Want to be the most stylish wedding guest? Here’s some inspiration…

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Well, we assume the answer to the above question would be a resounding yes! Given that you shouldn’t aim to upstage the bride, being a wedding guest can be super-fun once the wardrobe is on point.

From breaking the traditional code of wedding guest dressing (come on, rule-breaking is fun), to ensuring you get the summer wedding look right without looking like an unfortunate bridesmaid, we’ve decided to do a little wedding guest wardrobe homework to help you out.

So, if like us you’re done with dressing like your headed to Ascot (just without the horses), and want to make more of a statement whilst skilfully dodging the weirdo photographer, here are three different looks that’ll ensure you’re the envy of the guest list.

Unconventional

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The look: Top, £32, Trouser, £150, both available at Topshop; Clutch, £750, Heels, £456, both available at Net-a-Porter.

Why we love it: Because it doesn’t involve a dress! If you’re tired of traditional wedding guest gear, go with a smart tuxedo trouser look, but instead of suiting it up, wear with an embellished cami. Add a jolt of colour with statement accessories that will accent your look nicely, and prevent the grey from looking too dull.

Summer wedding

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The look: Dress, £65, available at Oasis; Earrings, £25, available at Asos; Sandals, £525, available at My Theresa.

Why we love it: Ah, we do love a good summer wedding, but we’re not going all sickly sweet with the wardrobe! This floral print dress is perfect for a party in the sun, and throwing crystal earrings and metallic sandals into the mix nicely nods to the futuristic trend. Who said pretty dresses have to be sugar and spice, and all…

Evening affair

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The look: Dress, £395, available at Karen Millen; Clutch, £60, available at Miss Selfridge; Pumps, £595, available at Browns.

Why we love it: An evening wedding guest look calls for a long, slinky number, and we’re head over (Charlotte Olympia) heels in love with this lace column dress. Sporting a sexy front slit, it’s the perfect way to do high-octane evening glamour without worrying too much about accessorising. A statement box clutch and black pumps will round off the look nicely.

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