Best Wedding Guest Dresses: Our Favourite Stunning Wedding Guest Dresses to Shop Now

Are you stressed about what to wear to that wedding you've been invited to? Fear not! Simply choose one of these stunning wedding guest dresses which suit all styles and budgets.


Are wedding invitations stacking up on your mantelpiece at an alarming rate? Have you spent at least half of all your weekends this year at bridal showers and hen parties? We know the feeling.


We’re not sure “wedding season” is even a thing anymore. With winter weddings becoming all-the-more popular and spring celebrations cropping up everywhere we turn, it’s no longer enough to just shop for your wedding guest dresses between May and September.

Nope, you’ve got to be fully equipped all year round. We’ve already rounded up the best summer wedding guest dresses, and shared our picks of the top winter wedding guest dresses, but we thought it time to present 51 of the best and most stunning wedding guest dresses that’ll work whatever the month.

This year, we’re seeing lots of yellow, plenty of frills and an abundance of satin, plus a hanky-hem thrown in here and there for good measure. It’s a good job that despite a few small rules, you pretty much get free reign when it comes to putting together your wedding guest outfit.

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  • White is a total no-no. Doesn’t that go without saying?
  • Don’t upstage the bride. By all means be experimental, but don’t go too OTT.
  • Don’t wear anything too skimpy. The couple’s grandparents will be there, remember.
  • Be bright and colourful in the summer! The photographs will look all the better for it.
  • Don’t be too casual. You’ve got to make an effort.
  • Take a pair of flats! Who can really dance all night in heels?

So, without further ado, here’s our edit of the best wedding guest dresses of the moment. Get scrolling and take your pick.

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French Connection Alissia Flare Cold Shoulder Dress – £130

Ooh la la! How pretty is the Alissia dress by French Connection?! Understated and glamorous, it is designed in a shade called “Satin Slipper” (we’re sold already), and features an illusion neckline and dainty ruffled shoulders.

If that wasn’t enough, the fit and flare shape is super flattering, and the slightly stretchy fabric will have your back when you overindulge at the dessert table.

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Warehouse Frill Lace Midi Dress – £86

We hear wedding bells every time we look at this dress. With a frilled waist that flatters and an ever-so-pretty below-the-knee cut, this lace beauty is perfect for celebrating in.

Oh, and did we mention it comes in aqua, navy and coral? One of each, please.

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Nasty Gal Finishing Touch Belted Dress – £40

To say we’re obsessed with the Finishing Touch Satin Dress by Nasty Gal would be the understatement of the year. We literally can’t get enough.

It’s part of the Emma Louise Connolly edit, and anything she loves we’re totally on board with. This dress is made from satin and features a midi, high-low hem, sexy key-hole cut-out and flattering waist belt. What’s more, the beautiful orange shade makes it the perfect summer wedding guest dress.

If you choose this, keep you accessories simple. This dress can do all the talking.

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New Look Bright Orange Tie Shoulder Bodycon Dress – £22.99

Those of you looking for ways to save money as a wedding guest should totally look in the direction of this orange bodycon dress.

Not only is it only £22.99 (nope, we can’t believe it either), it’s totally on-trend thanks to its one-shoulder detailing. Styled with black accessories, this piece would look great at a wedding.

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New Look Green Side Split Bardot Midi Dress – £19.99

New Look hit the nail on the head time and time again with gorgeous wedding-appropriate occasion wear at amazing prices, and this green elasticated bardot midi dress is certainly no exception.

We love the balloon sleeves and off-the-shoulder neckline – they’re such flattering features which jazz up an otherwise simple design.

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Ted Baker Amylia Berry Sundae Dress – £179

Stop what you’re doing. This Ted Baker dress needs you undivided attention!

Feminine florals adorn the Amylia dress for a look that is undeniably glamorous. The buckle straps add a contemporary twist to the classic silhouette while the waistband will flatter any figure endlessly.

We know they say you shouldn’t wear white to a wedding, but with a print as pretty as this splashed all over it? You can just about get away with it.

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Monsoon Opal Print Tea Dress – £99

Dress with zest at that wedding you’ve been invited to with this gorgeous Opal tea dress by Monsoon.

It is covered head-to-toe in a gorgeous orange and lemon print, and made from the most luxurious of fabric. Thanks to the wrap silhouette and flattering V-neck, you’ll feel the best version of yourself in this piece.

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Ted Baker Lorene Halter Neck Dress – £199

Say hello to the Lorene dress by Ted Baker, a simple and sophisticated halterneck dress which will have you twirling through the summer months.

