65 Summer Wedding Guest Dresses: Our Top Picks

If you're attending a summer wedding, don't stress about what to wear. We have 65 gorgeous guest dresses for all styles and budgets


Have you been invited to a summer wedding? If you’re looking for wedding guest outfit inspiration, we’ve rounded up 65 of our favourite wedding guest dresses for summer with our top picks from the latest collections. Once you’ve found your perfect dress, why not browse our wedding guest hairstyle guide?

Pink Florals

This pink dress with 3D floral details (£150) is ideal for a fashion forward guest. The length is conservative, but the sheer fabric is stylish and a bit cheeky. Don’t go overboard with the accessories and let this dress do all the work.

Sheer pink floral dress from ASOS

Bright Blues

If you’re not a fan of pink, consider this bold floral print dress in a vibrant light blue shade from ASOS (£95). The embroidered floral detail makes the dress look really high end and it would go perfectly with tan accessories.

Blue ASOS dress with embroidered floral detail

Retro Glamour

This Biba dress (£99) is perfect for those who love all things retro. The fun fringing will love amazing as you dance the night away, and the colours mean it would work with tights and ankle boots in the winter too.

Biba dress from House of Fraser

Oriental Inspired

This gorgeous midi dress from M&Co (£39) has lovely blue and grey tones throughout, and is brightened up with white flowers. 

Floral print wedding guest dress

60s Style

If you’re a fan of a retro inspired look, you’ll love this 60s style shift dress from the new M&S Archive collection(£45).

Retro 60s shift style dress

Emerald Green

This emerald green dress from Little Black Dress (£210) is beautifully embellished with gorgeous beads and jewels. Sparkly heels and a shiny clutch bag will bring even more detail out in the dress. It’s a must-have. 

embellished emerald green wedding guest dress

Striped Skater

For a cheap and cheerful wedding guest dress, what about this multi-coloured striped dress from New Look, which costs £29.99? The Bardot neckline is so flattering.

Summer wedding guest dress with striped detail and a bardot neckline

Red Florals

Red is such a hot summer colour and the textured floral pattern on this New Look dress (£44.99) is really bold and ideal for summer weddings. Pair this dress with nude heels and a vibrant fascinator to be the best dressed wedding guest there. 

Red floral lace dress from New Look

Yellow Lace

Steal the show with this bold yellow midi dress from River Island (£75) – go for a clashing colour for your accessories to really make the dress pop.

Yellow strappy lace midi dress for a summer wedding guest

Floral Details

The tones of this Wallis dress (£45) are perfect for summer occasions and what better occasion than a wedding? The tie-waist is really flattering and creates a pretty silhouette. 

Floral summer wedding guest dress

1940s Siren

For a vintage floral look, this dress from Pretty Eccentric (£149) fits the bill perfectly. The petal capped sleeves are a really classy touch and we love the fit and flare silhouette. 

Vintage floral style summer wedding guest dress


Green Fringing

How cool is the fringe detail on this glam green dress from Simply Be (£55)? It’s perfect for boho babes and will look amazing as you dance.

Green crochet summer wedding guest dress

Bright and Blue

This bright blue origami pleat dress (£34) from Apricot will ensure all eyes are on you – when they’re not on the bride, that is.

Bold blue wedding guest dress for a summer wedding

Retro Polka Dots

Go for a 1950s vibe with this pretty polka dot dress from Simply Be (£29). You can dress it up with red accessories.

Retro style summer wedding guest dress with polka dot detail

Girly Pink

You’ll feel super-girly twirling the night away in this bright pink ‘Faye’ dress from Butterfly by Matthew Williamson (£120) at Debenhams.

Bright pink strappy dress for a summer wedding guest

Embellished Neckline

This bold blue embellished maxi dress from Evans (£35) is perfect to party in – we love the embellished neckline.

Bright blue summer wedding guest dress with an embellished neckline

Bardot Babes

Add a summery twist to your outfit by choosing a coral pink dress. We love this Bardot dress from Very, which costs £50. It comes in bright blue too!

Bardot dresses in coral and blue perfect for a summer wedding guest

Sheer Sleeves

If you’re looking for a summer wedding guest dress that will cover your arms, we love this midi dress from Jameela Jamil’s Simply Be collection, which costs £60. The sheer sleeves will cover your arms but keep you cool.

Red midi dress with polka dot detailing for a summer wedding guest

Pink Polka Dot

This pretty polka dot dress from Wallis (£36) is ideal for a summer wedding. Why not pair it with tan accessories?

Pink polka dot summer wedding guest dress from Wallis

Red Lace

This bold red dress from Evans (£35) with lace detailing on the skirt is super flattering and isn’t for wallflowers!

Red summer wedding guest dress from Evans

Pretty Vintage

Vintage loving ladies will adore this pretty floral dress from Evans (£49.50) – you can wear it time and time again.

Vintage style floral summer wedding guest dress

Figure Flattering

This blue floral summer wedding guest dress from Evans (£40) will cinch you in at the waist, creating an hourglass shape.

