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Wedding belles: We find on trend looks for guests that won't upstage brides

By Maureen Coleman

It's the time of year when lots of loved-up couples exchange vows. But the summer wedding season can be something of a nightmare for guests, when it comes to selecting the perfect outfit.

It can be expensive as well, particularly if several friends are getting hitched at the same time and you've received more than one invite.

Fortunately, there is a huge selection of dresses to choose from on the high street at the moment, with a style to suit every budget, colouring and shape.

This season's rails are filled with pretty pastel dresses, sophisticated prints, lovely lace and Fifties-inspired prom frocks with nipped in waists and full skirts.

Skirt lengths vary, too, from knee-length to midi to maxi.

For a timeless classic look, opt for a streamlined shift in a bold, floral print.

If pastels are too pale, choose bright jewel tones such as sapphire blue, cerise pink, emerald green or fiery red. Monochrome works well, too.

A complete no-no for any guest is wear something that might upstage the bride, so steer clear of ivories and white and avoid flashing too much flesh.

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