The Prettiest Dresses To Wear To A Summer Wedding

Earn you best-dressed guest in these gorgeous styles

Updated 06/23/18

Courtesy of Diane Von Furstenberg

Summer wedding season is officially here and we can bet your calendar has been filling up with wedding invites aplenty. Whether you’re traveling for far-flung destination nuptials or keeping it local for a beach, vineyard, or church ceremony, you’re undoubtedly in need of a gorgeous wedding guest dress. If you’re attending several weddings, then you’ll definitely need to scoop up a few great options.

Summer weddings are the perfect occasion to test-drive your favorite seasonal trends and this year, vibrant colors, pretty pastels, and a range of prints from retro polka dots to fresh florals on the docket. If you’re not one to experiment too much with your everyday attire, a wedding guest dress is the time. An embroidered little black dress, a minimal silhouette in a soft sorbet shade, and feminine floral prints are all great entry points whether a mini, midi, or maxi length is your taste. Neutral accessories and dainty jewelry will compliment any of these options for a sophisticated finish.

If you tend fashion forward, a summer wedding is your moment to pull out all the stops with an eye-catching silhouette in a unique color or pattern—we’re for electric colors, mixed prints, flouncy ruffles, tiered skirts, voluminous sleeves, and asymmetrical details for a show-stopping moment. Of course, you’ll need killer accessories to complete the look from dramatic earrings to statement heels and a fantastic bag.

Gingham prints, polka dots, and tropical motifs are fresh for the season and great if you’re not into super-saturated colors or floral prints. Classic lace can appear modern in a contemporary silhouette, too—a perfect choice for those with traditional taste but craving a dress that’s more directional.

If you’re in need of one wedding guest dress or several this summer, ahead, our edit of 58 dresses is sure to aid with many options ringing in at under $50 and $100. The best part is that you can re-wear many of these styles for various summer occasions from birthdays to bridal showers and cocktail events. Get shopping!

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Fame & Partners The Zurich Dress

Courtesy of Fame & Partners

SHOP NOW: Fame & Partners, $349

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Courtesy of H&M

H&M Flounced Dress

SHOP NOW: H&M, $34.99

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For Love & Lemons Tarta Long Sleeve Mini Dress

Courtesy of For Love & Lemons

SHOP NOW: Shopbop, $235

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Glamorous True Decadence Ruffle Gown

Courtesy of Glamorous

SHOP NOW: Shopbop, $156

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Hutch Cutout Maxi Dress

Courtesy of Hutch

SHOP NOW: Anthropologie, $228

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Johnny Was Elena Ruffle Dress

Courtesy of Johnny Was

SHOP NOW: Johnny Was, $315

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Hutch Cutout Maxi Dress

Courtesy of Helmut Lang

SHOP NOW: Anthropologie, $228

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Joie Seldy Off-Shoulder Dress

Courtesy of Joie

SHOP NOW: Joie, $348

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Keepsake Untouchable Mini Dress

Courtesy of Keepsake

SHOP NOW: Fashion Bunker, $225

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K16 Ruffled Dress

Courtesy of K16

SHOP NOW: Farfetch, Was $293, Now $220

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Kitri Violette Linen Bardot Dress

Courtesy of Kitri

SHOP NOW: Kitri Studio, $215

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Loéil Anichka Dress

Courtesy of Loéil

SHOP NOW: Loéil, $142

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LoveShackFancy Marceline Dress

Courtesy of LoveShackFancy

SHOP NOW: Shopbop, $375

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MICHAEL Michael Kors Floral Embroidered Organza Dress

Courtesy of MICHAEL Michael Kors

SHOP NOW: Saks Fifth Avenue, $195

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Maje Long Dress With Perforamce Fabric

Courtesy of Maje

SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, Was $515, Now $257.49

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Mango Paisley Gown

Courtesy of Mango

SHOP NOW: Mango, $149.99

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Nanushka Bhumi Tie Detail Dress

Courtesy of Nanushka

SHOP NOW: Nanushka, $643

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Rebecca Minkoff Jessica Dress

Courtesy of Rebecca Minkoff

SHOP NOW: Rebecca Minkoff, $228

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Réalisation The Teale - Rouge Fleur

Courtesy of Réalisation

SHOP NOW: Réalisation, $210

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Rebecca Taylor La Vie Crinkle Shadow Stripe Dress

Courtesy of Rebecca Taylor

SHOP NOW: Rebecca Taylor, $325

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Reformation Christine Dress

Courtesy of Reformation

SHOP NOW: Reformation, $218

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Rhode Resort Salma Dress

Courtesy of Rhode Resort

SHOP NOW: Farfetch, $425

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Sadie & Sage Floral-Print Crisscross Back Maxi Dress

