Wedding Fashion

10 Stylish Wedding Guest Dresses For Summer


What do you wear to a wedding? We know it’s a conundrum for the bride, but for a guest it can often be a difficult decision as well! For female guests, it’s about looking fabulous while not stealing the bride’s thunder. There’s the dress code to consider, seasons to think of, and locations to take into account. So many decisions impact the dress you ultimately choose, and to be a well-dressed guest, you’ll need to think long and hard – and if you’re shopping, you may want to schedule a few trips to your favourite store.

With the mass of summer weddings sure to be on your social calendar, we’ve found 10 wedding guest dresses for a guest to rock – no matter if it’s a black tie or cocktail affair.


This dress is perfect for a cocktail or garden wedding thanks to its floral pattern, while a sexy mesh detail adds a sense of allure perfect for a day-to-night transition.

ASOS Mesh Panel Cutaway Neck Floral Bodycon Midi Dress, $89.

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While this gown is on the shorter side, it’s perfect for a casual, cocktail or semi-formal wedding – it’s all in the colouring! Pair with strappy heels and a shimmering clutch to be the guests who impress.

Camilla and Marc Meadowlark Dress, $399.

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A breezy floral number looks perfect in a summer wedding, its length suiting anything from a beach wedding to the most modest of church weddings. A fascinator can take this dress to more formal events in a snap.

Jayson Brunsden Black Label Orchid Print Soft Half Circle Dress, $199.

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Reformation have certainly got the wedding guest dress covered, opting for a heavenly bohemian look that perfectly suits the summer months. This maxi dress is romantic and summer-ready – add a nude clutch and some delicate gold jewellery, scoop your hair into a high pony and watch the bohemian muse become evening elegant.

Reformation Lara in Naples, $428.

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For a casual beach wedding, this sky blue French Connection gown will look perfect. Silver jewellery and delicately jewelled flats – and a bold red lip – will elevate this look to wedding-guest ready. French Connection Jasmin Georgette Dress, $149.95.

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Elegant affairs, such as black and white tie weddings, call for the most exquisite evening gowns. Take hold of one of the bridal world’s favourite trends, metallics, and opt for an evening gown in a delicate copper hue.

Modcloth A Streak of Good Luxe Dress, $199.99.

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A midi dress works well at church weddings, or an elegant garden affair; the romantic floral print is a nod to the romance of the day. To make this look suit day and night equally, pair with some metallic or nude heels and a smoky eye, with your hair gently tousled.

ASOS Midi Dress in Romantic Floral Print, $81.

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A slim-fit cocktail dress will be perfect for an evening wedding – add a bit of interest to your guest dress with an exposed zip and asymmetrical neckline.

Sass & Bide You Wonderful Thing Dress in navy, $690.

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A retro, playful look, the fit-and-flare of this Review dress will flatter any body shape and make you look like the best-dressed guest at the wedding – without stealing the bride’s thunder one iota.

Review Ruby Rose Dress, $279.99.

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A sense of elegant je ne sais quoi is present in this gorgeous kimono-style wrap dress, perfect for a garden wedding or semi-formal evening affair. Pair with black stilettos and a bold red lip, your hair cascading in gentle waves.

Leona Edminston Charlotte Dress, $395.

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