This piece is gorgeous. It comes in a bright red shade and features all-over delicate embroidery. The pleated skirt is full and flattering whilst the high neck balances out the shorter length perfectly. Oh, and it has pockets. No need for a clutch bag, then.

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Topshop Bardot Dip Hem Midi Dress – £55

This dress by Topshop encapsulates sophistication. It is bold and regal and features the most gorgeous of ruffle bardot sleeves.

Designed with a dip-hem and sweetheart neckline, you’ll look beyond stunning if this is your wedding guest dress of choice.

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Ted Baker Nellina Dip Hem Dress – £229

Make an entrance in the Nellina dress by Ted Baker, a design which will have you feeling as sunny as you look.

Perfect for a summer wedding, this wedding guest dress has a dip-hem for that ladylike flourish, all-over pleats and a striking geometric print on the skirt. Metallic accessories would complement the piece really nicely.

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Ted Baker Gillyy Berry Sundae Dress – £229

We’re loving the Gillyy bardot dress by Ted Baker, a bright red number with a plethora of pleats and a beautiful floral pattern to the skirt.

The off-the-shoulder neckline keeps this piece modern while the floaty skirt is classic and feminine. You’re sure to turn heads if this is the wedding guest dress you choose.

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Silk Fred Black Floral Midi Dress – £60

If your search for the best wedding guest dress hasn’t extended to Silk Fred yet, then this dress is sure to have you convinced that it should.

At £60, this piece is pretty good value, and it would be perfect for that winter wedding you’re attending. The long sleeves will keep you warm when you’re posing outside for photos, and the autumnal colour palette will have you feeling as stylish as ever. Oh, and can we talk about the ruffles on that skirt? So pretty.

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Nasty Gal Rose of My Heart Dress – £38

Top style points for the Rose of My Heart dress by Nasty Gal. Not only does it come in the chicest shade of gold we’ve ever laid our eyes on, but it also features a beautiful cowl neck and playful high-low skirt.

At only £38, you better snap this one up pronto. We predict a sell-out.

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Silk Fred Midi Wrap Dress – £50

This Silk Fred midi dress is another piece which makes the perfect winter wedding guest dress. The floral, botanic-inspired print is oh-so-chic and the kimono sleeves make for a stylish addition.

This dress would look great paired with some nude court shoes, a la Silk Fred’s styling.

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Nasty Gal High Neckline Feeling Fine Dress – £30

Oh hello there, beautiful dress! We’re not sure what we love the most about the Feeling Fine dress by Nasty Gal. Is it the colour? Is it that gorgeous circular belt that we’re definitely going to be styling it with? Is it the luxurious fabric? Or perhaps it’s the fashionable high-neck. We just can’t decide.

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Chi Chi Karlene Dress – £65

Look fierce in florals in this gorgeous printed midi dress by Chi Chi.

It features a digital floral print design, an elegant and sleeveless fitted bodice and a lovely full skirt which will twirl as you make your way around the dance floor. What’s not to love?

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Nasty Gal Satin Frill Dress – £30

Look pretty in pink and feminine in this gorgeous satin frill midi dress. Perfect for weddings in any season, this piece features a deep V-neck, gorgeous frill hem and timeless cuffed sleeves.

If you’re not going to be wearing a hat or fascinator, jazz this dress up with some sparkly hair-slides. They’re so on trend and the perfect finishing touch.

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Oasis Patched Spot Midi Dress – £58

This midi dress has got Hitched HQ all hot under the collar. Spots have had an update for the new season, where patched prints make them totally style-savvy.

Pair this dress with a red lip and tonal accessories for a monochrome wedding guest get-up that’ll knock everyone off their feet.

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Nasty Gal Let’s Get Purr-sonal Dress – £35

Animal print is a bold wedding guest dress choice, but we think you can pull it off.

This midi dress by Nasty Gal is as stylish as it is striking. It features a crew neck-line, midi silhouette, fluted sleeves and a lovely ruffle hem. Pair with simple black accessories and you’ll be good to go.

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River Island One Shoulder Bodycon Dress – £36

If you’re on the hunt for a wedding guest dress which is both chic and simple, then this one-shoulder bodycon dress by River Island would be total perfection.

The colour makes it the perfect design for a spring wedding, and the circular gold belt is a super-stylish feature. All in all, we’re huge fans of this piece!

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Chi Chi Navy Embroidered Dress – £55

This high-neck embroidered dress is perfect for a wedding in any season, thanks to the contrast between the mini length and long sleeves.

The print is simple and understated and the fluted sleeves are totally on trend. Now all you need is a matching fascinator.

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River Island Pink Floral Tie Halter Neck Swing Dress – £36

Wedding guests looking for a wedding guest dress which is totally unique and different will love this pink floral halterneck design from River Island.

