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.
We're in love.
Make summer arrive early in sunshine yellow.
It fits like a dream.
You'll wear this so many times.
This looks super fancy.
Perfect for flouncing around the dance floor come evening.
Finish with deep red lipstick.
Max out this deep hue with gold accessories.
Sage has stolen our heart.
Team with pink heels and big earrings.
Hello, spring favourite.
This polka-dot dress is perfect for autumn weddings.
Everyone should own a slip dress.
Polka dots are big news.
Trust in Rixo to deliver occasion wear dresses that'll never fail.
Green is a key hue this season.
The perfect summer dress does exist.
Ideal for country weddings.
We're in love with this luxe frock.
This will see you through many a wedding and christening.
Perfect for a beach wedding.
Add a white shoe.
Animal print is definitely acceptable for wedding season.
This will look effortless at every occasion.
Of course, animal print is a winner.
Who says you can't wear black for a wedding?
Clashing prints work all year round.
Style this pretty printed midi with platform heels and resin earrings.
So perfect for folksy weddings.
Yes, you can go maxi without having to be the bride/ bridesmaid.
Just add red lipstick.
Bring the glamour.
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.