The wedding boom is officially here, and it feels like the usual wedding season has been cranked up to the next level. After years of not dressing up, now there’s a reason to slip into your best cocktail and evening gowns every other weekend. But don’t worry – we rounded up the best wedding guest dresses all in one place. From garden parties to black-tie glam, make a splash at the best-dressed guest wherever you go.
As always with weddings, the most important part is the venue. For outdoor garden parties where you’ll sip on gin & tonics as you wander around the blooms, take some inspo from the flora and show up in something equally botanical. La Ligne’s Flora dress in pretty peach, this Reiss short sleeve dress with a sexy slit, or this hot pink Diane von Furstenberg dress with a major sleeve moment all fit the bill.
Maybe florals aren’t your thing. You prefer clean lines and saturated colors. Look no further!! This red off-the-shoulder Acler dress is sexy and sleek without flashing too much skin. This sunshine yellow pleated dress brings the serious 70s, vintage Halston vibes.
Lauren Ralph Lauren’s one-shouldered mint green gown is the epitome of country-club chic, but the length means you can wear it at any black tie gathering you have coming up.
A friend of mine once had a “festive black-tie” dress wedding to attend, and had no idea what to wear. I finally found the perfect dress: this one-shouldered, feathered caftan from Taller Malmo is equal parts disco and South-of-France chic. This pink Mac Duggal embroidered sheath brings the shine and the sparkle, too.
If you’re really splurging, maybe you’re a mother-of-the-bride at a black tie wedding, let’s go straight for the couture. Carolina Herrara’s two-tone column dress is absolutely stunning, and will look great in photos for generations to come.
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