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The Wedding Dress for the Wedding Guest


The Wedding Dress for the Wedding Guest: The Occasionwear Guide


Spring and summer 2024 are poised to be another huge occasion-packed season this year, with more weddings, races and events filling up our diaries every week.

Whether you’re a single pringle waiting to mingle, happily married or just want a new collection of darling and dapper items for your occasion wardrobe, we’ve got you covered with a stunning new Joe Browns collection for the days you’ve been invited to dress to the nines! After all, there’s nothing like a spring occasion to add some zing to your wardrobe. 



For the Ladies

While the blushing bride may be the head turner of the day, the lovely ladies certainly won’t be ignored in a Joe Browns dress!  


SUMMER DAYS CRINKLE DRESSSUMMER DAYS CRINKLE DRESS
SUMMER DAYS CRINKLE DRESS
AZALEA BOHO DRESSAZALEA BOHO DRESS
AZALEA BOHO DRESS

The Boho Dress 


For our free-spirited souls, go boho with your outfit and show your love of colour, print and nature with a carefree Joe Browns boho dress. When it comes to boho occasionwear, there are a few tips and tricks to bear in mind. Firstly, we recommend a gorgeous midi or maxi dress for ultimate floatiness and start building your outfit from there.  

If the weather is leaning to a slightly cooler day, opt for a kimono as an extra layer or add a leather jacket to embrace a rock ‘n’ roll retro vibe. Secondly, layer your bracelets and necklaces (because more is more where boho is concerned!) While long boots reign supreme for bohemian style, you may want to opt for some sandals if the weather promises a scorcher ahead! If you’re still unsure, we have a guide on seasonal boho style for whatever the weather may have instore for you! 

ELSA MESH PRINTED DRESSELSA MESH PRINTED DRESS
ELSA MESH PRINTED DRESS
HALLE BOHO JERSEY DRESSHALLE BOHO JERSEY DRESS
HALLE BOHO JERSEY DRESS
ELSIE BOHO JERSEY DRESSELSIE BOHO JERSEY DRESS
ELSIE BOHO JERSEY DRESS
REMARKABLE BOHO DRESSREMARKABLE BOHO DRESS
REMARKABLE BOHO DRESS

SYLVIE TEA DRESSSYLVIE TEA DRESS
SYLVIE TEA DRESS
ELSIE TEA DRESSELSIE TEA DRESS
ELSIE TEA DRESS

The Vintage Dress 


Feel vivacious with vintage or ravishing in retro with a vintage style Joe Browns dress. Classic, timeless and always effortlessly chic, you simply can’t go wrong with vintage-inspired occasionwear. From sensationally smart shirt dresses to dresses with skirt that are made for twirling, Joe Browns has you covered for retro party dresses.  

Consider the “less-is-more" approach to your jewellery. We suggest a delicate pendant necklace, chic stud earrings and a tennis bracelet when adding your accessories. Opt for a pair of dancing-style shoes, like closed-toe heels for a truly vintage-inspired style or open toe T-bar shoes for a slightly more modern take. We also suggest matching the bag to your shoes too, to really carry that retro message. Lastly, if another layer is needed, consider a classy cardigan or a pashmina to drape over your shoulders.  

DAY AT THE RACES DRESSDAY AT THE RACES DRESS
DAY AT THE RACES DRESS
PRINTED POCKET DRESSPRINTED POCKET DRESS
PRINTED POCKET DRESS
SPRING DAYS DRESSSPRING DAYS DRESS
SPRING DAYS DRESS
CELIA FLORAL DRESSCELIA FLORAL DRESS
CELIA FLORAL DRESS

BEAUTIFUL BARDOT PRINTED JERSEY DRESSBEAUTIFUL BARDOT PRINTED JERSEY DRESS
BEAUTIFUL BARDOT PRINTED JERSEY DRESS
GLORIOUS CRINKLE DRESSGLORIOUS CRINKLE DRESS
GLORIOUS CRINKLE DRESS

The Floral Dress


Floral is always a huge trend in any spring and summer season – which simply has to be considered when choosing your perfect occasion dress. Sashay to the soiree with class in in a floral dress that’s wonderful for any age, any shape and brings a healthy dose of vibrancy. 

When it comes to floral dresses, you can go all out or keep it as understated as you like. If you prefer to keep things on the more refined side, choose a monochrome pattern and add a pop of complementary colour in your accessories. Alternatively, go big and bold with tropical floral patterns in gorgeous hues. The trick here is to pair your accessories with a colour that corresponds to your dress for effortless class.  

