If there’s one fashion conundrum that creeps up every summer, it’s wedding guest attire. It wouldn’t surprise me if ‘what to wear to a wedding’ is amongst the most (frantically) googled phrases at the moment. So if you’re in a state of overwhelm, know that you aren’t alone. If you’re fortunate enough to be granted a liberal dress code, floral dresses will always meet you somewhere between smart casual and glamour. A floral dress, heels and small bag is a formula that works time and time again.
In every wedding photo, lies a host of floral clad women and it’s no surprise that floral prints dominate wedding guest wear. You can’t escape the association between floral dresses and weddings. Blossom prints have become so interlinked with wedding guest attire that you’d be forgiven for thinking its origin was exclusive to the occasion. Weddings are an overt homage to blooms. Whether it’s flower girls, bouquets, venue styling or hair accessories—flowers are everywhere you turn.
There are many benefits to a floral dress investment. It’s evident that this pattern does not age and secondly, you’ll extend the wear out of this piece for summer days and special events, alike. A causal floral print dress can double as a day date dress, for picnics and frequenting your favourite eateries, or styled down with canvas trainers.
When it comes to styles there are many to choose from. You may think of Zimmerman’s ornate dresses, which are suitable for country and church weddings, but equally a slip dress, tea dress or wraparound style comes into its own. As with all of my wardrobe investments, I prefer to pick pieces I can extend the wear of on summer days, so the cotton styles with bold sleeves call my name. If you need a helping hand, fear not—I have 32 floral dresses you can wear for the special day and beyond. Keep scrolling for some truly wonderful styles.