Blue floral skater style summer wedding guest dre

Summery Greens

Gok Wan has designed a capsule collection for Sainsbury’s, and we love this flattering green dress! It’ll look great on holiday too. Head in store for more details.

Green lace summer wedding guest dress

Sultry Lace

We can’t get enough of this sexy blue dress with lace detailing from Michelle Keegan’s Lipsy collection (£65) – it’s perfect if you’re hoping to meet your Prince Charming at the wedding!

Blue lace summer wedding guest dress

Lace Applique

The lace applique on this Michelle Keegan for Lipsy dress (£65) isn’t just pretty – it’s practical too as it frames your figure in the most flattering way.

Coral toned summer wedding dress with lace applique

Floral Lace

This bright blue lace dress from Gok Wan’s Sainsbury’s collection is affordable and stylish! Find out more in store.

Blue lace summer wedding guest dress

Striped Shift

This striped shift dress from Simply Be (£35) will skim over any lumps and bumps and will ensure you stand out.

Striped shift dress for a summer wedding

Bold Detail

Weddings demand floral dresses! This Ellen Tracy dress has it all – feminine florals, flattering side panels and an on-trend exposed zip, all for £95.

Floral dress from Ellen Tracy at House of Fraser

Tropical Vibes

If you want something a bit different, this dress from Label Lab is perfect, and costs just £41.40. The high-low hem is really striking, and it would work for a holiday too! Consider it if you’re attending a destination wedding – a skinny brown leather belt around the middle is the perfect accessory.

Label Lab dress with high low hem

Yellow Lace

We love this sunny yellow tiered dress from Michael Kors at House of Fraser (£200) – as will everyone else at the wedding. Navy accessories would be the perfect match.

Yellow lace dress from Michael Kors


Striped Sundress

Guests headed off to a destination wedding in the sun this summer need to consider this gorgeous pink striped sundress from M&S (£49)– the tasselled belt and shoulders are perfect for celebrations in the sun.

Striped Marks and Spencers pink dress

Cobalt Blue

If you want a maxi dress, this vibrant blue gown from Phase Eight at House of Fraser (£99) is perfect. The sheer overlay is ideal for a hot summer’s day. It'd also make an amazing cobalt blue bridesmaid dress!

Blue maxi dress from Phase Eight

Embellished Neckline

This deep pink dress from Very (£75) is ideal for a sophisticated wedding guest. It’s knee-length and high necked, ideal for a more formal affair and the jewelled neckline means you don’t have to worry too much about accessories.

Fuchsia pink dress from Very

Boho Style

This boho skater dress from Pretty Little Thing has the most gorgeous floral patterns and a really flattering open back, and it’s only £25. 

Vintage style summer wedding guest dress

Blue Patterns 

This printed lace V-neck dress from Joy (£55) is so suited to this summer’s wedding scene. The blue and green tones would look so nice with silver jewellery and a neutral coloured headpiece to finish the look off. 

Blue lace floral pattern summer wedding guest dress

Subdued Florals

The subtle shimmer of the fabric makes this dress look really high end. We love the sophisticated floral pattern on this Wallis dress (£30) – it’s feminine without being overly girly.

Floral dress from Wallis

Cool Co-ords

Co-ords are a big trend for 2016 and this floral two piece from New Look (top £14.99, skirt £24.99) is an amazing example of how appropriate they can be for weddings. 

Floral two piece wedding guest outfit

Aqua Shades

This aqua toned dress from WtR (£385) is the perfect choice if you’re pregnant and have a bump to dress, as it will skim over your stomach and be comfortable to move around in. Check out our edit of the best maternity dresses for wedding guests for more ideas.

Aqua dress from WtR

Summer Stripes

Blue floral prints are a stunning stand out colour especially when it comes to dresses and the cream tone of this background in this dress from Joy (£75) brings out the cobalt blue colour even more. 

Striped floral summer guest dress

Pretty Pastel

We love the funky colours used on this £65 dress from Oliver Bonas. The pastel vibes give a real 70s chic feel to the dress and we would recommend platform heels and a quirky clutch to complete this summer wedding guest look. 

Pastel wedding guest dress for a summer wedding

Raspberry Ruffle

We love the bright raspberry shade of this wrap dress from WtR (£273). The V-neckline is a flattering cut and the longer length of the skirt is made a bit racier by a simple split.

Raspberry wrap style dress from WtR

Bold Maxi

This vibrant maxi dress (£40) from Wallis has bold prints and colours married together to create one show-stopping dress. The side slit adds style and the soft jersey material makes it super comfy. 

Patterned maxi dress from Wallis

Blue Florals

This gorgeous dress from Debut at Debenhams (£128) has all the makings of a guest dress for a summer wedding! It has lace, florals and a pretty colour palette.

