53 of the Best Summer Wedding Guest Dresses for 2019

Are you attending a wedding this summer? Don’t stress about what to wear. Simply choose one of these gorgeous summer wedding guest dresses which suit all styles and budgets.


Wedding season will be upon us before we know it, and if you’ve had a wedding invitation drop through your letterbox, you’re probably frantically searching for summer wedding guest dress inspiration.


Anyone else feeling like there’s almost too much choice?


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To give you a helping hand in the all-important dress decision making, we’ve scoured the web and rounded up 53 of the best summer wedding guest dresses with our top picks from the latest collections. You’re guaranteed to find something you love in this lot.

We’ve also compiled a couple of top tips for you, to ensure whatever you choose fits the bill. Take a look…

Top Tips for Choosing a Summer Wedding Guest Dress:

  1. Consider the dress code. Have the couple outlined a colour scheme to adhere to on their wedding invitation? Have they specified “black tie” or “cocktail attire”? Make sure you’re up to date.
  2. Make a mental note of what not to wear to a wedding. Y’know, the glaringly obvious like not wearing white, plus the unwritten rules like no denim and nothing too short.
  3. Don’t choose something which will have you upstaging the bride. Weddings might be a great excuse to buy a new dress, but don’t go too overboard.
  4. Wear colour in the summer to liven up the photographs. Any excuse, hey?

Now you know the rules, it’s time to get shopping.

Oh, and once you’ve found your perfect dress, why not browse our wedding guest hairstyle guide? After all, no look is complete without a beautifully styled barnet! Now, what are you waiting for?

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Ted Baker Cerloe Layered Pleated Dress – £249

The Cerloe dress by Ted Baker might be a bit an investment at £249, but in our opinion? It’s worth every penny.

The design is a plethora of pretty pleats and scalloped lace, all tied together by the most summer-appropriate print of them all. We can’t get enough.

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Ted Baker Jaazmin Fantasia Scallop Mini Dress – £169

Another striking design by Ted Baker is the Jaazmin dress, a scalloped design which is mini is length but not in impact.

The print is both bold and beautiful, and the illusion neckline makes for a beautiful finishing touch. You’re sure to turn heads if you choose to wear this.

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Ted Baker Kattyy Strappy Pleated V-Neck Dress – £209

We’re almost done with swooning over Ted Baker designs, we promise… The Kattyy dress is available in both deep pink and bright blue, and will have you twirling around your summer wedding like nobody’s business.

The delicate straps feed into a beautiful ruffled V-neck, while the pleats and wrap detailing cascade into a fabulously feminine skirt. Pair with nude accessories – the colour can do all the talking.

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River Island Light Purple Ruffle Mini Dress – £46

Proving that the high-street is still the place to shop for every occasion is this light purple ruffle dress by River Island.

The colour could not be more perfect for a sunny celebration if it tried, and the bardot neckline ensures the piece stays perfectly on-trend. We’re also huge fans of the belt, a feature which will cinch in your figure exactly where you feel you need it.

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Forever Unique Printed Bardot Midi Dress – £100

If you’re not one to fade into the background, then this beautiful printed midi-dress by Forever Unique could be the perfect choice.

From the tiered skirt to the pleating and bardot neckline, this dress showcases not one but five very on-trend design features. It is totally breathtaking. And can we talk about that print?!

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Monsoon Valentina Embroidered Midi Dress – £150

The Valentina embroidered midi dress by Monsoon has been created in the golden hue of the moment.

With sheer sleeves, an ankle-scraping length and all-over romantic mesh, it is wedding guest dress perfection. Snap it up before everyone else does.

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Monsoon Coco Print Pleat Trapeze Midi Dress – £99

Well hello there, pretty dress. How stunning is the Coco design by Monsoon?! We’re getting all hot under the collar.

Punchy colour blocks make this dress all that is it, and thanks to its flattering trapeze shape and waist belt, you’ll feel a million dollars. One to add to your basket pronto.

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Warehouse Open Back Midi Dress – £55

Warehouse’s Open Back Midi Dress is easy-to-wear, bright and totally on-trend. What more could you ask for?!

Available in both yellow and bright coral, it has a fitted waist and cut-out back for extra impact. Style your hair in a slick low bun and pop on a pair of statement earrings. You’ll be ready to party all night long.

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Monsoon Odette Asymmetric Dress – £120

If simplicity is your style, you’ll love the asymmetric Odette dress by Monsoon. The design’s muted colour is classic and timeless, whilst the modern hem and asymmetric neckline bring it right up to date.

Pair with metallic accessories for perfect summer wedding guest chic.

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Monsoon Beatrice Bee Jacquard Hanky Hem Dress – £99

If your wedding invites are stacking up on the mantelpiece, but you want something you can wear time and time again, the Beatrice Bee dress by Monsoon could be the answer to your prayers.

