Shop the 11 Best Wedding Guest Dresses for the Summer Season

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Best dressed guest! Wedding season is in full swing, and we’re gearing up for a summer of love. According to BridesThis is the busiest season of the year to get married. Weddings peak in June and September. 2022 is a busy year due to postponed pandemic celebrations. (Try saying that 10 times fast). It’s no wonder that our social calendar is so full!

We love to shine at weddings. Do you prefer a buffet or open bar? Don’t mind if we do. Are you ready to dance? We’re always down to bust a move. Bridesmaid duties? On it — and you better believe we’re catching the bouquet! Finding the perfect outfit for a guest is another matter. We want to say yes to the dress too, but sadly it’s not that simple! There are many options for brides, but few for guests. Most of the dresses in our closet just don’t cut it.

How We Choosed the Best Wedding Guest Dresses

There are some key points to remember when searching for wedding guest outfits. As The KnotAccording to reports, every summer wedding has a dress code: cocktail attire or black tie; backyard or beachy; dressy or casual. You should plan accordingly. Although you can experiment with beautiful patterns, we advise against using too many whites. Ivory is out of the question at a wedding — you never want to upstage the bride! We like to keep things classy but comfortable, as we do every day. So that we can make it through the ceremony and get to the cake cutting, we prefer stretchy fabrics over stiffer styles whenever possible. A summer wedding is a great time to wear lightweight fabric.

Over the years, I’ve spent countless hours scouring the shelves for affordable wedding guest dresses. And this past year alone, I’ve been to so many weddings that I’m beginning to feel like Katherine HeiglIn 27 Dresses! I can wear all of my dresses again, contrary to the plot of the romcom. If I’m going to invest in formal fashion, I want to make the most of my purchases.

This list was created with the goal of choosing timeless party pieces, not just trendy. You can wear one of these frocks to a vacation and another to a wedding. There are so many options! I tried to create designs that are affordable and can be used in a variety different settings.

By the power I have been given by Us WeeklyI’m now able to pronounce the top 11 wedding guest dresses of the summer season! These chic styles are available at Anthropologie and Amazon. These dreamy dresses will make you happy forever.

1. ASTR the Label Women’s Gaia Dress

Silky Smooth

Amazon

This is the ultimate wedding guest dress! This silky slip dress fits like an effortless glove. It accents your curves in the right places and allows for airy movement with its flowing skirt. This flattering frock was flattering and I received compliments every night. This dress is under $100 and available in 17 colors. You can even get multiple shades for different events throughout the year!

Pros:

  • All-embracingly flattering
  • Comfortable
  • Available in 17 colours

Cons:

  • Midi dress — might not be appropriate for a black-tie wedding

It’s Amazing!

Available at

2. Lulus Moments Of Bliss Forest Green Backless Mermaid Maxi Dress

Long Live

teal mermaid gown
Lulus

Warning: Your jaws might drop when you wear this mermaid maxi gown. According to shoppers, this evening gown is flattering and beautiful! The long length makes this dress an ideal choice for taller ladies. We’re smitten with the simple yet shapely silhouette — V-neckline, thin straps darted bodice and wide back cutout.

Pros:

Cons:

It’s Amazing!

Available at: Lulus

3. Lulus Such Style Rust Red Floral Print Pleated Maxi Dress

Paint the Town Red

red floral dress
Lulus

This is what tasteful prints meant! This elegant floral frock can make a fashion statement and is available in three color options. This tiered maxi dress made from woven chiffon is crafted with sheer crochet lace accents and a surplice neckline. It also features wide straps with sweet bow ties. Charming and stylish! These heels are perfect for a daytime marriage with matching black shoes.

Pros:

  • Unique details
  • Flattering

Cons:

  • No stretch
  • Bust area is big

It’s Amazing!

Available at: Lulus

4. Lulus All About Love Maxi Dress

Flowy Frock

lavender maxi
Lulus

Whenever we hear “easy, breezy, beautiful,” we think of CoverGirl — and this maxi dress from Lulus. With seven colors to choose from, this gorgeous gown won’t break the bank for a black-tie wedding. One shopper even said, “It feels like a typical overpriced wedding dress without the crazy price tag.”

