Outdoor weddings can be beautiful, but they come with their challenges. A destination wedding may require packing more than is comfortable as well as doing some research on the correct attire for the event.
If you’re a guest at a destination wedding, you want to make a good impression by looking your best and not wearing something inappropriate. Here’s what you need to know about what to wear for an outdoor wedding.
This article will guide you through the process of finding the perfect outfit for an outdoor wedding, from dress type to shoes and accessories.
There are a wide range of dresscode choices for women.
Table of Contents
- 1. Mini Dress
- 2. Halter Neck
- 3. Strapless Dress
- 4. Maxi Dresses
- 5. Lace Dress
- 6. Bright Colored Dresses
- 7. Long Sleeve Dress
- 8. Wrap Dress
- 9. Jumpsuit
- 10. Boho Dress
- 11. Sequin Dresses
- 12. Tulle Skirt, Simple Black Top
- 13. Pencil Skirt
- 14. Blazer
- 15. Wedge Heels
- 16. Pumps
- 17. Espadrille Flats
- 18. Earrings , Long Necklace And Bracelet For An Outdoor Wedding
- 19. Dress Shirt And Chiffon Pants
- 20. Slacks And A Nice Top, Or A Nice Shirt And Blazer
- 21. Long Sleeve Button-Down Shirt , Jeans, And Loafers
- 22. Suit And Dress Shoes
1. Mini Dress
If it’s a summer wedding, you’ll want to look for a mini dress. Choose a short but not way too short dress, so you can show off your legs without being too risqué. You’ll also want to choose one with sleeves or cap sleeves, so it’s not entirely sleeveless. If it’s an outdoor wedding in the spring or fall, the weather won’t be as warm, and you can probably get away with wearing a strapless dress, but in the summer, stay covered up and choose an outfit with sleeves.
2. Halter Neck
There are many types of halter neck dress. Halterneck is another option for the summer. This dress is perfect for anyone who wants to show off their figure without wearing something too revealing. You can tie it up at the waist to make it a bit more modest or wear it open-front, so you don’t need to wear a bra. You could even pair this type of gown with flip-flops and a cute hat. Halterneck dresses also come in sleeveless and cap sleeve styles, so there are plenty of options to choose from.
3. Strapless Dress
A strapless dress is best worn to a summer outdoor wedding. The dress will show off your figure and arms, which look fantastic if you don’t have tan arms. If anyone at the wedding will be super tan from vacationing or working on a farm, choose a long sleeve dress instead of the strapless one, so you don’t appear too pale in comparison. Also, don’t forget to wear sunscreen for your shoulders and arms!
4. Maxi Dresses
For spring or fall outdoor weddings, a maxi printed dress is perfect for showing off your legs while keeping you warm at the same time. It’s delicate, feminine, and trendy without being too revealing or revealing a lot of skin. Try a loose and flowing maxi dress if you aren’t comfortable in a body-hugging dress.
5. Lace Dress
A lace dress is perfect for an outdoor wedding in the spring or fall. When wearing a dress like this, you’ll want to pair it with flat shoes, so it doesn’t look too much like prom but still shows off your legs, shoulders, and arms.
6. Bright Colored Dresses
Bright-colored dresses look good no matter the season of the wedding. If you’re attending an outdoor wedding in the summer, a bright-colored dress is a great way to show off your fun and flirty side. You can also wear it to an outdoor fall wedding, add some tights or black leggings underneath it, and layer with a leather jacket, cardigan, or wrap if it’s chilly out.
7. Long Sleeve Dress
A long sleeve dress is an excellent choice for an outdoor wedding in spring or fall. If you’re attending an outdoor wedding in the summer, this dress will keep you cool and covered up at the same time. Wear leggings or tights underneath this dress for winter weddings that may have chilly weather to ward off frostbite if it’s cold out.
8. Wrap Dress
A wrap dress is perfect for outdoor weddings in the summer. It will show off your curves and make you feel like a princess without revealing. Pair it with flats or flip-flops, but if it’s going to be cold out, you may want to wear tights underneath as well as a cardigan or wrap to guard against the cold.
A nice jumpsuit is a perfect option for an outdoor wedding in the summer. It’ll keep you cool, cover your skin and be flattering at the same time. If it’s a winter wedding, choose a jumpsuit made from thicker material and wear some tights underneath and a long sleeve top and thick socks. You can even wear boots or ankle boots, depending on the weather.
