Debrief Staff | Contributing Writer | Tuesday, 16 June 2015

What To Wear To A Wedding, As Told By Team Debrief

What To Wear To A Wedding, As Told By Team Debrief

The Debrief: Still looking for that perfect wedding guest outfit? Team Debrief are at the rescue.

With every other weekend apparently dominated by weddings, Team Debrief has imparted a few fashion pearls of wisdom to help inspire your wedding guest wardrobe this summer – and panic not, there’s not a boxy jacket or fascinator in sight. (Phew.)

Jess Commons, Culture Editor

I hate anything weddingy, girly, or flowery, so this jumpsuit is kind of a win for me. I’ll wear these (very fancy for me) shoes with it to dress it up because I suspect it’s actually more beach than bridal. This casual duster coat and matching sunglasses will be banging for the outdoor bits of the wedding, and I need this dinosaur clutch because I recently saw Jurassic World and have decided that I need way more dinosaurs in my life. Et voila! Weddingy without being girly.

What To Wear To A Wedding, As Told By Team Debrief

Jumpsuit, £30, Monki; Duster Coat, £25, BooHoo, Dino clutch, £40, The Whitepepper; Sunglasses, £15, ASOS; Shoes, £42, ASOS

Rebecca Holman, Acting Editor

So, everyone else will be wearing a dress at a wedding, and there are very few T-shirts that can’t be jazzed up with a fancy skirt like this & Other Stories one. I went through a stage of taking a clutch bag with me to all weddings, but then I’d get drunk, accidentally tip all my stuff out on the dance floor and spend 45 mins crawling around the marquee trying to retrieve my house keys – so now a long chain strap on any wedding bag is essential. It also keeps your hands free for maximum bad dancing action. 

What To Wear To A Wedding, As Told By Team Debrief

Skirt, £65, & Other Stories; Jacket, £79, Topshop; T-Shirt, £14, Topshop; Heels, £175, Whistles; Bag, £37.50, Whistles; Earrings, £9.50, Oliver Bonas

Anna Jay, Creative Editor

I generally find it pretty tough to wear anything that’s typically wedding-appropriate: florals, big skirts and smart jackets just aren’t for me. The minimal cut of this midi-dress is formal enough, and the high split at each side, plus the addition of a leather belt take away the frump factor. Leave the necklace at home and just add some ear cuffs and a lightweight scarf for an un-done feel.

What To Wear To A Wedding, As Told By Team Debrief

Split-side dress, £30, Topshop; Pompom Scarf, £3.99, Ebay; Mini Bag, £15, ASOS, Heels, £77, Senso; Belt, £8, ASOS, Ear Cuffs, £5, ASOS

Sophie Wilkinson, News Editor

Simply by being a woman in a suit you’ve instantaneously fulfilled all of your ‘formal’ requirements for a wedding outfit. It means you’re free to go more obscure with the rest of your outfit to bring out the ‘wow’ factor. In lieu of the arrival of Nick Grimshaw’s line for Topman, women’s silk shirts are always nice to keep cool under a blazer and to soften out those edges.

Stay smart by matching your shoes to your belt (you could go lime green patent leather, so long as they’re matching, you’re fine), but beware that suede might not suit a dancefloor full of drunken family and friends sloshing booze and limbs about. This look can totally work with heels, too. But a word of warning, get a reliable tailor to bring the trousers up (dry cleaners usually know of one or provide this service for a small fee).

What To Wear To A Wedding, As Told By Team Debrief

Belt, £29, COS; Unicorn Print T, £25.99 Zara; Uphill desert boot, £40, Office; Striped blazer, £120, Striped trousers, £59.99 both Zara

Natalia Bagniewska, Deputy Creative Editor

Being in my late twenties means that the domino engagements have started. I have six weddings this year, guys. Six. One already planned for next year and am sure that number will quadruple before 2015’s out. So I need to be clever about this. I like buying clothes I will wear again and again, so I can’t go too elegant. I’ve therefore chosen a colourful Zara playsuit, some fun heels and a jacket to boot. I would be as happy in this outfit on a summer’s night in London as I would be at a wedding in Somerset. 

What To Wear To A Wedding, As Told By Team Debrief

Earrings, £8.50, Topshop; Playsuit, £25.99, Zara;  Jacket £149.99 Mango; Shoes, £72, Office; Bag £32, Topshop 

Chemmie Squier, Editorial Assistant

I am by no means a seasoned wedding-goer (I’ve been to two in my life – my dad’s and my cousin’s), so this was a bit of a tough exercise for me. I went for a floaty, but short, dress because they’re so easy and comfortable to wear (and allow for easy ‘Oops Upside Your Head’ manouvering). I love the bright colour and lace-up detailing for a something a big different, too.

I seem to be having abit of a snake-skin moment right now, so I incorporated that with my clutch and shoes to give the outfit a little sumthin’ sumthin’. I decided to finish it off with a sleeveless white jacket and gold jewellery because, well, they go with everything. Needless to say, I want the whole bloody outfit. Right now. Someone invite me to a wedding, please?

What To Wear To A Wedding, As Told By Team Debrief

Sleeveless Duster Coat, £22.99, New Look; Dress, £29.99, H&M; Clutch, £30, Marc B at ASOS; Earrings, £8.50, Miss Selfridge; Heels, £39.99, New Look; Rings, £4.99, H&M 

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