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Do you want to be the best dressed guest at the wedding?

Best Dresses for Wedding Guests

If you have plans to go to a wedding this spring or summer, this is the post for you. I’ve rounded up some of my current favorite wedding guest dress options below. Remember that a dress for a special occasion should feel special. Make sure whatever you choose will make you feel confident and stylish! Including LOTS of color, chic black dresses and even an unexpected jumpsuit. Quick Note…I’ve tried to include dresses for a mix of wedding attire, including semi-formal, cocktail, and beach. If you don’t know the differences between cocktail, black tie, casual and the other dress codes, be sure to watch this video.

Are you going to a wedding this year? Have you found a dress yet? Another big factor in finding the perfect wedding guest dress is to give yourself plenty of time to shop and find something you love.

For more tips on finding the perfect wedding guest dress, check out this post with some of the questions to ask yourself first!

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Popular and flattering

I see this Norma Kamali dress everywhere. Sarah Jessica Parker wore it in the Sex and The City reboot, And Just Like That… and I’ve been seeing it all over my social feeds ever since. It’s one shoulder, which is nice for many body shapes. But it’s the fabric and the gorgeous ruffles all over the dress that make it SO flattering. You can dress this up or down for the wedding attire listed on the invitation. It comes in a TON of colors. I linked a few options, but the dark blue dress is linked to a page where you can find all the colors it appears in!


Fat and beautiful

Bright and bold colors are very trendy this spring and summer, so if you love color, a special occasion like this is the perfect time to wear it! The color of this dress is so beautiful. It’s a more modest silhouette with long sleeves and a high neck, but the flowy, sheer fabric at the hem and around the arms keeps you cool.


Going green

I have a similar Acler dress in pink and love it. The movement and flow of the silky fabric are beautiful and the color is beautiful! The details just below the bust are also super flattering and give the illusion of a slimmer waist. I also love the pleats and the hem of the handkerchief.


Pink pleats

If you’ve been following me for a while, you know how much I love pink. It looks great on so many skin tones and it’s the perfect color punch. This dress shows a little more cleavage, but the longer hemline makes up for that. You can also wear a scarf or jacket when you go to a church or want to cover up.


flowing flowers

Flowers, prints and patterns are another big trend for spring and summer. I used to be scared of prints, but have really embraced them in recent months. Misa Los Angeles has beautiful printed tops and dresses… including this beautiful blue and pink dress! It features a lovely layered skirt, a sexy (but not too sexy) split and a flattering smocked waist.


Packaged beauty

I love the pink and orange color combination and subtle print on this dress. The wrap style is super flattering and I love the balloon sleeves!


Pleasant green

Green is a big color trend and I love the subtle print on this Rhode dress. I have this exact dress style in a different color and took it on a beach vacation. This is the perfect wedding guest dress for a beach wedding, but you could also dress it up for cocktail attire.


Dramatic Dress

I love all the drama in this dress…it’s flowy, flowy and pretty! The color is so pretty and I love the layered skirt. This would be another perfect for a beach wedding.


Flattering LBD

I love the modest halter neckline on this ALC pleated asymmetric hemline dress. The fitted material around the waist is flattering and helps conceal a tummy tuck.


Versatile LBD

You can never go wrong with a wrap dress and if it’s black…even better! Whatever your body shape, a wrap dress is so flattering. This ba&sh dress also has subtle puff sleeves and rounded panels that give it a little sexy. This is the kind of dress that you can style casually for every day or dress it up with chic heels and statement jewelry for a more fun event.


Humble LBD

If you don’t like your arms, but also don’t want to get warm at a wedding, go for transparent sleeves! They hide most of your arms, but you won’t get too hot. Another bonus? This dress costs less than $140!


Chic jumpsuit

I HAD to put a jumpsuit on it. Personally, I love jumpsuits… they make me feel taller, thinner, more chic and overall more confident! This one is from Amanda Uprichard and has a nice ruffled shoulder and high neck.

How To Manifest Anything, fashion blogger Erin Busbee of Busbee Style wears an orange and blue Staud Ina dress with white sunglasses walking around Telluride, Colorado

Erin Busbee

After a decade in TV news, the desire to help women “look beautiful” led to a career switch. I started my own clothing consultancy, styling ‘real’ women for years. In 2014 I changed direction again, using my TV background and styling expertise to launch this website and my YouTube channel. We’re now a community of nearly 700,000 dynamic, vibrant, amazing women over 40… who know age isn’t something to hide from. Life is just beginning for us!!

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