How to Choose an Appropriate Wedding Guest Dress
The spring summer wedding season is upon us, and whether you’re a close friend, distant relative, or plus-one, a beautiful wedding guest dress can make all the difference. It’s important to strike a balance between looking stylish and appropriate while still being comfortable enough to dance the night away. Here are some tips on choosing the perfect wedding guest dress:
Consider the dress code
Before you start shopping, make sure you know the dress code. The invitation will often give you a clue, but if it’s unclear, don’t be afraid to ask the bride or groom.
If the dress code asks for black tie wedding guest dresses, a more elaborate evening gown would be appropriate as your formal wedding guest dress.
For a semi-formal wedding, there is more room for variation. Typically, a cocktail wedding guest dress is perfectly suitable. Rather than a long gown, you may try to choose a midi-length dress that covers the knees, but does not reach the floor.
A wedding in an outdoor setting, such as a beach or garden, may necessitate more casual wedding guest dresses. Choose a breezy, flowy wedding guest dress that will let you have fun dancing, like chiffon or tulle. Pick a bright color, or a floral or geometric pattern to look stunning in the pictures!
Consider the fabric
Wedding ceremonies and receptions can be lengthy affairs, so it’s important to choose a dress made from a comfortable fabric. Light, breathable materials such as tulle or chiffon are great for warmer spring and summer weather, while heavier fabrics like velvet and satin are more appropriate for cooler autumn and winter weddings. If you are feeling bold, choose a sequin black tie wedding guest dress at any time of year!
Choose a proper style
Everyone has their own unique body type, and it’s important to choose a dress that flatters yours. A-line wedding guest dresses are universally flattering, as they cinch at the waist and flow outwards. Wrap dresses are also a great option, as they accentuate the waist and create an hourglass silhouette. If you’re more comfortable in a looser fit, a maxi formal wedding guest dress can still be flattering if it fits well and has the right proportions. Azazie offers many dresses in plus sizes to ensure you can find the perfect fit!
Pay attention to the color
While it’s important to avoid wearing white or anything that might upstage the bride, there are still plenty of colors to choose from. Light and cheerful colors like sage green et dusty blue are great for spring and summer weddings, while darker hues work well for fall and winter weddings.
Wearing printed and floral wedding guest dresses can also be a great way to add some personality to your outfit, but make sure they don’t clash with the wedding theme or the bridal party’s attire.
Accessorizing is a great way to elevate your wedding guest dress. A statement necklace or pair of earrings can add some sparkle to a wedding guest dress, while a clutch or handbag can be both stylish and functional. Just be careful not to go overboard with accessories, as you don’t want to distract from the overall look.
FORMAL WEDDING GUEST DRESSES
SHOP THE LOOK: BLUSHING PINK ONE-SHOULDER MAXI DRESS; ROSE PINK SEQUIN BACKLESS MAXI DRESS
SHOP THE LOOK: BLACK ONE-SHOULDER MAXI DRESS; LIGHT BLUE BANDAGE BODYCON MIDI DRESS
SEMI-FORMAL WEDDING GUEST DRESSES
SHOP THE LOOK: BOW TIE DUSTY SAGE CHIFFON MIDI DRESS WITH SLIT; DUSTY SAGE EYELET EMBROIDERED STRAPLESS MIDI DRESS;
SHOP THE LOOK: FOREVER YOUR GIRL BLACK SLEEVELESS MIDI DRESS; BLUSH PINK COWL V-NECK TIE BACK MIDI DRESS
CASUAL WEDDING GUEST DRESSES
SHOP THE LOOK: DARK EMERALD FLORAL PRINT FAUX-WRAP DRESS; BREATH OF SPRING BLUE FLORAL PRINT CUTOUT MAXI DRESS
SHOP THE LOOK: ALL MY ADORATION BLUSHING PINK LACE FLUTTER SLEEVE HIGH LOW DRESS; REMARKABLE BEAUTY ORANGE FLORAL SATIN MIDI DRESS
Choosing the perfect wedding guest dress requires some thought and planning, but it doesn’t have to be stressful. By considering the dress code, style, color, fabric, and accessories, you can find a dress that is both stylish and appropriate for the occasion. Remember, the most important thing is to feel comfortable and confident in what you’re wearing so that you can enjoy the wedding festivities to the fullest!