What to Wear to a Wedding: Style and Inspiration

Weddings are unique occasions that call for thoughtful outfit choices. In this style guide, we'll explore current trends in occasion dresses, focusing on styles suitable for summer weddings and other special occasions. 

Choosing the perfect dress can make you feel confident and stylish on this memorable day, and Little Mistress offers a variety of options to help you find the most perfect outfit.

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Occasion Dresses for Weddings

Popular Styles

Occasion dresses for weddings come in various styles, from formal gowns to more casual looks. Here at Little Mistress, we have a wide selection of elegant dresses for any setting. If you prefer a classic and versatile option, consider our range of maxi dresses. They are perfect for adding elegance to any wedding.

For a fresh, modern twist, check out our Olive Check Midaxi Shirt Dress, which combines sophistication with comfort. 

The Blue Floral Print Crossover Neckline Midi Dress is another popular style, ideal for both daytime and evening weddings. 

For a more playful look, the Orange Check Frill Detail Jumpsuit is a fun choice.

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Shop Blue Floral Print Crossover Neckline Midi Dress

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Summer Weddings

When it comes to summer weddings, light fabrics and bold colours are great choices. Or perhaps you might like a floral maxi dress or brunch chic dress for an outdoor or garden wedding. 

The Lemon Floral Print Bow Detail Bandeau Maxi Dress is a stunning choice for a summer event.

For a unique take on summer occasion dresses, the Pink Satin Midaxi Mock Wrap Dress by Vogue Williams and the Floral Print Ruched Midaxi Dress by Vogue Williams are perfect examples of trendsetting styles.

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Shop Pink Satin Midaxi Mock Wrap Dress by Vogue Williams

Shop Floral Print Ruched Midaxi Dress by Vogue Williams


Formal Weddings

For more formal weddings, sleek maxi dresses and sophisticated gowns are the way to go. Classic maxi dresses have a timeless appeal, making them a perfect choice for traditional wedding settings. 

The Cobalt Bardot Maxi exudes elegance, while the Orange Check Twist Detail Midaxi Dress offers a unique and stylish look.

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Do's and Don'ts for Wedding Attire




  • Follow the wedding's dress code and theme to ensure appropriate attire.
  • Consider the venue and season when choosing your outfit.
  • Wear something comfortable yet stylish (remember you’re in it all day).



  • Avoid wearing white or other bridal-like colours to avoid overshadowing the bride.
  • Don't choose overly casual or revealing outfits.
  • Avoid shoes or accessories that could cause discomfort during long events.

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Finding the Perfect Wedding Outfit

Tips for Finding the Perfect Dress

When choosing the right dress, consider your body shape and personal style. 

The Printed Tie Detail Midaxi Dress is a great example of a flattering dress that suits various body types.

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Accessories and Shoes

Accessories can make or break an outfit. Choose subtle jewellery and a matching clutch to complement your dress without overpowering it. 

The Straw Cross Body Bag is perfect for summer weddings, while the Pink Bag adds a pop of colour.

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Finishing Touches

Complete your wedding look with the right makeup and hairstyle. A natural makeup look is ideal for daytime weddings, while a bolder style suits evening receptions.

Party Dresses for Wedding Receptions

Transitioning from Ceremony to Reception

To transition smoothly from formal ceremony to lively reception, choose a dress that can work for both occasions. The Pink Satin Pleated Midaxi Dress is a versatile option.

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Dressing for Special Occasions

Evening weddings and receptions call for sparkle and glamour. Incorporate sequin and shimmer into your party dress for a festive touch. 

The Hoxton Sequin Bardot Ruched Bodycon Midi Dress is perfect for these occasions, adding a touch of luxury.

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Choosing the perfect wedding outfit is all about finding a dress that suits your style and the event's setting. Little Mistress offers a diverse selection of occasion dresses, party dresses, and more to meet your needs.

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Explore our full collection to find the perfect outfit for your next wedding. With a wide range of styles and colours, you're sure to find the ideal dress for any special occasion.

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