It’ll look equally as stunning with tousled hair and black accessories as it will with an updo and strappy gold sandals. What’s more, the red shade will have you standing out from the crown and the hanky hem ensures the skirt is floaty and fluid. This is the dress that keeps on giving.

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Abbey Clancy X Lipsy Cornflower Lace Bodycon Dress – £78

Abbey Clancy has been one of our major sources of style inspo for as long as we can remember, so when she released a collection of dresses in collaboration with Lipsy, we couldn’t wait to take a peek.

The Cornflower Lace Bodycon design has got to be our favourite, thanks to its figure-hugging shape, flattering V-neck and lace adornment. You’ll look endlessly classy and totally sophisticated if this is the dress you choose.

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Warehouse Pleated Colour Block Dress – £75

The Pleated Colour Block Dress by Warehouse encapsulates summer. From the bright and beautiful peach bodice to the striking orange skirt and all-over pleating, there is so much to love about this design.

Hunt down some glorious orange sandals and a statement clutch bag to really complete the look.

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Wallis Black Polka Dot Midi Skater Dress – £55

Admittedly, Wallis isn’t usually our go-to when it comes to occasion wear, but their Black Polka Dot Midi Dress had us pleasantly surprised.

Monochrome is a trend that’ll never go out of style, and the contrast between the skirt and the bodice makes this design worth shouting about. Be brave and team with colour-pop accessories if it’s style points you’re after.

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Wallis Petite Yellow Floral Print Tiered Fit & Flare Dress – £55

This pretty tiered design by Wallis is sure to liven up your wardrobe. With a popping yellow floral print, floaty skirt and flattering dip-hem, it’ll have you feeling as sunny as you look.

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Next Lace Bodycon Dress – £55

All hail Next for releasing this stunning lace bodycon dress in red! It’ll have you sorted for your summer wedding and every occasion after.

The fit and flare shape is endlessly flattering and the capped sleeves are a lovely touch. Rock a matching red lip and nude accessories for serious style points.

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Closet Tie V-Back Pencil Dress – £55

We are all over the colour of this pencil dress by Closet. How gorgeous!

Steal the show in emerald green and feel your best thanks to the high-neck, wrap detailing and midi-length of the design. We’re huge fans.

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Chi Chi Winona Dress – £75

This Winona dress by Chi Chi London really stopped us in our tracks. Like nothing we’ve seen before, it is sure to have you turning heads.

It is expected to land on the site in May and features all-over crochet lace, a fitted colour block waistband and pencil skirt. Oh, and one-shoulder detailing that has the whole of Hitched HQ swooning. This dress is a total showstopper.

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Chi Chi Benedetta Dress – £65

Simplicity is the name of the game with the Benedetta dress by Chi Chi which is expected to land on the site in May. We can’t imagine a day when we’re not a fan of the square neckline, and the cornflower blue hue is summer wedding-appropriate and then some.

Finished with spaghetti straps, a fitted bodice and pleated midi skirt, you really can’t go far wrong.

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Miss Selfridge Race Lace Shift Dress – £75

Be a lady in red in this delightful 70s-inspired mini dress by Miss Selfridge.

The all-over lace keeps things classy and the high neckline balances out the short length. Lashings of eyeliner and mascara would really bring this piece to life.

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Chi Chi Alodie Dress – £65

Keep it pretty and classic with this floral print midi dress. We love the all-over print, and that the high boat-neck is balanced out with a lovely scoop back.

What’s more, the pleated midi-skirt features pockets which are just endlessly useful for holding all of your wedding day essentials. Lipstick? In the pockets. Phone? Also in the pockets. You get the gist.

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Chi Chi Willow Dress – £75

It would seem cornflower blue is the hue of the moment, since up next is another beautiful design in the shade.

The high neck and cap sleeves are balanced out by the knee-scraping length, and the all-over crochet lace will have you at number 1 in the style stakes. This dress is gorgeous.

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& Other Stories Tie Back Jumpsuit – £79

Who said you had to wear a dress to a wedding? Certainly not us.

Why not dress up this gorgeous salmon jumpsuit with some chunky metallic heels and statement jewellery? The other guests will admire your rule bending, and you’ll be the one laughing when you get to wear this gorgeous piece over and over again!

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Chi Chi Mireya Dress – £70

First we had ombre hair, and now we’re extending the trend to our wardrobes. But how could we not when the results are this beautiful?!

Complete with a fold-over bardot neckline, fitted bodice, waistband and pleated skirt (oh, and yet more of our fave cornflower blue), this dress by Chi Chi London is ideal for that summer wedding you’re counting down the days until. It will be landing on the site in May, so pop a note in your diary.

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Chi Chi Petite Sophie Dress – £70

Stop what you’re doing! You’re going to want to give your undivided attention to this gorgeous lilac mini dress.

