The best wedding guest dresses are something we search for each and every month of the year, and every time, our quest for the wedding guest outfit drama comes into play. After all, the matrimonial schedule never stops, and we can understand why it's a big deal to locate the ultimate frock for the big day. Choosing an outfit for such an important event is one of the most high-pressure wardrobe situations a fashion fanatic will find themselves in all year. Who will be there? Will you be caught off-guard in a candid snap? What about the pictures that last forever and ever in everyone's photo albums? And then there's what you really want to opt for, in your heart of hearts. Lace? Pastels? Florals? Designer? High street? So many options. That's not to even mention choices other than dresses (of which there are many, but we won't go there here).
Sometimes, the answer comes in the form of an elevated, beautiful gown that wins in one swish of a hem. We start thinking about dresses as soon as the invitations come in and feel it's never too early to start planning for a wedding. We've scoured the latest collections to bring you a fashion editor's selection of the greatest new-season pieces to invest in, be it for a ceremony at a beach getaway, in a city or nestled in a cosy country retreat. Click through to see the dresses you can wear (and wow with) on repeat.
A floral print that works all year round.
The bow. The ruffles. Yes.
This looks super fancy.
Max out this deep hue with gold accessories.
We're in love with this luxe frock.
Perfect for flouncing around the dance floor come evening.
Finish with deep red lipstick.
Ideal for country weddings.
One word: elegant.
So perfect for folksy weddings.
Team with pink heels and big earrings.
This polka-dot dress is perfect for autumn weddings.
Style this pretty printed midi with platform heels and resin earrings.
Add kitten heel mules and embrace the retro print.
The perfect alternative to florals.
You'll wear this on repeat.
These diagonal stripes are so flattering.
This also comes in emerald green.
This will see you through many a wedding and christening.
Wear this with metallic heels.
The day to night dream.
Yes you can go maxi without having to be the bride/ bridesmaid.
Like that Topshop spot print dress, but in snake effect. Layer in a silky blouse underneath for a cool autumnal wedding look.
Embroidery is always a win.
This will look effortless at every occasion.
So good for weddings abroad.
Your one-and-done LBD.
There's so much we love about this cute print.
Just add red lipstick.
Bring the glamour.
The safest way to wear white as a wedding guest.
Now you're all ready for those summer weddings.
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This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.