9 wedding guest outfits you can wear besides Kitenge (Photos)

You have more options besides the usual Kitenge

There are so many wedding guest outfit options for women but you will find most of us Africans going for the usual kitenge or African print outfit. African prints are great as you can never go wrong with them, however, I like to think that they’re lowkey overrated. You don’t wanna go to a wedding and find everyone else dressed in a similar outfit. Wedding guest style is all about standing out, without outshining the bride. If you do not want to wear the cliché Kitenge outfits that everyone and their mother wears to wedding receptions, I have compiled a list of other fashionable items you can wear and still showstop. I must add though that while you can go for these options, it’s important to consider the weather, location of the wedding as well as the wedding dress code which if there’s one, then it’s only fair for you to wear yellow, if the bride wants you to wear yellow…get the drift?

Attending a wedding soon? Give your Kitenge a break and try these dashing outfit options.

Jumpsuits are super chic and can be worn to both the church ceremony and wedding reception.

2. There’s something so simple and stylish about shift dresses.

If it’s a summer wedding, grab a shift dress in a pretty colorful hues and pair it with simple wedges or block heels for that chic effortlessly stylish wedding guest look.

3. A power suit.

Because? Why Not? A power suit can look less formal, depending on the design and how you pair it. If you have one in a vibrant color, pair it with a casual top such as a cowl neck top or even a cute tank. You could also go for suits that come with long blazers for that standout look that doesn’t scream “I just came from sealing a deal”.

4. A form-fitting midi dress.

Midi dresses are super stylish and are easy to accessorize be it with a carefully selected pair of shoes or a statement piece of jewelry or a stylish pair of sunglasses or hat.

5. A matching co-ord set.

You could go for a pants or skirt co-ord set. Just make sure that if you’re bearing the midriff, do not show too much skin as during weddings, decency is necessary.

6. Palazzo pants.

If paired with a cute fitting top, palazzo pants can look sophisticated especially for a garden wedding. Feel free to go for pants in prints such as florals or stripes and pair them with tops that match.

7. A-line skirt.

Cute, flirty and effortlessly stylish. Depending on the venue, pair you’re A-line skirt with a simple wedge or strappy block heel or stiletto.

8. A skater dress.

These are so feminine and cute more so if you find one in lace fabric and in a vibrant color such as mustard or yellow. Skater dresses are also easy to style as all you need is a good pair of shoes and clutch. You can also add a skinny belt to cinch your waist for a more flattering appeal.

9. Maxi dress.

For the lady who is all about comfort, especially if we are talking beach wedding, you definitely want a voluminous airy outfit. You could go for a stylish maxi say a backless maxi made from chiffon. Pair it with open toe wedges or a trendy sandal, add some sunglasses and boom!


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