Maxi Dresses Are It for 2022—31 I'm Obsessed With for Weddings

There’s no getting away from maxi dresses this season. As one of the biggest and easiest-to-re-create trends from the 2022 runways, maxis in every guise were quickly adopted by fashion types, from linen fabrications for the beach to satin finishes for more formal occasions including weddings.

Best Wedding Guest Maxi Dresses: @alllisonho wears a blue halter-neck top



I attended six weddings last year, and even though I had fewer this year, I’ll admit I was less than enthused at the prospect of deciding what to wear to them. I always try to get more wear out of the pieces I already own, but in need of some inspiration for the months ahead, I thought, Why not invest in one fresh look to get me through? The style I chose? A maxi dress. Being petite, I tend to gravitate toward midi styles, which seem to land nearer my ankle anyway. However, after seeing the impressive maxi dresses on offer, I decided to embrace the look.

Sure, I had to get the one I settled on taken up slightly to save it from dragging along the floor, but just like that, I fell in love with long hemlines. With the ability to make me feel polished even when adhering to the leanest of budgets, maxi dresses have helped me to rediscover the joy of getting properly dressed up—and just in time for me to resume my role of devoted wedding guest.

Best Wedding Guest Maxi Dresses: @thandimaq wears a green satin maxi dress



Assuming you too have your fair share of weddings to attend this year, below, I’ve assembled an edit of what I consider the best wedding guest maxi dresses on the market. From printed wonders to jewel tones, I’ve ticked off every single mood. Scroll on to see them.

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Florals are a wedding guest signature; Raey’s blooms feel so fresh. 

Jacquard satin adds dimension and glamour to a black maxi dress. 

I keep seeing influencers in this printed maxi. 

Strapless maxi dresses are my favourite kind of maxi dresses. 

It might have a lighter base colour, but the oversize sunflowers ensure this speaks “wedding guest” not “bride upstager.”

The colour! The cut! The tie details!

I own the Winslow dress and always receive so many compliments on it. 

You’ll get plenty of wear out of this style post-wedding. 

Black for weddings is always a sophisticated idea. 

Plissé pleats continue to say “I’m in the fashion know.”

Side cutouts are still a major dress trend this year. 

Halternecks never fail to look sleek.

Style this with any accessory you please. 

This column gown feels quite ’90s in the best possible way. 

This also comes in a chic rust hue. 

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