Your Guide to the Best Wedding Guest Dresses

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Your Guide to the Best Wedding Guest Dresses

Attending a wedding and don’t know what to wear? In a sea of dresses, it can be hard to figure out what’s appropriate as wedding guest attire. However, with our helpful guide, you’ll be able to find the right dress for whatever type of wedding you’ll be attending.

Unless the dress code is very formal, you’ll most likely be searching for a short or mid length cocktail dress. You should also consider the location of the wedding. Check your invitation to figure out if it’s taking place at a beach, in the countryside or another destination.

This will all influence your final look, as you may want something both practical and stylish. Your final outfit should reflect any theme or special destination if there is one. Color is important too. For example, burgundy prom dresses have a romantic and sweet look.

Read on and we’ll guide you through choosing the perfect wedding guest look for you!

The Best Wedding Guest Dresses

Multi Floral Fit and Flare Strapless Short Dress JVN45669

This dress is perfect for: A spring or summer wedding. It’ll look gorgeous at a garden location and will also fit in at a beach or destination wedding.

This beautiful strapless floral dress has it all – and is the perfect wedding guest dress. The bright print is cheery and celebratory. The gorgeous sweetheart neckline teamed with a fit and flare silhouette is universally flattering.

This flared dress is a unique design that is formal enough for most wedding occasions. You’ll also be able to re-wear it for parties and other events.

How to style it: For a beach or relaxed wedding, opt for nude gladiator sandals and a clutch with wavy beach hair and glowing bronze makeup. Dress this design up with heels in any color that matches the print. Then add a sparkling clutch, chignon bun and chandelier earrings.

This is a versatile look that’s going to look beautiful dressed up or down so it’s easy to adapt for the occasion.


Your Guide to the Best Wedding Guest Dresses

Red Fit and Flare Short Dress JVN23434

This dress is perfect for: A black tie wedding or mother of the bride

Say hello to another stunning fit and flare design. This mid length red dress has a slightly more formal tone and is ultra sophisticated. It’s a great option for mother of the bride or another member of the bridal party.

With its simple high neckline but dramatic skirt, this shimmering dress is a beautiful option. That’s especially if the dress code calls for formal attire but you don’t want to wear a full length gown. From behind, this piece has a jaw-dropping triangle-shaped open back which really compliments every body type.

How to style it: Team this dress with sparkling silver or gold heels and a matching clutch. A coordinating bracelet and half up-do hairstyle will perfectly complete this wedding look.

Your Guide to the Best Wedding Guest Dresses

Royal Form Fitting Embellished Sleeveless Short Dress JVN41427

This dress is perfect for: The wedding guest who wants to stand out

A fashion-forward and figure-flaunting option, this sleeveless halter neck dress is sexy and sleek. It has embellishments running around the neckline and down the sides. This dress is for the wedding attendee who dares to be different.

In a striking royal blue color, this design even features sheer side panels adorned with further crystals.  It has a distinct red carpet feel. If you love to sparkle and want to show off your body shape, this form fitting piece is all about highlighting you at your best.

How to style it: Opt for metallic or white classic/simple heels and a minimalist clutch in the same shade. Add one piece of jewelry (a cocktail ring or bracelet) and loosely curled hair. A smoky eye or peach hued makeup look will made this extra glam.

Your Guide to the Best Wedding Guest Dresses

Black Print Backless Floral Dress JVN47923

This dress is perfect for: Almost any wedding!

You may have a few weddings or events coming up and don’t want to buy a dress for every single one. This extremely versatile design has you covered. Style it in different ways and this piece can change its mood in an instant.

With a form-fitting bodice and flared floral skirt, this attention-grabbing black dress is also backless. Its unique features are just so gorgeous and flattering, highlighting an hourglass shape perfectly. This design will also suit most wedding dress codes – just style it up or down depending on location or theme.

How to style it: This dress has a plunging neckline, which means you can wear it with a necklace – such as a choker style or even a pendant. Add black strappy heels and a clutch to accessorize, paired up with a braided hair style and natural glowy makeup. These on-trend finishing touches will give it a polished finishing touch.

Your Guide to the Best Wedding Guest DressesGreen Chiffon Cocktail Dress JVN94200

This dress is perfect for: the girl who loves vintage!

You may not be a fan of prints and embellishments or simply prefer timeless classics. This vintage inspired emerald green dress is perfect for you. It’s composed from flowy chiffon fabric and with a ruched crossover bodice.

This design will come to life when you hit the dance floor and is made for comfortable movement. The stunning color and flattering design are two big reasons why this piece is the perfect wedding guest choice.

How to style it: Team this dress up with neutral accessories – grey, white or silver are going to work best with this bright green color. An embellished clutch will add extra texture. You can give this a modern twist with straight and sleek hair, or go full-on vintage with a pin-up style hairdo – the choice is yours.

More Wedding Guest Dress Options

If you still haven’t found your dream dress, there are plenty more options available. Take a look at our full collection of cocktail dresses that vary in length, fabric and color. There are also a wide range of sizes available including plus size.

Choose a dress that reflects your personal style and makes you feel gorgeous on this special occasion. Keep in mind the wedding’s dress code (you can always ask if in doubt) and style your chosen dress accordingly.

Dressing it up for a formal wedding or with more relaxed finishing touches for a less formal event. These versatile styles are ‘forever’ pieces you can cherish having in your wardrobe.