Pros:

  • Affordable
  • Multiple colors

Cons:

See it!

Available at: Lulus

5. La Femme One Shoulder Jersey Gown

One-Shoulder Showstopper

blue one-shoulder dress
Nordstrom

Are you looking for a beautiful wedding guest dress? Allow UseThis one-shoulder maxi can help you to shed some weight. This glamorous gown is perfect for formal events. It features a dramatic slit and a dipped back. This dress is available in six solid colors and is a jewel-tone jersey gem.

Pros:

  • Fits well
  • Six beautiful shades

Cons:

It’s Amazing!

Available at: Nordstrom

6. Dress the Population Nicole Sweetheart Neck Cocktail Shirt Dress

Va-Va-Voom!

black sheath
Nordstrom

Have you ever run into an ex at your wedding? It just happened to me recently — not fun. It is possible to look your best and survive awkward situations like this. And if there’s one dress that will have your ex eating their heart out, it’s this stunning sweetheart sheath. A satisfied shopper reported, “Very sexy fit without showing too much skin. Classy for any event.” Sign Use up!

Pros:

  • Flattering
  • Multiple colors 

Cons:

See it!

Available at: Nordstrom

An Ace in Lace

green lace sheath
Amazon

This lace sheath wedding guest dress has received over 15,000 positive reviews on Amazon. “MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE DRESS HANDS DOWN!!!” proclaimed one shopper, in all caps no less. “I got SOOOOOO many compliments on this dress and everyone was so shocked that I had gotten it for so cheap off of Amazon.” This classic silhouette will never go out of style.

Pros:

  • Available in 15 colors
  • Affordable
  • Flattering

Cons:

  • It took just a few minutes to get a black-tie marriage.

It’s Amazing!

Available at

8. Ever-Pretty Women’s Off-The-Shoulder Ruffle Party Dress

Follow the flow

burgundy off-the-shoulder dress
Amazon

This off-the-shoulder gown will look great for any occasion, including a destination wedding. The neckline features a delicate layer of ruffle, while the thigh high slit allows for easy movement. If the off-the-shoulder style isn’t for you, you can wear this dress higher up on the shoulder, as a one-shoulder look or strapless. This maxi is also available in 17 different colors. Nearly all of the reviewers raved that they received compliments throughout the night on this gown.

Pros:

  • Versatile
  • Top-rated
  • Affordable and on Sale

Cons:

It’s Amazing!

Available at

9. Adrianna Papell Petaluma Sequin dress

Sparkle and Shine

black sequin dress
Anthropologie

Looking for a sophisticated Mother of the Bride/Groom dress? This stunning midi is a modest but striking choice. This dress is adorned with sequins, crystals, and intricate beading. It demands attention but doesn’t steal the spotlight from the bride. Also perfect for a New Year’s Eve celebration!

Pros:

  • Ideal for Mothers of Brides or Grooms
  • Slimming and comfortable

Cons:

It’s Amazing!

Available at: Anthropologie 

Also available in copper and silver!

10. Norma Kamali Diana Gown

The Carrie Bradshaw Dress

green ruched dress
Revolve

As seen in babyblue Sarah Jessica ParkerIn And Just Like That…, This iconic Norma Kamali one shoulder dress has taken the internet by storm. Why? The flattering dress hugs your curves and hides trouble spots with the draped effect. According to one reviewer, “It’s the kind of dress that looks amazing on any body type.” Made from a Spandex blend, this stretchy dress is comfy-chic!

Pros:

  • Comfortable
  • Available in a variety colours

Cons:

Available at: Revolve

11. Lulus Got your Love Mustard Yellow Ruffled Buttone-Back Maxi Dress

Golden Hour

yellow dress
Lulus

As a wise man Hilary Duff once sang, “You always dress in yellow, when you want to dress in gold.” Go for the gold in this gorgeous gown, featuring a side slit, flutter sleeves and an open tie back. This summer dress is perfect for a beach-themed wedding! All you need is a bronze tan, and you’re GoldenWe promise no more puns

Pros:

  • Beautiful details
  • Beautiful summery color

Cons:

  • Some shoppers feel that the dress runs a little big.

It’s Amazing!

Available at: Lulus

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