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 summer 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 on a beach, in a city or nestled in a country retreat. Click through to see the dresses you can wear (and wow with) on repeat.
Love florals? You won't want to miss this perfect midi from ASOS.
Pair this flowing maxi dress with gold earrings and a bold red lip.
Style this pretty pink midi with platform heels and resin earrings.
This is an Instagrammer favourite.
If you're not a big fan of print, try this silky satin frock and wear it with gold heels and a woven clutch bag.
This is the brand we're all talking about right now.
Pair this sunshiny dress with bold earrings.
We're so into lilac this season.
Perfect for a country wedding.
You can wear this with trainers, heels or flat sandals.
This beautiful maxi dress has an ultra-chic cut-out on the back.
Trust Diane von Furstenberg to tempt us with the perfect summer print.
Moody florals for the wedding guest who doesn't "do" florals.
We can always rely on Zara for statement styles that are ideal for wedding season.
You can never go wrong with a polka-dot midi dress.
Style this pretty frock with gold earrings and strappy sandals.
Just add platforms and a mini basket bag to offset this perfect printed dress.
To be worn with a tan bucket bag, gold earrings and mules.
Perfect for a boho wedding.
Take on two trends in one with this pink floral dress from Mango.
There's so much we love about this cute print.
If you haven't already secured the dream floral wrap dress, try this.
Traditional with just enough flair courtesy of an asymmetric hem.
This will look every bit as cool with heels and a clutch as it will with ankle boots and a denim jacket.
Not a fan of floral prints? Try posh polka dots instead.
This looks far beyond its purse-friendly price tag.
We need little convincing to invest in this dream Ganni dress.
Printed, asymmetric, with a few carefully placed ruffles, this is cooler than your average high-street frock.
Offset that contrasting black bow detail and team this floral option with black suede mules.
Just add platforms and a clashing red lip.
Looking for colour? DVF has it covered.
Self-Portrait has reinvented the tea dress for spring.
We're still into pink.
Channel retro vibes in this bardot midi.
Just add statement earrings and metallic heels.
For beautiful embroidery, try Needle & Thread.
Looking to make a statement? Try Zara.
Bring the glamour.
This'll get you all the compliments.
The safest way to wear white as a wedding guest.
Why not try something printed and slip into this wrap number from Warehouse?
We can never say no to a Self-Portrait dress.
Wear this now with trainers, and for swish wedding ceremonies, just add gold heels and fuss-free hair.
The perfect choice for a low-key country wedding.
So pretty, just add heels.
The perfect choice for a country wedding.
Now you're all ready for those summer weddings.
Opening Image: @freddieharrel
This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.