The contrast between three different prints is seriously striking, and with a gorgeous monochrome belt to tie the whole thing together, makes for a very flattering look. Style this dress with an elegant updo, so as not to make the neckline too busy.

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Chi Chi Naarah Dress – £75

You can’t go wrong with a timeless red gown, and this Naarah Dress by Chi Chi is up there with the best.

With lovely long lace sleeves, a pleated skirt and high-neck design, this dress will see you through from winter wedding to summer celebration. We love.

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Chi Chi Sheila Dress – £65

Feel fabulous at that upcoming wedding in this simple yet striking fuschia dress by Chi Chi.

The boat neckline is timeless and the full skirt is flattering. Be bold and pair this dress with some colour pop accessories in the summer or with black strappy sandals in the winter. This piece is oh-so-versatile.

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Yumi Lace Tunic Dress – £50

Giving the timeless lace dress a modern spin is this eye-catching occasion dress by Yumi. Designed from floral lace and complemented with satin binding to the collar and wrists, it features alluring sheer sleeves and flared cuffs. Attention to detail is certainly central here.

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Hobbs Marina Midi Dress – £199

Hobbs might have been founded back in 1981, but this Marina Midi Dress proves they’re still on top of every trend going.

From the colour to the midi length and high neck, this gorgeous emerald green dress is a total winner. Style with nude heels and some statement gold earrings for a show stopping wedding guest look.

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Oasis Flower Bunch Midi Dress – £45

Another dress which is perfect for weddings in any season is this flower bunch midi dress by Oasis. Florals are an effortless way of bringing femininity to any modern wardrobe, and this design is the perfect illustration.

It is decorated with vibrant-hued bunches of flowers and features a high neck with slimming bodice. Choose a colour out of the flower bunches and match all of your accessories to that.

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Oasis Satin Column Midi Dress – £49

Get dressed up for your upcoming wedding celebration in this stylish column dress.

It features an elegant square neck, gorgeous frill hem and flattering waistline. You’ll wear this dress again and again, we assure you.

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Oasis Bloom Print Column Dress – £55

This gorgeous floral wedding guest dress by Oasis has got us all in a flurry. With butterflies and flowers and foliage aplenty, the print is perfect for a summer wedding, as are the spaghetti straps and pretty fluted hem-line.

There is so much to love about this dress; we can’t imagine a day when we won’t want it in our wardrobes.

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French Connection Coletta Maxi Tea Dress – £110

A bold red hue offers the most striking of backdrops for the vibrant floral print on this Coletta Maxi Tea Dress.

The design has a flattering, flowing shape with a wrap front and tie-up waist. It is perfect for special occasions, but could also be dressed down with sandals, perfect if you’re after something you can wear again.

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French Connection Chante Lace Mix Dress – £150

Say hello to French Connection’s Chante Lace Dress, a design which just screams winter wedding and exudes elegance.

Designed in gorgeous burgundy lace, it features a trim on the sleeves and sheer panelling to give the illusion of a plunging neckline. How totally on-trend of you, FC.

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French Connection Paulette Jersey Puff Sleeve Dress – £95

You can’t go wrong with a little black dress, especially at a winter wedding, and this number from French Connection is a sure-fire hit.

Thanks to its flattering mini length and unique sheer puff sleeves, you’ll be sure to turn heads for all the right reasons.

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French Connection Cecile Sheer V-Neck Dress – £145

For summer weddings, the Cecile dress by French Connection is the perfect fit.

The flowing maxi dress has an easy, draped fit with flattering wrap front, fixed waistband and ruffled hem. We’re totally in love with the vibrant floral print which covers the entirety of the piece, too!

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Warehouse Spot Cami Midi Dress – £62

Words can’t describe quite how much we love this dress. Spots have had an update for the new season, where print clashes bring them right up to date.

This straight up and down dress has pretty cross-over straps at the bag and a midi-length skirt. Style with some colour pop accessories in the summer to really make a statement.

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Warehouse Tiger High Neck Midi Dress – £65

Animal print is a trend that is here to stay, so dress head to toe in it with this gorgeous high neck midi dress by Warehouse.

With side slits to emphasise its oh-so-slinky effect and an open back for added allure, this gorgeous design would be a stunner at any of your upcoming weddings. We’re huge fans.

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Warehouse Satin Frill Sleeve Tea Dress – £69

Maxi tea dresses are everywhere we turn at the moment, but this design by Warehouse has got to be one of our favourites.

