Turn Heads in One of Our Elegant Wedding Guest Dresses

Spring has arrived and thus, so have the parties and the need to get dolled up and ready to celebrate. I’ve already received several invitations for parties this spring and summer, have RSVPed, and am ready to catch up with old friends and celebrate some milestones. Well, I was. I attended a wedding a few weeks back and wore a dress that’s been my go-to for longer than it probably should. I felt good in it before I left and went with confidence throughout the night. It wasn’t until I was going through pictures a few days later that I realized the dress had seen better days, it was no longer flattering, and it was time for a change. 

I need to get my wardrobe game back on track as I gear up for pending celebratory times, including weddings, baby showers, and graduations. After all of the time I’ve spent hitting the stores and shopping online, I’ve compiled a list of beautiful dresses (and pantsuits) to fit every color, length, and budget imaginable. 

Don’t be like me and show up in the same old thing, only to look dowdy and regret your choice later on. Dress to impress and be the best-dressed guest at the party! 

Guest Dresses for Weddings and Other Occasions

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Short Dresses

A shorter dress that hits just above your knees is a perfect option for afternoon weddings, outdoor affairs, or dancing the night away. Pair it with some block heels or knee-high boots, and you’ll be ready to party.

Corey Chiffon Fit & Flare Cocktail Dress
Corey Chiffon Fit & Flare Cocktail Dress, $198
Ruffle Eyelet A Line Dress
Ruffle Eyelet A-Line Dress, $189
Side Ruffle Sleeveless Dress
Side Ruffle Sleeveless Dress, $148
Kensie Short Sleeve Blouson Dress
Kensie Short Sleeve Blouson Dress, $98
Vince Camuto Shift Dress
Vince Camuto Shift Dress, $128
Ignite Evenings Sheath Dress
Ignite Evenings Sheath Dress, $119
Eliza J Floral Lace Dress
Eliza J Floral Lace Dress, $288
R & M Richards Jacket Dress
R & M Richards Jacket Dress, $129
Fit and Flare Dress
Fit and Flare Dress, $149
Tropical Shift Dress
Tropical Shift Dress, $99
Orchid Pink Finley Flutter Sleeve Dress
Orchid Pink Finley Flutter Sleeve Dress, $128
Blue and White Stripe Cotton Poplin Kenzo Dress
Blue and White Stripe Cotton Poplin Kenzo Dress, $128
Fit & Flare Stretch Crepe Dress
Fit & Flare Stretch Crepe Dress, $129
Lace Floral Elegant Cocktail Dress
Lace Floral Elegant Cocktail Dress, $39.99
Lace Cocktail Dress
Lace Cocktail Dress, $153.30
Cap Sleeve Cocktail Dress
Cap Sleeve Cocktail Dress, $145.60+
Uma Sequin Floral Cocktail Dress
Uma Sequin Floral Cocktail Dress, $268
Sheer Ruffle Shoulder Cocktail Dress
Sheer Ruffle Shoulder Cocktail Dress, $158
Smocked Dress
Smocked Dress, $99.99
A-line Wrap Cocktail Dress
A-line Wrap Cocktail Dress, $38.99

Midi-Length Dresses

Midi dresses are the perfect option if you’re looking for something a bit more modest but still fun and carefree. The choices in this length are seemingly endless, with wrap-style dresses, v-necks, and beautiful belted options. Pair these dresses with strappy sandals or your favorite heels and have some fun!

Beaded Mesh Column Gown
Beaded Mesh Column Gown, $238
Maeve Open-Back Wrap Midi Dress
Maeve Open-Back Wrap Midi Dress, $148
Chan Chan Palmera Dress
Chan Chan Palmera Dress, $620
Bohemian Floral Printed Dress
Bohemian Floral Printed Dress, $28.04
Mac Duggal Midi Dress
Mac Duggal Midi Dress, $398
Calvin Klein Midi Sheath Dress
Calvin Klein Midi Sheath Dress, $118
Vintage Poppy Isabel Classic DressVintage Poppy Isabel Classic Dress
Vintage Poppy Isabel Classic Dress, $230
The Marais Dress
The Marais Dress, $180
Daily Practice by Anthropologie The Madeline Midi Dress
Daily Practice by Anthropologie The Madeline Midi Dress, $128

Long Guest Dresses 

Longer dresses are a lovely option for any weather or occasion. Pick the pattern based on the level of formality the event calls for, and enjoy anything from a floral design to a beautiful solid print. If you’re enjoying a sunny afternoon wedding or graduation, don’t forget your favorite sunhat and sandals to keep cool while looking fabulous. 

Gilner Farrar Elena Floral Maxi Dress
Gilner Farrar Elena Floral Maxi Dress, $348
Jersey Maxi Dress
Jersey Maxi Dress, $109
The Somerset Maxi Dress
The Somerset Maxi Dress, $168
The Somerset Maxi Dress: Linen Edition
The Somerset Maxi Dress: Linen Edition, $170
Hutch Ruffle Printed Wrap Maxi Dress
Hutch Ruffle Printed Wrap Maxi Dress, $210
Summer Wrap Maxi Dress
Summer Wrap Maxi Dress, $40.99

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