5 ways to upgrade and make the most of your wedding-guest outfit

It's that time of year again. No, I'm not talking summer holidays, I'm talking wedding season. Yes, romance seems to run rampant in the summer time and if our google calanders tell us anything, it's that it's gonna be the longest - and most expensive - summer yet.

I mean, no matter how many weddings I go to, how many special occasion dresses I own, when the invites come through I inevitably declare wardrobe bankruptcy. Too often I’ve made the mistake of buying a dress on a whim before a special event, only to have it sit, unworn for years later. Which is why I’ve begun to employ two rules when occasion shopping: versatility and cost per wear.

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Sure, you can get away with wearing a variation of the same outfit for multiple ceremonies, but not all weddings does a floaty floral dress make. So, whether you're planning a look for a beachside event, a themed celebration, or an extravagant black-tie affair — or all of the above — it's about time you hit refresh on the occasion attire, while upping your wardrobe anti at the same time! They say two birds, right?!

So check out my 6 suggestions to upgrade your wedding-guest outfit in one swift purchase. Whether you are going all in for a new H2T look or updating something you already have, second to the bride, you'll definitely have our vote for best dressed!


We all know, statement everything is in. And the best bit? It's the quickest way to transform any look from flat to fancy in one cost effective swoop. Here's our faves for reinventing your favourite dress.

Earrings, ASOS, £12

HUMBLE platforms, ASOS, £42

Colour block Necklace, Cos, £25

Make a clash

Red and pink, green and yellow, yellow and pink? Clashing never looked so good, so if you already have a pop of colour, flip reverse those accessories.

Pink and Red heels, Miss KG, £75

Clutch, Zara, £19.99

Tropical Full Skirt, Coast, £169

Keep it classic

Stick with a classic shape and colour that wont go out of style. And when I say classic, I mean your kind of classic. It's whatever classic you want it to be honey, just keep the silhouette and colour simple.

Crepe Dress, ASOS, £28

Simple Satin dress, Mango, £35.99

RIMA dress, Reiss, £190

Co ord in ate

There's nothing better than a good coord, plus two for the price of one is exactly the kind of spending I like (I know you actually pay for both, but let a girl rationalise, okay?!)

Floral suit, Oasis, £98

Red suit, Zara, £90

Suit, Whistles, £378


All these dreamey muted tones are just perfect to tie into someones big day, what's more, they ain't going nowhere fast.

Cami, Mango, £19.99

Earrings, Mango, £6.99

PRIORITY heels, ASOS, £30


Seperates could be the gateway to a better occassionwear wardrobe. Sometimes it just takes one piece to transform an entire look. Just remember the two rules while doing so!

Top, ASOS, £55

Feather Top, Mango, £29.99

Blush top, Zara, £25.99

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Sheri Scott, also known as the orange hair and glasses behind leading Scottish based fashion and lifestyle blog, Forever Yours Betty.
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