56 Best Summer Wedding Guest Dresses To See You Through The Season

Lynn Imbier

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Ding Dong! A bumper wedding season has begun, and the marital merry-go-round is in full swing thanks to a backlog of postponed festivities. Invites stacking up on the mantelpiece? Suits are a foolproof option to invest in, especially those that hit just above the knee. Jumpsuits, too, are something to consider if you’re keen to stand out in the congregation. But the tried and true summer wedding guest dress will always be a favourite. 

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There’s always the option of reviving a pre-pandemic number with a pair of box fresh heels and some scene-stealing earrings, but if you’re investing in something new, then bookmark Loewe Paula’s Ibiza beach-appropriate LBD for a destination wedding, or Norma Kamali’s floral halterneck dress for nuptials closer to home. Minimalists should seek out pieces by Materiel or Nanushka. And for those unopposed to a bit of frou-frou, London newcomer Yuhan Wang delivers romantic frills and florals in abundance. 

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There’s something to suit all tastes in British Vogue’s edit of the best summer wedding guest dresses.

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Hot ghoul summer 

From sexy LBDs to slinky maxis, a great black dress always fulfils the assignment. 

Loewe Paula’s Ibiza Stretch Jersey Mini Dress

Bec & Bridge Sleeveless Midi Dress

& Other Stories Ruffled Off-Shoulder Mini Dress

Jacquemus Draped Maxi Dress With Side Slit

Paris Georgia Sleeveless Midi Dress

Jaeger Ribbed Midi Column Dress

Pleats Please Issey Miyake Pleated Midi Dress

Amy Lynn Sequined Midi Dress

A floral sensation

Forget dainty daisy prints, it’s all about power florals now. From Norma Kamali’s blooming body-con dress to Emilia Wickstead’s elegant rose print, go Georgia O’Keeffe big. 

The Vampire’s Wife Floral Print Mini Dress

Norma Kamali Asymmetric Halterneck Dress

Emilia Wickstead Floral Print Poplin Midi Dress

Zimmerman Printed Tie-Shoulder Midi Dress

Dolce & Gabbana Floral Print Cotton Poplin Midi Dress

& Other Stories Sequinned Mini Dress

Rotate Birger Christensen Ruched Midi Dress

Borgo De Nor One-Shoulder Ruffled Floral Print Dress

Think pink

One simply can’t go wrong with pink, especially in summer. Don’t be afraid to make a statement with bold contrasting accessories in green and orange. 

Bernadette Asymmetric Taffeta Gown

Khaite Off-Shoulder Dress

Arket Open Back Maxi Dress

Solace London Asymmetric Hem Dress

Alice + Olivia Midi Dress

Rosie Assoulin Shirt Dress

Molly Goddard Ruffled-Hem Dress

Down to earth

In need of a sartorial palate cleanser? The neutral end of the colour spectrum makes for an understated but elegant look. Opt for gold jewellery for extra polish. 

Lavish Alice Off-Shoulder Dress With Balloon Sleeves

Self-Portrait Shirred Midi Dress

Paloma Wool Blurry Sheer Dress

Rotate Checkerboard Jacquard Midi Dress

Materiel One-Shoulder Maxi Dress

Massimo Dutti Leather Dress With Braided Detail

Totême T-Shirt Midi Dress

Mango Printed Satin Dress

Red hot

If you’re on the hunt for an instant confidence boost, a red dress will do the trick. 

Aje Cutout Cotton Midi Dress

Mara Hoffman Smocked Midi Dress

Agua By Agua Bendita Cutout-Back Printed Dress

Alexander McQueen Drawstring-Waist Midi Dress

Prada Belted Lace Midi Dress

Alexandre Vauthier Fishtail Hem Midi Dress

Carolina Herrera Off-Shoulder Midi Dress

Super greens 

Thank Bottega Veneta for the revival of all things green in fashion, and wedding guest dresses are no exception. 

Yuhan Wang Embroidered Silk Dress

Taller Marmo Kaftan Dress

Nanushka Square Neck Midi Dress

Farai London Asymmetric Mini Dress

Bernadette Floral Print Maxi Dress

Ted Baker Off-Shoulder Satin Midi Dress

Reformation Polka Dot Silk Maxi Dress

Rejina Pyo Asymmetric Knit Dress

Cool tones

The colour blue symbolises loyalty, honesty and commitment. All very much welcome at weddings, you’ll agree. 

Whistles Cape-Sleeved Maxi Dress

Shrimps Tiered Checkerboard Print Dress

Cecilie Bahnsen Smocked-Bustier Maxi Dress

Rixo Crochet Knit And Floral Print Maxi Dress

Nanushka Satin Mini Dress

Stella McCartney Smocked Midi Dress

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