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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

  • Alyce 6577
    Alyce 6577

    Sparkling Fantasy Beaded Evening Gown by Alyce Paris 6577
    Available in 3 colors

  • Morrell Maxie 15237
    Morrell Maxie 15237

    Simply posh floor-length dress by Morrell Maxie 15237
    Available in 2 colors

  • La Femme 22343
    La Femme 22343

    Shimmering Detail Evening Gown by La Femme 22343
    Available in 3 colors

  • Ivonne D 215D03
    Ivonne D 215D03

    Scalloped Lace Spectacular Evening Gown by Ivonne D 215D03
    Available in 3 colors

  • Saboroma 4199
    Saboroma 4199

    Off-the-Shoulder Sleek Evening Gown by Saboroma 4199
    Available in 4 colors

  • Mignon VM38305
    Mignon VM38305

    Effervescent scalloped embroidered mermaid gown from Mignon VM38305
    Color: Dove Gray

  • Alyce 2523
    Alyce 2523

    Strappy Peplum Evening Gown by Claudine by Alice Paris 2523
    Available in 4 colors

  • Lara 32627
    Lara 32627

    Beaded Applique Evening Gown by Lara 32627
    Color: Ivory/Black

  • Mon Cheri 113920
    Mon Cheri 113920

    Sleeveless gown with embroidered design from Mon Cheri Montage 113920
    Available in 3 colors

  • Mon Cheri 114906
    Mon Cheri 114906

    Textured gown with scalloped neckline from Mon Cheri Montage 114906
    Available in 6 colors

  • Nina Canacci 9082
    Nina Canacci 9082

    Resplendent sleeveless gown with sparkling sprinkles by Nina Canacci 9082
    Color: Turquoise

  • MNM Fouad Sarkis 2284
    MNM Fouad Sarkis 2284

    Bell-sleeved gown with standup collar by MNM Fouad Sarkis 2284
    Available in 4 colors

  • Terani 1611M0635
    Terani 1611M0635

    Floor-length gown with wraparound illusion bodice by Terani Evening 1611M0635
    Available in 2 colors

  • Morrell Maxie 15231
    Morrell Maxie 15231

    Dreamy A-line dress with peplum detail by Morrell Maxie 15231
    Color: Sand

  • Lara 32569
    Lara 32569

    Empire-waist gown with illusion neckline by Lara 32569
    Color: Dark Red

  • Lara 32571
    Lara 32571

    Beautifully beaded floor-length dress with illusion sleeves by Lara 32571
    Color: Green

  • Feriani 26217
    Feriani 26217

    Sheer and Sequins Evening Gown by Feriani 26217
    Color: Navy

  • Faviana 7747
    Faviana 7747

    Lush halter-style evening gown with plunging neckline by Faviana 7747
    Available in 7 colors

  • Cameron Blake 111673
    Cameron Blake 111673

    The Classic Elegance Suit by Cameron Blake 111673
    Available in 2 colors

  • Saiid Kobeisy RE2784
    Saiid Kobeisy RE2784

    Fiery Sheer Lace Evening Gown from SK by Saiid Kobeisy RE2784
    Available in 4 colors

  • Lara 32634
    Lara 32634

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

  • Alyce 29088
    Alyce 29088

    Sheer Cape Sequin Detail Evening Gown by Alyce Jean De Lys 29088
    Available in 5 colors

  • Cameron Blake 116654
    Cameron Blake 116654

    Tonal Embroidered Evening Gown by Cameron Blake 116654
    Available in 5 colors

  • Mac Duggal 76761F
    Mac Duggal 76761F

    Strapless sweetheart peplum gown by Mac Duggal Fabulouss 76761F
    Available in 2 colors

  • Feriani 26221
    Feriani 26221

    Glittering and Peplum Cocktail Dress by Feriani 26221
    Available in 3 colors

  • Janique C1464
    Janique C1464

    Chic strapless gown with unique contrasting lines by Janique C1464
    Available in 2 colors

  • Daymor 2109
    Daymor 2109

    Demure elegance ensemble by Daymor 2109
    Available in 18 colors

  • Tiffany 16137
    Tiffany 16137

    Goddess sleek beaded sleeveless gown from Tiffany 16137
    Color: Navy/Gun Metal

  • Mac Duggal 78923D
    Mac Duggal 78923D

    Dreamy Flourish Floral Evening Gown by Mac Duggal Couture 78923D
    Color: Seamist

  • Mon Cheri 29980
    Mon Cheri 29980

    Graceful Lace Empire Gown by Mon Cheri Montage 29980
    Available in 3 colors

  • Clarisse 2803
    Clarisse 2803

    Gilded Sparkle Open Back Evening Gown by Clarisse 2803
    Available in 3 colors

  • Faviana 7717
    Faviana 7717

    Diaphanous sleeveless gown with sheer lace bodice by Faviana 7717
    Available in 2 colors

  • Feriani 26169
    Feriani 26169

    Sheer and Glittering Evening Gown by Feriani 26169
    Color: Black/Gold

  • Faviana 7541
    Faviana 7541

    Stimulating sleeveless gown with side cutouts from Faviana 7541
    Available in 5 colors

  • Terani 1611P1120
    Terani 1611P1120

    Captivating Cascade Striped Evening Dress by Terani 1611P1120
    Available in 4 colors

  • Cameron Blake 116656
    Cameron Blake 116656

    Tonal Embroidered Sophisticated Evening Gown by Cameron Blake 116656
    Available in 2 colors

  • Dave and Johnny 1416
    Dave and Johnny 1416

    Rich Sparkling Evening Gown by Dave and Johnny 1416
    Available in 2 colors

  • Milano Formals E1962
    Milano Formals E1962

    Allover sequin full-length gown from Milano Formals E1962
    Color: Black

  • Tiffany 16168
    Tiffany 16168

    Embellished illusion mermaid gown with train from Tiffany 16168
    Available in 2 colors

  • Madison James 16506M
    Madison James 16506M

    Textured Applique and Sheer Evening Gown by Madison James 16506M
    Available in 2 colors


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