It’s officially #weddingszn and you don’t need to be a bride – or a bridesmaid – to make it all about the dress. Spring and summer weddings are the perfect opportunities to dip into some glam gowns and enjoy a little extra drama in your fit.
We’re bringing you 10 unique wedding guest dresses for the season that are sure to leave you in the best-dressed category. While we can’t promise you won’t upstage the bride in these stunning styles, we can guarantee you won’t break the bank at under $200.
Wedding guest dress option #1: a silky neon slip
In the hottest neckline of the season, this slinky slip dress from Aritzia comes in their classic drapey, lightweight Japanese satin – with an updated cut and bold neon colour.
Wilfred Nightwood Dress, Aritzia, $118
Wedding guest dress option #2: peachy pastels and cut-out details
H&M never fails when it comes to easy, breezy classics. This lightweight dress features cut-out details, a lightly-flared midi skirt and delicate strappy details at the back.
Open-backed dress, H&M, $38
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Wedding guest dress option #3: bold florals
Florals never looked so good. This strapless, square-neckline maxi dress is bold and fresh and seasonally on-point.
Floral print dress, Zara, $100
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Wedding guest dress option #4: the off-the-shoulder style
The off-the-shoulder detail ramps up the drama, while the column-cut highlights your curves, and the lightweight knit keeps you feeling comfortable and cool – this dress has it all. Bonus? You count as the “something blue.”
Naomi bardot dress, EverNew, $130
Wedding guest dress option #5: the ruched dress
This pretty ruched dress from Dynamite features adjustable straps, a slip-on style and comes in this bold “spice orange” hue, along with several other colour options.
Ruched maxi dress, Dynamite, $70
Wedding guest dress option #6: the halter dress
This sexy knit dress from Banana Republic comes in classic black, but this bold red hue has us spinning.
Halter sweater dress, Banana Republic, $140
Wedding guest dress option #7: the updated LBD
This little black dress comes in a clean, strapless style – keeping the look effortlessly cool and leaving you primed to go to town with bold accessories and statement shoes.
Strapless dress, Club Monaco $189
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Wedding guest dress option #8: the one-shoulder dress
This pretty one-shoulder dress has a ruffle detail and it is so wedding-appropriate, the bride will be wishing she’d made you one of her bridesmaids.
Florentine maxi dress, Show Me Your Mumu, US$114
Wedding guest dress option #9: the mini
Show off those tanned legs in a fun and flirty mini style. We love this one from local dress go-to shop, BlkSheep.
Ari mini dress, BlkSheep, $130
Wedding guest dress option #10: the strappy pick
RW&CO is jumping on the trends this season, with this floral gown featuring strappy bow details.
Chiffon fit and flare bow straps cocktail dress, RW&CO, $200
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