The Best Wedding Guest Dresses To Wear Over And Over

These minis, midis and maxis are the stars of the wedding season.

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by Julia Harvey |
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If you're facing a year filled with weddings, you may want to get a head start and delve into the best wedding guest dresses that can be worn again and again. We know that this year is bound to bring news of engagements, new wedding invitations and outfit opportunities that can be stressful, to say the least. Fret not, though, because we've got you covered on all the guest dresses to add to your wardrobe.

Choosing what style of dress to wear can depend on the location or time of year of the wedding you're attending. If you're going to a summer wedding, you might consider wearing a green wedding guest dress to feel comfortable and cool whilst adding a pop of colour to your summer wardrobe.

Cressida Bonas attends the wedding of Princess Eugenie of York and Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel on October 12, 2018
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If you've already been searching through countless pages of wedding guest outfits, we recommend looking to brands like Reformation Rixo and Self Portrait, whose collection of mini, midi, and maxi dresses are perfect for all occasions, especially weddings.

You might be looking to shop a maternity wedding guest dress to look and feel your best, don't forget to check out our handy guide to find a dress to immediately flatter your bump.

Keep scrolling to shop some of our favourite wedding guest dresses, guaranteed to make you want to wear them to every occasion in your diary. They include prints and patterns galore, from ditzy florals to perfect polka dots, all in a rainbow of colour.

SHOP: The Best Wedding Guest Dresses

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RIXO, Eleanor Tie-Neck Halter DessRIXO
Price: £225 (was £315)


You'll want to wear this RIXO dress for every wedding you're ever invited to – it's that good. A

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Nobody's Child, Long Sleeve Midi DressNobody's Child
Price: £39 (was £75)


Easily dress it up with heels and statement earrings for the perfect wedding guest outfit, and

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Warehouse, Polka Dot Halterneck DressWarehouse
Price: £83.30 (was £119)


This black and white dress from Warehouse may not be an obvious choice, but combined with polka

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White Stuff, Mayra Tiered Shirt DressWhite Stuff
Price: £40 (was £75)


For a more laid-back vibe, we love this tiered shirt dress from White Stuff. Light and airy, it's

Reformation Parma Silk Dress Reformation


A perfect muted tonal take on a floral dress for Reformation, the silky fabric gives a perfectly

Halfpenny, Carrie Dress in SageHalfpenny


If there's one designer who really knows weddings, it's Kate Halfpenny. Having built a thriving

H&M, Rib Knit DressH&M
Price: £32.99


Perhaps another unexpected choice from H&M, this knitted number will be a smash hit at any kind of

What Colour Should I Wear To A Wedding?

Unless you're specifically requested to don an ivory frock (it happens! JLO did it), we're saying avoid wearing white to a wedding at all costs. This is a chance to try out a little colour, opt for a print, maybe even stray away from black, although you can definitely wear black to a wedding if you wish.

What Length Of Dress Should I Wear To A Wedding?

We love a midi length as they're super easy to wear, no fuss and ideal for swishing around a dance floor. An easy breezy maxi dress makes an ideal wedding guest for when temperatures are on the hotter side. Just throw on with a pair of sandals and some statement earrings, and you've got an elegant outfit in seconds. For those who love a mini dress, these can make the perfect wedding guest dress, too. It's about wearing what you feel most comfortable in.

Whether you're after something classic, something bold and bright or a stand-out print, you name it, we've got the most stylish wedding guest outfit options. And you really will want to wear them again and again - no matter the weather.

How To Accessorise Your Wedding Guest Dress

Autumn wedding guest dresses
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Again, when it comes to the finishing touches, wedding guest dressing is all about making a subtle statement. Even if you've opted for a pastel dress or suit, you can make your outfit pop with brightly-coloured accessories. Statement earrings are, of course, an easy and brilliant way to jazz up any outfit.

As for shoes, they can be bold, but stick to classic styles like low heels so can wear them all day long, or a black heel so you'll know they'll go with the rest of your wardrobe, so you'll definitely wear them again.

When it comes to winter weddings, the same rules apply, but make sure to add a sleek blazer (don't shy away from wool blazers, just make sure to choose a poppy colour) and, if it's super cold out, a heeled boot works wonders for warmth but doesn't compromise on style.

Don't Forget Rentals

Clothes rental is bigger than ever - check out the great offering of designer dresses for a fraction of the price on By Rotation, Rotaro, Hurr and the ASOS x Hirestreet collaboration.

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