41 Best Wedding Guest Dresses 2022

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It seems like the been to get married, if celebrities are any indication: There’s been Kourtney Kardashian’s D&G-backed Portofino nuptials, Chloe Sevigny’s Connecticut ceremony and Jennifer Affleck (née Lopez) going the old-fashioned way. with a drive-in in Vegas. There is a real boom in weddings this year, as plans once postponed now have dates. You might even be sitting on a pile of invitations right now, which inevitably leads to the question of what to wear. To help you out, we went looking for wedding guest dresses for almost every type of occasion we could think of. To do this, we considered factors such as size range and special design details, as well as location and dress code. Here, you’ll find one for virtually any event, from semi-spontaneous Vegas elopement to multi-day mini Glastonbury.

The Drop asymmetric cutout ruffled midi dress

Pair this one-shoulder cutout number (in this shocking Schiaparelli-esque pink) with a pair of strappy sandals to match the dress code.

Farm Rio 3D Floral Midi Dress

Don’t forget to pack your wide-brimmed straw sun hat to make the most of the beach backdrop.

Abercrombie Strappy Mini Slip Dress

This charming mini has enough of a full skirt to stretch out on the grass.

A New Day Slip Dress Apron

Easy slip shape means you’ll be comfortable sitting through dinner and dancing on said table at the end of the night.

The Drop Keyla square neck puff sleeve tiered midi dress
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The casual occasion calls for an equally casual dress.

Banana Republic Belay Silk Mini Dress

There’s something slightly nautical about the dress’s artful twists in the front and back.

J.Crew Strapless Fitted Crepe Dress

With its sheath silhouette, the dress is as classic as it gets – and comes with a tasteful slit.

Miista Leonora dress
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Frayed seams give this corseted number a slight edge.

Shoshanna Starry Night Clip Strapless Mini Dress
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Even next to a bejeweled Elvis impersonator, the rainbow-colored stars will still be stunning.

Aidan by Aidan Mattox Strapless Sequin Midi Dress

It’s just flashy enough without going into showgirl territory.

Damaris Reformation Dress

The white-lined halter neckline makes this dress strikingly similar to the vintage Valentino Julia Roberts wore the night she won her Oscar.

ASOS Design modest high neck pleated maxi skater dress

Barbie-esque magenta will look more playful against the muted tones of other guests.

Not So Serious by Pallavi Mohan Deep V Mini Dress
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The “no white in marriage” guideline is no longer a hard and fast rule (at least, not according to the Emily Post Institute). And when the invitation specifically calls for it, this little white a dress covered in opulent pearls will be exactly what you need.

Gap Buttoned Lace Midi Dress

Since it’s made entirely from cotton, you’ll stay cool in this airy midi.

Helsi Estelle Pearl-Trim Deep V-Neck Mini Dress

Just imagine how the beads shimmer and twist.

Hutch One-Shoulder Fringed Mini Dress
Laura Ashley x Batsheva Prairie Puff Shoulder Mini Dress

Or add a pair of Docs for a grungier fit (and for crossing dirt roads).

Vince Camuto Slip-On Cocktail Dress

A cape-shaped neckline gives this cocktail dress a particularly sophisticated look in a “got it all together” style.

White House Black Market Sleeveless Satin Surplice Midi Dress
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Pastel purple hits just the right whimsical note.

Nap Layered Blazer Set
Nap linen-blend cuffed tapered pants

It has the distinct energy of a second-hand Armani suit – but the “vest” is part of the blazer.

Sabina Musayev Carry Metallic Mini Cocktail Dress

On a bright dance floor, you’ll be perfectly at home with this combination of Halston-style pleats and metallic threads.

& Other Stories printed button through mini dress

The windy mini presents the equivalent of a bouquet of flowers.

Cynthia Rowley Clara puff-sleeve organza dress

Go all out with this ethereal organza confection.

Universal Standard Pullover Tie Front Dress
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Lightweight tie-front dress won’t take up too much luggage space.

Lulus True as Can Be Red Ruffled Devoured Floral Mini Dress

You won’t have to worry too much about red wine stains.

Mac Duggal Crystal Floral Cocktail Mini Dress

This festive mini even features explosions of embellishments.

ASOS Design high neck mini dress in pleated satin

The golden pleats will contrast with the silver horizon line.

Everleigh Bardot satin midi dress
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It’s exactly the same shade as a peach bellini.

Eloquii Sheer Midi Dress

Soft flocked polka dots and sheer organza keep it from being too gothic.

Sleeper Belle linen dress
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COS ruffle jumpsuit

So you can jump around without worrying about your skirt flying through the air.

Mon Demre Fanm Dress

Embroidery of red roses would look especially romantic against the Aegean Sea.

Mara Hoffman Namari Dress

You can pull down the dramatic puff sleeves after the ceremony is over.

Ted Baker Jozelyn Bow Front Mini Dress

Imagine this tangerine color against the setting sun. (FYI, Ted Baker was Shiv Roy’s label of choice for his mother’s wedding ceremony.)

Alice & Olivia Tayla Brocade Dress

In a sunflower-coloured brocade, the Tayla is rather regal.

BHLDN Stefania dress

Her airy, vaporous skirt is reminiscent of a Botticelli painting.

Rachel Comey Estela Lace Trim Dress
French Connection Whisper Wrap Dress

The casual little knot on the fake wrap is the most subtle salute to all rope decor.

Aqua Cutout Mini Dress

To help you get out of the sleepless night, this dress features stretchy spandex and cutout sides for a little breathability.

Kate Spade Fireworks Floral Outdoor Midi Dress

The elegant firework motif dresses up this otherwise casual midi.

Staud Wells short dress

It’s the perfect length for frolicking through the flowers.

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