Having a few different dress options is good when invited to a wedding. You can style your dress for the season and have alternate outfits if the weather changes.
This floral midi dress by Mango has summer written all over it and pairs perfectly with a structured bamboo purse and woven espadrilles.
When it comes to spring wedding guest dresses, floral prints are always a good choice. They’re not too bold and won’t steal the show from the bride!
Consider this long dress for a wedding featuring puffed sleeves and a chic bow belt for a sweet style. This floral midi is also perfect for an outdoor venue like a vineyard wedding.
For a March, April, or May wedding, this pink sheath dress features an abstract floral print that will be sure to turn heads. Pair this dress with a pretty blush pashmina or a structured blazer for when the temperature drops.
Maxi dresses create a classic, elegant appearance that’s perfect for weddings. They’re also easy to accessorize, so you can look chic and put together for the event.
Look for a dress with a fun exaggerated train or cinching waistline that will make you feel confident and beautiful. This maxi dress from House of CB is crafted with a weighty, luxurious duchess satin that drapes across the bust and cinches at the waist for a flattering and sexy look.
The spring floral design on this midi dress makes it perfect for a garden party or brunch reception. Pair it with strappy heels or fashionable wedges to up the feminine vibe.
Fall Colors and Prints
Whether you’re headed to a casual farm wedding or a more formal cocktail celebration, a lovely shawl or scarf is a classic accessory to add to your wedding guest attire. Choose a lightweight fabric in a warm color to complement your dress, and match it with a pair of earrings and simple bracelets for an elegant yet romantic outfit.
Metallic colors are perfect for fall weddings, especially in a soft satin fabric like this copper-colored maxi dress. A cute tie-knot neckline and pleated skirt make this dress ideal for semi-formal or cocktail weddings.
If the wedding you’re attending has a formal dress code, elevate your look with chic accessories. Strappy heels and a small clutch make any traditional wedding guest outfit a great addition.
The time of day and wedding season can also help guide your dress selection. Longer dresses and darker colors work best for evening events or cold-weather weddings.
If you need help deciding what to wear, check the wedding invitation for a color scheme or dress code information. Then, shop for a formal dress that fits the occasion, such as this sleek navy scuba sheath with dramatic details from Love, Bonito.
Winter weddings are an opportunity to wear a chic, stylish look that balances formality and comfort. Winter dresses often feature longer hemlines, flutter sleeves, and eye-catching details like glittery spots or lacy accents.
Try a regal red velvet dress with dramatic puffed sleeves for an unforgettable style statement at a winter wedding. Pair it with a retro Hollywood wave and deep ruby lip.
If you’re a fan of dark botanical floral, this moody midi dress will instantly take your look to the next level. Add a cozy cashmere wrap and black heels for a wedding-ready ensemble.
Pick an off-shoulder dress for a romantic look that adds more edge to your formal ensemble. Also known as strapless or Bardot, these figure-flattering dresses stunningly showcase your shoulders and neckline.
For fall or winter weddings, you can find long-sleeved options in moody colors like black and deep emerald green. Alternatively, go playful with a one-shoulder dress featuring a cute pattern or pretty pastel color.
For spring and summer weddings, opt for a blue floral print mini dress like this stylish option by Lulus. A dusty pink off-the-shoulder dress would also be great for a fun destination wedding in the warm months!
Black Tie Dresses
If the invitation says black tie, it’s time to wear a formal gown. If that’s not the case, a knee- to floor-length dress is still a chic option.
Don’t outshine the bride by wearing something too flashy or over-the-top. Instead, opt for a textured finish. Think lace, velvet, plisse, rattan and cute chiffon bows.
A chic belt can completely transform the look of a wedding guest dress. Opt for a metallic belt for a modern look or satin in a contrasting color to add a romantic touch.