These 35 Wedding Guest Dresses Are Next-Level Beautiful

Wedding ceremonies have looked a little different over the past few years, but if you’re anything like us, you’ll have had invitations coming in by the handful for 2023 celebrations. Being fashion editors, we can't help but plan our outfits ahead of time, and thankfully, there's plenty to choose from this season whether you're in the market for a slick suit or a flowing floral maxi. 

Wedding guest dresses: Emmanuelle Koffi wears a pink chiffon mini dress



There are various factors to consider when choosing an outfit for an important event—the venue, the dress code, even how long the ceremony is going to last—but there's also the weather. Living in the UK, that usually means considering a jacket for random cold fronts and an umbrella for downpours. But if you're attending a wedding here before the end of the summer or you have a save the date for autumn, it's likely to be sunny and warm (here's hoping, at least!)

Luckily, there are plenty of options out there that can keep you looking and feeling amazing on the day. Of course, there are statement suits a plenty and jumpsuit alternatives, but we'd advise saving these for autumn/winter weddings for now. Mini, midi or maxi dresses will be much more comfortable for late summer, and after all, there are hundreds of beautiful ones out there to choose from. From sequins and pleats to silk and organza, we really are spoilt for choice.

The weather be damned, more than anything else, we're just excited about getting dressed up, putting on heels and painting the town red. If there is an autumn chill in the air, go ahead and accessorise with a boxy boucle jacket or maybe an immaculately tailored coat is more your style. Whichever it is, don't let the weather stop you, we'll never say no to a party... 

To ensure the most fun is had, you do want to be comfortable, though, and you also want to find a style that you can continue to wear for many years to come. So, focusing our energy on the best of the best frocks, scroll on down to get all the wedding guest dress inspiration you could ever need, neatly categorised by type of dress. 

Shop My Edit of Wedding Guest Dresses:

1. Floral Wedding Guest Dresses

I'm in love with this dress. It might even be my favourite of the bunch... 

The shoulder pads are a nice touch. 

I'm massively into this slanted hem and cowl neckline combo. 

I have this and it's so comfortable, and flattering. 

This will be perfect for a winter wedding with its long sleeve but also works for any late summer shindigs, just add flat strappy sandals. 

2. Satin & Silk Wedding Guest Dresses

There's so much to love about this dress. 

The one shoulder detail is always a hit.

I can't get this silhouette out of my mind, wear with bold statement earrings for a winter wedding. 

3. Colour-Block Wedding Guest Dresses

Strapless styles are everywhere right now.

A signature silhouette from COS and we are obsessed. 

Who says when it comes to colour you cant wear black to a wedding? I'm a big fan. So chic.

4. SEQUIN Wedding Guest Dresses

I love the shimmer on this mini. 

The kind of dress you will pull out year after year.

A dress made for dancing the night away.

If you're heading to black tie wedding, consider this stunning short sleeve style.

5. Maxi Wedding Guest Dresses

The bows, the puff sleeves, the ruffles, want it all.

It's safe to say Esber's dresses are instagram famous, this new chocolate 'Triquetra' maxi dress will no doubt sell out. 

A slip dress plus oversized blazer is just the ticket for a end of summer wedding. 


This will also be great during winter party season with tights. 

I have a feeling this will sell out very soon...

Yes its high price point but cost per wear its a style you’ll absolutely get the wear out of after the big day. 

7. Mini Wedding Guest Dresses

This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated. 

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