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The best wedding-guest outfits on the high street

From full-on statement dresses to stylish options for those who never wear skirts, we've plenty of solutions that won't cost more than the wedding itself

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By Elle Turner on

Uh-oh, it's wedding season – which means we're all expected to ditch our faithful jeans for tiered maxis and layers of chiffon. Not your thing? Here's what Team Pool will be wearing instead...

FRANKIE

I'm not a pastels girl and I don't often wear dresses, so a lot of typical weddingy clothes don't really speak to me. The last wedding I went to, I panic-bought a blush pink, pleated, strapless dress, which kept falling down. 

This year, I have two weddings and I am determined to wear something I a) like and b) will wear again. Which is why I've chosen these navy pyjama trousers that can also be worn casually at work with flat sandals and a T-shirt. 

I love having a good old dance at a wedding, so flats are a good idea – these are super flattering on the foot and gingham is the print of the season. To finish it all off, I've gone for a hot pink shirt to add a bit of colour. Again, I can imagine wearing this again, probably with jeans to the pub. A wedding appropriate outfit that feels very me – I'm thrilled. 

Topshop top, £34Kitri culottes, £85Bimba Y Lola shoes, £135The Hoop Station earrings, £49

LUCY

Lace, pleats, pink – it's not a combination I'd normally go for (a bit too ladylike) but, toughed up with my leather jacket, I rather like it. One thing: the static in the skirt made it a bit clingy, but (top tip) a spritz of hairspray over your legs will sort it. As for the earrings, these oversized tassle ones look dressy but modern and cost £12.99. For shoes you can't go wrong with, I went for classic black courts.

Asos dress, £60Faith shoes, £35Mango earrings, £12.99, jacket is Lucy's own (similar here)

ELLE

I'll tell you who is having a real moment on the high street – Warehouse. This jumpsuit looks far more expensive than 45 quid and is positively enjoyable to wear – floaty enough to feel relaxed, but with a tie-waist that allows me to synch it as snug as I'd like, then loosen when the wedding cake comes out. And because of the jazzy print, it doesn't take a lot to dress up – just a simple bag, some earrings (these ones from Wolf & Moon are incredible) and some block heels.

Warehouse jumpsuit, £45, Manu micro bag, £285Wolf & Moon earrings, £90& Other Stories shoes, £89

AMY

I usually always go for a flouncy dress when I'm going to a social occasion, but this beautiful top-and-skirt combo was too lovely to pass up. The top is structured but made of stretchy material, so still feels incredibly comfortable, and even though I can't wear a bra with it, the boning offers enough support that I'm not going to fall out of it on the dancefloor. The skirt is dreamy – the shorter-at-the-front-longer-at-the-back cut means that it's easy to move in, but still trails behind you and makes you feel incredibly regal. And it has pockets. Utter dream.

Coast top, £89Coast skirt, £89New Look shoes, £19.99Nine by Savannah Miller bag, £35Anthropologie hair slides, £26

 

VICKY

As someone rarely seen wearing a dress, weddings can be a bit of challenge. I think that a statement accessory, like this wooden clutch bag, is the key to making a posh trousers-and-top combo less "pageboy" and more "chic guest". The trouser colour and fabric also lifts this whole outfit out of the workwear realm and I think these Topshop shoes are the perfect height for a wedding. I think I'd add a jacket to this though, since the weather is guaranteed to be unreliable – probably a blazer in a shade just darker or lighter than the top.

H&M top, £29.99H&M trousers, £24.99Topshop shoes, £59Wolf & Moon earrings, £52Cult Gaia bag, £100

 

@ElleTurnerUK

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