45 of the Best Winter Wedding Guest Dresses on the High Street

If you're going to a winter wedding, don't stress about what to wear. We have 45 gorgeous winter wedding guest dresses for all styles and budgets…

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Winter Wedding Guest Dresses

Finding the perfect winter wedding guest dress is no easy task. Not only have you got to think about keeping warm, but you’ve also got to consider your personal style and the type of wedding you’re going to. Argh!


But panic not. If you’ve been invited to a winter wedding and you’re not sure what to wear, you’re in luck. We’ve scoured the high street to bring you 45 of the most beautiful wedding guest dresses of the season, with something for every budget.

Whether you’re after a glamorous midi wedding guest dress or something short and playful, there will be a dress in this edit for you. We’ve even got a wedding guest jumpsuit thrown in there for good measure.

Oh, and once you’ve found your perfect winter wedding guest dress, why not browse our wedding guest hairstyle guide? You’ll be feeling ready for the wedding photographs in no time!

Top Tips for Choosing a Winter Wedding Guest Dress:

Best Winter Wedding Guest Dresses

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  1. Consider the dress code. Have the couple made any mention of a colour scheme to adhere to on their wedding invitation? Have they specified “cocktail attire” or “black tie”? Make sure you don’t miss anything!
  2. Consider the weather and be prepared for cold, wind, rain or even snow! Even if the wedding is inside, chances are you’ll be outside for a confetti shot…
  3. 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.
  4. Make sure you don’t upstage the bride. Weddings might be a great excuse to get glammed up, but don’t do anything too OTT.
  5. Winter is the perfect time for berry hues, dark greens and plenty of texture. Any excuse, hey?

The Best Winter Wedding Guest Dresses

Keep scrolling for the best winter wedding guest dresses on the high street this season.

1. Never Fully Dressed Tiger Chesca Dress – £79

Never Fully Dressed are the cool new kid on the block when it comes to wedding guest dresses that pack a serious punch.

We’re obsessed with their Tiger Chesca Midi Dress which features bow detailing and a striking print. Team with some chunky gold jewels and statement heels for a look that’s sure to turn heads.

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2. & Other Stories Twist Knot Printed Mini Dress – £65

If a shorter hem is more your jam, opt for something with a high neckline to maintain a bit of formality.

This gorgeous mini-dress by & Other Stories is adorned in a graphic print and finished with a flattering twisted waist knot. The little eyelet slit at the back is a really cute detail.

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3. ASOS Design Cowl Neck Midi Dress in Tortoiseshell – £38

Tortoiseshell is always a good idea, especially on this seriously on-trend midi dress from ASOS.

It was actually designed by and voted for by ASOS’ Instagram followers, so it should possess everything you want in a dress.

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4. Never Fully Dressed Green Print Harlow Maxi – £89

Also from Never Fully Dressed is the Green Print Harlow Maxi – a statement gown made from soft-stretch fabric to suit a whole array of body shapes. There’s a thigh split as well as long sleeves to keep you warm.

Pair with a strappy black heeled sandal for a showstopping wedding guest get-up.

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5. New Look Green Satin Spot Pleated Midi Dress – £29.99

If you’re a self-proclaimed bargain hunter at heart (who isn’t?), you’ll love New Look’s satin wrap midi dress.

Available in black, purple, tan and khaki, it features an endlessly elegant pleated skirt and flattering tie-waist. This piece won’t go out of style anytime soon.

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6. Zara Printed Midi Dress – £49.99

Long sleeves? Check. Winter florals? Double check. Midi skirt? Yup! This gorgeous blue dress by Zara is a serious wedding guest dress contender.

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7. & Other Stories Puff Sleeve Maxi Wrap Dress – £95

Who says bright colours are reserved for summer? Not & Other Stories, that’s for sure.

Their lime green puff sleeve maxi dress will turn heads for all the right reasons. We love the voluminous sleeves and wrap silhouette.

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8. ASOS Edition Off Shoulder Puff Sleeve Pencil Dress – £95

This gorgeous pencil dress screams winter wedding.

From the bardot neckline to the puff sleeves and beautiful pink velvet, there’s so much to fall in love with.

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9. Nasty Gal Sometimes When We Touch Satin Cami Dress – £25

If you want to bring down the average cost associated with being a wedding guest, head over to Nasty Gal. They’ve got bargain wedding guest dresses in abundance.

This cami dress is beautifully simple and costs only £25. We won’t tell if you don’t.

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10. Never Fully Dressed Multi Leopard Wrap Dress – £79

Leopard print has had a multicoloured update on this midi wrap dress by Never Fully Dressed.

With an adjustable tie waist and flattering V-neck, this style looks great on all shapes and sizes. Pair with a statement headband and chunky heels for a look that rocks.

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11. Warehouse Woodgrain Ruche Wrap Dress – £38

The Woodgrain Ruche Wrap Dress by Warehouse was made with weddings in mind. No – it actually says so on their website.

