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Wedding Guest

The best wedding guest dresses must fill 2 simple criteria: They should make you look and feel GREAT & they shouldn't overshadow the bride!

With warmer weather comes an increase in weddings, and the chances of sharing a friend or family member’s happy day with them can become a daunting one as you start struggling to find unique, fun wedding guest dresses that you can wear to each individual occasion.

Other than those two simple requirements, picking a dress to wear to another person’s wedding leaves a lot to an individual’s choice and style, so making sure you have an outfit that’s suitable to the kind of wedding you’re going to attend can help you narrow the choices down a bit further.

When selecting wedding guest dresses, think about whether the wedding and reception will be held indoors, or outside. A cute little minidress might be perfect for an indoor, cocktail-party-style reception, but if the wedding is being held somewhere with a breeze you might wind up showing off more than you meant to! Pick long dresses with more volume if weddings are being held outside, as this will help protect you from the elements as well as giving your dress motion and energy. Be careful not to be too over-the-top, though, as a long train or dramatic embellishments might wind up drawing attention away from the wedding party – a serious breach of rule number two!

Sometimes, a wedding can be an extremely formal occasion, and multiple dresses might be required for alternate stages in the event. Families will often attend a rehearsal dinner, in which case another dress may be needed! If the reception is likely to be informal but the wedding is being held in a church, a more conservative look for the ceremony can be changed for a sensual party dress for later on. Gauge the formality of the wedding by your knowledge of the couple, the kind of invitation they send out (hand-engraved, or Facebook invite?), and the location where it’s being held. The more formal the wedding, the more formal the reception is likely to be, and if you find yourself picking a gown for both these occasions you’ll probably want something both conservative and full-length. No matter what kind of wedding it is, however, make sure that you don’t wear a white dress – that’s the Bride’s province, and guests should leave plenty of room in any shade to avoid stealing her thunder.

No matter what kind of dress you want to wear or image you’d like to project, if you pick a silhouette or style that isn’t flattering on your body, you won’t be happy with the end result. Take stock of your physical features and try on different styles of dresses before you choose the dress you want to wear, and remember that if you look best in a simple dress, you can always dress it up to create different looks at other occasions. Look for features in wedding guest dresses that can be used for other occasions, or that you wouldn’t mind going out on the town in – unless the wedding is extremely formal, in which case, refer to the previous section. By buying a wedding guest dress you can wear to other kinds of events, you’ll double your wardrobe for half the price – and that’s always a way to feel good about yourself.

By picking cute, complimentary accessories to go with your wedding guest dress, you’ll be able to bring your own unique flare into your look. It’s a good idea to have a small bag or clutch with you when you head to the reception, as you may have makeup or other supplies that you want to bring to the table with you. Choose subdued, classic items – most weddings aren’t the place for bold, attention-grabbing pieces that buck general fashion trends – and buy quality, since high-quality earrings and jewelry can be worn over and over again, and looked at as an investment rather than a one-time purchase.

No matter what kind of wedding you’re attending, remembering the two rules of selecting the perfect wedding guest dress will help make your search much easier. If you find yourself with several dresses to choose from, ask yourself which genuinely makes you look and feel your best. Once you have that dress, try and assess whether it’s a demure and sophisticated piece which will help add to the tableau created by the event’s other guests, or whether it’s an attention-grabbing piece that will make everyone look your way. If the former, then congratulations – you’ve found your dress! If the latter, then you may want to take a moment to remember that as a wedding guest, it’s your responsibility to help make the bride and groom’s marriage day special – not to hog the limelight with your own fashion sense, no matter how stellar it might be.

Each of the wedding guest dresses here at www.newyorkdress.com has been selected for its beauty, quality, and appropriateness for a wedding venue. To get an idea of the kinds of dresses that are available for you to wear to the upcoming weddings on your social calendar, look through the options in this section. You’ll be sure to find the perfect wedding guest look for the occasions!

Wedding Guest Dresses

  • Primavera Couture 1424
    Primavera Couture 1424
    (6)

    Stunning two-tone gown with batwing sleeves by Primavera Couture 1424
    Available in 4 colors

    $449
  • Nina Canacci 7237
    Nina Canacci 7237
    (1)

    Chic sleeveless gown with lacy layering by Nina Canacci 7237
    Available in 4 colors

    $198
  • Primavera Couture 9713
    Primavera Couture 9713
    (33)

    Divinely designed gown with sheer layering by Primavera Couture 9713
    Available in 8 colors

    $399
  • Lara 32634
    Lara 32634
    (4)

    Sheer Flower Detail Evening Gown by Lara 32634
    Available in 4 colors

    $658
  • Terani 1611E0187
    Terani 1611E0187
    (3)

    Radiantly shimmering gown with layered skirt by Terani Evening 1611E0187
    Available in 4 colors

    $605
  • Beside Couture BC1125D
    Beside Couture BC1125D
    (2)

    Sumptuous Cascade Embellished Ball Gown by Beside Couture BC1125D
    Color: Ivory/Antique Silver

    $1,148
  • Alyce 5750
    Alyce 5750

    Exquisite off-the-shoulder gown from Black Label by Alyce Paris 5750
    Available in 2 colors

    $276
  • Janique C1167
    Janique C1167
    (5)

