Spring has officially sprung, and so has wedding season, so now’s the time to shop for some stylish wedding guest dresses.
Luckily there are plenty of joyful dresses up to the job this season, from sophisticated floral dresses to bold coloured and minimalist styles.
Summer wedding guest dresses
While winter wedding dress codes can feel restrictive, for summer, you can throw the rule book out of the window.
The location will dictate your choice somewhat. For example, heat is a big factor for destination weddings, so you’ll want to prioritise styles that will keep you cool. I’m personally a big fan of silk slip dresses or oversized linen or crepe styles, which Australian fashion brands particularly excel at.
For church weddings, especially in the UK, you’ll want to cover up a little bit more, but you can keep things interesting by choosing a dress with voluminous shoulders or statement sleeves. I also love the cut-out trend for something subtly sexy and chic. Opt for a design that has a keyhole detail at the waist – Christopher Esber and Aje are great for this.
It’s safe to say prints will never go out of fashion, especially where weddings are concerned, whether you’re into stripes, tropical prints or polka dots. If you aren’t keen but still want to make a statement, then bright hues are also a massive lure this season, from hot pinks to acid greens.
Black tie wedding dictate a midi or maxi length dress for maximum elegance. If you’re on a budget, head to COS, & Other Stories and Zara, and if you’re looking to splurge, then Saint Laurent, Khaite and The Row all have some excellent styles right now.
I’ve done all the leg work for you and found the very best wedding guest dresses you can buy for summer. Keep scrolling to shop them.