It comes in at £70 and is oh-so-cute. It features a frill bardot neckline with halterneck straps and 3D floral detail. Keep your accessories minimal and your hair down.

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Miss Guided Black Floral Frill Hem Dress – £28

If it’s a maxi dress you’re after, this floral frill-hem maxi dress could be just the ticket. The V-neckline flows beautifully into a wrap design and the all-over print is totally on-trend.

Don’t worry about the black – the palms make it totally summer-appropriate.

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Dolly & Delicious Nude Plunge Embellished Prom Dress – £125

Oh wow. This could be one of our favourites yet. If you’re a bit of a gambler and don’t mind tip-toeing fairly close to the line of outshining the bride, this nude and embellished prom-style dress could be the one for you.

It is ultra-luxurious and adorned in sequins and beads. The tulle skirt is princess-esque and the deep V-neck is finished nicely with a delicate ribbon waistband.  Pair with black accessories to avoid looking too bridal.

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Miss Selfridge Coral Cowl Neck Slip Dress – £35

Bargain hunters will love this piece, because it comes in at just £35 yet looks endlessly more expensive. (The cowl neck has a big part to play in that).

Satin slip dresses are the style of the summer, and for good reason. They look great dressed up or down, so if you mix up the accessories, this dress could be worn again and again. It’s a total winner!

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Topshop Mesh Back Bardot Midi Dress – £55

Topshop always seems to pull it out the bag with stylish and on-trend occasion wear, and this mesh back midi dress is certainly no exception.

The terracotta shade is both understated and fashion-forward, and the black back panel adds a unique touch. Black, feather-adorned accessories would really make this dress pop.

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Miss Selfridge Nude Embroidered Mini Skater Dress – £99

This nude embroidered skater dress by Miss Selfridge is such a pretty choice for the summer weddings you’ve got coming up!

The pastel embroidery is a really nice touch, and the floaty sleeves and waistband ensure the design remains fabulously feminine.

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Miss Selfridge Burgundy Bardot Dress – £49

Elegance and class ooze from this stunning red design by Miss Selfridge… we couldn’t quite believe it is only £49!

Made from burgundy scuba, this piece boasts a full bardot neckline and flattering wrap skirt. Gold jewellery would really finish your look off nicely.

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Zara Sequined Dress – £29.99

Sequinned but subtle, this t-shirt design by Zara boasts a round neck, short sleeves and interior lining.

The mini-length means your shoes will be on show, so go for something equally as show-stopping as what you’re wearing above.

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Miss Selfridge Floral Embellished Fit & Flare Dress – £89

The sequins which cover this fit and flare dress will have you sparkling as you twirl around the dance floor. Just how pretty are the rose embellishments? We predict a sell-out.

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Zara Floral Print Dress – £29.99

Our love affair with Zara has lasted as long as we can remember, and the release of their floral print dress for the new season has only cemented what we already knew.

Perfect for a summer wedding, this long V-neck dress with short ruffled sleeves and button fastening can be dressed up to look wedding-ready in no time. Pick up on the pink of the flowers with some colour-pop accessories and a bright makeup look. You’ll look as pretty as anything.

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Zara Camisole Dress – £29.99

Similar to the Miss Selfridge number but in an even brighter pink, this camisole dress by Zara costs less than £30 and will have you looking oh-so-on-trend at your upcoming wedding.

The cowl neck is beautiful and the straps are adjustable – all you need now is a funky fascinator!

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Zara Pleated Dress – £39.99

To say we’re head over heels in love with this bright red Zara number would be the understatement of the century. It is seriously something.

The back is the star of the show, since it is open and adorned with ruffles and ribbon. No one will ever know you only spent £40… shhh!

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Little Mistress Alice Midi Dress with Pleated Skirt – £75

Not only does this midi dress come in yellow, nude, black and navy blue, it has a full pleated skirt, high neck and lace bodice.

We’d opt for this gorgeously bright yellow shade and pair with black heels and some statement earrings. How would you style it?

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Little Mistress Corina Floral Midi Dress – £75

Little Mistress are really pulling it out the bag with summer wedding guest dresses this year, but one of our favourites has got to be this lilac midi dress.

We love the print which runs down the side of the gown, as well as the frill detailing on the neck and the dainty ribbon waistband. If it’s something feminine and elegant you’re after, this could be the dress for you!

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Girls on Film Terra Mixed-Print Dress – £42

Have you extended your summer wedding guest dress search to Girls On Film yet? If not, you totally should, starting with this bold and bright mixed-print midi dress.

It might be a little out there, but we think the gamble will pay off. We love the contrast between the floral print and the zebra print, and the ruffles really tie everything together. Nude accessories are the only way to go with this number.

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Paper Dolls Botanist Pink Lace Dress – £75

Classy and sophisticated, this pencil-shaped dress by Paper Dolls features botany-inspired lace and beautiful crochet straps.

