10 Ideal Outfits to Wear to a Wedding

Find the perfect outfit to wear as a guest

Picking the perfect outfit to wear as a wedding guest can be tricky. You want to look fabulous, but you don't want to outshine the bride. The old adage of not wearing white, unless you're the bride, holds true. Avoiding other wedding colors such as ivory is also a good rule of thumb, and black is best avoided unless it's an evening event.

Here are our top picks for wedding attire for the season and beyond.

wedding_wear_main.jpg
10 Ideal Outfits to Wear to a Wedding

Beaded Shift Dress

The swirl of beads on this Free People dress, combined with the sheer sleeves, give it an airy, bohemian look. $400

10 Ideal Outfits to Wear to a Wedding

Embroidered Floral Dress

There's something extra special about the pure femininity of this voluminous Zimmermann dress in a luxe silk blend. The floral print and eyelet embroidery add sweet embellishment. $795

10 Ideal Outfits to Wear to a Wedding

Beaded Jumpsuit

Brilliant beading illuminates the sleeveless bodice of a glamorous Alice + Olivia jumpsuit tailored with crisp pleats at the trousers. You'll love the long-and-lean silhouette on this effortlessly chic style. $698

10 Ideal Outfits to Wear to a Wedding

Embellished Metallic Lace Sheath

Glam it up in this luminous sequin and metallic embroidered lace sheath from Tadashi Shoji. Tonal bands crisscrossing the waist accentuate a feminine silhouette. $298

10 Ideal Outfits to Wear to a Wedding

Floral Print Dress

There's a special charm to the colorful embroidery on this mesh Temperley London dress. The feminine silhouette has a fitted bodice with a wide neckline and cap sleeves combined with a flared, swingy skirt. $2,150

10 Ideal Outfits to Wear to a Wedding

Deep V-Neck Dress

A plunging V-neckline and shoulder-baring back create an alluring reveal on this Alice + Olivia dress in lustrous brocade. $495

10 Ideal Outfits to Wear to a Wedding

High-Low Dress

The seaming of the bodice of this Black Halo dress make it figure flattering for all body types, and the flared skirt has a  high-low hem. $390

10 Ideal Outfits to Wear to a Wedding

Draped Bodice Dress

There's an elegance to the rich hues of this draped silk Lela Rose dress. Gentle folds ripple through the bodice, and the off-shoulder neckline offers an elegant peek of skin. $1,995

10 Ideal Outfits to Wear to a Wedding

Bodycon Wrap Dress

The ultimate wrap front bodycon dress in a flattering midi length for an elegant look. It nips in at the waist and features a cut-out back for a flash of wedding-guest appropriate bare skin. $98

10 Ideal Outfits to Wear to a Wedding

Open-Back Gown

Sometimes, nothing short of an evening gown will suit, and this open-back Jill Stuart gown fits the occasion. Opt for a pop of color in fuschia and you'll shine. $258

Tagged in: dresses, wedding reception, wedding guest,

Fashion / Guides

Related Articles