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Okay, this dress appears way more expensive than it actually is. People will likely think you spent hundreds on this floral dress meanwhile you got it for under $100 pre-tax. (You don't need to tell them.) The ruffles are bang on trend and the rounded neckline shows some skin, but it's conservative enough for most church ceremonies. We don't need to worry about exposed shoulders. There are also four different gorgeous floral prints to choose from. We fully admit that it will be a tough choice, but no matter what one you end up with, it will be perfect for the wedding. If the wedding is set in a garden or an outdoor venue, you'll be especially blooming-beautiful.
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If you are searching for cute summer wedding guest outfit ideas, you really cannot go wrong with florals. If you aren't sure of the dress code, beading and solid fabrics can run more of a risk of appearing too casual or overdressed. On the other hand, a floral print is more fluid in terms of it working for "casual," "dress casual," "formal," or whatever unique dress code the bride and groom have stipulated. This Reformation dress is something that you would genuinely want to wear again. Think about it dressed down with flat sandals and a roomy straw bag. For the wedding, fancy it up with heels and statement jewelry. There's also an off-white version with pink florals that is a clever way to wear a light-colored dress to a wedding without coming off like you're trying to upstage the bride.
Buy it now from Reformation for $278!
Wedding guest attire isn't just about dresses and suits. If you're not really a dress girl, don't try to force yourself to be. Embrace movement and comfort with a jumpsuit. This strapless version with ruffle is a softer take compared to more structured styles. It's also thoroughly modern, but it won't appear cringe-worthy in wedding photos a decade or two from now. The duck egg blue all-in-one would be stunning on its own, but it can also be a great base layer. Imagine it with a statement embellished jacket. A shrug or fancy cardigan could also work. Get creative with your styling. If you're down to show off your arms and shoulders, bust out something special from your jewelry collection instead. You'll also be thankful for those cropped pants. No tripping! And the shorter length is great for showing off your shoes.
Buy it now from Topshop for $125!
Yes, it is possible to wear white to a wedding if it is done in moderation. We do not think a bride would have any objections to seeing you in this beautiful ombré off-the-shoulder gown. The pale blue-to-white gradient effect looks like a dreamy cloud. Sigh. This is one maxi dress that is actually comfortable thanks to the pleated fabric and roomy silhouette. The pleats and frill also make it perfect for catching shapes on the dance floor. There is a discreet zipper on the side which makes it easy to get in and out of. If you want another reason to love the style, just think about all the potential there is for accessorizing and hairstyles.
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Lace, pleats, and millennial pink. Could we get a prettier combination? It is doubtful. What adds to this dress is that it is budget-conscious, especially by wedding outfit standards. And we know that going to a wedding isn't cheap so every little bit of savings helps. The key is that the long-sleeved dress doesn't come across as cheap. It seems like something Kate Middleton would wear thanks to the elegant and prim silhouette. Given the exquisite lace detailing, the frock really doesn't need much accessorizing. Add in a coordinating pair of shoes and a clutch to keep your essentials and you're good.
Buy it now from Eloquii for $124.95!
Do not be afraid to wear a bold print to a summer wedding. The season is all about playful looks, color, and patterns. And you can definitely work those elements into a summer wedding guest outfit. The maxi silhouette and tailoring of this style make it clear that this isn't a beach dress. The tangerine godet-pleats on the skirt make it easy to move and dance in. Furthermore, they will add a brilliant pop of color against the graphic print. The flutter sleeves are more understated but they are just as beautiful. Same goes for the open square neckline on the back of the gown. #Slay
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Yes, this is really a jumpsuit. It is one of the special summer wedding guest outfit ideas that is cute and comfortable. If you're going to a more relaxed wedding, but you still want to look polished, the pink all-in-one is a good option. The pleated pants provide pretty volume and some people might even think that you're wearing a dress. If you think that the front is adorable, just wait until you see the back. It is low and open with thin crisscross straps for some spice. It will go from wedding to date night. Later, you can dress it down with flip flops and a denim jacket. FYI: The breezy style is available in straight and plus sizes.
Buy it now from ModCloth for $79!
