Classy dress for wedding guest
While this ignites joy for all involved, the steady stream of invites can often be shortly followed by a mini sartorial panic. Wedding guest dressing is no exact science. What about all the various dress-codes, locations and even themes we often have to adhere to? And wait: is it ever ok to wear white? Check out our edit of the best wedding guest jumpsuits instead, a stylish all-in-one alternative.
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Wedding Guest Dresses
While this ignites joy for all involved, the steady stream of invites can often be shortly followed by a mini sartorial panic. Wedding guest dressing is no exact science.
What about all the various dress-codes, locations and even themes we often have to adhere to? And wait: is it ever ok to wear white? Check out our edit of the best wedding guest jumpsuits instead, a stylish all-in-one alternative. Copenhagen-born brand Ganni is here to solve your summer wedding guest dressing woes with this floral frock that can be worn to the nuptials and beyond as your go-to throughout the warmer weather.
Florals for spring or summer for that matter may not be groundbreaking but they sure are feminine and fun in the form of this maxi dress from Warehouse. The piece is further embellished with a playful puff sleeve addition.
To suit those more boho dress codes or if you are looking for something more lightweight for a beach-side ceremony, may we suggest this striped piece from Mango that will allow you to inject fun hues into your wardrobe that are subtle enough to suit even the chromophobes.
It has subtle puff sleeves and a side slit to add drama and elegance. This red carpet-worthy frock will bring a sultry and elegance option for your warm weather weddings this season. The slip-like piece has a tie-back with a floral design and stunning lace inserts. The polka dot design still brings an interesting touch while conforming to your monochromatic wardrobe.
Accessorise with colourful detailing at your bag and shoes. This effortlessly chic frock from Mango has a satin like construction and playful organza puff sleeves that nail a couple of the biggest trends this season in one.
Depending on how you style, you can work it for all dress codes from cocktail to casual as well as formal. Go outside your typical wedding guest dresses with this fun chevron patterned piece from ASOS.
The unique design is set on a playful pink dress with a flattering high-waist detail and puff sleeves. The high street hero is offering the piece with oversized balloon sleeves where you can choose between a neutral hued all-beige colourway or this fun floral print.
For something a little more playful, this skater dress with its twist neck detail will make the perfect choice particularly for those warm weather nuptials. It also comes in yellow. This one-shoulder frock will work for all smart and black tie dress codes. It has a stunning aubergine colour way and a flattering slim fit with a cross detailing. This blue ethereal number is a unique piece that brings the summer feels no matter the time of year of the wedding.
It has a retro oversized shoulder design with a vintage-inspired floral print. Independent British label Olivia Rose has quickly become one of our favourite brands for chic and understated occasion wear. We are particularly fans of the Ophelia dress that has puff sleeves and a self-tie strap detailing at the back.
The figure-hugging silhouette is available in a range of colours and patterns from a bold red option, to this pale pink brocade design. This versatile wedding-worthy frock is the all-rounder you need in your guest dressing arsenal for winter or summer weddings alike. The long-sleeve construction and high-neck works for the colder months, while the powder blue hue and satin fabrication ensures that you can wear during warmer climes. Inject a playful piece into your wedding guest rotation with this sheer checked organza dress from Shrimps.
It features voluminous puffed sleeves and has an interior crepe slip dress underneath. The lightweight construction ensures that you will be summer soiree ready. The floral print piece has a high neck, puff sleeves and sits at a mini length. Already a fan favourite with the like of Emma Louise Connolley, it has a sweetheart neckline and deep side slit. With this midi number, all of our beachside wedding guest woes are answered, but it can also be styled just as easily for autumnal nuptials.
As animal print is the new neutral, go wild with your accessories or keep it pared down to suit formal dress codes. The styling possibilities are endless. If you are on the hunt for a more modest number, may we introduce you to this polka dot piece. It has long-sleeves, a full-length skirt and high neck silhouette.
The timeless print works for all occasions, from smart, to casual and everything in between. This playful floral print takes inspiration from the Swinging Sixties and has stolen our hearts. The frock taps into another big trend — puff sleeves — and has a floral embossed design. Cue the non-stop compliments with this one.
The piece is made up of a ruffle and tulle construction with a ditsy motif. It is flattering, fun and can be made more formal with the right accessories. Wedding attire woes sorted. A slip dress may be synonymous with 90s fashion but they are the timeless wardrobe staple that has become quintessential wedding wear. It comes in this champagne hue, a neutral all-black and a refined blue floral print design. This piece has a 70s feel but takes a contemporary approach with a fluid design, crossover neck and key hole detail at the back of the neck.