Perfect if you’re attending a vintage-themed wedding (or even if you’re not), it features gorgeous frill sleeves and buttons which run right the way down the front. This lovely satin dress is the perfect wedding guest look.

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Topshop Austin Floral Print Angel Sleeve Dress – £39

Oh Topshop, you know how to treat us.

Create an angelic look for that wedding you’re so excited for with this angel-sleeve maxi dress. It features a striking all-over daisy print, patch working and flattering front splits. What’s not to love?

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H&M Satin Halterneck Dress – £59.99

Up next is another animal print number, this time in the form of H&M’s latest satin drop.

We love the halterneck and pleated skirt. Style with gold jewellery and a red lip for a show stopping get-up.

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Abbey Clancy X Lipsy Ruffle Dress – £55

Style Queen Abbey Clancy has teamed up with Lipsy to create a range of beautiful wedding guest-worthy dresses.

We’re huge fans of this royal blue number which features a stunning peplum skirt and ruffled one-shoulder neckline. Keep your makeup neutral and your accessories simple – this dress is the star of the show.

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Wallis Black Polka Dot Swing Dress – £50

Up next are yet more polka dots from Wallis. This swing dress is elegant and pretty thanks to its wrap-front and ruffled neckline.

Styled with either monochrome or colour-pop accessories, you’ll look feminine and fabulous if this is your wedding guest dress of choice.

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M&S Jacquard Fit & Flare Dress – £55

A stunning choice for weddings and evenings out, this midi dress by M&S boasts a beautiful design which combines gathering, draping and blouson sleeves.

This dress is available in both a pretty pink shade and navy blue and is covered in gorgeous jacquard florals.

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Monsoon Suki Print Midi Dress – £150

Monsoon are our go-to for wedding guest dresses which sit somewhere between high-street and high-end, and they’ve not let us down with this gorgeous Suki Print Midi Dress.

You’ll be sure to make a statement in abstract florals, and the asymmetric neckline and hem are such stylish features. We love.

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Next Black Floral Embroidered Mesh Midi Dress – £58

Next have come through with this gorgeous black floral mesh midi dress.

At £58, it looks endlessly more expensive than it actually is, and the floral embroidery makes it perfect for summer weddings and winter weddings alike. It is so pretty.

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Monsoon Billie Embellished Midi Dress – £150

We were like magpies to sparkle with this gorgeous embellished midi dress. It is oh-so-pretty and features all-over intricate hand-embellishment.

Pretty at a summer wedding and festive during the winter, this dress is a showstopping piece for weddings in any season.

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Monsoon Maria Palm Lace Midi Dress – £130

The stunning Maria Palm Lace Midi Dress just screams midsummer wedding and has been created with stunning palm lace embroidery.

With an asymmetric neckline and hanky hem, it is endlessly modern and stylish. We can’t get enough.

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Monsoon Bernadette Lace Handy Hem Dress – £130

Created in guipure lace with loops and circles, Monsoon’s Bernadette midi dress is modern and elegant.

It is perfect for summer weddings and features a hanky hemline (the hemline of the moment), a V-neck and flattering waistline.

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M&S Autograph Satin Slip Midi Dress – £55

Say hello to M&S’ £55 satin slip dress. The turquoise shade and asymmetric skirt really sets this design apart from other slip dresses on the high street.

We’ll always be fans of the square neckline, and the simplicity of this piece makes it the perfect blank canvas for all of your accessories. You’re sure to turn heads if this is the dress you choose.

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River Island Light Blue Belted Playsuit – £46

If dresses aren’t your cup of tea, fear not. Perhaps this gorgeous baby blue playsuit from River Island will be?

Classy and sophisticated, it is the perfect wedding guest dress alternative and features a wide belt, wrap front and button fastening.

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H&M Dress in Broderie Anglaise – £69.99

How pretty is this knee-length woven dress by H&M? It would be the perfect wedding guest outfit and could be re-worn on your summer holiday afterwards. Talk about two birds with one stone!

It features adjustable spaghetti straps, a V-neck and all-over broderie anglaise.

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Nasty Gal Taking Care of Business Satin Dress – £50

Look smart and look the part at your upcoming wedding in the Taking Care of Business dress by Nasty Gal.

The deep green shade is perfect for a chilly celebration, and the shorter length is nicely balanced out by long sleeves and a chunky collar. We’re huge fans of this little number.

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H&M Pleated Dress in Turquoise – £69.99

It was the beautiful ombre effect which drew us to this pretty and feminine wedding guest dress by H&M at first.

It is made from a pleated mesh and boasts flattering spaghetti straps and an elasticated seam at the waist with a delicate frill. Pair with nude accessories for a showstopping wedding guest outfit.

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