Wedding season is almost upon us; if you’ve been invited to a spring or summer wedding, finding an elegant and striking dress for this special occasion is a must. a beautiful designer silk dress that is both contemporary and elegant, is thoughtfully designed to see you through all of your season’s event dressing and beyond.

Eliza silk V-neck dress

Read our full wedding guest dress guide below to discover why silk can not only benefit you on the day, but can also be the stylish friend your wardrobe needs. Silk dresses, in all their styles and colour combinations, are the chicest choice for all formal occasions, such as weddings, Ascot and Wimbledon. When paired with a designer handbag, our silk wedding guest dresses at Jasper Conran London can create an effortless ensemble.

Can you Wear a Silk Dress as a Wedding Guest?

Silk is the ideal fabric for a spring or summer wedding with a formal dress code. It is an elegant, elevated choice, with a lightweight feel that doesn’t compromise on style and sophistication. Our silk dresses at Jasper Conran London have an unmistakable vibrancy for a real stand-out wedding guest look.

Our Fleur silk full skirt shirt dress in purple is the quintessential wedding guest dress; the detachable obi belt, side pockets and button-down front make this the perfect dress for practicality and comfort, but the silk fabric ensures it doesn’t compromise on style and refinement. The silk fabric makes this dress a versatile choice too, meaning it can serve you at other formal occasions, and even evening drinks with friends and family.

Fleur silk full skirt shirt dress in purple
Florence printed short sleeve wrap dress

Silk is an ideal fabric for summer, with its breathable properties ensuring you stay cool in the summer sun. Our silk dresses can also complement you come rain or shine, day or night, with exclusive features that enable them to transition from day to eveningwear with ease. Our Florence printed short sleeve wrap dress is designed with a subtle floral print to help you make a statement and shorter sleeves to benefit you in the summer heat.

You can find out more about the benefits of silk in our previous guide here.

What are the Best Ways to Style a Silk Dress for a Wedding?

Before you begin to style your new designer silk dress, it is important to consider the style of dress you prefer for your summer wedding. Shirt dresses, wrap dresses and A Line dresses alike are elegant choices that can be worn all year round for various occasions, such as Ascot and graduation ceremonies.

Shirt dresses such as our Edie silk full skirt shirt dress are perfect for formal occasions such as weddings, and can be the staple piece in the your wardrobe for years to come. You can accessorise shirt dresses with various hats to suit the occasion, especially if you’re looking for a Mother of the Bride dress, and can pair them with either a chic ballet pump or heel for versatility. We recommend pairing this dress with a black bag such as the Francine top handle grab bag to complete the ensemble.

Edie silk full skirt shirt dress in red
Flora A Line dress

A line and wrap dresses are similar in that they can be worn with either a formal pump or heel to suit your preferences, making them the most practical yet sophisticated choice. Our Flora A Line dress is available in a vibrant green with an eye-catching print, adding a touch of exclusivity to your look. This dress would look perfect when paired with a larger hat to help you blend with your summery surroundings.

All of our silk dresses can be accessorised beautifully with our range of occasion designer handbags, crafting bold for a range of special events.

What are the Best Colour Combinations for a Silk Wedding Guest Dress?

When attending a spring or summer wedding, a brighter, more vibrant colour palette can be a joy to wear and look effortless. Alongside its cooler, lightweight properties, our colourful silk dresses are the leading choice for the wedding you’re attending this summer.

Our Celia collection is available in a variety of bright colours, such as zesty yellow and playful pinks. Our Celia silk full skirt shirt dress in yellow is a beautiful option not just for wedding season, but for other summer occasions such as Wimbledon, the Chelsea Flower Show and even drinks with friends in the summer sun. Similarly, the Celia in pink is perfect for transitioning from day to evening wear, allowing you wear your new silk dress to a wedding that carries on into the night.

Celia silk full skirt shirt dress in yellow
Emma printed full skirt wrap dress

Darker tones will still suit a spring and summer wedding, especially if the dress code is formal black tie. Our Emma printed full skirt wrap dress is available in a choc floral pattern, with a half elasticated waist, designed to fall mid-calf for the ideal summer silhouette. Its unique print makes it a timeless choice, carefully refined to help you feel your best no matter the occasion. This dress, as well as our black Celia full skirt shirt dress, would also be perfect for a beach wedding, as it is endlessly wearable with a flat or heeled sandal for weddings that take place abroad.

You can view our full collection of contemporary silk dresses here.

How Can I Accessorise my Silk Wedding Guest Dress?

Pairing your new dress with a designer handbag will help you complete your wedding guest ensemble and elevate your look. Our Francine leather chain clutch is available in black, silver and white, providing you with plenty of choice to create a look that is instilled with a grown-up elegance. You can pair the black version of this bag with one of our lighter dresses, such as the Celia silk dress in green, for a look that is created to last.

Celia silk dress in green
Bee mini grab cross body bag

Our Bee mini grab cross body bag is an ideal choice if you wish to have the option of going hands free. This bag comes complete with a detachable strap for flexibility, as well as plenty of internal space and a bespoke silver clasp for storage and security. You can pair our red Bee grab cross body bag with our Edie silk dress for a combination of colours that is bound to make a statement.

For a popular choice that can match with all of your formal evening outfits, our Celia chain strap evening bag is available in glossy red and black, guaranteed to complement your style and be the go-to accessory within your wardrobe. The black Celia chain strap evening bag pairs perfectly with our Eliza V neck silk dress in pink, a daring combination that can accompany you to many formal occasions throughout the seasons and years.

To view our full collection of designer handbags at Jasper Conran London, you can browse on our website.

Eliza V neck silk dress in pink with Celia chain strap evening bag

Silk Wedding Guest Dresses from Jasper Conran London

Not only will a silk dress create a classic look that will stand the test of time, it will also enable you to feel stylish and comfortable at any summer wedding you attend this year. You can also save our dresses for weddings and occasions throughout the years, with our silk variations ensuring an eye-catching look that stands the test of time.

Wear now, wear always with the Jasper Conran London silk collection, available here.