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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

  • Milano Formals E2046
    Milano Formals E2046

    Off-the-Shoulder Ruched Evening Gown by Milano Formals E2046
    Available in 3 colors

    $248
  • Alyce 27170
    Alyce 27170

    Breezy illusion beaded mermaid from JDL by Alyce Paris 27170
    Available in 4 colors

    $358
  • Gigi 24146
    Gigi 24146

    Rosy lace mermaid with over-skirt from Gigi 24146
    Available in 2 colors

    $398
  • Nina Canacci 1276
    Nina Canacci 1276

    Floral Dreams Lace Evening Dress by Nina Canacci 1276
    Available in 2 colors

    $298
  • Clarisse 4862
    Clarisse 4862
    (1)

    Ruched Evening Gown by Clarisse 4862
    Available in 2 colors

    $450
  • Alyce 27109
    Alyce 27109

    Empire stenciled fit-n-flare from JDL by Alyce Paris 27109
    Available in 2 colors

    $390
  • Clarisse 3087
    Clarisse 3087
    (1)

    Glittering Evening Gown by Clarisse 3087
    Color: Navy

    $350
  • Terani 1711M3366
    Terani 1711M3366

    Lacy cap-sleeve slitted A-line gown from Terani 1711M3366
    Available in 3 colors

    $374
  • Cameron Blake 117622
    Cameron Blake 117622

    Entrancing illusion caped gown from Cameron Blake 117622
    Available in 3 colors

    $478
  • Mon Cheri 117819
    Mon Cheri 117819

    Illusion sleeved peplum mini from Mon Cheri Social Occasions 117819
    Color: Royal Blue

    $258
  • Mori Lee 99160
    Mori Lee 99160

    Vintage Dreams Fluttering Evening Dress by Mori Lee Paparazzi 99160
    Color: Black Multi

    $398
  • Sherri Hill 50919
    Sherri Hill 50919

    Sizzling Sheath Gown by Sherri Hill 50919
    Available in 10 colors

    $450
  • Clarisse 3153
    Clarisse 3153

    Sleek Evening Gown by Clarisse 3153
    Available in 5 colors

    $298
  • Terani 1713M3479
    Terani 1713M3479
    (1)

    Airy mermaid gown with illusion shawl from Terani 1713M3479
    Available in 2 colors

    $748
  • Clarisse 3110
    Clarisse 3110

    Sheer Flower Detail Evening Gown by Clarisse 3110
    Color: Black

    $278
  • Tarik Ediz 50011
    Tarik Ediz 50011

    Sizzling off-the-shoulder gown with flute by Tarik Ediz 50011
    Available in 3 colors

    $368
  • Tarik Ediz 50001
    Tarik Ediz 50001

    Off-the-shoulder gown with sheer sleeves by Tarik Ediz 50001
    Available in 3 colors

    $572
  • Ivonne D 117D66
    Ivonne D 117D66

    Fairy princess beaded mermaid gown from Ivonne D 117D66
    Available in 2 colors

    $798
  • Terani 1711C3027
    Terani 1711C3027
    (1)

    Sparkly long-sleeve illusion cocktail dress from Terani 1711C3027
    Color: Blush Multi

    $440
  • Tarik Ediz 93110
    Tarik Ediz 93110

    Exquisite Asymmetrical Ruffle Evening Gown by Tarik Ediz Prom 93110
    Color: Red

    $588
  • Alyce 6826
    Alyce 6826

    Glossy sleeveless pick-up gown from Alyce Paris 6826
    Available in 5 colors

    $250
  • Clarisse 3167
    Clarisse 3167

    Glittering Stones Evening Gown by Clarisse 3167
    Available in 2 colors

    $330
  • Clarisse 3069
    Clarisse 3069
    (1)

    Beaded and Shimmer Evening Gown by Clarisse 3069
    Color: Water

    $290
  • Omur Ozer 47463
    Omur Ozer 47463

    Exquisite sleeveless gown with attached train by Omur Ozer 47463
    Available in 2 colors

    $442
  • Alyce 27113
    Alyce 27113

    Exquisite lacy sleeved gown from JDL by Alyce Paris 27113
    Available in 3 colors

    $368
  • Clarisse 4848
    Clarisse 4848

    Contrast Beaded Evening Gown by Clarisse 4848
    Color: Black/Multi

    $438
  • Alyce 27105
    Alyce 27105

    Bedecked beaded contrast gown from JDL by Alyce Paris 27105
    Available in 4 colors

    $330
  • Cameron Blake 117614
    Cameron Blake 117614

    Blissful embellished illusion A-line gown from Cameron Blake 117614
    Available in 2 colors

    $398
  • Alyce 27119
    Alyce 27119

    Romantic ruched ruffle gown from JDL by Alyce Paris 27119
    Available in 4 colors

    $298
  • Terani 1711M3405
    Terani 1711M3405

    Gorgeous glittering long-sleeve A-line gown from Terani 1711M3405
    Available in 2 colors

    $352
  • Nina Canacci 7368
    Nina Canacci 7368
    (1)

    Mermaid Elegance Two-Tone Evening Dress by Nina Canacci 7368
    Available in 3 colors

    $198
  • Lara 33228
    Lara 33228

    Decorative Long Sleeve Pleated Gown by Lara 33228
    Color: Mauve

    $578
  • Cameron Blake 117602
    Cameron Blake 117602

    Dazzling ruffle off-shoulder gown from Cameron Blake 117602
    Available in 2 colors

    $450
  • Sherri Hill 50838
    Sherri Hill 50838
    (1)

    Springtime Anytime Strapless Floral Gown by Sherri Hill 50838
    Available in 2 colors

    $498
  • Morrell Maxie 15436
    Morrell Maxie 15436

    Decadent embroidered mermaid gown from Morell Maxie 15436
    Color: Nude

    $518
  • Alyce 27135
    Alyce 27135

    Flattering lacy ruffle gown from JDL by Alyce Paris 27135
    Available in 2 colors

    $298
  • Azzure FM418
    Azzure FM418

    Curve-hugging lace column gown with bib bodice by Azzure FM418
    Available in 2 colors

    $490
  • Nina Canacci 4142
    Nina Canacci 4142

    Richly Adorned Lace Evening Dress by Nina Canacci 4142
    Color: Indigo

    $338
  • Terani 1713E3338
    Terani 1713E3338

    Girly off-shoulder mermaid gown with train from Terani 1713E3338
    Available in 4 colors

    $396
  • Omur Ozer 57201
    Omur Ozer 57201

    Classic sleeveless gown with fresh embellishments by Omur Ozer 57201
    Available in 5 colors

    $348

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