Elevate your wedding wear with this glitzy number that will make you want to hit the dance floor all night long. Ooze sophistication with your wedding wear thanks to this spotted maxi dress from Karen Millen. The piece has a halter neck construction with a playful print and can be styled with bolder accessories for a pop of colour.
The frock has puffy sleeves with a square neckline and the added button embellishment at the cuffs. If you are looking for a frock for the less formal end of the wedding spectrum, this piece from River Island is a versatile dress you will be sure to wear again.
It has an easily styled red and black colourway with a floral design and is best paired with heeled boots. Nail the effortless look with this satin gown from Mango. The flattering silhouette is available in this covetable purple hue giving it a different and unique feel from the traditional wedding colour palette.
Go contrasting and pair with yellow or orange or keep it demure with black and minimal accessories. The dress has a simple silhouette — mini length and V-neck — yet is given that show-stopping feel with puff sleeves.
It is also offered in red with a floral print. De La Vali has won our hearts and our Instagram feeds with its collection of chic statement dresses. The design takes inspiration from a classic cheongsam in a sumptuously soft satin-like fabrication with the bold orange pop of detail. The classic LBD is turned on its head with the Michelle dress that has a feather trim embellishment.
We can see this dress just as much suited to a glitzy red carpet as to the church benches. Red is one of the cleverest colours on the palette: not only is red a natural stand-out by nature, but the colour maintains an air of sophistication and luxe as perfectly demonstrated with this Batsheva number.
This Attico frock harks back to the 80s with a retro feel featuring the graphic print, puffy sleeves and buckles at the shoulders. There are so many things to love about this mini dress from Rotate, from the exaggerated puff sleeves, to the snake-jacquard fabrication.
The bold motif makes it an ideal occasion dress. Home or abroad, this dress covers all the bases. In a classic silhouette, the piece is offered in a cornflower blue hue that feels special without drawing too much attention away from the lady of the day. The pretty piece has a puffed sleeve and a bow tie detail at the back.
It's hard to pick just one dress from Ghost but the richly feminine Fleur dress will not go unnoticed—and if you aren't a card caring member of the Ghost fan club already, pour yourself a glass of red and be prepared to be wooed. Flirty, feminine, chic and sophisticated—there's a dress for every woman and all occasions. Take a deep dive and shop the latest arrivals here.
As Dusty Springfield once sang "The look of love is in your eyes Available in sizes XS to XL, the high nip at the ribs flatters the waist and the delicate ruffles create a playful movement. Featuring long frilly cuffs and a belt, this standout piece is made from a sumptuously soft silk velvet.
It has a knee-length construction with a vintage-inspired button fastening. Also available in a stunning cornflower blue. Elegant, slinky and perfectly minimal. The slim shoulder straps can be tied however you wish, and the flared hem allows for a good amount of swish what will make you feel like you're on the catwalk when really your just hoofing it back to the buffet line.
Palones is the new British brand to fall in love with and we're starting our affair with the Aurora dress. This dress from ASOS is the reliable wardrobe addition you will be so thankful that you purchased.
In a seasonal favourite burgundy hue, it has a long-sleeve and maxi silhouette that firms its status as a luxe party staple. Made to order, this stunning Italian silk crepe dress by Hamaji The Nomad via Akojo Market, has been embroidered with eye-catching botanical designs and decadent details. The craftsmanship of this piece is truly exceptional—each dress has been embroidered by a group of skilled artisans the designer works closely with in Nairobi, Kenya. Expertly stitched at the Hamaji studio at the base of Mount Kenya, this is the artisan showstopper for wedding season and beyond.
Have you ever looked at an object of desire and in Liz Lemon's voice thought " I want to go to there"? Because I want to go to there. Produced in limited quantities, this floral-print satin midi is one of the most dreamy dresses of the season. Get it while it lasts. This attention-grabbing dress will be just the ticket for winter wedding season as the unique piece can equally be dressed up as it could down depending on the dress code.
It has a clashing print design that features the enduring leopard print trend that shows no sign of slowing down. You can always rely on Self-Portrait for an extensive collection of wedding guest-worthy dresses.
This romantic chiffon piece features an underwired bust for support and a flattering ruffle detail at the waist. While the design of this monochromatic spot print dress from ASOS is classic, the silhouette brings an interesting twist to the piece.
It has an asymmetric neckline and a flattering ruched detail that ensures you can feast away at the wedding buffet without worrying about a skin-tight fit. This drop shoulder beauty is made from per cent heavy drape textured rose linen and features a pleated waistline giving way to two sets of pockets—no more carting your bag around all night just to keep track of your phone and lippy.