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26 of the Prettiest Spring Wedding Guest Dresses

Spring wedding season is fast approaching; shop our favourite spring wedding guest dresses for all budgets and tastes!

Model wearing a lilac pleated spring wedding guest dress

Spring is fast approaching, and if you’ve received your invites and picked up your wedding gifts, there’s only one thing left to do: hunt for a spring wedding guest dress.

Weddings can happen during any point of the year, but spring is often a time when things can become the busiest. Not too hot, yet harbouring a warm breeze in the air, this time of year can be lovely for weddings, and is often considered the most romantic. While during summer you may find yourself too hot for many styles, and winter can ruin your chances of a chic outfit, spring is perhaps the most ideal time of year to show off your best wedding style.

From high street spring wedding guest dresses to those that are a little more mid-range, we have picked out some of the best spring dresses for wedding guests in the stores right now. They range from mini dresses to maxis, with long sleeves, short sleeves, and even sleeveless picks. There are florals, polka dots, and plenty of blank canvases for accessorising up a storm.

So read on to find your edit of the best wedding guest dresses for the impending spring season.

26 of the Best Wedding Guest Dresses for Spring

1. Bardot Ombre Pleated Midi Dress - £75, Chi Chi London

Model wearing an off the shoulder pleated blue ombre midi dress

We're starting off our round-up with this ombre beauty from Chi Chi London that features a flattering off the shoulder neckline and a pleated skirt. The transition from blue to white stops the vibrant colour from feeling too much, and gives a fresh, fun look. 

Sizing: 6-16

Pros & Cons: Made from delicate fabrics, the skirt will fall so gracefully and swish wonderfully when you move. It will need a bit of extra care when washing - stick to dry cleaning. 

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2. Hai Slip Dress - £198, Whistles

Model wearing a satin olive green slip dress

Fashion-forward wedding guests will be all over Whistles as their designs are trendy, minimalistic and chic. The Hai slip is a spring dress for a wedding that is super easy to throw on and style - this model has kept her accessories neutral but we reckon a hot pink bag or shoes would look fabulous against the green. 

Sizing: XS-XL

Pros & Cons: Satin feels and looks lovely! To keep it looking its best all day, make sure you don't spill any drinks as it's a hard fabric to remove stains from. 

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3. Jacquard Corset Midi Dress - £189, Coast

Model wearing a yellow floral corset style spring wedding guest dress

Yellow is an undeniably happy colour and when paired with a gorgeous print bursting with blooms it makes for an ideal wedding guest dress for spring. This design from Coast has structure to it which makes it feel a little more formal - it would easily take you from day to night. 

Sizing: 18-26

Pros & Cons: This dress is made from a slightly thicker fabric so although it is sleeveless you might not need to bring a jacket. It allows the skirt to stay full and not loose its shape. 

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4. Abstract Print Wrap Maxi Dress - £40, Boohoo

Model wearing an abstract print puff sleeve wedding guest dress

For a fun spring wedding guest dress, consider this number from Boohoo. It has a bright abstract print that will ensure you make an entrance and the silhouette is super on trend with puff sleeves and a wrap style skirt. 

Sizing: 8-18

Pros & Cons: The leg split breaks up the print perfectly and adds a sultry touch. If it's a little too high for your liking, a few stitches or a safety pin will do the job. 

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5. Josephine Knot Drape Midaxi Dress - £78, Pretty Lavish

Model wearing a pink long sleeved spring wedding guest dress

This Pretty Lavish dress is absolutely gorgeous! It was the bubble-gum pink colour that initially drew us in (a shade that we are predicting will be everywhere this season), but the bell sleeves are beautiful too. 

Sizing: 6-26

Pros & Cons: This dress is a steal at less than £80! One review stated that the quality is amazing and it's the perfect bloat-friendly dress. They recommend sizing down as the style is quite giving. 

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6. Plunge Pleated Midi Dress - £50, ASOS

Model wearing a long sleeved light green pleated dress

This ASOS dress will give a breath of fresh air to your spring wardrobe. The long sleeves will keep you warm if the wedding is in early spring but the sheer fabric is still breathable. Discover more plus size wedding guest dresses here. 

Sizing: 16-30

Pros & Cons: The lace detailing on the skirt adds a romantic finish to this spring wedding guest outfit. If you are not comfortable with the neckline, you can easily pop a cami or slip underneath. 

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7. Spot Long Sleeve Belted Midi Dress - £49, River Island

Model wearing a blue polka dot long sleeved dress with a belt

We adore the vintage appeal this River Island dress is giving. The pretty polka dot print is a playful feature and the rhinestone belt and buttons add glitz and glamour. Keep your accessories minimal as the dress will do all the talking. 

Sizing: 6-18

Pros & Cons: The belt will cinch you in at the waist in a really flattering fashion. This dress is best suited for early spring when the weather is a little cooler. 

