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.
Spring is also 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 some of the best spring wedding dresses. 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 options to those that are a little more mid-range, we have picked out some of the best styles 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.
Kitri Red Polka Dot Halterneck Dress – £165
A stunning halterneck option which will work right through the spring and summer seasons, this red and black dress is made from a beautiful satin-feel material, and features a cheeky thigh-high split on one side. It has a gorgeous, flattering silhouette and is a real standout piece.
Rixo Rosemarie Large Rose Polka Dot – £195
While a midi-length dress is lovely for a wedding, don’t be afraid to go mini and get those legs out come the warmer months. This adorable white and red clashing print dress would look lovely with an oversized red hairband, and some cute wedges. Re-wear it with flats for the rest of the summer at any occasion.
Rixo Martha Peach Retro Micro Floral- £275
A lovely, peachy piece that’ll suit all skin tones, this Rixo design features a white spotted print, a V-neck front, and three-quarter length sleeves. It boasts a floaty material that will make you want to twirl around all night long, and a thigh-high split that means it’s perfect for parties too.
Rixo Sylvie Peach Blue Buttercup Bunch – £275
There’s nothing more elegant or chic than a satin slip dress, and this one is a brilliant choice. The delicate cross-body back is a notable feature, and the material is super soft. Wear this for months afterwards as a skirt, with a piece of knitwear or oversized t-shirt worn over the top.
Warehouse Micro Pleat Tiered Midi Dress – £79
Complete with a super sophisticated high neck and a tie fastening, this lovely micro pleated dress is suitable for all types of weddings. It has a gorgeous silhouette that’s just waiting to be snapped up for spring time.
Warehouse Satin Jacquard Midi Tea Dress – £69
Warehouse’s vintage-looking peach dress has some great details, from the slightly puffed sleeves to the button front and jacquard finish. It’s another option that’s incredibly versatile, and can be worn for months (even years) after your special occasion.
V by Very Curve Wrap Dress – £45
Just because it’s spring time, doesn’t mean you can’t opt for a darker colour palette for your dress if that’s the look you prefer. This gorgeous rich navy wrap dress is ultra feminine and flattering, and features a v-neck neckline, and cinched-in tie waist.
Rixo Cheryl Teal Cuba Palm – £315
A stunning number that features a low V-neck back, voluminous sleeves and frills throughout, this is a tropical fiesta in a dress. The great thing about this dress is its versatility; wear it all wedding season long with black heels and a clutch, then throw on some opaque tights and a chunky knit come winter.
V by Very Pleated Satin Midi Dress – £50
V By Very’s pleated option has a real wow factor to it. In a pretty blush pink hue, this is feminine, delicate, and elegant. It has a boat neckline, short sleeves, and an elasticated waistline, along with a keyhole button back. Pair this with a chic hat for extra class.
Topshop Organza Mini Dress – £35
Wedding guest dresses don’t have to be traditional, and this playful organza number by Topshop is anything but. The cute mini dress features a dark floral print pattern, with a wide, round neckline, and sheer, wide short sleeves. It would look lovely with some chunky black shoes.
Monsoon Rebecca Sustainable Viscose Print Dress – £99
This gorgeous hot pink dress features a traditional floral design with frills, and an asymmetric lining in its skirt. It’s a perfect piece for spring weddings thanks to its print and flattering fit.
Cecily Check Button Through Dress in Green/Multi – £230
Want a dress you can re-wear for any other occasion, from a birthday party to simply day-to-day at the office? This is your dress. It has flattering butterfly sleeves, a maxi length, and scrappy tie detail at the back with frill overlay. Wear it with a pair of nude mules for understated chic.
Kitri Joy Mix Print Tea Dress – £125
Don’t be afraid to wear something a little eye catching during wedding season. This clashing print number by Kitri is not for the shy. It features a relaxed fit, but ties at the back in case rocking something fitted is more your style.
AX Paris Curve Spotted Dip Hem Midi Dress – £48
This brown and white polka dot number is giving us serious Pretty Woman vibes, and that can only be a good thing. This dress has a great A-line shape, along with a floaty feel and dipped hemline. And at £48, it’s a real bargain!
Ganni Floral-Print Crepe Wrap Dress – £160
If you prefer more of an understated look, or your wedding is more of a casual affair, this is a fantastic option. The shirt dress is made from lightweight, slightly-stretchy fabric, so you’ll be kept cool in warmer months, and you’ll want to wear this over and over again. Pair it with Birkenstocks once your summer holiday arrives.
Faithfull The Brand Vittoria Checked Crepe Midi Dress – £172.08
This dress would look just as good at a summer garden party with some gladiator sandals as it would at a wedding with some heels and a wicker clutch bag. Make the most of its versatility and wear it all spring/summer long.
Reformation Crimini Floral-Print Crepe Midi Dress – £130
With its skinny spaghetti straps and retro daisy print, this slip dress is straight out of the ’90s. It’s classy and grown-up thanks to its print, yet has a slight edge to it with its thigh-high split. Wear this with a lightweight black blazer over the top and strappy shoes.
& Other Stories Smocked Abstract Print Maxi Dress – £95
A lovely high street option which also comes in black and white, this dress will look lovely come spring time when paired with some high espadrilles. Wear this to the wedding in the back garden, which is subtle and understated, yet still, of course, a celebration.
Warehouse Random Drop Pleat Midi Dress – £79
This Warehouse dress is a great all-rounder. It has a flattering below-the-knee length, high neck, and pretty pleats in its skirt. With monochrome styles such as this, the accessorising options truly are unlimited. Wear this with a pair of bright heels and a cool hair band for maximum impact.
