The Best Short Cocktail Dresses For Wedding Guests 2018
Every wedding guest wants to look stylish, elegant – and represent their own sense of style. There’s a harmonious sartorial balance to be found, and selecting the right short cocktail dress is essential.
Unless the wedding day is very formal, a short or mid length design is ideal, comfortable and also re-wearable. You’ll want to consider the location of the big day. If your dress choice fits any theme or particular style chosen for the wedding. This is usually denoted on the invitation itself. Check for any mention of dress code, theme or a unique location that might alter what you wear.
Having a short cocktail dress is not just for weddings. You can wear your chosen dress again to parties and other events. You may be approaching the age where countless friends are marrying and invitations are flooding in. You can also re-style the dress to look different and wear again to another wedding.
This is easy to achieve with an adjustment of accessories, hair and makeup. Add a shrug or shawl to change the neckline. Throw on a different pair of statement shoes to switch the focal point. Opt for a whole new color palette to adjust the outfit’s tone.
For 2018, wedding guest dresses are all about bringing the current fashion trends into that semi-formal setting. This is making it easy to dress up and ticking off those trend boxes all in one. Modern, sophisticated and fashion-forward is where’s it at for 2018 wedding attire.
The Best Wedding Guest Dresses 2018
Here is a look at some of our picks for wedding guests, including a diverse range of dresses to suit many wedding themes, body types and personal styles. They have a flattering silhouette, timeless elegance yet trendy finish.
Wearing florals to a wedding is surely a no-brainer – nothing says ‘I do’ like a big bunch of flowers. However, take away the cheesy connotations and embrace a new way to wear pretty petals. This embroidered and beaded floral dress has an abundance of texture and detail, that make it sparkly, eye-catching and romantic – as well as chic.
The detailing on this design puts a new fresh spin on the simple floral dress, making it a rich and luxurious flirtation with the runway trends of late. The plunging neckline, highlighted simple blue waistband and flared skirt are all simple, clean lines that tilt your shape towards the perfect hourglass outline.
The cool blue hues and sparkling beads make this dress celebratory and sophisticated for almost any type of wedding you’ll be attending. This blue floral dress can be as effortless or streamline as you make it. Pair with white or silver heels, chandelier earrings and loose wavy hair for an unfussy yet pulled-together outfit.
Romance goes hand-in-hand with red velvet, so this must be the ultimate way to celebrate love through your outfit choice. This sexy design includes a folded off-the-shoulder bodice with plunging neckline and fitted short skirt. Flaunt your curves with the aplomb of a ’50s pin-up in this daring, refined and sultry outfit choice.
The gorgeous red velvet fabric makes this warm, soft and the perfect fit for your figure. The style of dress is best suited to a fall or winter wedding, perfectly teaming up with a perspex clutch and statement nude heels to give this timeless design an unexpected twist.
The sexy side leg slit and highlighted waist place the focus on your narrowest points, creating the perfect figure-hugging finish. This easy-to-wear bodycon dress will also see you through many holiday parties towards the end of the year, simply style with a more festive twist.
Metallic tones are a huge, dominating fashion trend at the moment. Liquid-look silver that looks straight out of the early ’00s, highly embellished gold or gunmetal is appearing everywhere, too.
This unique gunmetal fit and flare dress makes the trend feminine, delicate and wearable for a wedding. The unique strappy details give it an edge over something simple, placing an usual focal point on the center of the bodice, which also continues around to the open back.
The flowy flared skirt puts a cute, girly twist on the sexy bodice, striking the right balance between figure-flaunting and sweet. The sparkling gunmetal shade is modern but not too abrupt, its glittering tone makes the look fit right in at a wedding.
Complete this dress with simple, streamline accessories – nude heels, a beige clutch and muted makeup will make sure this statement dress stays center stage.
Teal suits almost every skin tone beautifully, and the romantic cut of this beautiful fit and flare design makes it perfect for any wedding. The pretty off-the-shoulder neckline includes a deep plunging v-neck. This has a convenient mesh insert to make it comfortable to wear throughout the day.
The gorgeous flared skirt creates a flattering shape, with focus on the narrowest point of your waist. This block color look is simple yet has an attention-grabbing cut. It’s also easy to re-wear this dress for other parties and event in the future, making it a versatile choice.
To best style this look, select from colors that coordinate with teal: silver, gold, beige or white are neutral easy to match options. If you want to add even more color – red, hot pink or a deeper navy blue can make for a unique twist.
Add a shoulder bag and sandals to wear this to a beach or casual wedding. Dress it up with skyscraper heels, a powerful red lip and an embellished clutch.