FLOWER POWER JERSEY SUNDRESSFLOWER POWER JERSEY SUNDRESS
FLOWER POWER JERSEY SUNDRESS
FLORAL FIZZ DRESSFLORAL FIZZ DRESS
FLORAL FIZZ DRESS
SUMMER SENSATION DRESSSUMMER SENSATION DRESS
SUMMER SENSATION DRESS
PRETTY PARROT JERSEY DRESSPRETTY PARROT JERSEY DRESS
PRETTY PARROT JERSEY DRESS

NADINE FLORA DRESSNADINE FLORA DRESS
NADINE FLORA DRESS
PRETTY PERFECT DRESSPRETTY PERFECT DRESS
PRETTY PERFECT DRESS

The Tea Dress & The Shirt Dress 


If you’re all about looking understated – you're in the wrong place. But if a simple, comfortable silhouette with a Joe Browns twist is more your style then we’ve definitely got something for you. The tea dress is an easy wearing treat that’s both divine and modest, with a little pinch of Joe Browns pizzazz.  

Another beautiful alternative – especially for warmer weather – is a shirt dress. The collar and self-tie belt give a stunning silhouette that’s reminiscent of the 1940s and is sported by icons such as Kate Middleton. It's simple cut and stunning shape is timeless – and can even be dressed up or down after your occasion has come and gone! 

LINEN BLEND POCKET DRESSLINEN BLEND POCKET DRESS
LINEN BLEND POCKET DRESS
LINEN BLEND FLORAL SHIRT DRESSLINEN BLEND FLORAL SHIRT DRESS
LINEN BLEND FLORAL SHIRT DRESS
COLETTE FLORAL DRESSCOLETTE FLORAL DRESS
COLETTE FLORAL DRESS
BEAUTIFUL COTTON BRODERIE DRESSBEAUTIFUL COTTON BRODERIE DRESS
BEAUTIFUL COTTON BRODERIE DRESS

BIANCA PINSTRIPE JACKETBIANCA PINSTRIPE JACKET
BIANCA PINSTRIPE JACKET
LYLA LINEN BLEND TAILORED JACKETLYLA LINEN BLEND TAILORED JACKET
LYLA LINEN BLEND TAILORED JACKET

The Suit


Of course, we know dresses aren’t for everyone – but that doesn’t mean you can’t look fabulous, too! So, with our women’s tailoring, we want to make you feel as stunning as the rest. With these feminine cuts and Joe browns points of difference and detail, prepare to feel dapper and demure in our women’s occasion suits.  

For those who love colour to those who love classic, Joe Browns women’s tailoring is ready to take your occasionwear to the next level. Simply choose from shorts and blazers to a three-piece suit and add your favourite accessories and a crisp, white shirt or blouse for an unforgettable, mood-boosting outfit.  

LYLA LINEN BLEND WAISTCOATLYLA LINEN BLEND WAISTCOAT
LYLA LINEN BLEND WAISTCOAT
LYLA LINEN BLEND TROUSERSLYLA LINEN BLEND TROUSERS
LYLA LINEN BLEND TROUSERS
PATSY EMBROIDERED BLOUSEPATSY EMBROIDERED BLOUSE
PATSY EMBROIDERED BLOUSE
SUMMERTIME EMBROIDERED TOPSUMMERTIME EMBROIDERED TOP
SUMMERTIME EMBROIDERED TOP

For the Men

There’s nothing like a blazer and waistcoat combo to unleash your #Mojoe for a wedding. Prepare to strut your stuff on the dancefloor in remarkable Joe Browns menswear to be the life of the party! 


TERRIFIC TRIPLE COLLAR SHIRTTERRIFIC TRIPLE COLLAR SHIRT
TERRIFIC TRIPLE COLLAR SHIRT
KEEPING IT COOL SHIRTKEEPING IT COOL SHIRT
KEEPING IT COOL SHIRT

Plain Shirts 


Keeping it classic? Stay dapper with a plain shirt – though there’s still plenty of pizzazz when your shirt comes from Joe Browns! If you’re feeling like it, add a double or triple collar shirt into the mix to spice things up a bit. Keep it to a plain white shirt, or even add a plain shirt in a colour to stand out a little from the crowd.  

Any of these can be layered under a waistcoat and blazer, so when it comes to choosing a plain shirt in a bright colour, make sure the waistcoat and blazer is either a complementary colour, or keep the waistcoat and blazer neutral to play it safe.  

BLENDED FOR SUMMER SHIRTBLENDED FOR SUMMER SHIRT
BLENDED FOR SUMMER SHIRT
CLASSY COLLAR SHIRTCLASSY COLLAR SHIRT
CLASSY COLLAR SHIRT
COOL COLLAR SHIRTCOOL COLLAR SHIRT
COOL COLLAR SHIRT
CHARISMATIC DOUBLE COLLAR SHIRTCHARISMATIC DOUBLE COLLAR SHIRT
CHARISMATIC DOUBLE COLLAR SHIRT

WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU LEMONS SHIRTWHEN LIFE GIVES YOU LEMONS SHIRT
WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU LEMONS SHIRT
STYLISH FLORAL SHIRTSTYLISH FLORAL SHIRT
STYLISH FLORAL SHIRT

Funky Shirts 


Going bold? Go in a Joe Browns funky shirt to show you’re the life of the party. From fantastic floral shirts to bold bird patterns, a patterned shirt is just what you need to show your vibrant personality while dressed in your Sunday best.  