The metallic finish, ruched detailing, sultry leg split and rich mustard hue all work together to make this gown look way more expensive than it actually is. Race you to the checkout.

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12. Topshop Red Animal Print Piped Midi Dress – £39

Topshop (AKA the queen of the high street) have really pulled it out the bag with this animal print midi dress.

It’s just as perfect for a day at the office as it is for a glamorous city centre wedding. Two birds, one stone.

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13. Never Fully Dressed Agnes Eden Dress – £79

The Agnes Eden dress by Never Fully Dressed is perfect for every wedding, Christmas party and dinner date you’ve got in your calendar this winter.

The balloon sleeves are seriously on-trend and the high neck is just begging to be embellished with a dainty gold necklace. Team with chunky metallic heels and you’ll be good to go.

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14. & Other Stories Jacquard Puff Sleeve Mini Dress – £85

Earn some serious style points at that upcoming winter wedding in this jacquard puff shoulder mini dress.

The ruffle shoulders, long sleeves and polo neck will take you straight to the top of the best dressed list. Oh, and did we mention that cornflower blue is always a good idea?

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15. Whistles Ines Ikat Animal Dress – £179

If you’re happy to spend a little bit more on your winter wedding guest dress, the Ines Ikat dress by Whistles could be just the ticket.

Cut in a midi-length and with subtle frilled detailing, it boasts a straight silhouette and falls just below the knee. Keep your hair loose and tousled and your shoes understated.

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16. Oasis Floral Lace Midi Dress – £48

If the wedding you’re going to is a little more formal, this Floral Lace Midi Dress by Oasis will have you looking the part.

Perfect for autumn and winter, the wrap-front design has a tie belt, sheer sleeves and pretty florals to soften the darker hue.

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17. Nasty Gal Not Today Satin Ruffle Midi Dress – £50

Look pretty in pink in this satin ruffle midi dress by Nasty Gal. It comes with puff shoulders, gathered detailing and a classic crew neckline.

Make sure you team it with a belt to really accentuate your waist.

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18. & Other Stories Puff Sleeve Mini Dress – £85

Oh wow – how gorgeous is the Satin Puff Sleeve Mini Dress by & Other Stories?

This dress is seriously stunning, particularly if you’re into your bright colours. We love the gathered detailing on the sleeves… and the fact that the elasticated waistline allows for plenty of trips to the dessert table.

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19. Nasty Gal Polka Dot Ruffle Midi Dress – £38

Heading off to a vintage-themed wedding? This cute midi dress by Nasty Gal will do nicely.

The age-old rumour that you’re not allowed to wear black to a wedding is total rubbish if the dress is as pretty as this. Top style points from us!

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20. Zara Embroidered Midi Dress – £59.99

Thanks to the statement sleeves, floral embroidery and gathered waist, this embroidered midi dress by Zara will have you on a one way street to winning the award for best dressed wedding guest.

There’s no better time to invest in such a bold dress than a wedding!

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21. Zara Colour Block Jacquard Dress – £29.99

This dress is the answer to all of our colour blocking dreams. Those leafy hues just scream autumn.

Keep your accessories simple if this wrap dress is the wedding guest outfit you choose – the colours can do all the talking.

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22. River Island Green Heart Print Wrap Midi Dress – £26

Look kitsch, cute and ever so retro in the green heart print wrap dress by River Island.

It’s crafted from a luxe silk fabric, adorned with a pretty heart print and finished with a glitzy diamante belt.

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23. Monsoon Shelby Twist Shift Dress – £90

Velvet is a winter wardrobe staple, so opt for this figure-hugging midi dress by Monsoon for that wedding you’ve just RSVP’d to.

It’ll see you through the vows, reception and every Christmas party ahead.

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24. ASOS Edition Wrap Midi Dress in Disc Sequin – £150

Christmas weddings call for two things and two things only: all-over sequins and a forest green hue.

Luckily for us, this gorgeous wrap dress by ASOS combines them both – in the most stylish way possible. You’ll sparkle and shine your way around the dance floor if this is the winter wedding guest dress you choose.

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25. Zara Gathered Printed Dress – £29.99

This Gathered Printed Dress by Zara certainly packs a flower-power punch.

It’ll look just as great dressed down with chunky boots and a leather jacket as it will for the BFF’s nuptials.

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26. Monsoon Chiara Tulle Halter Sequin Midi Dress – £120

There’s no better time to don burgundy tulle and sequins than at a winter wedding.

This beautiful halterneck dress features layers of glitzy tulle topped with all-over sequins and frill trims.

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27. Silk Fred Bardot Off Shoulder Frill Midi Dress Navy – £45

The beauty of this off-the-shoulder dress by Silk Fred is that you can accessorise it in a multitude of different ways. You’ll be able to wear it again and again without anyone noticing.

Ain’t nothing wrong with an outfit repeater.