We love the figure-hugging silhouette, subtle slit at the back of the skirt and square neckline. Top points from Hitched!

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Pretty Little Thing Floral Pleated Midi Dress – £30

Contrary to popular belief (and The Devil Wears Prada), florals are ground-breaking in this gorgeous pleated midi dress by Pretty Little Thing.

Not only is this design only £30 (yes, really) it is adorned in a beautiful botanical print and finished with a V-neck and wrap-style skirt. Style with strappy heels for a feminine look that’ll leave you drowning in compliments.

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Pretty Little Thing Emerald Green Strappy Midi Dress – £45

Up next is another emerald green number which we’ve been left swooning over. You’re sure to be occasion-ready in this stunning midi dress which features a thick lace fabric and plunging neckline.

Style with nude accessories to complement the base layer of the dress for a look we’re obsessing over.

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Self Portrait Plumetis Chiffon Midi Dress – £335

Okay, this dress might cost significantly more than most people are willing to pay when it comes to summer wedding guest dresses, but how could we not include it?! We can’t help but give into the look.

It’s by Self Portrait and has been crafted with the female figure in mind. It is feminine, flouncy and fabulous, and features key-hole detailing, kite-like straps and a structured bodice.

The polka-dot fabric is dreamy and the fuchsia shade is as eye-catching as you can get. Snap. It. Up.

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Pretty Little Thing Sage Green Wrap Dress – £35

This Eastern-inspired maxi dress has got us all in a flurry! Seriously, how on-trend can you get?!

By Pretty Little Thing and costing just £35, this wrap-waist design is covered in a dreamy floral print and finished with contrast black piping. Team with your favourite heels and a tassel earrings and you’re sure to be noticed.

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Karen Millen Pleated Floral Midi Dress – £199

Yes, yes and yes. This dress by Karen Millen is a total must-buy, complete with a wrap-style skirt, pleating, functional tie front and all-over scarf print.

And can we talk about that shade of yellow?! There was never a summer wedding guest dress more perfect.

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Karen Millen Garden Party Mini Dress – £299

Say hello to Karen Millen’s Garden Party Mini Dress: a navy blue, lilac and yellow lace mini dress with crew neck, capped sleeves and a keyhole opening.

This dress is not only perfect for your summer wedding but every other occasion in your jam-packed diary. It’ll make you feel instantly polished and take you through from day to night effortlessly.

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Oasis Chiffon Pleated Skater Dress – £58

Oh hi there, pretty pleated skater dress! Hitched HQ are obsessing over the colour of this floaty number by Oasis.

It is crafted in a delicate chiffon fabric and finished off perfectly with flouncy angel sleeves. Team with sparkly heels and metallic accessories… and act quickly! At £58, we think this’ll sell out pretty quickly.

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Phase Eight Angela Lace Dress – £130

This romantic dress has a shift-style bodice, gently flared skirt and a colour palette of dreams to top things off.

The delicate lace floral which covers the entirety of the dress is beyond beautiful, and with a turquoise fascinator and strappy sandals, this dress would be summer wedding guest perfection.

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Reformation Nikita Dress – £187

We’re seriously swooning over this design by Reformation – an American brand we can’t get enough of. It is a stunning midi-dress with ruffle edged neckline, strap ties, a trumpet skirt and the only print we’ll ever love from here on out.

Perfect for a destination wedding, it is totally delightful and would look gorgeous with a gorgeous straw clutch bag, á la Reformation’s styling.

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H&M V-Neck Wrap Dress – £49.99

This is the print of the moment for H&M. After making its way onto trousers, skirts and shirts, we were so excited when a dress in the pattern was finally released. How pretty?!

This piece just screams wedding guest – it is pretty, summery and not too revealing. Perfection.

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Lavish Alice Woven Twist Dress – £65

Simple, pretty and totally budget-friendly, the bardot dress by Lavish Alice is a fail-safe summer wedding guest dress.

It is perfectly stylish and romantic, and boasts ruching and lovely off-the-shoulder straps. What’s not to love?

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H&M Lace Dress – £34.99

This short, sleeveless dress in lace has a round neckline, flattering waistband and scalloped hem. It is pretty, feminine and oh-so versatile.

And the best part? It’s only £34.99! Who said attending a wedding needs to be expensive?!

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Phase Eight Natalia Embroidered Dress – £135

Embroidered in Phase Eight’s signature tape-work lace, this gorgeous fitted mini dress is a stand-out style for all of your summer weddings.

Complete with a semi-sheer scallop hem, sleeves and neckline and lovely in lilac, this dress would look perfect paired with pastel accessories. You’ll be onto a winner if you add this to your basket.

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Now you’ve got your summer wedding guest dress sorted, make sure you check out our 18 rules which all wedding guests must follow! You don’t want to get caught out.