Al fresco is the way to go in today's world. It's undeniably the safest option when holding intimate gatherings since the air is free flowing, and not to mention, it's also a dreamy, fairytale-esque setting for weddings in particular.
If you've been invited to a couple's nuptials that will be held outdoors, the best way to dress is to be one with the elements. Earthy tones, pastel hues, and flowy fits are your best friends when coming up with an OOTD for these types of ceremonies. The 12 outfit ideas listed below exemplify how stylish you can look while embracing the sun and the greenery around. Try them out and you're for sure going to look fresh from the bride's walk down the aisle, up to the the very end of their after party.
12 stylish wedding guest outfits for a garden wedding
1. Tapered Off-Shoulder Jumpsuit + Strappy Heels
For a sleek option that will turn heads (without stealing attention from the bride, of course), go for a fitted jumpsuit with a detailed off-shoulder neckline. Wear it in a warm salmon tone for a more contemporary look that's best finished off with a classic red lip and metallic heels.
2. Ruffled Calf-Length Dress + Mules + Metallic Earrings + Handbag
While olive green isn't the first hue many gravitate towards when picking out something to wear, the earthy color can actually look quite flattering depending on how it's worn. Be on the hunt for a calf-length frock with intricate ruffled details, and wear it with a flashy pair of earrings and a kitschy handbag. It's a fresh look that totally fits in with the foliage at an outdoors ceremony.
3. Floral Bra Top and Skirt Set + Pumps + Stacked Necklaces + Stacked Bracelets
It may be a bit on the obvious side to go for a floral ensemble for a garden wedding, but that shouldn't stop you from rocking such a timeless OOTD! Update the look by going for matching seperates and piling on the jewelry.
4. Tie-Up Blazer + Wide Legged Trousers
Suits are a mainstay at weddings, and for an event held by the flora, a loose fitting blazer and trousers combo is the way to go. Have them in a neutral earthy palette to keep your 'fit in theme. Any pair of heels would match with this look nicely, but you can also slip into some cool, sleek sneakers.
5. Gathered Waist Dress
You'll be under the sun when attending a garden ceremony, so why not emulate its rays and wear an equally-as-bright frock? These billowy dresses keep you cool, breezy, and ready to dance the night away during the after party.
6. Linen Tie-Up Top and Trousers Set
Speaking of keeping cool whilst outside, the material of your clothes also affects how comfortable you'll be at the gathering. Linen is one of those fabrics that'll keep you feeling airy all day. Go for maximum breeziness and wear a delightfully loose top and trousers set in a beige tone.
7. Barong-Inspired Mandarin Collar Jumpsuit
A woman in a suit is a lovely sight, but why stop there when barong-inspired pieces are just as chic, right? The piña fabric is actually quite airy itself, so you can afford to slip into a more tailored jumpsuit without breaking a sweat. An ornate fabric belt cinching you at the waist adds a nice finish to the 'fit.
8. Barong-Inspired Mandarin Collar Mini Dress
For those who prefer a more classic Filipina look, you can also go for a mini dress made out of the same fabric. The stitching details on this one in particular are so intricate that you would only need some tiny gold earrings and a simple pair of pumps to be ceremony-ready.
9. White Bouffant Dress
The crispest option of them all, you can never go wrong with a smocked white frock (just make sure to check if the bride doesn't mind having guests come in that color). A square-neckline adds some character, but keeps it conservative enough for the ceremony. Fast forward to the reception and you'll be more than ready to joyously twirl around.
10. Halter Cutout Mini Dress + Handbag
On the sultrier and more casual side of things, a simple LBD with a cut-out right below the chest will forever be a fail-safe option for any semi-formal occasion. Tie your hair in a messy bun for an effortless finish.
11. Silk Tank Jumpsuit
Black also looks amazing on a jumpsuit, especially if it's made out of silk. Reach for a flowy cut to make sure you don't perspire beneath it, and you're set to make an appearance by the greenery. Don't forget to slip on some shoes, though.
12. Silk Off-Shoulder Dress
Still on the silk train, a pastel pink off shoulder dress is something you'd want to wear to anywhere, not just a garden wedding. It can be 10 times more chic if it's accented by puff sleeves and tasteful thigh slit.
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