Looking for the perfect wedding guest dress? We have some suggestions.
Wedding season might traditionally fall in the summer months, but after years of rescheduled nuptials and diaries filling up quickly, wedding guest outfit planning is now pretty much a year-round activity. If you're on the hunt for some amazing wedding-ready looks, let us narrow things down a little bit for you by sharing the brands that always deliver when it comes to beautiful, but comfortable, occasionwear.
Our list includes some labels you're likely to spot at any British wedding, such as Rixo and Self-Portrait. But we've also added some lesser-known names into the mix if you're hoping to discover something new. This includes The Own Studio, which, despite technically catering to brides and bridesmaids, creates beautiful silk separates in plenty of elegant colours that you can also wear as a guest. We also love Franks and Omnes, two small London labels with a focus on sustainable practices.
We've found dresses in lilac, orange and emerald green that are perfect for any spring wedding, and of course, there are some floral dress options in the mix for the coming weeks and beyond. Let us help you find the perfect wedding outfit via the 12 brands we love below.
Rixo likely needs no introduction to our readers, as it has become the unofficial outfitter of British weddings since launching in 2015. Rixo's printed midi dresses are, quite simply, unrivalled.
The Own Studio technically caters to brides and bridesmaids with a sleek and modern aesthetic. However, we love how the silk separates can also be worn as a wedding guest or to any elegant evening event.
3. Franks London
Franks dresses are handmade and made to order, and this small London label is committed to reducing waste and slowing down the fashion cycle. The designs are incredibly beautiful, too.
Self-Portrait is another label that makes special design-led pieces more accessible with its contemporary price point. It has expanded beyond the lace dresses that made the brand famous and has an option for every type of wedding dress code.
Australian label Aje creates "wow" dresses but uses interesting colours and cut-out details to give an edge to pretty princess pieces. This is a brand that's only going to get bigger and bigger.
Omnes is another London-based label that is committed to sustainable practices, and it's known for its colourful satin slip and wrap dresses in pretty hues and floral prints.
7. Victoria Beckham
Victoria Beckham is a go-to for classic, but beautiful, evening dresses, making it a no-brainer choice for wedding guest dresses. If you can afford to spend £1000 on a dress, you can’t go wrong with Victoria Beckham.
8. The Vampire's Wife
The brand first began gaining momentum back in 2017 when the likes of Alexa Chung, Sienna Miller and Keira Knightley, as well as a legion of high-profile influencers, all wore the brand's Festival dress on repeat. Owing to its universally flattering shape—a simple round neck, nipped-in waist, midi-length skirt and elbow-length sleeves adorned with frilly cuffs—it's little wonder it became an It-girl favourite.
Australian brand Zimmermann is a brilliant choice for any outdoor weddings, as it creates beautiful printed gowns that wouldn’t look out of place on a beach or natural landscape.
British brand Ghost has had a rebrand over the past few years and now is a fashion-editor favourite for dresses under £150. You can find floral midis or expensive-looking slip dresses in soft, muted colours, making it a classic choice for bridesmaids and wedding guests.
Taller Marmo creates amazing silk kaftans, referencing designs from the ’70s. If you’re going to a black-tie wedding, you won’t find anything more glamorous than one of its gowns.
12. Never Fully Dressed
Never Fully Dressed is known for vibrant, retro prints, and many of its key designs are also included in the curve selection, which goes up to a size 24.