The 32 Prettiest Floral Wedding Guest Dresses, Hands Down

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.

Soft watercolour florals with an open back detail.

This dress took my breath away.

With the subtle colours, accessory options are endless. Having said that, a sparkly silver clutch would work beautifully!

The patchwork style never dates – also thumbs up for the many styles in one.

I love this subtle nod to botanicals. A quieter print if you’re not so keen on bold colours.

This flamenco-inspired dress was made for dancing. PS, have you seen how lovely this looks on Hannah?

A tiered style skirt equals drama. All the better for swishing on the dancefloor.

Green and lilac pair beautifully.

You’ll squeeze a lot of wear out of this dress in the summer months, too.

A quirky, playful style.

A pinafore style with a pink frill running throughout – just gorgeous. Pair with a hair ribbon to match.

A perfect match with tan ankle strap heels and a brown, or nude bag.

This green is always popular for the wedding season.

A relaxed style with daisy print. Perfect with a cushioned pouch.

Olivia Rose offers made to measure styles, so your dress will fit just right for the special occasion.

A subtle hint of floral print on a pale background.

A showstopping maxi with a twisted halterneck and open back.

A lightweight piece for outdoor weddings and summer days.

This is a timeless floral in the most darling pattern and cut. I love it!

This beauty reminds me of a dress my mum wore to her wedding reception in the early ’90s.

Soft focus florals are brilliant if you’re not as keen on bold prints.

The scalloped edge and empire line add some intricate detail to this sundress.

The belted feature will accentuate your waist.

The mix of colours and lace trim elevate the tea dress shape to new heights.

The adjustable waist feature will enable you to pull in the waist for a fuller skirt.

A bias fit that will also see you through the summer holidays.

Zimmerman produces brilliant wedding guest dresses. This midi is no exception.

A slight fishtail shape with a laser-cut hem.

A twisted waistband detail to break up the fabric.

Wrap styles are always great for the wedding season.

Wear with a slouchy brown bag for a hint of androgyny.

You can wear this for special occasions and summer days.

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