38 Best Spring Wedding Guest Dresses

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With the spring season on the horizon, now is the time to think about the upcoming wedding season. And if you're attending a spring wedding, you will need a dress that aligns with the bride’s set dress code. Chilly temperatures are slowly fading away removing the need to coordinate a coat or fur to match your dress, and making shopping for a wedding that much easier. 

What to Expect at a Spring Wedding

Weddings will become more casual with less of a black-tie feel. “I believe we will see more guests wearing midi and mini-length dresses. Even though the length may be more casual than a long formal gown, I think people are going to start having more fun with their wedding guest fashion,” says Lanie List, founder and CEO of Lovely Bride.

Guests will start to be more fashionable with their attire due to the lack of in-person events this past year. “We need to make up for an entire year we wore sweats and watched weddings via Zoom. We’ve all been dreaming about the day we can safely attend a wedding again, and we’ll see that excitement come through in wedding day fashion,” List says. 

This spring, choose bold patterns and bright colors. After spending most of the year indoors, now is the time to play with designs and shades outside of your typical comfort zone. “With the weather warming up, it’s the perfect time to rock bright colors, modern cutouts, or unexpected details like a cowl neckline or an asymmetrical hem,” List notes.

Read on for the best spring dresses with classic silhouettes, bold prints, and shades that fit any wedding dress code.

For a White Tie Wedding: Lulus Song of Love Off-The-Shoulder Maxi Dress

Lulu's Song of Love Off-The-Shoulder Maxi Dress

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For a formal option, this off-the-shoulder dress needs to be on your list. The elegant neckline and sexy slit make for a fun number to don at a formal spring wedding.

Best Wrap: Linen Dress in Marlena

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This linen wrap dress is comfortable and versatile. It has deep pockets to hold your essential items and an enhancing shawl collar. The fabric is light linen, which is excellent for the warmer months. It also comes in multiple shades depending on the mood you want to set.

Most Sexy: Revolve 'Aliyah' Midi Dress

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This plunging neckline dress has self-tie shoulder straps, that you can adjust for the fit that you want. The midi-length fit also has crepe fabric with button accents.

Best One Shoulder: ELLIAT Cassini Dress

ELLIAT Cassini Dress

Courtesy of Revolve

This one-shoulder is a fun and elegant dress to take you through all your spring weddings. While we love the dusty blue shade, the design also comes in a variety of stunning hues.

Best Springtime Choice: Reformation Cyprus Dress

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Courtesy of Reformation

When you look at this dress, the first thing you can think is the word "spring." This dress is one we can see guests wearing all wedding season long.

Most Cost Effective: ASOS Maxi Dress with Batwing Sleeve

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This batwing dress is an elegant look at a cost-effective price. After all, you don't need to spend a ton of money to look chic at a wedding. The dress has a wrapped waist that creates a subtle detail, and there's a tie in the back to cinch your waist.

Most Form-Fitting: NBD June Gown

NBD June Gown

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Want to show off your curves? We love how this body-skimming dress is sexy and elegant all in one.

For a Black Tie Wedding: ASOS DESIGN Bias Cut Maxi Tea Dress

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Attend a black-tie spring wedding in this statement dress. The design has a retro feel thanks to its button sleeves and sweet blush shade.

Best Suit: Lattelier Linden

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If you want to wear a suit to your next spring wedding, we recommend giving this style a chance. The sleek and oversized shape feels elegant and absolutely comfortable to take on the day's festivities.

Most Simplistic: BHLDN 'Caron' V-Neck Crepe Dress

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This BHLDN dress offers a deep V-neck shape for a dramatic effect. The skirt gathers at the waist which makes it flattering on multiple figures. As long as the bridal party doesn’t have this color, it’s an excellent option for a spring wedding.

For a Countryside Wedding: Reformation Fairfield Dress

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Courtesy of Reformation

This charming dress has a sweet pattern that is sure to stand out among the other guests, while a plunging neckline gives it a sexy touch.

Best Pastels: BHLDN Freya Satin Charmeuse Dress

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If you need an easy choice for a wedding guest dress, this one is a classic. We love the shape and how it's available in so many springtime-appropriate pastel shades.

Most Versatile: Reformation Winslow Dress

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Courtesy of Reformation

We can see this stunning Reformation dress working for all kinds of spring weddings. You can dress it up or down with accessories to make it black-tie or even white-tie appropriate.

Most Retro: Reformation Sarabeth Dress

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Courtesy of Reformation

A LBD is great for any occasion, especially cocktail hour at a spring wedding. This dress is has a cool retro feel thanks to its fun fringe along the hemline.

Most Dramatic: Mac Duggal Indy Chiffon Dress

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Courtesy of BHLDN

With a stunning raspberry hue and bold shoulder detailing, this dress is definitely here to make a statement. It's a beautiful option to wear for a more formal affair.

For a Semi-Formal Wedding: Zara Draped Lingerie-Style Dress

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With a fun lime green hue, this dress feels at once sophisticated and fun for your next semi-formal soirée.

Best Mini: Agua By Agua Bendita Rosa Floral Strapless Mini

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Courtesy of Intermix

Florals, for spring? Well, you’ve heard the saying. This floral mini dress is certainly a fun option for a daytime garden wedding.

Best Color: Bardot Malinda Slip Dress

Bardot Malinda Slip Dress

Courtesy of Revolve

The bold orange hue definitely takes this slip dress to the next level. It's a great color to pop during the spring season and will definitely turn heads.

For a Formal Wedding: Bronx and Banco Megan Maxi Dress

Bronx and Banco Megan Maxi Dress

Courtesy of Revolve

For a spring wedding, opt for a dress that has intricate detailing. This beautiful floral appliqués on this design makes it an absolute stunner for a formal affair.

