17 impossibly cool wedding guest dresses to solve your 'what to wear' woes

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Billie Bhatia

With wedding season around the corner, you’ll be the best dressed at every event in one of these knockout dresses. 

The warmer weather and longer days of summer are tantalisingly close. And while that means leaving the office when it’s still light to spend your evenings sipping Aperol in a beer garden, it also means wedding season is here. The ‘Save the Dates’ are pinned to your fridge and the excitement is real, but so is the anxiety of finding something to wear, and something that is going to last you well beyond wedding season. 

Fear not, we’ve just found the coolest, most wearable dresses the wedding guest world has ever seen. 

  • Ganni

    Ganni polka dot dress
    Ganni polka dot dress 

    Bring the sunshine to the wedding with Ganni’s warm soft yellow dress and bring the party with the ruffles and polka dots. Wedding win win. 

    Polka dot ruffle dress, £170, Ganni 

  • Mango

    Keep it simple with a luxe looking satin wrap dress. Elevate the look with stacks of gold jewellery layered on your neck and wrists. 

    Satin gown, £89.99, Mango 

  • Monsoon

    Monsoon dress
    Monsoon dress 

    With its subtle patterns and elegant neckline, Monsoon have conjured up a winner for wedding season. Whether it’s town or country add this to basket now. 

    Knot front dress, £99, Monsoon 

  • Kitri

    Kitri red lace dress
    Kitri red lace dress 

    Make a statement in this one shoulder lace red dress, the perfect look for an evening occasion. Finish off contrasting dark accessories for full on Spanish señorita. 

    Red lace dress, £145, Kitri 

  • Sleeper

    Sleeper spotted dress
    Sleeper spotted dress 

    Make the most of this versatile Sleeper dress (you can wear the sleeves both on and off the shoulder) and bonus it’s 100% linen to keep you cool in more ways then one this summer. 

    Polka dot dress, £255, Sleeper 

  • & Other Stories

    & Other Stories embroidered dress
    & Other Stories embroidered dress 

    Ladylike but still with an edge, & Other Stories have mastered occasionwear this season and this gets top spot for us - especially with it’s button down back and chic cut out. 

    Blue embroidered dress, £110, & Other Stories 

  • Lisou

    Lisou mini dress
    Lisou mini dress

    Make it short and chic in Liou’s polka dot pink dress. All that’s missing is a matching silk headband and a little beaded bag. 

    Polka dot print dress, £465, Lisou 

  • Topshop

    Topshop teal dress
    Topshop teal dress 

    For the playful guest who knows how to get the party started, look no further. Add in raffia and straw accessories to take this look to the next level. 

    Blue halter dress, £49, Topshop 

  • Arket

    Be pretty in pink this summer with Arket’s easy to slip on number. 

    Pink dress, £89, Arket 

  • Ghost

    Ghost printed dress
    Ghost printed dress 

    All those in favour if a leopard print, but unsure whether you can make it wedding appropriate? Ghost have answered your wedding woes. 

    Animal print dress, £165, Ghost 

  • Rixo

    Trust cult-brand, Rixo, to keep your wedding wardrobe as chic as possible. Take this feminine dress to new heights with of the moment shell accessories. 

    Floral-print dress, £285, Rixo 

  • Simply Be

    Simply Be printed dress
    Simply Be printed dress 

    Float into the party in Simply Be’s easy breezy printed dress. Up the anti with bright white accessories. 

    Navy printed dress, £49, Simply Be 

  • Reformation

    Reformation floral dress
    Reformation floral dress 

    An L.A. favourite, Reformation have taken up residency on Net A Porter and have answered all our dress prayers, starting with this shirred linen dress. 

    Floral midi dress, £300, Reformation

  • Reiss

    Reiss halter neck dress 

    Seasonal floral - check. Chic halter neck - check. Easy to wear midi-length - check. Thank you, Reiss. 

    Halter neck dress, £195, Reiss  

  • Warehouse

    Warehouse pink dress
    Warehouse pink dress 

    Simple but elegant, all this Warehouse dress needs is velvet headband and a structured bag. 

    Satin ruffle dress, £85, Warehouse 

  • Self Portrait

    Self Portrait red printed dress
    Self Portrait red printed dress 

    Trust occasionwear heavyweight, Self Portrait, to come up with the weddings goods via this knock out cream and red full length dress. The billowing pleats make for a romantic feel and lace trim make this dress all the more romantic. 

    Red and cream dress, £340, Self Portrait 

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