Wedding guest dresses can be a nightmare to shop for, so we've edited the best styles for you to shop now.
This season, sophisticated prints, fall florals and rich velvets are filling the rails – meaning there are plenty of wedding guest dresses in the shops to choose from.
With everything from high street bargains (that will leave you with more cash to splash on shoes), to designer dresses that really are worth the spend (go on, treat yourself), we’ve tracked down something for every style, shape and budget.
If you’re after a timeless design to see you through the party season too, we suggest one of the versatile floral dresses on the high street. Our favourite is Self Portrait’s darkly demure number.
For fashion forward wedding guests, we recommend you embrace the slip dress revival; H&M’s slinky version can be yours for just £29.99. And for anyone wishing to experiment with a striking silhouette, see Duchess-endorsed and London-based brand Saloni’s neoprene, off-the-shoulder dress.
Pretty lace dresses are always a safe choice for weddings, and from icy blues to flirty reds we’ve found the prettiest options out there. There are plush velvet dresses aplenty too. This key catwalk trend (see Alberta Ferretti, Monse and Giorgio Armani for inspiration) has take over the high street; the plum-coloured Topshop wrap dress is sure to sell out fast.
If you’re looking for an iconic AW16 catwalk dress, Roksanda’s burgundy and blush, silk-blend plissé gown is a true investment piece. We also adore Zimmermann’s romantic scarlet guipure lace dress.
With dresses like these, you don’t really need to worry about accessories. If you do want to accessorise your look through then make sure to check out our edit of the key AW16 high heels and best new season designer handbags to pull together the ultimate wedding guest outfit.
So, your hunt for the perfect dress ends here. Without further ado, scroll on to shop our Marie Claire edit of the best wedding guest dresses.
Wear this with a bright pink lip and a tan.
With it’s powder pink mesh inserts and printed sequin embellishment, this dress requires little in the line of accessories.
This classic style will see you through wedding season. Simple switch up the accessories.
If you secretly miss the 80s, this dress is for you.
Shop now: Bow metallic dress for £49.99 from Mango
This pleated metallic dress has a luxe feel to it.
This pastel dress has a nice retro feel to it. Wear it with satin mules for the full look.
We love a pop of colour at a wedding.
Offset the bold floral print of this dress with matching colourful accessories.
We were immediately drawn to the pretty chantilly lace trim on this vintage-style tea dress. Wear it with flat sandals and loose but glossy waves for a demure look.
The cross front detail makes this dress super flattering.
If girly florals aren’t your bag, perhaps you’ll like this bold crochet dress.
This pretty icy blue lace dress will see you through many party season events to come.
Shop now: Orchid Lace Dress for £160 from Reiss
Florals are always a winner when it comes to wedding season. Wear this frock with gold sandals.
Team this with an oversized straw hat for a laid back look.
We love the shoulder detailing on this AnhHa dress.
Wear this versatile number with nude sandals or a metallic heel.
We love the delicate embroidery on this dress.
Pair this statement piece with chunky earrings and bright heels.
A touch of modern elegance.
For a destination wedding, team this with a pair of dressy espadrilles.
This flamenco-inspired gown is basically the dancer emoji in real life.
Team this with a pair of statement pom pom earrings.
This celebrity favourite (Amber Heard sported recently) is great to stand out from the crowd.
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