Weekend Wishlist: sale picks for that last minute wedding guest outfit

Summer 2020 was starting to look like a season of no nuptials, until this week, when the government announced that 30-person weddings are firmly back on the cards.

Find yourself re-invited to an intimate summer ceremony and realise you’ve got nothing suitable to wear? Don’t panic – the effects of Covid mean this summer the sales are better than ever before. And they’re absolutely stuffed with fabulous event wear.

And I don’t know about you, but the last few months have me craving some celebratory colour and vivacity. From the perfect lime green maxi to some seriously fabulous stilettos, here’s the wedding guest clobber I’ll be shopping in the sales.

The dresses

Halterneck dress, now £387, De La Vali | Buy now

When it comes to outlandishly fabulous party dresses, few make them cooler than London label De La Vali. Pair this lime green sensation with a red beaded Shrimps bag (see below) and some strappy sandals for a look that screams tangy temptress.

Long sleeved wrap dress, now £150, Rhode | Buy now

Rhode is a brand well-loved for its resortwear, but this red wrap dress ticks all the boxes for a slamming summer wedding look. Flattering, breezy, and massively reduced in the Matches sale, it’s the perfect way to bring a pop of picante to the pews.

Satin mini dress, now £134.50, Maje | Buy now

It might look a little outre for a traditional ceremony, but then again, who said lockdown love parties were going to be traditional in any way. Pair with fabulous embellished flats perfect for that post-nuptial park party.

Diamante buckle puff sleeve dress, now £56.10, &Other Stories | Buy now

Puff sleeves, diamante belt and SO much more expensive looking than it is. Do you need more convincing?

The shoes

Nikita gold strappy sandals, now £33.60, Topshop | Buy now

12 hours of wedding can be a little tough on the tootsies, which is why I often prefer to wear a lower stacked heel. These Topshop babies are perfect for pairing with flowing maxis and a ridiculous bargain in the sale.

Hourglass heel sandals, now £140, Sophia Webster | Buy now

OK, these are a little punchier on the heel height front, but just look at that amazing hourglass heel! It’s going to be totally worth it for the overall vibe-boosting fabulousness they’ll give any outfit.

Rhinestone strappy mules in camel, now £69.30, Kurt Geiger | Buy now

I am fairly certain these shoes will go with literally everything I own. Which isn’t bad going for under £70.

The bags

Ascot silk clutch, now £560, The Row | Buy now

Not the most practical clutch perhaps, but totally and utterly squishably delicious. Pair with the fuchsia Maje dress if you’re feeling punchy. *Must not upstage the bride, must not upstage the bride….*

Diamante kiss lock bag, now £22.39 | Topshop. Buy now

This bag, much like the Kurt Geiger shoes (above), will go with everything. Diamante is not only disco-licious but also surprisingly versatile.

Dawson floral beaded bag, now £175, Shrimps | Buy now

The Shrimps Antonia bag was the wedding guest accessory of last summer, and this year the brand is back with a bevvy of beaded arm candy in new silhouettes. This red shoulder sizzler’s just begging to be taken to the love fest.


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