Courtesy of Sadie & Sage

SHOP NOW: Bloomingdale's, was $98 now $68.60

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Sea Cotton Flex Pencil Dress

Courtesy of Sea

SHOP NOW: Sea, Was $445, Now $178

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Sandro Short-Sleeve High-Neck Silk Dress

Courtesy of Sandro

SHOP NOW: Sandro, was $470, now $329

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Rixo London Abigail Dress

Courtesy of Rixo London

SHOP NOW: Forward, $435

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Self-Portrait Asymmetric Graphic Floral Print Dress

Courtesy of Self-Portrait

SHOP NOW: Intermix, $400

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Spenser Jeremy Cold Shoulder Ruffle Dress

Courtesy of Target

SHOP NOW: Target, $34.99

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Staud Valentina Dress

Courtesy of My Theresa

SHOP NOW: My Theresa, $285

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Tanya Taylor Gael Dress

Courtesy of Tanya Taylor

SHOP NOW: Tanya Taylor, $595

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Topshop Poppy Ruffle Mini Dress

Courtesy of Topshop

SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $75

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Spell and the Gypsy Collective Florence Midi Dress

Courtesy of Spell and the Gypsy Collective

SHOP NOW: Free People, $215

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Whistles Aina Devore Dress

Courtesy of Whistles

SHOP NOW: Whistles, $559

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Wilfred Effet Dress

Courtesy of Aritzia

SHOP NOW: Aritzia, $175

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WAYF Novara Bustier Eyelet Dress

Courtesy of WAYF

SHOP NOW: Bloomingdale's, was $128, now $89.60

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Zara Long Floral Print Dress

Courtesy of Zara

SHOP NOW: Zara, $60.90

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Xhilaration Plus Size Floral Print Ruffle Maxi Dress

Courtesy of Xhilaration

SHOP NOW: Target, was $34.99 now $24.48

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Likely Cavallari Ruffle Dress

Courtesy of Likely Cavallari

SHOP NOW: Saks Fifth Avenue, $198

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Forever 21 Knee-Length Floral Wrap Dress

Courtesy of Forever 21

SHOP NOW: Forever 21, $27.90

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& Other Stories Floral Print Midi Dress

Courtesy of & Other Stories

SHOP NOW: & Other Stories, $115

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ASOS DESIGN Ruffle Maxi Dress

Courtesy of ASOS

SHOP NOW: ASOS, $72

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Alice McCall Rainbow City Embroidered Midi Dress

Courtesy fo Alice McCall

SHOP NOW: Net-A-Porter, $470

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Courtesy of ba&sh

ba&sh Blush Dress

SHOP NOW: ba&sh, $525

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Ava & Viv Plus Size Floral Print High Low Maxi Dress

Courtesy of Ava & Viv

SHOP NOW: Target, $34.99

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BCBGMAXAZRIA Off-The-Shoulder Floral Maxi Dress

Courtesy of BCNGMAXARIA

SHOP NOW: BCBGMAXAZRIA, $398

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Bl-nk Ruth Floral Maxi Dress

Courtesy of Bl-nk

SHOP NOW: Anthropologie, $228

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Boohoo Plus Bella Ditsy Printed Ruffle Midi Dress

Courtesy of Boohoo

SHOP NOW: Boohoo, was $44, now $26

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C/MEO COllective Solace Midi Dress

Courtesy of C/MEO Collective

SHOP NOW: Fashion Bunker, $225

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Christy Dawn The Lennon Dress

Courtesy of Christy Dawn

SHOP NOW: Christy Dawn, $220

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Cinq À Sept Jolene Gardenia Midi Dress

Courtesy of Intermix

SHOP NOW: Intermix, $595

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Club Monaco Bliannah Lace Dress

Courtesy of Club Monaco

SHOP NOW: Club Monaco, Was $295, Now $199

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Datura Citron Kimono Robe

Courtesy of Datura

SHOP NOW: Datura, $380

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Dôen Lavande Dress

Courtesy of Dôen

SHOP NOW: Dôen, $268

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Diane Von Furstenberg Bias Midi Satin Dress

Courtesy of Diane Von Furstenberg

SHOP NOW: Spring, $498

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Express Lace-Up Ruched Fit And Flare Maxi Dress

Courtesy of Express

SHOP NOW: Express, $88

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dRA Sienna Dress

Courtesy of dRA

SHOP NOW: Shopbop, $198

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EDIT The Brand Peplum Triple Tiered One Shoulder Dress

Courtesy of EDIT

SHOP NOW: EDIT, Was $550, Now $275

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Borgo De Nor Teodora Floral-Print Silk Dress

Courtesy of Moda Operandi

SHOP NOW: Moda Operandi, Was $940, Now $358

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