29 Printed Wedding Guest Dresses That Aren't Florals

Groundbreaking

Updated 08/01/18

Courtesy of Reformation

When you think of wedding guest dresses, floral prints are likely one of the first styles to come to mind. Feminine, romantic, and whimsical, everything from tulips to daisies and lilac motifs is perfect for every wedding guest, right? Wrong! The reality is not everyone is totally into florals for spring, summer, or any time of year. We know, groundbreaking. If you fall into this camp, stick with us.

This season, a variety of print trends abound that are perfect for the anti-floral wedding guest, all of which are cheerful, fun, and fresh to wear to a wedding. For classic tastes, polka dots and gingham prints are major, coming with a retro mood that, at once, feels achingly modern. More than black and white spots, polka dots are available in a range of colors from mocha-colored (which give us major Pretty Woman vibes) to red, purple, and multi-colored variations. Super fun and graphic whether you go for a ‘90s-style slip or ladylike midi dress with sleeves. On the gingham front, this look is best for casual, daytime or rustic weddings like an intimate garden setting, a vineyard or barn venue, or nuptials hosted in a backyard. Despite not being a floral print, gingham still reads feminine and sweet, especially silhouettes with ruffle detailing, a flounced hem or flutter sleeves.

For the fashionably brave, bold stripes in a rainbow palette are on deck this season. Likewise for charming fruit motifs, tropical designs, and animal print. Each of these styles is flawless for an unexpected wedding guest look. To ensure an incredibly elegant effect, be sure to go for sophisticated silhouettes like sheaths, wrap dresses, minimal slips, and A-line cuts as each style definitely skew more flamboyant than subdued. We love these prints for weddings by the beach from tropical destinations to the Amalfi coast where spirits are high and the mood is cheerful. Of course, you can rock these at any venue, too, so long as you’re unafraid to be a stylish focal point.

Ready to shop for a non-floral wedding guest dress? Ahead, we’ve assembled an edit of 30 dresses sure to please with options for every budget—under-$50 finds, included!

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Polka Dots

Courtesy of A New Day

A New Day Polka Dot Sleeveless Ruffle Skirt Dress

SHOP NOW: Target, $27.99

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Polka Dots

Courtesy of Free People

Free People Butterflies Midi Dress

SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $98

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Polka Dots

Courtesy of Silk Laundry

Silk Laundry 90s Slip Dress Big Polka Cinnamon

SHOP NOW: Silk Landry, $192

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Polka Dots

Courtesy of Réalisation

Réalisation The Amelia - Post Modern

SHOP NOW: Réalisation, $210

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Saloni Edith B Dress

Courtesy of Saloni

SHOP NOW: Shopbop, $550

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Tropical Prints

Courtesy of Xhilaration

Xhilaration Plus Size Floral Print Short Sleeve Maxi Dress

SHOP NOW: Target, $34.99

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Tropical Prints

Courtesy of Mango

Mango Printed Long Dress

SHOP NOW: Mango, $79.99

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Tropical Prints

Courtesy of WAYF

WAYF Clara Ruffled Botanical Print Wrap Dress

SHOP NOW: Bloomingdale's, $108

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Tropical Prints

Courtesy of Kitri

Kitri Ophelia Print Maxi Dress

SHOP NOW: Kitri Studio, $215

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Tropical Prints

Courtesy of Whistles

Whistles Josephine Print Wrap Dress

SHOP NOW: Whistles, $339

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Gingham

Courtesy of Melonie T

Melonie T Striped Asymmetrical Gingham Dress

SHOP NOW: Target, $49.99

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Gingham

Courtesy of Torrid

Torrid Retro Chic Gingham Skater Dress

SHOP NOW: Torrid, was $74.90, now $37.45

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Gingham

Courtesy of For Love & Lemons

For Love & Lemons Dixie Ruffled Mini Dress

SHOP NOW: Shopbop, $195

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Gingham

Courtesy of Olivia Rose The Label

Olivia Rose The Label The Beryl Dress

SHOP NOW: Olivia Rose The Label, $197

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Gingham

Courtesy of PETERSYN

PETERSYN Cate Ruffled Gingham Dress

SHOP NOW: Bloomingdale's, was $468, now $351

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Bold Stripes

Courtesy of Express

Express Striped Smocked Waist Ruffle Maxi Dress

SHOP NOW: Express, was $79.90, now $47.94

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Bold Stripes

Courtesy of Topshop

Topshop Striped Open Back Dress

SHOP NOW: Topshop, $95

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Bold Stripes

Courtesy of Reformation

Reformation Tropics Dress

SHOP NOW: Reformation, $248

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Bold Stripes

Courtesy of Staud

Staud Valentina Dress Pink Stripe

SHOP NOW: My Theresa, $285

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Bold Stripes

Courtesy of Diane Von Furstenberg

Diane Von Furstenberg The DVF Gia Dress

SHOP NOW: Diane Von Furstenberg, $598

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Fruit Motifs

Courtesy of Bershka

Bershka Printed Dress With Front Knot

SHOP NOW: Bershka, $45.90

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Fruit Motifs

Courtesy of & Other Stories

& Other Stories Printed Midi Slip Dress

SHOP NOW: & Other Stories, $69

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Fruit Motifs

Courtesy of Capulet

Capulet Gabby Mini Dress

SHOP NOW: Revolve, $174

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Fruit Motifs

Courtesy of For Love & Lemons

For Love & Lemons Fruitpunch Sequin Midi Dress

SHOP NOW: For Love & Lemons, was $266, now $182

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Animal Print

Courtesy of MICHAEL Michael Kors

MICHAEL Michael Kors Plus Animal-Print Ruffle Dress

SHOP NOW: Bloomingdale's, $130

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Animal Print

Courtesy of Nanushka

Nanushka Oasis V-Neck Tie Dress - Tiger print

SHOP NOW: Nanushka, $280

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Animal Print

Courtesy of Zara

Zara Animal Print Dress

SHOP NOW: Zara, $69.90

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Animal Print

Courtesy of Misha Collection

Misha Collection Emilia Leopard Dress

SHOP NOW: Shopbop, $350

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Animal Print

Courtesy of Alice and Olivia

Alice and Olivia Puff Sleeve Wrap Dress

SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $350

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