The 32 Prettiest Floral Wedding-Guest Dresses, Hands Down



If there's one fashion conundrum that creeps up every summer, it's wedding-guest attire. It wouldn't surprise me if "what to wear to a wedding" is amongst the most (frantically) Googled phrases at the moment. So if you're feeling overwhelmed, know that you aren't alone. If you're fortunate enough to be granted a liberal dress code at a wedding, floral dresses will always meet you somewhere between smart-casual and glamorous. A floral dress, heels and a small bag is a formula that works time and time again.

You can't escape the association between floral dresses and weddings. In every wedding photo lies a host of floral-clad women, and it's no surprise that floral prints dominate wedding-guest attire. In fact, blossom prints have become so linked with wedding-guest attire that you'd be forgiven for thinking their origin was exclusive to weddings. Between flower girls, bouquets, venue styles and hair accessories, flowers are everywhere you turn.

Investing in a floral dress has many benefits. It's evident that this pattern does not age, and you'll extend the wear out of this piece for summer days and special events alike. A causal, floral-print dress can be worn on a day date, at picnics, when frequenting your favourite eateries or on a casual stroll with canvas trainers.

And there are so many styles to choose from. You may think of Zimmerman's ornate dresses, which are suitable for country and church weddings. But slip dresses, tea dresses and wrap-around styles come into their own as well. With all of my wardrobe investments, I prefer to pick pieces I can wear frequently on summer days, so cotton styles with bold sleeves call my name. If you need a helping hand, fear not—I have 32 floral dresses you can wear to weddings and beyond. Keep scrolling for some truly wonderful styles.

This dress has soft watercolour florals with an open-back detail.

With this dress's subtle colours, accessory options are endless. Having said that, a sparkly silver clutch would work beautifully!

The patchwork style never dates. Also, thumbs up for the many styles in one.

I love this subtle nod to botanicals. This is a quieter print if you're not so keen on bold colours.

This flamenco-inspired dress was made for dancing. PS: have you seen how lovely this looks on Hannah Almassi?

A tiered skirt equals drama. All the better for swishing on the dance floor.

You'll squeeze a lot of wear out of this dress in the summer months, too.



A pinafore style with a pink frill running throughout—just gorgeous. Pair with a hair ribbon to match.

This dress pairs perfectly with tan ankle-strap heels and a brown or nude bag.

This green is always popular for wedding season.



A relaxed style with daisy print. Perfect with a cushioned pouch.

Olivia Rose offers made-to-measure styles, so your dress will fit just right for the special occasion.



A subtle hint of floral print on a pale background.

A showstopping maxi with a twisted halterneck and open back.

A lightweight piece for outdoor weddings and summer days.

This is a timeless floral in the most darling pattern and cut. I love it!

This beauty reminds me of a dress my mum wore to her wedding reception in the early '90s.

Soft-focus florals are brilliant if you're not as keen on bold prints.



The scalloped edge and empire line add some intricate detail to this sundress.

The belted feature will accentuate your waist.

This mix of colours and lace trim elevates the tea dress to new heights.

The adjustable waist will allow you to pull in the waist for a fuller skirt.

A bias fit that will also see you through the summer holidays.

Zimmerman produces brilliant wedding-guest dresses. This midi is no exception.

Wrap styles are always great for wedding season.

Wear with a slouchy brown bag for a hint of androgyny.

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