Whether you're attending a wedding by the beach, at a vineyard, or in a chic city venue, finding the ultimate dress as a wedding guest is always the goal. But while you're trying to find the best option to ring in your friend or family member's wedding celebration, it can certainly be difficult to find the perfect match.
When searching for the ideal wedding guest outfit, options range from dresses to jumpsuits, two-piece sets, and even suits. And even when you decide to go the dress route, there are endless options from fashion-forward silhouettes like puff sleeves and one-shoulder styles to a range of vivid colors, pastel shades, and romantic floral prints. But if you're looking for something classic, fail-safe, and flattering, a wrap dress is a great choice whether you want something sleek and simple or if you like to experiment with a bright color, punchy print, or bold sleeve.
No matter your body type, a wrap dress is flattering on everyone, cinching in at the waist and flowing effortlessly over the rest of your frame. Available in every length, you can find a sweet and romantic mini, sophisticated midi, or elegant maxi length in a range of prints, colors, and sleeve lengths. One of the best ways to narrow in on the perfect wrap dress is by going off the venue: for a tropical or beach wedding, a bright color, festive motif, or unique detail like pom or fringe accents will feel spot on. For a city wedding, a satin robe-style wrap with clean lines is smart and sleek. For something classic, go with a silky wrap in a neutral color like blush or navy. For something unexpectedly bold, try a mix-and-match print or an asymmetrical silhouette. Of course, a floral print is stunning for a garden wedding, while a bright stripe or solid color is gorgeous for an outdoor wedding at a vineyard, amid a forest, or in the desert. And since wrap dresses are so timeless, you'll be able to wear whatever style you choose again and again for years to come whether it's at another wedding, for a party, or even dressed down for work, weekends, or vacation.
Read on for a selection of dresses to get your shopping started.
H&M Patterned Wrap-Front Dress
SHOP NOW: H&M, $59.99
ASOS Cape Back Dipped Hem Midi Dress
SHOP NOW: ASOS, from $38.00
Whimsy & Row Lola Wrap Dress
SHOP NOW: Whimsy & Row, $168.00
Réalisation The Valentina Dress
SHOP NOW: Réalisation, $180.00
Rails Koreen Wrap Dress
SHOP NOW: Rails, $188.00
Tanya Taylor New Blaire Dress
SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $545.00