10. Boho Dress
Boho dresses are beautiful and feminine, especially if you’re attending an outdoor wedding in the summer or fall. When wearing a boho dress, make sure that it isn’t too short so that you don’t show off too much skin. You’ll also want to wear flats or a pair of sandals so that you don’t get blisters from walking on the grass!
11. Sequin Dresses
Sequin dresses If you’ve got kickass shoes that you can wear to the wedding, choose a dress made from sequins, satin, or lace. The beauty of this dress is that it can be worn in many different ways depending on your situation and the weather. You’ll be able to look like a princess for an outdoor wedding but turn around if it starts to rain and change into one of your other dresses for indoor weddings or parties.
12. Tulle Skirt, Simple Black Top
If you’re attending a fall outdoor wedding, a tulle skirt is a perfect choice. Pair this skirt with a sweater vest or cardigan and flats or ankle boots. You can try some mix and match with tulle skirt
13. Pencil Skirt
For an outdoor wedding in the summer, a pencil skirt is best. This dress will keep you cool, but you’ll still be able to feel the sunshine on your legs while wearing it in summer. Pair it with a fun color top and a pair of heels or wedges, depending on the weather.
The great thing about a blazer and a short skirt is that you can pair them with any shoes. There are many kinds of blazers that every lady should own. You can wear flats, heels, or even flip-flops to make sure you’re comfortable while still looking stylish. Of course, you’ll want to wear this outfit in the summer when it’s hot outside so you can show off your legs without overheating, but in the fall, you can add tights underneath the skirt and pair it with ankle boots or flats instead of heels.
15. Wedge Heels
If you’re wearing a dress that’s not too revealing and it’s not super hot outside, wedge heels are a great shoe choice for an outdoor wedding. Wedge heels elevate the outfit without making your legs look silly if you’re wearing a shorter dress. Make sure the wedge heel is thin enough to walk in comfortably.
If you have a cast on your leg, you can wear pumps in place of heals, especially if it’s an outdoor wedding. You’ll want a thin pump because of the height in which these shoes come. If you’re going to an outdoor wedding in the summer and choose to wear a long dress, there’s no reason not to pair it with pumps. They’re a great way to lengthen dresses without being risqué or too short.
17. Espadrille Flats
Flats are perfect for an outdoor summer wedding, but they can work in other weather conditions as well. Espadrille flats are a great option because they’re cute, but they don’t have anything around the ankle or too high of a heel. There’s nothing worse than having to stroll in heels when everyone else is walking normally, but you can’t because your shoes won’t let you step off the ground!
18. Earrings , Long Necklace And Bracelet For An Outdoor Wedding
If you’re going to an outdoor wedding on a weekday or during the early autumn or spring, a set of earrings, a long necklace, and a cuff bracelet can be worn. You only have to wear one earring per ear for this look, so it’s straightforward to put together if you don’t know what else to wear.
Last but not least important, you’ll want to look your best when it comes time for photos, don’t forget to put on makeup. Choose the bright color in order not to look older.
Let’s get into some suggestions on what to wear in an outdoor wedding as a male guest, now.
19. Dress Shirt And Chiffon Pants
If it’s a beach or destination wedding, you may want to change into more casual attire at some point during the day. A dress shirt and chiffon pants can be worn for indoor or outdoor weddings. You’ll want to pair this look with flat shoes instead of heels to avoid looking too formal.
20. Slacks And A Nice Top, Or A Nice Shirt And Blazer
A nice pair of slacks and a shirt, or a blazer, can be worn for an outdoor wedding. Try to avoid wearing black to the wedding if you’re not invited as part of the bridal party. Of course, if you’re part of the bridal party or in an official capacity, it’s appropriate to wear black.
The traditional outfit for an outdoor wedding features a long sleeve button-down shirt, jeans, and a pair of loafers. This outfit is safe for all types of outdoor weddings. When possible, wear brown shoes and accessories instead of black; most guests already know to avoid wearing black to a wedding, so it’s easy to stick out in a crowd.
22. Suit And Dress Shoes
A suit and dress shoes are appropriate for an outdoor wedding. The options are endless; add a tie, hat, or pocket square to fit the vibe of your wedding. If you’re in the groom’s party or otherwise required to wear a tuxedo, you may need to bring formal shoes to change into.