Do you think that the rule about not being able to wear black to a wedding is totally dated? Modern thinking approves of wearing the dark color to a wedding, provided that it is fun and festive. (You don't want to look like you're going to a funeral, do you?) The black jumpsuit is elegant but not severe or somber. The puff sleeves and pleated wide-leg pants soften the tailoring without making it too casual. You could opt for monochromatic styling or you could use the inky base to offset colorful jewelry and/or shoes. The square neckline is lovely open or it would be the perfect thing to showcase a statement necklace.
Buy it now from Free People for $345!
Do you have a beach or informal garden party wedding coming up and you're struggling with what to wear? Look no further than this fun frock. It is relaxed but still super sophisticated. J.Crew describes it as the "ultimate pick for everything 'dress-ish'" so it could work for multiple occasions this season. The printed midi style is made of silk which means it will feel like you're wearing nothing and it will be breathable. If you're going to be outside for a lot of the event, you don't want something you will be sweating buckets in or that traps heat in. Trust us. The dress comes in sizes 00 to 16.
Buy it now from J.Crew for $228!
The suiting trend is massive, people. It lends itself well to weddings because there is always a sharp formal finish to a tailored suit. This cool style is from the Nasty Gal x EMRATA collaboration between the boss babe business and Emily Ratajkowski. The whole range is limited edition so grab these separates (plus anything else you fancy) while you can. The suit is ecru, not off-white. It is a fantastic option when you want something versatile, but different than black. Styling the loose layers with a crop top is a very Emily move, but for the wedding we suggest something a bit more conservative like a blouse.
Buy it now from Nasty Gal for $110 for the jacket and $80 for the pants!
We are obsessing over how elegant this satin dress is. The fact that it is just under $120 makes us fall even more in love with it. This apple green dress is one of those pieces that proves why minimalism can be such a great thing. There's not one bead or rhinestone on the dress, but we guarantee that everyone will be admiring how beautiful you are — after the bride, of course. (It's her and the groom's day.) There is also a stunning copper version for those who love elevated neutrals. Either option would work for a variety of weddings thanks to the wrap front, soft balloon sleeves, and easy-to-wear midi length. We say get it now before everyone else does and enjoy the stunning silky dress.
Buy it now from Mango for $119.99!
The gorgeous floral tea dress has been styled with box-fresh white sneakers here, but imagine it with heels, wedges, or even dressy flats for a wedding. It would be amazing, you guys. The base of the frock is white, but who is looking that? Everyone is admiring the vibrant floral pattern. The light background makes the rainbow of colors pop. Furthermore, the light base is a lot more summery than a dark color. Wrap silhouettes always look good. It is a fact. And this midi dress is no exception. The long sleeves with frill are a nice balance to the lower neckline. If you're attending a wedding at a more conservative place, you could always add a camisole or bandeau top underneath for the ceremony. Then it's your call if you want to remove the layer for the partay.
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It is the bride's big day, but that doesn't mean you cannot show off your strong fashion game. This form-fitting dress will showcase your shape in a sophisticated way and it will highlight your excellent taste. But, it won't seem like you are trying to upstage the bride. Promise. Choose from this stunning peacock blue version or a deep magenta color. Both shades are saturated and would look stunning on all skin tones. The one-shoulder neckline with frill means that no necklace is necessary. If you want to add bling, you can always do it with a ring, bracelet, or earrings. And do not forget about shoes. Embellished sandals could make this frock even better.
Buy it now from Nordstrom for $198!
Inspect this dress very closely because it technically isn't all black. There are rainbow metallic threads running through the inky base fabric. The detail will catch any sort of light, whether you're out in the sunlight to take photos or you are under the bright lights on the dance floor busting a move. Good news petite flowers: The ankle-length frock comes in straight and petite lengths so you don't have to worry about dragging hems or getting it tailored. You want to make sure that the pretty scalloped edge hits the perfect spot. Another special detail is the double skinny straps. The clever designers have made the strap fully adjustable so you can tweak them to suit you so there are no slipping strap situations.
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It's all about that frill. Off-the-shoulder necklines and ruffles are trending. Combine them both together and you get this red hot dress. We will get it out of the way now by saying that someone will likely compare it to the sexier version of the dancing girl emoji, but consider it a compliment. This is a frock to wow in. The above-the-knee silhouette is great for showing off your legs. If you are going to a more relaxed ceremony, you could wear it as it. If it's a conservative, religious affair, consider tights. Alternatively, save the dress for later and wear a longer dress or pants for the ceremony.