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28. Zara Floral Print Dress – £49.99

This A-line dress is about to become the most versatile piece in your wardrobe.

It boasts an all-over rose print, fluted sleeves and a flattering V-neck. How could you not love it?

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29. Oasis Lace Shift Dress – £55

Up next is another mini option for wedding guests who don’t mind getting their pins out.

It has a high neck to balance out the shorter length and a pretty scalloped lace hem. And can we talk about that berry red shade? It’ll look right at home at a winter wedding.

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30. Self Portrait Geometric Lace & Crepe Dress – £320

If you’ve got cash to splash, make a beeline for the brand loved by celebrities and influencers alike.

We’re talking about Self Portrait. Wedding-appropriate dresses are their forte, and this green and black number is up there with the best. It features geometric lace, a pleated skirt and sheer sleeves. Obsessed.

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31. Reiss Polly Asymmetric Shoulder Jumpsuit – £65

Don’t be fooled – if dresses aren’t you cup of tea, you don’t actually have to wear one. Toughen things up and opt for a jumpsuit instead.

We love this coral pink jumpsuit from Reiss which has an asymmetric shoulder that seamlessly wraps to an open back with lace detailing. Chic, stylish and ever so classy.

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32. Monsoon Rosanna Embellished Balloon Sleeve Midi Dress – £130

All our winter wedding guest dress prayers have been answered by Monsoon thanks to their Rosanna embellished midi dress. It is so pretty.

Adorned with sequin embellishments and finished with a beautiful tulle overlay, we dare anyone to dislike this beauty.

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33. ASOS Design Cami Midi Slip Dress – £40

You can’t go far wrong with a slip dress – they’re a fail-safe choice.

Add a bit of “oomph” to your wedding guest get-up with a thigh split, tie-up back and sultry cowl neck.

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34. ASOS Design High Neck Smudge Pencil Dress – £45

Lover of a bold print? We are, too.

This ultra-glam pencil dress combines everything we love about wedding guest dressing: animal print, bright colours and a figure-flattering fit.

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35. Monsoon Annie Animal Burnout Maxi Dress – £110

If you’ve been looking for an opportunity to treat yourself to a leopard print dress, a winter wedding is the time. Against a chic rust hue, leopard spots are a wedding-worthy choice.

The flutter sleeves and thigh split finish this gown off perfectly.

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36. Silk Fred Ariana Navy Satin Halter Frill Dress – £52

Halterneck at the top, ruffled at the bottom. Hands up if you’re obsessed with this satin midi dress?

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37. Little Mistress Paper Dolls Olive Ruched Lace Dress – £55

Long sleeved lace dresses are always a winner. They have been for years.

This khaki midi dress is perfect for wedding guests who like to keep their style simple. Wear your hair in a slicked-back low bun and you’ll be ready to party.

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38. Monsoon Chloee Embellished Short Dress – £120

This embellished mini dress by Monsoon would fit right in at a city wedding.  You’ll turn heads for all the right reasons.

It has sequins sweeping outwards from a floral design and a frill-trimmed collar. Cute and classy!

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39. Little Mistress Talita Metallic Pleated Midi Dress – £75

We bet you hadn’t considered a two-tone metallic dress… until you cast your eyes on this one?

It has spaghetti straps, a pleated skirt and a calf-length hem. You’ll be Christmas wedding ready in no time.

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40. Ted Baker Gabie One Shoulder Drape Midi Dress – £199

Say hello to Ted Baker’s Gabie dress which is actual wedding guest dress perfection. Worth every penny of the £199 price tag, if you ask us.

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41. Ted Baker Sorella Diamond Long Sleeved Midi Dress – £169

Winter weddings are just another excuse to buy pretty dresses, aren’t they?

This glorious mini dress is about to become your wardrobe’s real MVP. We want it. Now.

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42. Miss Selfridge Orange Satin Knot Midi Dress – £44.10

Best Winter Wedding Guest Dresses

From the cut-out detailing to the ruched bodice and thigh split, there is so much to love about this satin knot midi dress by Miss Selfridge. And the best part? You’ll be able to style it up differently for summer weddings, too.

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43. ASOS Design One Shoulder Puff Sleeve Floral Mini Dress – £38

Turn heads in the one shoulder puff sleeve mini dress by ASOS.

It’s bold, but we know you can pull it off.

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44. ASOS Design Cape Back Dipped Hem Maxi Dress in Garden Bouquet Print – £48

Boho babes, this garden print maxi dress is for you.

The deep green shades makes this dipped-hem dress totally winter appropriate, while the flutter sleeves are endlessly pretty.

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45. Lipsy VIP Lace Feather Bodycon Dress – £130

Swap out your plain hem for a full-on feather vibe.

With lace, a halterneck and frilled trim, this lace feather bodycon dress is a solid contender.

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Now you’ve decided what to wear to your winter wedding, you’d better get organising a wedding gift. Find out how much you should spend on a wedding gift here.