What to wear to a wedding? According to the A-list right now, anything goes—from a flowing floral frock to a risqué two-piece, if that’s what takes your fancy. If it’s black-tie inspiration you’re looking for, celebrities traditionally opt for a floor-skimming gown in a bold shade, but black is by no means off the cards, either. Meanwhile, vintage is also becoming increasing popular, with the likes of Bella Hadid, Kendall Jenner and Paloma Elsesser all opting for archival looks in recent months.
If you’re in need of some wedding guest dressing ideas this summer, see Vogue’s edit of the most memorable celebrity looks below.
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For friend Olivia Uniacke’s wedding in July 2022, Dua Lipa opted for a lilac lace dress by Bottega Veneta, complete with silver gloves and matching Jodie bag.
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Alexa showed how to do bold colour while attending Lola McDonnell and Zackery Michael’s wedding in June 2022.
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Like her sisters, Kendall opted for a vintage Dolce & Gabbana look during sister Kourtney Kardashian’s wedding celebrations in Portofino, Italy in May 2022.
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Vintage is an increasingly popular choice, with Paloma wearing a vintage Issey Miyake look sourced from Archive for friend Lauren Rodriguez’s wedding in May 2022.
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Mother-of-the-groom Victoria Beckham opted for a molten silver slip dress from her own label for son Brooklyn’s wedding to Nicola Peltz in May 2022.
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Bella wore a vintage Roberto Cavalli slip dress for friend Lauren Perez’s wedding reception in November 2021.
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Hailey proved the power of a simple LBD (hers was by AZ Factory) at a wedding she attended with Justin in April 2021.
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Ashely Graham was the best dressed guest at Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas’s white-themed soirée in Avignon, France in June 2019. The supermodel-businesswoman looked effortlessly cool in the summer heat in her beaded Retrofête slip dress.
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Invited to a pre-wedding dinner and not sure what to wear? Look to Reese Witherspoon and the purple floral Saloni dress and gold accessories she wore to Zoë Kravitz and Karl Glusman’s gathering in Paris in June 2019.
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EmRata attended Marc Jacobs and Charly Defrancesco’s wedding in a silky, high-shine yellow dress in April 2019.
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Bella and Gigi Hadid
Bella and Gigi both dressed in suiting when Marc Jacobs wed Charly Defrancesco in April 2019 – Bella’s was by the designer himself.
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Kate looked stylish in a long sleeved burgundy vintage dress by Janice Wainwright at the wedding reception of Marc Jacobs and Charly DeFrancesco in April 2019.
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Shortly after her own lavish wedding to Nick Jonas, Priyanka Chopra attended the Mumbai nuptials of Akash Ambani in March 2019. Instead of the usual bright sari shades, Chopra opted for an unusual dove-grey lace number by Tarun Tahiliani.
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All eyes were on Naomi Campbell and the monochrome look she chose for the wedding of Princess Eugenie of York and Jack Brooksbank in October 2018. Proving it’s perfectly acceptable to wear black to a wedding, Campbell teamed her black and silver feathered Ralph & Russo dress with black leather gloves, pearls and a Philip Treacy hat.
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At Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank’s wedding in October 2018, Cara forewent a wedding guest dress in favour of smart suiting
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Demi Moore was so in love with the head-to-toe burgundy look she wore to the wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank in October 2018, she joined Instagram just to show off her outfit. The colour-coordinated look included a capped sleeve Stella McCartney dress, Philip Treacy fascinator, Malone Souliers shoes and the Gabriela Hearst Demi bag, which is named after Moore.
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Easily one of the best dressed guests at the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s wedding in May 2018, Amal Clooney shone in an egg yolk-yellow capped sleeve midi dress and matching saucer hat by Stella McCartney.
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Ciara and Cynthia Erivo
Ciara and Cynthia arrived at Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian’s ceremony in style wearing voluminous black gowns in November 2017
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Florence Welch selected a soft-pink crochet dress and tapestry purse for the English wedding of Greta Bellamacina and Robert Montgomery in July 2017.
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The Duchess Of Cambridge
Ever the stylish wedding guest, the Duchess of Cambridge looked picture-perfect at her sister Pippa Middleton and James Matthews’s wedding ceremony in May 2017. The Duchess opted for a long-sleeved blush-pink Alexander McQueen dress and matching hat. But her cutest accessory was flower girl Princess Charlotte.
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Gabrielle Union served gothic glamour at David Grutman and Isabela Rangel’s wedding in April 2016.
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The only thing better than attending a glamorous summer wedding in Italy would be looking as good as Charlotte Casiraghi did in this floor-length floral Gucci gown at the July 2015 nuptials of her brother Pierre Casiraghi and Beatrice Borromeo.
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Beyoncé was a vision in a white body-sculpting dress on her sister Solange’s big day in November 2014.
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Faced with a black tie dress code, Emily Blunt knocked it out of the park in an embellished aquamarine Emilio Pucci dress at the Venetian wedding of George and Amal Clooney in September 2014.
This story was originally published on British Vogue.