Five ways to avoid clashing outfits as a wedding guest

18 May 2018

A new study has found that one in four wedding guests in the UK has experienced an outfit clash

The wedding season is in full swing in the UK. As wedding guests across the country go shopping for the perfect outfit, new research has revealed that one in four (25%) of Brits are at risk of wearing the same outfit as another guest. The study, commissioned by labels-for-less retailer TK Maxx, focuses on the ever-increasing likelihood of an outfit clash – whether at a wedding or in daily life. Using the results of the study, the retailer is offering advice on how to shop your own style in partnership with celebrity stylist Gok Wan.

On average, British wedding guests spend £61.75 on a new wedding wardrobe in order to look and feel their best. More than 50% of the survey participants admitted to buying new wedding attire, with 18% splurging on an entirely fresh wardrobe for each wedding they attended. Despite this, a quarter of Brits have experienced an outfit clash at a wedding, leaving them embarrassed (20%) or annoyed, upset, disappointed or generally less special (30%).

In response to the research, Gok Wan has revealed his five top tips for avoiding an outfit clash and standing out from the crowd this wedding season:

  1. Personalise outfits - accessories make the outfit as much as the clothes themselves.
  2. The key to a successful outfit is knowing what works for you, and buying outfits that suit your body shape.
  3. Set a budget and stick to it. More often than not, the more expensive an outfit, the less wearable it can be.
  4. Shop your own style; nothing can beat individual style, and nobody can wear it as well as you.
  5. Think outside the box for wedding outfit retailers – TK Maxx are a great example as they have a huge range of outfits and accessories for both men and women, and because of their unique model, the items don’t hang around for long.

Visit tkmaxx.com for a vast selection of designer labels and one-off gems at up to 60% less than the RRP.

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