Even if it doesn’t involve Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, a wedding is a chance to get really dolled up – but what if you’re sick of the usual floral frocks and Bardot tops?
Luckily, the world of high fashion has delivered heaps of occasionwear inspiration, offering plenty of options to ensure you’re the best-dressed guest, whether it’s a rustic country reception or swanky city affair.
And you don’t have to spend a fortune either – we’ve tracked down fabulous fashions that will elevate your outfit without breaking the bank.
Here are four ways to rule in the style stakes this wedding season…
1. Fringed frocks
Fringing and feathers were a massive trend at the SS18 shows, but it’s not exactly the easiest look to work into your daily wardrobe.
Special occasions, however, are the ideal scenario to bust out a tasselled little number, especially if you’re going to be shimmying on the dance floor at the end of the night.
These frocks are real showstoppers, so keep your accessories on the minimal side; thin-strapped sandals and one piece of sleek jewellery are all your needs to complement your dreamy dress.
2. Bold brights
White may be off the cards when it comes to picking a wedding-guest outfit but uber-brights certainly aren’t, and the shops are full of gorgeous colours at the moment.
Yellow, in every variation from mustard to neon, is having a moment, as is hot pink – a silky slip dress is a great place to start.
3. Stylish suits
As for suits, they’ve become the cool girl’s occasionwear calling card; why follow the herd in a skirt or dress?
Try tailored colour-clashing – a royal blue suit paired with fuchsia heels is a winning combo.
River Island Bright Blue Faux Pearl Double Breasted Blazer, €95, and Cigarette Trousers, €60
4. Hot hats
Whether a hat is listed on the dress code or not, a wedding is a perfect opportunity to try out a sensational piece of millinery.
The bolder the better is the mantra here – if it looks like a UFO has landed on your head, you’re on the right track.