You’ve seen the film 27 Dresses, and feared the worst. Well, let us lead you into the wedding light with an edit of the coolest dresses to take on every wedding occasion this summer.
It’s officially wedding season and, thankfully, they’re well and truly back on the cards this year!
Now, your long overdue save the dates are in, midnight taxis home from obscure countryside venues have been booked and the villa you’re renting with your troupe of rowdy friends has been paid for. But, with the wedding guest tick list almost coming to a close, there remains one final thing to figure out: what to wear.
It’s no easy feat dressing for a wedding, because you want something you can feel and look good in all day. It needs to be comfortable and stylish, cool but still feel ‘wedding appropriate’ and, most importantly, be something you are able to wear time and time again for the rest of the summer occasions you have got on the horizon.
Whether it’s a statement print you’re after or something more subtle like exaggerated sleeves or embroidered detail we have rounded up the best wedding guest dresses for all budgets and all sizes to see you through the summer season in style.
Happy shopping, and even happier dancing.
& Other Stories Mulberry silk halter midi dress
This juicy-toned midi dress from & Other Stories’ recent collaboration with revered designer Rejina Pyo is a chic wedding guest option. The halterneck and midi length make for a sophisticated silhouette, perfect to be worn with a pared-back pair of mules.
Sandro long dress with narrow straps
Make a style statement in sunshine yellow with the dress that screams ‘fun’. On the big day, wear with gold accessories for added elegance and after the event keep this dress in regular rotation by pairing with a denim jacket and white trainers.
Staud Filippa floral-print chiffon wrap midi dress
Wedding dressing presents the perfect opportunity to experiment with your style. Embrace vintage inspired glamour in an elegant dress that feels completely modern; this pretty pink organza dress is a wonderful place to start.
Sika Skylar dress
Bring the sunshine to the wedding with Sika’s one-shouldered punchy blue dress — and bring the party with the print. Wedding win win.
Mango wrapped satin dress
Mango’s mellow yellow satin wrap dress really delivers on evening elegance. Pair this with strappy sandals and hoops to match.
Never Fully Dressed Plus contrast puff sleeve split midi dress
This punchy printed dress is a perfect way to have fun with your wedding guest dress. Wear with strappy gold sandals and gold jewellery for the big day, and with trainers for everyday life.
Tibi one-shoulder belted midi dress
When it comes to dresses that you won’t want to take off, Tibi comes up trumps. The zesty orange hue gives this dress just the right amount of flair while the cotton fabric makes it seamlessly fall into the everyday camp, too.
Nobody's Child Selena peplum hem midi dress
If it’s all out floral you fancy, then Nobody’s Child’s peplum-hemmed dress, which is exclusive to Simply Be, has got you covered. Throw on a pair of heeled espadrilles and you’ll be wedding ready in no time.
OMNES tiered midi dress in poppy print
If you want to dip your toe into the print pond, try this pretty floral dress from conscious label OMNES. Keep the look from feeling summer by adding in raffia and woven accessories.
H&M long wrap dress
Amp up the feisty mood of this dress with ankle boots or take it down to cool with a barely there sandal.
Loveshackfancy Angie patchwork floral-print midi dress
You can’t go wrong with a healthy dose of pink, and this Loveshackfancy offering is perfect. Pair with espadrille wedges and lashings of gold jewellery for a seriously cool wedding guest get-up.
Paper London Orchid dress
Take on two of the season’s biggest trends: pink and puffed sleeves in this picture-perfect Paper London dress.
Kemi Telford neon green seersucker smocked dress
London-based Kemi Telford knows her way around a dreamy dress like no other. We’re particularly loving this neon green smocked offering; whether it’s town or country, add this to your basket now.
Ghost Poet dress
Make a summery statement in this powder blue dress, the perfect shade for a warm weather occasion. Finish off strappy sandals and a raffia bag.
Sleeper Belle linen dress
Perfect for a sun-drenched wedding, this lovely lavender linen Sleeper dress is a real winner. Wear with platforms for the ceremony, and with trainers for a more pared-back look.
Asime frill midi dress
Ladylike but still with an edge, ethical label Asime have mastered occasionwear, and this gets top spot for us - especially with its punchy print and form-fitting silhouette.
Kitri Vera printed jacquard maxi dress
Trust cult-brand Kitri to keep your wedding wardrobe as chic as possible. Take this feminine dress to new heights with of the moment gold jewellery.
Rixo June graphic-print cotton midi dress
Float into the party in Rixo’s floral midi dress. Up the ante with bright white accessories.
Reformation Winslow dress
Conscious label Reformation never miss a beat when it comes to answering our dress prayers; this crepe de chine forest green number is proof.
Self Portrait tie-back ruffled maxi dress
Trust occasionwear heavyweight, Self Portrait, to come up with the weddings goods via this knock out pistachio maxi dress. The ruffled sleeves and button detailing make for a romantic feel; wear with wedged espadrilles for serious pared-back perfection.
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