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8. Darcey Lace Belted Peplum Dress - £58, Little Mistress

Model wearing a short lilac lace peplum dress with a belt

On the hunt for a short spring wedding guest dress? This lilac lace outfit from Little Mistress is formal enough to be worn to a wedding thanks to the structured bodice but it could still be re-worn for more causal events to come. 

Sizing: 6-16

Pros & Cons: Lilac is a versatile colour that looks beautiful and flatters all skin tones. If it's a little too pretty for your style, add some edge with darker accessories. 

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9. Elowen Poppy Print Midi Dress - £329, LK Bennett 

Model wearing a poppy print midi dress

Even if you think florals for spring aren't ground-breaking, they still make a stunning addition to a spring wedding guest dress! This design from LK Bennett is covered in bouquets with poppies and wildflowers. It would suit a garden wedding venue setting perfectly. 

Sizing: 6-18

Pros & Cons: LK Bennett designs are slightly more expensive than your typical high street buy, but the quality is exceptional and it'll last you for seasons to come. Think of it as an investment. 

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10. Baxley Dress - £245, Reformation

Model wearing a printed blue spring wedding guest dress

Reformation designs are super flattering and one of our favourites is the Baxley dress. Effortlessly cool and the ideal combination of formal and relaxed, it's oh so pretty and the smocked bodice will keep you comfortable all day as it has stretch. 

Sizing: 4-16

Pros & Cons: The Baxley dress is available in a variety of patterns and colours so if the above isn't your style, one of the others might be. 

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11. Chiffon Floral Dip Hem Tiered Midi Dress - £79.99, Quiz

Model wearing a blue spring floral wedding guest dress

Another fabulously floral dress is this pick from Quiz. The tiered skirt will look amazing when you take to the dance floor and the light and floaty fabric looks very ethereal. If you look closely the fabric has glitter thread entwined within that will shimmer and shine under lights. 

Sizing: 6-18

Pros & Cons: The dip hem is a really unique way of adding length to a dress. It's not quite midi but not quite short making it ideal if you are struggling to decide between the two. 

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12. Selene Printed Maxi Dress - £249, Phase Eight

Model wearing a long sleeved tie-dye style maxi dress

Part of Phase Eight's premium collection, the Selene dress is sensational. The pastel colours are very appropriate for spring but they've been used in a grown-up way. We can't decide which feature we love the most - the waterfall sleeves, tie-dye print or flattering ruching. 

Sizing: 6-20

Pros & Cons: This dress stands out in the best possible way to we're predicting you'll have fellow guests asking you where you bought it. Add it to your basket pronto to avoid it selling out of your size. 

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13. Rose Bluebell Ruffle Gown - £385, Needle & Thread

Model wearing a pink ruffled dress

Needle & Thread creations were simply made to be worn to a spring wedding! The Rose Bluebell is one of their most recent releases and it doesn't disappoint in the style stakes. It is available in mini, midi or maxi lengths so it'll suit all heights and tastes. 

Sizing: 4-22

Pros & Cons: The whimsical print of soft roses is really romantic - ideal for a wedding. This dress looks even better in person than it does when pictured as the ruffles move so magically. 

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14. Flower Tara Dress - £89, Never Fully Dressed

Model wearing a floral dress with a pink blazer

Bored of sugary shades for spring? Never Fully Dressed have taken bright blooms to whole new level with the Tara dress and we're obsessed. It'll look amazing when paired with pink just like this model has done. 

Sizing: 6-24

Pros & Cons: This dress may be long sleeved and midi in length but the lightweight fabric will keep you cool. 

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15. Colour Block Puff Sleeve Dress - £119, Warehouse

Model wearing a colour block puff sleeve dress

Another way of switching up pastels for spring is by colour blocking them with black. This dress from Warehouse will make a stunning statement and we adore the way the light green and purple contrasts against the darker hue. 

Sizing: 6-16

Pros & Cons: You can easily lighten this look up with white or neutral accessories. The neckline and puff sleeves are very on trend. 

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16. Italian Fabric Bardot Pencil Dress - £189, Coast

Model wearing a coral off the shoulder pencil dress

If you're after a traditional wedding guest dress, this coral outfit from Coast could be just the ticket. It's also available in grey but for a wedding, a pretty pink is perfect. The off the shoulder neckline and statement collar is a lovely feature. 

Sizing: 8-18

Pros & Cons: A pencil dress silhouette will restrict your movement slightly but this design has cleverly been fitted with a back split which will help. 

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17. Satin Maxi Dress - £62, Chi Chi London

Model wearing satin pink printed dress

We can see this satin dress from Chi Chi London easily becoming one of your favourite outfits for spring celebrations. The fluttered hem falls beautifully and the patterned fabric is unique so we doubt you'll have seen anything the same before. 

Sizing: 6-16

Pros & Cons: The tie front allows you to find your most comfortable fit - make sure you tighten it to avoid it coming loose throughout the day. 

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18. Slinky Cowl Neck Maxi Dress - £28, Boohoo

Model wearing a slinky floral cowl neck dress

Say yes to 90s nostalgia with this cowl neck slinky dress from Boohoo. It'll skim over your curves to create a beautiful silhouette and the floral print gives a lovely nod to the season. For less than £30, you can't go wrong.  