Buy it now from ASOS for $103!
We see you, short girls. Most people think of petite maxi dresses, but if you are a proper petite, you will know that even straight-sized mini and midi dresses can fit weird. That's why we have this knee-length cocktail dress for you. It will hit at your knee — rather than an awkward calf-length silhouette. And the waist will sit at your natural waist. The lace bodice with flutter cap sleeves frames the face and is a chic finish to the frock. It is lined so you don't have to worry about finding a matching slip for the luxurious navy style. If you're after versatility (and we definitely are), you can make the dress feel like new with accessories at future weddings/fancy events. Adding a different belt and shoes each time will totally switch things up.
Buy it now from Macy's for $165!
When considering wedding guest outfit ideas remember that ensembles should be appropriate for the season and dress code and they should make the wearer feel good. And outfits should be reasonably comfortable. (Weddings are long days, people.) This dress ticks all the boxes. The midi length with long sleeves should be appropriate for any religious ceremonies. Furthermore, the patterned style is made out of a silk and cotton blend fabric. That means that it will keep you cool and it will feel amazing on your skin. The gathers at the waist give the style some shape, but you will still feel like you can move around in it without restriction. Finally, it's adorable. We don't see as many floral prints with a lot of green so this one stands out.
Buy it now from & Other Stories for $149!
Yes, it is possible to get summer wedding guest outfit ideas for under $100. You are looking at one incredibly stylish option. The Leith dress is available in straight and plus sizes. It is lined so there's no hassle about searching for a slip dress that will work underneath. The style is fitted at the waist but it is stretchy enough that it's comfortable to wear and eat that second helping of wedding cake. The almost-maxi dress slips over the head so you don't need to stress about finicky invisible zippers and buttons. The above-the-ankle length is perfect for showing off shoes. It is also nice because it offers length, but you don't have to worry about tripping over hems.
Buy it now from Nordstrom for $79!
Most people don't have many occasions to wear dressier maxi dresses so if a wedding invitation presents itself, some people are going to take advantage and rock a fancier dress. We'd like to suggest this silky version. Can you believe that it is well under $100? It has longer sleeves and a longer length, but it is still very sexy thanks to the plunging neckline and slit. The aqua color gives it a fresh finish and makes it clear you're not wearing an extra clubbing lewk. If you accidentally spill wine on the maxi dress at dinner, don't sweat. Clean up what you can then pop the dress in the machine when you get home. It really is machine washable. We definitely don't see that every day in evening clothes.
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This photo perfectly shows how amazing you'll look when you are out on the dance floor in these printed coordinates. You'll look equally good when you are standing still thanks to the cool design and effortless silhouette of the sleeveless top and coordinating wide-leg pants. The pattern and plisse (read: mini pleated) fabric totally elevate the relatively simple silhouettes. Who needs a patterned dress when you can have this amazing matching set? The oversized paisley print gives it a retro feeling, but it doesn't come across as ridiculous. With a lot going on with the garments, you don't need to spend too much time thinking about accessories. That it likely a good thing when you have 10,000 other things to consider ahead of the wedding.
Buy it now from River Island for $52 for the top and $56 for the trousers!
This gorgeous and budget-conscious lace dress comes in five colors. There's a white version which could be a bit *controversial* along with the classic black. We encourage you to add some color to your wedding guest style with this berry dress. Alternatively, there's a lighter classic red and a sweet pale pink. All of the styles look gorgeous with the off-the-shoulder Bardot neckline and fit-and-flare skirt. And then there is that lace fabric. Lace is so often described as delicate, but this version has a more modern finish thanks to the larger holes and bigger scale of the pattern. Don't worry, the dress won't leave you over-exposed. It is lined in all the places it needs to be.
Buy it now from Boohoo for $80!
Some might perceive this dress as pale pink, but it is actually described as "powdered beige." It proves that neutrals can be oh-so-pretty. (If you want a classic pastel, there is a true light turquoise version.) The sheeny fabric and lack of ornamentation means that the silhouette — and your lovely figure — are front and center. The way the sharp pleats make the short skirt flare out is gorgeous. And the fitted top with darts and V-neckline will showcase all your best features. It is easy to get in and out of the dress thanks to a concealed side zipper. It definitely doesn't look like a $70 piece.
Buy it now from H&M for $69.99!