I’m a Fashion Editor—These Are the 32 Best Wedding Guest Dresses of the Season

Wedding ceremonies looked a little different over the past couple of years, but if you’re anything like us, you’ll now have invitations coming in by the handful for 2022 celebrations. Being fashion editors, we can’t help but plan our outfits way ahead of time, and thankfully, there’s plenty to choose from this season whether you’re in the market for a slick suit or a flowing floral maxi.

There are various factors to consider when choosing an outfit for an important event: the venue, the dress code, the weather and even how long the ceremony is going to last. Then, there’s the sheer number of dress options to choose from (not to mention the tailored and jumpsuit alternatives—but that’s a whole other article). From lace and chiffon to silk and organza, we really are spoilt for choice.

More than anything else, we’re just excited about getting dressed up again, putting on heels (never thought we’d hear ourselves saying that) and painting the town red. So really, we’d be happy in anything that doesn’t come with a matching knitted top. 

However, we want to make sure we don’t merely get distracted by anything sparkly and instead opt for pieces we will continue to wear for many years to come. Focusing our energy on frocks, scroll on down to get all the wedding guest dress inspiration you could ever need, neatly categorised by type of dress. 

This colour feels very on-trend this season. 

The drawstring waistline makes for maximum comfort. 

Satin minidresses are also an option and look cool styled with an oversized blazer. 

This dress comes in a handful of chic colours. 

Such a gorgeous dress. 

This will pair beautifully with metallic accessories. 

This sweet minidress comes in a diverse range of sizes. 

Can’t choose one colour? Wear them all!

All about those sleeves.

A silhouette you’ll love wearing. 

The dream sleeves. 

Wear this after the fact with flat tan sliders. 

This versatile dress comes in a handful of colours and prints. 

Embellishment and fringing? This dress is showstopping. 

Who said sparkle should be reserved for party season? 

Such a glamorous cut. 

A classic Reformation silhouette which, again, comes in a handful of colours. 

Just wow! 

You had me at lamé bow. 

Rat & Boa is known for creating breathtaking dresses. 

I’m in love with the statement collar. 

A perfectly positioned cut-out for weddings. 

Don’t disregard leopard print in your search for a wedding guest dress. 

Dress this midi up with gold heels and an embellished clutch. 

This shape is adorable. 

Taller Marmo dresses are so in-demand this season. 

An ideal option for aboard nuptials. 

This dress looks so much more expensive than it is. 

Black dresses are absolutely wedding appropriate. 

Ideal for evening guests.

This also comes in a mini hemline. 

Another Zara dress I’m adding to my wish list. 

This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated. 

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