Best LBD: Reformation Kye Dress

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You can never go wrong with a little black dress. The bold neckline of this style makes it an extra sexy option to bring to an evening event.

Most Fashion Forward: Dessy Group Cowl-Neck Convertible Midi Slip Dress

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Courtesy of The Dessy Group,

“Our Lovely bridal party collection with Dessy Group has so many great fashion-forward options for wedding guests for Spring. With the weather warming up, it’s the perfect time to rock bright colors, modern cutouts, or unexpected details like a cowl neckline or asymmetrical hem,” List says.

Best Jumpsuit: Hutch Cut-Out Wide Leg Jumpsuit

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If you're looking to make a statement then this jumpsuit is a must-have. The shape is modern and sexy, thanks to its cut outs and wide-leg cut.

Best Slip: Sachin & Babi 'Cali' Satin Midi Dress

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Although this is offered as a bridal party dress, it’s a casual option for a wedding guest. The slip dress comes in over ten colors and has a draped cowl neckline to elevate the silhouette.

Most Relaxed: Mumu 'Faye Flutter' Maxi Dress

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This maxi dress has an open back that shows a bit of skin, with sleeves that are full and give a relaxed “flutter” effect.

Best Maternity: ASOS Design Maternity Tiered Ruffle Midi Dress

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You obviously want to find a great dress that fits if you're expecting. We love the stunning shade of this formal dress, with extra room for your bump.

Most Stylish: Sachin & Bibi Archie Dress

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Courtesy of BHDLN

If you like to make a statement with your fashion choices, this dress will certainly do that. We love how this show-stopping dress feels classic and bold.

Best Variety of Colors: Dessy Group Cowl-Neck Midi Tank Dress

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If you’re attending a wedding this spring, look for a midi dress–it’s not too short and not too long, and perfect for dancing. This dress comes in multiple colors to choose from, based on the wedding you're attending.

Most Elegant: Saloni Michelle Silk-Satin Gown

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The deep-blue shade of this sleek bias cut gown is absolutely jaw dropping. One elegant and bold touch we love? A contrasting black bow at the back of the neckline.

Best Ruffles: J.Crew Ruffle Silk Slip Dress

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With a simple shape and a bold yellow hue, this slip dress is such a fun addition to your rotation of spring wedding guest dresses.

Best Silhouette: Dessy Asymmetrical Drop Waist High-Low Slip Dress in Teagan

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A puff sleeve is always an elevated look on any dress. This slip dress has a high-low silhouette with a dropped waist, creating the illusion of movement in the dress. There is also a slit on the side for additional symmetry and a V-neck that rests slightly off the shoulders.

Most Romantic: LoveShackFancy 'Beth' Dress

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For a romantic spring wedding option, add this dress to your cart. It has touches of lace and floral motifs. The silhouette has buttons down the front that you can style however you like.

Best Illusion: Dessy Bishop Ruffled Chiffon Cutout Maxi Dress in Harlow

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If you want a playful option for a spring dress, this cutout maxi is just that. Its full length and relaxed fit will provide maximum comfort. From the back, the cutouts on the bodice give the illusion of a two-piece, and the chiffon also makes the dress great for all figures.

Best Fringe: No Pise La Grama Beso E Coco Fringed Dress

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Courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue

If you need a cocktail dress for a spring wedding, this stunning fringe dress is perfect to dance the night away in. The lilac shade and fun detailing makes it absolutely pop as you move throughout the night.

Most Playful: LoveShackFancy Livia Maxi Dress

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Does your style lean a bit more bohemian? Then you'll love the pink tie-die effect on this flowy maxi dress by LoveShackFancy.

Best Floral Design: Ted Baker Printed Floral Seersucker Midi Dress

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Courtesy of Ted Baker

This floral dress has a fun graphic print that will definitely win you compliments at cocktail hour. We also really love the puff sleeves to add a whimsical touch.

Most Ethereal: Marchesa Notte Off-The-Shoulder Tulle Gown

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Is there anything better than a dreamy floral print for a spring wedding? This tulle dress feels at once whimsical and elegant with its stunning pink hue.

Best Long Sleeves: For Love & Lemons Long Sleeve Maxi Dress

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Courtesy of For Love & Lemons

This maxi dress is full of color for a spring wedding. We also love how the full sleeves and skirt contrast with sexy cut-outs along the bodice.

Best Fabric: Ulla Johnson Evanthe Dress

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Courtesy of Ulla Johnson

A liquid-like plissé satin in a stunning hue makes this dress an absolute standout. And, you can't deny the color is a showstopper as well.

FAQ
  • What is the best color to wear?

    Yellow, pink, and green dresses are all great options to wear. Dresses with patterns and floral design also work really well for the spring season—just be sure you aren't wearing the same color as the bride's bridal party, and of course, stay away from white!

  • Can I wear black?

    Yes, a black dress is appropriate (especially for a black-tie wedding). However, we recommend dresses that have more color for the spring season.

  • What accessories can I wear?

    If your look is minimal, you should certainly dress it up with a statement necklace and earrings. However, if you're playing around with color and patterns, it might be best to opt for a piece of simple jewelry.

Why Trust Brides

Taylor Lane is a beauty and fashion expert with over five years of experience. Her work has appeared on W, Women’s Health, Aedit, The Zoe Report, The Sunday Edit, and Self.

Shelby Wax is the senior editor at Brides covering Real Weddings and trending stories. Before joining Brides in 2021, Shelby was the editor at Lonny Magazine, a home and lifestyle digital publication.

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