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5 Best Wedding Guest Dress Ideas (For Inspiration)

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Choosing the right wedding guest outfit can be stressful. You need to pick something that works with the venue, is seasonally appropriate and matches the vibe of the wedding, while also trying to choose an outfit that matches your own personal style. To help you on your search, we have a list of six wedding guest dress ideas that are sure to work for any wedding. Our list has wearability and versatility in mind, meaning you can rewear the dress after the big day.

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Here’s 5 wedding guest dress ideas we’ve handpicked to inspire you.

1. Sequin Floral Midi Dress

This sequin floral dress from Boohoo is our top pick for wedding guest dress outfits. The midi dress is the style of the year, with a flattering cut out in the back to show off your legs. The mesh cut out at the waist defines your figure and gives the floral print a modern twist. This style is great for day-to-night transitioning and can take you from the wedding ceremony straight through to the reception. You can make this dress winter appropriate by adding a faux fur coat and accessorise with statement jewellery and your favourite heels.

2. Satin Floral Cowl Flute Hem Slip Dress

This ultra-feminine dress is perfect for showing off a fresh tan. The satin material makes it formal appropriate, and will flatter any figure. The midi length makes this dress suitable for any season, and you can match your accessories to one of the featured colours in the floral print of the dress. These wedding guest dress outfits wouldn’t be out of place at a hotel reception or a garden wedding. Dress it up with formal court shoes or put a playful twist on the look with strapped open toe shoes. Change the look up between the wedding and the reception by changing your shoes out for a statement pair of sparkly heels for dancing the night away.

3. Pink Cross Halter Neck Midi Dress

The most minimalistic and classic look of our wedding guest dress ideas, this halter midi dress by Topshop is the ideal dress for understated elegance. Perfect for small weddings, or if you want a dress with ultimate versatility, this style can be dressed up or down depending on the venue. Add statement earrings to elevate the look. The halter neck style is a great choice if you want the focus to be on your hair and makeup, and it works particularly well for up-dos and volumised ponytails. This dress is a safe bet for any wedding, and works particularly well if you are attending as a plus one.

4. Embroidered Pleated Midi Dress With Fluted Sleeve

Perfect for any time of the year, this pleated midi dress style is sure to carry you through the wedding day feeling not only stylish but comfortable. Choose a deep emerald green for winter weddings, or opt for a pastel in the spring and summer. The pleated skirt makes this style perfect for dancing in while still being comfortable, and the feminine nature works wonderfully with the romantic atmosphere of the day. Style with your favourite dainty jewellery and simple heels in a monochrome colour as the perfect accents for this dress. 

5. Dusty Blue Floral Pleated Midi Dress

The most casual of our wedding guest dress outfits, this pleated midi dress by PrettyLittleThing is suited to church weddings or ceremonies with a more intimate atmosphere. This style is friendly for any shape as the belt accentuates your waist while the pleated skirt elongates your silhouette. The cap selves makes it autumn friendly, and the v-neck cut allows you the opportunity to accessorise with a simple pendant to pull your wedding guest look together. This style comes in virtually every colour of the rainbow, guaranteeing that there is one in your signature colour. 

6. Fold Front Bardot Mini Pencil Dress (Bonus Pick)

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For the guest that wants to stand out from the crowd, the most statement dress from our wedding guest dress ideas is this classic Bardot style dress. The slim fit and off-shoulder style is perfect for more formal weddings or as an option to wear if you are a family member of the bridal party. This timeless style dates back to the regency era, and has been in fashion ever since, guaranteeing that your look will never go out of style. Choose red for the ultimate statement, or choose black for Audrey Hepburn inspired glamour.