    Strapless Orgami Detail Evening Gown by Janique C1167
    Available in 3 colors

    $438
  • Clarisse M6203
    Clarisse M6203
    (2)

    Spectacular Glitter Adorned Evening Dress by Clarisse M6203
    Available in 5 colors

    $549
  • Feriani 26145
    Feriani 26145
    (9)

    Starlit long-sleeved evening gown with gossamer gathers by Feriani 26145
    Available in 3 colors

    $598
  • MNM Couture 9621
    MNM Couture 9621
    (31)

    Elegant Fairytale Illusion Evening Gown by MNM Couture 9621
    Available in 2 colors

    $640
  • Terani 1611M0635
    Terani 1611M0635
    (3)

    Floor-length gown with wraparound illusion bodice by Terani Evening 1611M0635
    Available in 3 colors

    $715
  • Lara 32638
    Lara 32638
    (4)

    Textured Flowers Cape Evening Gown by Lara 32638
    Available in 2 colors

    $578
  • Faviana 7755
    Faviana 7755
    (3)

    Wondrous wrapped evening gown with sculpting tucks by Faviana 7755
    Available in 9 colors

    $318
  • Terani 1613E0359
    Terani 1613E0359

    Delicately embellished floor-length gown by Terani Evening 1613E0359
    Available in 2 colors

    $715
  • MGNY 71314
    MGNY 71314

    Glittering Lace Evening Gown by MGNY 71314
    Available in 3 colors

    $708
  • La Femme 21740
    La Femme 21740

    Lace Shimmer Evening Gown by La Femme Evening 21740
    Available in 2 colors

    $450
  • La Femme 20448
    La Femme 20448

    Ruched Elegance Wrapped Evening Dress by La Femme 20448
    Available in 4 colors

    $298
  • Feriani 18528
    Feriani 18528
    (2)

    Off-the-Shoulder Sequin Print Evening Gown by Feriani 18528
    Color: Black/Nude

    $690
  • Shail K 3980
    Shail K 3980
    (1)

    Timeless Star Mermaid Evening Gown by Shail K 3980
    Available in 9 colors

    $438
  • Feriani 26171
    Feriani 26171

    Lace and Lattice Evening Gown by Feriani 26171
    Color: Black/Nude

    $550
  • Janique W1376
    Janique W1376
    (1)

    Strapless light and shadows gown with appliques by Janique W1376
    Available in 4 colors

    $768
  • Mon Cheri 214943
    Mon Cheri 214943
    (2)

    Tuck-textured gown with bolero bodice by Mon Cheri Montage 214943
    Available in 3 colors

    $478
  • Mon Cheri 214941
    Mon Cheri 214941
    (2)

    Elegant gown with ballet-length sleeves by Mon Cheri Montage 214941
    Available in 4 colors

    $478
  • Jasz Couture 5613
    Jasz Couture 5613
    (5)

    Fabulous sleeveless formal with filigree designs by Jasz Couture 5613
    Available in 2 colors

    $498
  • Alyce 2427
    Alyce 2427
    (5)

    Brilliant off-the-shoulder gown with dazzling beading by Alyce Claudine 2427
    Available in 3 colors

    $498
  • Saboroma 99824
    Saboroma 99824
    (2)

    Exotic long sleeve gown with scalloped accents from Saboroma 99824
    Available in 4 colors

    $740
  • Feriani 26217
    Feriani 26217
    (2)

    Sheer and Sequins Evening Gown by Feriani 26217
    Available in 2 colors

    $698
  • Janique C1168
    Janique C1168
    (5)

    Lace Cape Evening Gown by Janique C1168
    Color: Black

    $878
  • Janique 7520
    Janique 7520

    Utterly posh A-line dress with illusion neckline by Janique 7520
    Color: Plum

    $922
  • Morrell Maxie 15284
    Morrell Maxie 15284

    Woven halter-style gown with layered skirt by Morrell Maxie 15284
    Color: Champagne

    $418
  • Clarisse 2803
    Clarisse 2803
    (1)

    Gilded Sparkle Open Back Evening Gown by Clarisse 2803
    Available in 2 colors

    $450
  • Shail K 3967
    Shail K 3967
    (2)

    Appliquéd Masterpiece Illusion Evening Dress by Shail K 3967
    Color: Antique Gold

    $478
  • Serena London 17770
    Serena London 17770

    Blossoming ballet-sleeved gown with A-line skirt by Serena London 17770
    Available in 3 colors

    $308
  • Alyce 5796
    Alyce 5796

    Hourglass Allure Dress from Black Label by Alyce Paris 5796
    Available in 3 colors

    $338
  • Nina Canacci 9081
    Nina Canacci 9081
    (1)

    Ravishing sleeveless gown with retro accents by Nina Canacci 9081
    Available in 2 colors

    $498
  • Feriani 18503
    Feriani 18503

    Lace and Shimmer Detail Cocktail Dress by Feriani 18503
    Available in 3 colors

    $398
  • Janique C1456
    Janique C1456

    Glamorous off the shoulder gown with flute by Janique C1456
    Available in 2 colors

    $482
  • Terani 1623M1860
    Terani 1623M1860

    Fine Shimmering Evening Gown by Terani 1623M1860
    Available in 3 colors

    $385
  • Feriani 18474
    Feriani 18474

    Sequined Cocktail Dress by Feriani 18474
    Color: Navy

    $350

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