& Other Stories Belted Linen Midi Dress – £95
Wear this lightweight linen number to a relaxed wedding with close friends. It features a square neckline, side split, and side tortoiseshell button closures, as well as a tie waist. This has definite Meghan Markle vibes written all over it!
French Connection Vasha Meadow Jersey Shirt Dress – £75
This may look like a fairly casual dress, but style it up in the right way and it can be transformed into a dreamy ensemble for a wedding. Start by finding a white fascinator, before also adding a silver locket necklace. Finish off the look with some high wedge shoes et voila: wedding ready.
& Other Stories Long Sleeve Satin Midi Dress – £89
A gorgeous feminine option that’ll have you gliding around like a ballerina, this pretty in pink dress sits just below the knee in length, and has a back slit for a slight edge.
H&M Pleated Wrap Dress – £59.99
A sleeveless, calf-length wrap dress that shows off the décolletage and nips in the waist, this has adjustable shoulder straps and a flowing, flouncy skirt. Thanks to its versatile print and colours, the sky’s the limit when it comes to accessories. We recommend a neutral fascinator and pretty wedges. Throw on a lightweight blazer to keep warm if there’s a slight chill.
H&M Chiffon Dress – £19.99
If you’re after something totally purse-friendly and yet insanely pretty, this dress is for you. Made with airy chiffon and frilled cuffs, it benefits from looking far more pricey than it actually is. The v-neck detail and elasticated waist ensure a flattering-yet-comfortable fit, no matter how long the wedding goes on for.
& Other Stories Side Slit Midi Wrap Dress – £65
This extremely elegant dress has waistline ruching, a side slit, and flowy dolman sleeves. It comes in a simple black hue, as well as this gorgeous rich rust colour, which will look excellent with metallic accessories.
H&M Tulle Dress – £69.99
This is an absolute dream dress. Made from a lightweight tulle fabric and coming in a luscious pale blue hue, H&M’s number is hard to resist. Add a waist belt and some pretty hair clips in your wavy down-do to accessorise.
Mango Pleated Midi Dress – £99.99
This abstract, graphic printed midi features bold colours, pleated shapes, and a flattering V-neck top. Wear it with some wedges and a neutral blazer on the top for an extra layer of warmth.
Zara Printed Poplin Dress – £49.99
How divine is this retro, ’50s inspired piece? The lovely design has a wide neckline, short puff sleeves, in-seam side pockets and an elastic waist for comfort and stretch. Three course meal at the evening reception? No problemo.
Rixo Cozi Klimt Meadow Mix Mono Orange – £335
This ’80s inspired dress is a knockout. The vibrant mixed prints mean you’ll stand out in any room, and the cinched-in waist and full skirt ensure a flattering fit for all. Wear this with some heeled plain sandals and some oversized earrings for an extra retro feel.
Zara Floral Print Mini Dress – £29.99
This is the perfect spring piece because it’ll keep your arms protected from the chill, but will still feel summery with its short length. The Zara gown has a round neckline, making it perfect for pairing with some chunky neckwear. Alternatively, wear your hair up and pop on some standout golden hoops.
Topshop V-Neck Ruched Midi Dress – £55
Give spring florals a twist with this mysterious, deep-coloured dress, which has flattering ruched detailing and a v-neck. Pair this with some heeled ankle boots or a pair of strappy stiletto sandals for a cool yet understated feel.
Topshop Bias Midi Slip Dress – £30
Satin dresses are perfectly suited to weddings, thanks to their elegant vibe and floaty shape. This mustard yellow one has a slight point of difference thanks to its cascading frill hemline. It also has a gorgeous low back and fine, elegant straps which are ideal for special occasions.
Rixo Queenie – Powder Blue Silver Spot – £335
This is a real disco queen dress, and is ideal if you’re only attending the evening portion of a wedding. It features an off-the-shoulder neckline which is ultra-flattering, as well as a gorgeous metallic print, and cinched-in waist which looks great with a belt.
& Other Stories Tie Shoulder Gingham Midi Dress – £55
With distinct farm-girl vibes, this cute checked dress will look lovely with espadrilles for a laid-back, spring affair. Wear it with a cute cropped cardi over the top to keep warm, and for the perfect wedding feel.
Liquorish White Floral Dress – £58
This piece truly will flatter anyone, with its kimono sleeves, wrap front and midi length. It would look lovely with a plaited updo and oversized gold hoops or other earrings, and will see you through to the summer months.
Chi Chi Amal Dress – £65
If the name doesn’t swing it for you, one look at Chi Chi’s ‘Amal’ dress and you’ll be hooked. The off-the-shoulder prom-inspired number looks like something straight off the set of Grease, and you can boost its vintage feel even more with a cute bow headband and some white heels.
Gina Bacconi Sam Floral Chiffon Dress – £220
A gorgeous deep palette take on spring florals, Gina Bacconi’s dress is crafted from chiffon and features floaty angel sleeves and a round neckline. It has a gorgeous ‘swish’ when you walk thanks to its shape, and looks great with heels.
Whistles Falling Leaves Mini Dress Pink Multi – £179
Made from a silk blend, this elegant dress proves shorter styles can still absolutely work for wedding season. It features a gorgeously unique ‘falling leaves’ print, which offers a different take on spring florals, and will look lovely with black or matching red heels.
Phase Eight Callie Cotton Blend Dress – £39
If the wedding you’re attending happens to fall on an unusually warm spring day, this lovely, lightweight, flowing design is a perfect pick. It’ll keep you cool while looking super sweet and flattering.
For even more guest outfit ideas, don’t miss our edit of 2020’s best wedding guest dresses.