32 Flattering Wrap Dresses to Wear to a Wedding

This classic silhouette never fails.

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blue wrap dress

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Wrap dresses are timeless for a reason–they’re beautiful, flattering on every woman, and always sophisticated. As a wedding guest, you can’t go wrong choosing this all-time classic regardless if you’re attending an intimate affair, swanky soiree, or a casual ceremony with a laidback dress code. “A wrap dress is a universally flattering silhouette,” says NYC and London-based stylist Rebecca Dennett. “The wrap-around element is flattering on the bust of any size woman.” 

When shopping for the right wrap dress for you, there are endless options on the market. Start by honing in on your go-to aesthetic—be it feminine, bohemian, minimal, eclectic—then consider the wedding your attending. If it’s during the day or guaranteed to be relaxed, cotton and jersey fabrics are A-okay, as are shorter silhouettes from minis to midis. For more formal weddings requesting cocktail or black-tie attire, luxe fabrics like silk, brocade, and lace are the way to go.

Meet the Expert

Rebecca Dennett is an editorial and commercial stylist based in New York City and London. Her work spans editorials in ELLEAllureVogue Mexico, and Porter, and commercial and social content for Mark Cross, Shiseido, and Bobbi Brown, to name a few.

“Depending on the wedding’s theme or venue, I love the idea of pairing a wrap dress with cute ballet flats or even a chic sneaker for a more casual wedding,” Dennett tells Brides. “When the invitation calls for something formal, I recommend keeping your dress as the focal point and finishing with a modern square-toe heel.”

Ready to shop for a flattering wrap dress? Ahead, discover 32 of our favorites for every style and budget.

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Best Ruffles: Tanya Taylor Sasha Dress

Tanya Taylor Sasha Dress

Courtesy of Tanya Taylor 

What’s more romantic for a wedding than a pink, floral-printed, ruffled dress? This one comes in an extensive size range, from 0 to 22. 

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Best Sequin: ASOS EDITION Sequin Wrap Mini Dress

ASOS EDITION Sequin Wrap Mini Dress

Courtesy of ASOS 

You’ll dazzle in this yellow sequin mini dress, long sleeves, and a V-neckline. We can picture this at a fancy affair in warm weather.

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Best For Beach Weddings: LOFT Beach Wrap Maxi Dress

LOFT Beach Wrap Maxi Dress

Courtesy of LOFT 

Flowing silhouettes are essential in the heat. Enter: This elasticized maxi dress, with a tropical motif that we love for the beach.

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Best Jacquard: Sister Jane Bud Burst Jacquard Wrap Dress

Sister Jane Bud Burst Jacquard Wrap Dress

 Courtesy of Shopbop

Semi-formal doesn’t have to mean floor-length-only dresses. This jacquard style is plenty elegant, with fanciful detailing that’s just right in a formal setting.

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Best Budget: PrettyLittleThing Floral Printed Frill Wrap Tea Dress

PrettyLittleThing Floral Printed Frill Wrap Tea Dress

Courtesy of PrettyLittleThing 

Not only is this dress under $25 (!!!), but it’s so sweet for a daytime wedding in the spring. If the frilled detailing and floral print weren’t enough, the pale blue hue is seasonal perfection. 

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Best Red Dress: Mara Hoffman Agnella Dress

Mara Hoffman

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If you thought cotton couldn’t feel dressy, think again. This red-hot number has a slight sheen, complete with a stunning wide neckline and voluminous sleeves. 

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Best Retro Floral: Rahi Felicity Retro Floral Dress

Rahi Felicity Retro Floral Dress

Courtesy of Rahi 

Set a retro tone as a wedding guest in this floral-print wrap by Rahi. Even better, it’s under $60! 

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Best Polka Dot: Réalisation The Violette Dress

Réalisation

Courtesy of Réalisation 

Polka dots are the perfect printed option if you’re not into floral prints. This entrance-making style is spot-on for the wedding circuit. 

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Best Shawl: H&M Shawl-Collar Wrap Dress

H&M Shawl-Collar Wrap Dress

Courtesy of H&M 

Looking for a simple and sleek wedding guest dress? This tuxedo-inspired style is the ticket! Even better, the pretty sage green is stunning year-round.