Sizing: 8-18

Pros & Cons: Be mindful that this dress is backless - it looks sensational but if you're worried about being cold or would feel more comfortable being more covered for the ceremony, a blazer would work wonderfully. 

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19. Thea Halter Neck Ruffle Dress - £85, Pretty Lavish

Model wearing a halter neck ruffle maxi dress

Orange and pink is a great pairing, as seen on the Thea dress from Pretty Lavish. We can imagine you sipping wedding cocktails as the sun sets over a romantic spring-time wedding in this bombshell of a dress. 

Sizing: 6-16

Pros & Cons: One review comments that they received so many compliments when rocking this dress. If you prefer a dress with a more form-fitting silhouette, add a belt around the middle to define your waist. 

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20. Square Neck Belted Pleated Midi Dress - £48, ASOS

Model wearing a belted pleated blue spring wedding guest dress

An enchanting wash of pastel blue, this dress from ASOS is simple in design, yet so flattering. The plain bodice contrasts beautifully against the pleated skirt (which will elongate legs), and the square neckline and wide shoulder straps are flattering on everyone. 

Sizing: 4-18

Pros & Cons: Left ordering your spring wedding guest outfit a little late? ASOS have you covered with their next day delivery service. It'll cost a little more, but for peace of mind it is well worth it. 

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21. Floral Frill Maxi Dress - £38, River Island

Model wearing a white and yellow floral ruffle dress

Although wearing white might not be appropriate as a guest to a wedding, incorporating this fresh colour into your outfit is absolutely fine. Take a cue from this River Island dress which balances out white with a lovely yellow floral print and contrasting fabrics. 

Sizing: 6-18

Pros & Cons: The ruffles on this dress guide the eye down, elongating your legs for a flattering finish. If you think it features too much white for a wedding, pop a coloured blazer over your shoulders. 

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22. Mariposa Lace Jumpsuit - £189, Phase Eight 

Model wearing a lace light blue jumpsuit

You don't have to only wear a dress to a wedding, in fact a jumpsuit is a comfortable option and looks super stylish too. The Mariposa jumpsuit from Phase Eight would make an ideal mother of the bride outfit, or mother of the groom outfit

Sizing: 6-26

Pros & Cons: A jumpsuit does all the hard work for you, while making you look effortlessly chic. This one is perfect for spring as the lace sleeves and trousers balance out each other out temperature wise. 

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23. Sleeveless Floral Dress - £90, Chi Chi London

Model wearing a floral mesh mini dress

We haven't seen a dress design quite like this one from Chi Chi London before so it could make an excellent contender for your next spring wedding. The embroidery has so much detail to it that you'd never believe it costs less than £100. 

Sizing: 6-16

Pros & Cons: The lace overlay is a delicate feature that adds an interesting texture and feel to the look. The bodice and cups don't have much stretch to them so be mindful of this when picking your size. 

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24. Ombre Ruffle Wrap Dress - £32, Boohoo

Model wearing a pastel ombre ruffle wrap dress

If the assignment was to find a dress that screams spring, we'd pass with flying colours. This style from Boohoo is a mesmerising mix of pastel purple, yellow and blue and we love it. It'll make a statement while still looking relatively understated thanks to the soft hues. 

Sizing: 16-28

Pros & Cons: The wrap style silhouette will ensure you stay comfortable all day and allows for lots of movement. It's a bargain at just £32! 

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25. Printed Maxi shirt Dress - £50, River Island

Model wearing a pink and yellow printed long sleeve dress

You won't be walking into the wedding in this beauty from River Island, you'll positively float! The flouncy fabric is light weight yet luxurious and there is so much attention to detail - just look at those buttons and the ruching. 

Sizing: 6-18

Pros & Cons: You'll be packing this dress for your next beach holiday too so we predict you'll get lots of use out of it. It's a vibrant option but if you can't go all out with colours for a celebration, when can you? 

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26. Simara Pleat Dress - £179, Phase Eight

Model wearing a lilac pleated dress with flowers

Phase Eight have nailed the wedding guest dress game again with their latest drop. The Simara pleat dress is a vision of spring, crafted from lilac fabric and featuring a gorgeous 3D floral waistband. It would also make a beautiful bridesmaid dress

Sizing: 6-20

Pros & Cons: Phase Eight styles are popular for a reason so get buying this beauty as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. 

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How to Dress for a Spring Wedding?

Dressing for a spring wedding is actually one of the easiest seasons to dress for as there is so much scope on what you can wear. Focus on floral prints and playful patterns if you really want to ring true to this season, or keep things simple with a gorgeous pastel hue. 

Light weight fabrics, such as linen and cotton are ideal for spring as (like any season in the UK!) the weather can be quite unpredictable and you don't want to feel overly warm. Having said that, a cover up is always advised should the temperature drop come evening. 

When accessorising for a spring wedding, remember that you might be spending time outside on uneven ground or grass so wear appropriate footwear. 

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