re just a srappy heel away from wedding-ready. The bodycon design shows off your figure, while the cold shoulder provides a little cover if you want to feel sexy, but not too exposed.
5. The one that will literally never go out of style
It’s always a good idea to have a killer LBD in your arsenal to pop on when the occasion demands. The Alesia bodycon dress is the perfect example of such a dress. It’s sleek, timeless, and always attracts compliments from tipsy girls in toilets.
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