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Best Flutter Sleeve: BB Dakota Past Life Dress

BB Dakota Past Life Dress

 Courtesy of Revolve

This flutter-sleeve dress is sweet as ever, featuring a ditsy floral print that we love for spring. Style yours with white accessories for a fresh and modern look that works from city to beach.

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Best Tank: Reformation Kaila Dress

Reformation Kaila Dress

 Courtesy of Reformation

For a relaxed wedding guest look that’s plenty chic, look no further than this fitted style by Reformation. Don’t worry, it’s bra-friendly! And super comfy, too. 

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Best For Day Weddings: Iris & Ink Aisling Gingham Crepe De Chine Midi Wrap Dress

Iris & Ink Aisling Gingham Crepe De Chine Midi Wrap Dress

Courtesy of The Outnet 

Gingham prints are another stylish alternative to florals and feel particularly cheerful in pastel shades like this sunny yellow hue. We love this for a daytime summer wedding with sandals and a woven bag. 

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Best Mini: Fame and Partners The Amorette Dress

Fame and Partners The Amorette Dress

 Courtesy of Fame and Partners

Make a splash at your next wedding in a punchy dress like this hot pink mini. Don’t be afraid to go even bolder with vibrant accessories in contrasting colors. 

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Best For Summer Weddings: Ulla Johnson Lisette Ruffled Floral-Print Cotton-Crepon Wrap Midi Dress

Ulla Johnson Lisette Ruffled Floral-Print Cotton-Crepon Wrap Midi Dress

Courtesy of Net-A-Porter 

There’s nothing like an airy cotton mini to strike a chord on the summer wedding circuit. This floral design by Ulla Johnson is dreamy as ever, with a sweet tie-waist and frilled neckline. 

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Best Ditsy Floral: AFRM Wyatt Long Sleeve Wrap Dress

AFRM Wyatt Long Sleeve Wrap Dress

Courtesy of Nordstrom 

Floaty and fun, this electric-yellow wrap dress will hit a high note at a spring and summer wedding. Style yours effortlessly with flats, or dial it up in sky-high stilettos. 

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Best High-Low Hem: Lulus French Countryside Blush Floral Print High-Low Dress

Lulus French Countryside Blush Floral Print High-Low Dress

Courtesy of Lulus 

There’s no dress more idyllic for a countryside wedding than this high-low design by Lulus. With a large floral print and cute cap sleeves, it’s a lovely addition to any wardrobe. 

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Best Light Blue: Sunday Best New Ruffle Wrap Dress

Sunday Best New Ruffle Wrap Dress

 Courtesy of Aritzia

From cobalt to navy, you can’t go wrong with a blue wedding guest dress. This wrap style is lovely for a daytime wedding in the spring.

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Most Comfortable: Diane Von Furstenberg New Julian Two Classic Wrap Dress

Diane Von Furstenberg New Julian Two Classic Wrap Dress

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Diane Von Furstenberg is the wrap dress queen, making this pink floral style an iconic choice.

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Best Plus Size: Christy Dawn The Bergen Dress

Christy Dawn The Bergen Dress

 Courtesy of Christy Dawn

Not every floral print reads sugary sweet. If you’re searching for such a dress, this dark number fits the bill, with voluminous bell sleeves and a delicate high-low hem to boot. 

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Best For Black-Tie Weddings: Whimsy + Row Lola Wrap Dress

Whimsy + Row Lola Wrap Dress

 Courtesy of Whimsy + Row

This wrap maxi is a timeless take on black-tie attire, but with a modern feel. Clean lines and a silky rust fabric ensure total elegance. It’s also a sustainable choice, made from deadstock material. 

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Best V-Neck: ASOS DESIGN Curve Wrap Maxi Dress

ASOS DESIGN Curve Wrap Maxi Dress

 Courtesy of ASOS

When you want to feel your most feminine, there’s nothing like a puff-sleeve midi dress with a flouncy hem and frilled detailing. What’s more, this mustard style is under $60 and gorgeous in the summer or early fall. 

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Best Paisley: Sézane Paula Dress

Sézane

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For a little French-inspired “je ne sais quoi,” a paisley-printed dress is perfection. This silky style comes with a bohemian feel that we love for an outdoor venue.   