Floral and lace dress

Co-ord Chic

This co-ord look from Lipsy (skirt £38, top £35) is super sexy and stylish. With a big cream hat or fascinator and barely-there sandals, you will totally rock the summer wedding guest look and everyone will wish they had this outfit too. 

Wedding guest co-ord outfit

Figure Hugging

Star by Julien McDonald at Debenhams (£69) has lots of great options – we especially love this one with its pencil skirt and thick black waistband, which will define your figure.

Star by Julien McDonald floral dress

Pink Feathers

We love feathers and we love pink – so it’s no surprise that this dress from Little Black Dress (£110) is high up in our rankings for wedding guest attire. It is super chic and the colour is perfect for this season. 

Pink feather detail dress

Blue Floral Maxi

This floral maxi dress (£385) is perfect for a stylish wedding guest who wants to look her best at a summer wedding. Keep the accessories simple and let the bold print do the talking.

Floral maxi dress

Glamorous Green


If you want a glamorous look as a wedding guest, this stunning green dress from Pretty Eccentric (£149) should be a winner for you. The embellishment is perfection and the gold and silver hand beaded bodice is definitely its selling point. 

Green embellished summer wedding guest dress

Vintage Florals

This blue floral creation from M&Co (£39) has a vintage feel due to the skinny belt and floaty skirt. It would work as a guest dress for women of all ages - pair with a light coloured pashmina if you want to cover your arms.

Blue floral dress from M&Co

Shimmery Sparkles

Winter isn’t the only season where you can pull off sequins. The warm gold tones in this dress from Little Black Dress (£199) make it totally appropriate for summer partying and a wedding is a great time to boogie in your new glamorous frock! 

Sparkly gold wedding guest dress

Red Crochet

This New Look maxi dress (£24.99) is the perfect summer outfit with its eye catching print and floaty skirt. It’s also ideal for guests who don’t do girly dresses – thanks to the unique crochet fabric and red colour palette.

Red crochet guest dress

Stylish Maxi

The Leona print maxi dress from Phase Eight (£99) is effortlessly elegant and on trend for summer with its multi-coloured brush stroke print. The ruche detailing at the front breaks up the print nicely and pulls in the waist for a figure flattering look.

Brushstroke print maxi dress

Super Glam

If you’re attending a summer celebration at a glamorous wedding venue, then you need a guest dress to match the occasion - the Angelina dress from Little Black Dress (£95) should do the trick. 

Coral maxi dress

Boho Vibes

We love the boho vibe of the fun and floaty Ukulele dress from Little Black Dress (£131). The cape sleeves would look beautiful caught in a summer’s breeze. 

Boho floaty wedding guest dress

Daisy Pattern

You’ll feel ever so pretty in pink if you opt for the whimsical Goddiva dress from Little Black Dress (£49). As if the pastel colour didn’t make it summery enough, the dress also features stunning daisy crochet lace from top to bottom.

Daisy patterned pink dress

Lace Midi Dress

If you’re looking for a sophisticated dress for a summer wedding then how about the exquisite D.Anna midi dress from Little Black Dress (£76)? 

Lace midi dress

Daring Neckline

This pink dress from New Look (£19.99) would be a fashion forward look if you’re an evening guest at a summer wedding. To balance out the daring v-neckline and short skirt, keep your hair and makeup fuss free and wear simple accessories.

Pink skater wedding guest dress

Glam Metallics

Metallics are a hot trend for weddings right now. We love this crinkle satin dress from Topshop (£75) which comes in a stunning shade of dusky pink and has a fashion forward wrap skirt.

Metalic skater dress from Topshop 

Girly Skater Dress

Girly guests will adore this cute skater dress from Little Black Dress (£38). The baby pink hue combined with the cut out detail makes for a striking look that you could complement with silver accessories. 

Cut out skater detail dress

Lovely Lace

This gorgeous lacy New Look dress (£39.99) nails two big summer wedding guest dress trends – pastels and lace. The figure flattering cut of the dress is complemented with a modest v-neckline and pretty hem. 

Lace summer wedding guest dress

Cut Out Detail

The beautiful Kendall cutwork dress from Phase Eight (£160) is summery perfection with its knee length fit and flare design. The dreamy blue lace and cute satin bow would look lovely at a vintage themed wedding

Vintage style wedding guest dress

Lemon Lace

We feel all summery just looking at this beauty of a dress from Little Black Dress (£180)! The dress has the most divine shade of lemon which is complemented further with brocade style lace. 

Lemon lace summer wedding guest dress

Cool Casual

This Mint Velvet dress (£109) is so cool it hurts. The lose fitting, asymmetric hem shift dress is covered in a swirl print which is very modern and fitting for this season. Chunky heels and a sequin clutch will bring this look to life.

Casual summer wedding guest dress

Waterfall Gown

This floral, split front, waterfall gown from Little Black Dress (£60) is completely unique and has a super flattering neckline which will have you looking so feminine and pretty. 

Floral wedding guest dress for summer

Now you’re all sorted with your outfit, why not browse our list of wedding gift ideas for inspiration?


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