Now, we appreciate big and bold isn’t for everyone, so that doesn’t mean you have to stick to a plain shirt. We’ve also tailored to you, too – so choose a classic shirt with a subtle pattern to add some real finesse into your overall ensemble. Whichever you go for, a funky Joe Browns shirt packs some mood-boosting vibes for a truly dapper feel-good outfit. 

BRILLIANT BIRD SHIRTBRILLIANT BIRD SHIRT
BRILLIANT BIRD SHIRT
SUMMER DAYS FLORAL SHIRTSUMMER DAYS FLORAL SHIRT
SUMMER DAYS FLORAL SHIRT
BRILLIANT BUTTERFLY SHIRTBRILLIANT BUTTERFLY SHIRT
BRILLIANT BUTTERFLY SHIRT
SUPERB SKULL SHIRTSUPERB SKULL SHIRT
SUPERB SKULL SHIRT

GOOD TIMES WAISTCOATGOOD TIMES WAISTCOAT
GOOD TIMES WAISTCOAT
SENSATIONAL SUMMER WAISTCOATSENSATIONAL SUMMER WAISTCOAT
SENSATIONAL SUMMER WAISTCOAT

Waistcoats


A waistcoat is a staple to any man’s wardrobe, yet a Joe Browns waistcoat always has a little extra impact to give. From dapper detail to bold pattern, each waistcoat has a traditional contrast back panel to bring some serious style to the party.  

We’ve also introduced a range of linen-blend waistcoats into the mix to keep you feeling and looking cool all day long. With this in mind, your choice of blazer is up to you. Either grab the matching style or mix and match – every waistcoat is designed to pair with any blazer in this range, so find out what makes you feel best.  

STYLE IT OUT WAISTCOATSTYLE IT OUT WAISTCOAT
STYLE IT OUT WAISTCOAT
SENSATIONAL SUMMER WAISTCOATSENSATIONAL SUMMER WAISTCOAT
SENSATIONAL SUMMER WAISTCOAT
CHARMING CHECK WAISTCOATCHARMING CHECK WAISTCOAT
CHARMING CHECK WAISTCOAT
PAIRED TO PERFECTION WAISTCOATPAIRED TO PERFECTION WAISTCOAT
PAIRED TO PERFECTION WAISTCOAT

DELIGHTFUL CHECK BLAZERDELIGHTFUL CHECK BLAZER
DELIGHTFUL CHECK BLAZER
GOOD TIMES BLAZERGOOD TIMES BLAZER
GOOD TIMES BLAZER

Blazers


A blazer is essential, and why not treat yourself for such a special occasion? A Joe Browns blazer is made to be worn while being super versatile. Wear with a plain white or a funky shirt, either with or without a waistcoat or even over a tee to smarten up a casual outfit.  

For true occasionwear, our blazers really pack a stylish punch, with sensational style in every stitch. Keep it on the soft side with a linen-blend waistcoat or go all out with a traditional boating stripe in a Jow Browns spin. From checks to stripes, choose the blazer you’ll love to wear for years to come.  

CHARMING SUMMER BLAZERCHARMING SUMMER BLAZER
CHARMING SUMMER BLAZER
DAPPER SUMMER BLAZERDAPPER SUMMER BLAZER
DAPPER SUMMER BLAZER
CHARMING CHECK BLAZERCHARMING CHECK BLAZER
CHARMING CHECK BLAZER
SPRING CHECK BLAZERSPRING CHECK BLAZER
SPRING CHECK BLAZER

TERRIFIC TEXTURED BLAZERTERRIFIC TEXTURED BLAZER
TERRIFIC TEXTURED BLAZER
SENSATIONAL STYLE BLAZERSENSATIONAL STYLE BLAZER
SENSATIONAL STYLE BLAZER

The Three-Piece Suit 


If you’re going all-out for an occasion, look no further than a three-piece suit with all the bells and whistles. You can expect statement, contrast buttons on the cuffs, a bold, contrast floral linings, a pocket with printed lining that can be used as a pocket square and contrast buttons for fastening through all of our three-piece suit blazers 

Investing in a three-piece suit ensures you’re ready for any smart occasion, whether you’re off to the races or going to a wedding and every formal event in between. As a bonus, the classic block colours never go out of style, so you can rock these classic three-piece suits for years to come. 

SENSATIONAL STYLE WAISTCOATSENSATIONAL STYLE WAISTCOAT
SENSATIONAL STYLE WAISTCOAT
SENSATIONAL STYLE TROUSERSSENSATIONAL STYLE TROUSERS
SENSATIONAL STYLE TROUSERS
IN THE DETAIL WAISTCOATIN THE DETAIL WAISTCOAT
IN THE DETAIL WAISTCOAT
TERRIFIC TEXTURED TROUSERSTERRIFIC TEXTURED TROUSERS
TERRIFIC TEXTURED TROUSERS

With spring finally here, spring clean your style and dress to impress at all of your occasions this year with Joe Browns.  

Keep checking out our Inspiration page to keep up to date with fresh new lines from Joe Browns and be the first to be in-the-know on the latest styling tips from Joe! 


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