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Best Silk: Hill House Home The Nima Dress

Hill House Home The Nima Dress

 Courtesy of Hill House Home

When the mood is sweet but sassy, a mini silk wrap is the only choice. Style yours with a platform heel to offset the fabric’s delicate nature.  

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Best Navy: Hutch Biscayne Ruffle Wrap Dress

BHLDN

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A navy wrap dress guarantees timeless style, especially one with delicate sleeves. We love the subtle abstract print for a modern touch—it’s a perfect choice for a traditional ceremony.

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Best Bold Print: Farm Rio Tucanes Wrap Mini Dress

Farm Rio Tucanes Wrap Mini Dress

Courtesy of Anthropologie 

There’s bold, and there’s downright statement-making—this dress is undoubtedly the latter. We love it for a destination wedding in a balmy locale.  

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Most Timeless: Mango Wrapped Satin Dress

Mango Wrapped Satin Dress

 Courtesy of Mango

Whether you skew minimalist or need a conservative design, this silky wrap is fail-safe for a wedding. The satin fabric is exquisite, while the earthy color is so on-trend. 

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Best For Spring Weddings: Ganni Printed Mesh Dress

Ganni Printed Mesh Dress

 Courtesy of 11 Honore

For an early spring wedding, what could be more quintessential than this breezy, floral-print dress? Made with lightweight mesh, it’s ultra-comfortable while appearing romantic as ever.

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Best LBD: Anine Bing Penelope Striped Satin-Jacquard Mini Wrap Dress

Anine Bing Penelope Striped Satin-Jacquard Mini Wrap Dress

 Courtesy of The Outnet

Sometimes you just have to rock a little black dress. What could be more wedding-ready than this satin-jacquard wrap with elegant long sleeves?

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Best Long Sleeve: Zimmermann Bishop-Sleeve Silk Wrap Midi Dress

Zimmermann Bishop-Sleeve Silk Wrap Midi Dress

Courtesy of MATCHESFASHION 

Channel 70s-era glamour in this sophisticated silk midi dress. With voluminous long sleeves and an asymmetric hem, it perfectly fuses decades-past style with the new. 

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Best Mixed-Print: Silvia Tcherassi Felicity Printed Silk Maxi Wrap Dress

Silvia Tcherassi Felicity Printed Silk Maxi Wrap Dress

 Courtesy of Moda Operandi

If you subscribe to a more-is-more aesthetic, a mixed-print wrap dress is for you. We love this silk maxi for formal “I do’s” in the summer, or for a warm-weather destination. 

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Best Puff Sleeve: Faithfull Uma Wrap Midi Dress

Faithfull Uma Wrap Midi Dress

Courtesy of Anthropologie 

If you have qualms about wearing red to a wedding, how about a charming floral motif? This printed design, inspired by vintage textiles, is produced using artisan techniques in Bali, Indonesia.

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Most Splurge-Worthy: Johanna Ortiz Reino Vegetal Printed Recycled Satin Wrap Midi Dress

Johanna Ortiz Reino Vegetal Printed Recycled Satin Wrap Midi Dress

Courtesy of Net-A-Porter 

You’ll up the wedding guest ante in this blooming wrap dress by Johanna Ortiz. More than trendy with pretty puff sleeves, it’s made from recycled satin and eco-friendly, too!

Shopping FAQs

Considering a flattering wrap dress? We’ve answered three common questions when shopping for this style of wedding guest dress.

  • What is the best wrap dress? Wrap dresses are timeless and elegant, so no matter your style there’s a version for you. Choose elegant fabrics in midi or maxi lengths for a cocktail or black-tie dress code, and casual materials like cotton, jersey, or linen in any silhouette or length for less formal affairs. 
  • When can you wear a wrap dress? Wrap dresses are the perfect choice for wedding guests year-round! Try light colors and cheerful prints in the spring and summer, and darker hues for fall and winter. 
  • How do you style a wrap dress? Wrap dresses are timeless and call for fun accessories! If your style is simple, classic and minimal accessories are sophisticated. Those in the mood for glamour should opt for a statement shoe or bold jewelry. 

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