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Women's Wedding Guest Dresses

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

  • Lara 33535
    Lara 33535

    Luscious Pearl Flutter Evening Dress by Lara 33535
    Color: Silver

    $498
  • Andrea and Leo A0138
    Andrea and Leo A0138

    Stained-glass gown with long sleeves by Andrea & Leo A0138
    Color: Multi

    $370
  • Clarisse M6445
    Clarisse M6445

    Heavenly caped evening gown with fluted skirt by Clarisse M6445
    Color: Periwinkle Blue

    $498
  • MNM Couture M0006
    MNM Couture M0006

    Long-Sleeved V-Neck Jeweled Detail Evening Gown by MNM Couture M0006
    Available in 5 colors

    $398
  • Clarisse M6428
    Clarisse M6428

    Stunning surplice-style evening gown with ballet-length sleeves by Clarisse M6428
    Color: Light Silver

    $358
  • Clarisse M6418
    Clarisse M6418

    Glamorous off-the-shoulder evening gown with plunging neckline by Clarisse M6418
    Color: Gun Metal

    $290
  • Terani 1722E4251
    Terani 1722E4251

    Tiered Allure Sweetheart Evening Gown by Terani 1722E4251
    Color: Blush

    $462
  • Lara 33498
    Lara 33498

    Caped Crystals Fluttering Evening Dress by Lara 33498
    Color: Navy

    $598
  • Terani 1721E4179
    Terani 1721E4179

    Modern Classic Evening Gown by Terani 1721E4179
    Available in 2 colors

    $506
  • Adrianna Papell AP1E202013
    Adrianna Papell AP1E202013

    Radiant Jewel Asymmetrical Evening Dress by Adrianna Papell AP1E202013
    Color: Midnight

    $349
  • Nina Canacci 1334
    Nina Canacci 1334

    Exquisite sleeveless formal with crystal embellishments by Nina Canacci 1334
    Available in 2 colors

    $248
  • Adrianna Papell AP1E201754
    Adrianna Papell AP1E201754

    Sparkling High-Low Sequined Evening Gown by Adrianna Papell AP1E201754
    Available in 6 colors

    $289
  • Lara 33490
    Lara 33490

    Twinkling Lace Dream Evening Gown by Lara 33490
    Color: Champagne

    $498
  • Adrianna Papell AP1E201756
    Adrianna Papell AP1E201756

    Strapless Beauty Bejeweled Evening Dress by Adrianna Papell AP1E201756
    Available in 6 colors

    $289
  • Adrianna Papell AP1E200175
    Adrianna Papell AP1E200175

    Stunning Swirls Bejeweled Evening Dress by Adrianna Papell AP1E200175
    Available in 2 colors

    $189
  • Rachel Allan 6056
    Rachel Allan 6056

    Butterfly off-shoulder rosette gown from Rachel Allan 6056
    Available in 3 colors

    $478
  • Andrea and Leo A0391
    Andrea and Leo A0391

    Sleeveless ballerina gown with sparkle by Andrea & Leo A0391
    Available in 2 colors

    $398
  • Andrea and Leo A0461
    Andrea and Leo A0461

    Double-take sleeveless gown with appliques by Andrea & Leo A0461
    Color: Champagne

    $440
  • Jovani 50733
    Jovani 50733

    Floral Print Evening Gown by Jovani 50733
    Color: Black/Multi

    $680
  • Terani 1721C4016
    Terani 1721C4016

    Embellished and Contrast Cocktail Dress by Terani 1721C4016
    Available in 2 colors

    $372
  • Nina Canacci 8150
    Nina Canacci 8150

    Trompe-l`oeil short-sleeved formal with fashionable flute by Nina Canacci 8150
    Color: Black/Nude

    $338
  • Terani 1723E4290
    Terani 1723E4290

    Contrast Glamour Illusion Evening Gown by Terani 1723E4290
    Color: Black/Gold/Nude

    $495
  • Clarisse M6444
    Clarisse M6444

    Artful ballet-sleeved evening gown with lace bodice by Clarisse M6444
    Color: Navy

    $298
  • Terani 1723E4260
    Terani 1723E4260

    Glamorous Portrait Luxury Evening Dress by Terani 1723E4260
    Available in 2 colors

    $352
  • Clarisse M6416
    Clarisse M6416

    Eloquent sleeveless evening gown with fluted skirt by Clarisse M6416
    Color: Latte

    $270
  • Aidan Mattox 201364
    Aidan Mattox 201364

    Recherche one-shoulder evening gown with split by Aidan Mattox 201364
    Available in 3 colors

    $295
  • Colors Dress 1768
    Colors Dress 1768
    (2)

    Precious Perfection Hollywood Evening Gown by Colors 1768
    Available in 6 colors

    $253
  • Lara 33202
    Lara 33202

    Sleeveless crystal-clad evening gown with plunging neckline by Lara 33202
    Available in 4 colors

    $698
  • Marsoni M102
    Marsoni M102
    (2)

    Pleated Perfection Full Length Gown by Marsoni M102
    Available in 3 colors

    $415
  • Marsoni M151
    Marsoni M151

    Angelic Mermaid Gown by Marsoni M151
    Available in 3 colors

    $481
  • Marsoni M165
    Marsoni M165

    Starry Sensation V Neckline Gown by Marsoni M165
    Available in 2 colors

    $371
  • Adrianna Papell AP1E201418
    Adrianna Papell AP1E201418

    Scrolling Wonder Embellished Evening Dress by Adrianna Papell AP1E201418
    Color: Black

    $229
  • Andrea and Leo A0246
    Andrea and Leo A0246

    Dashing off-the-shoulder gown with pockets by Andrea & Leo A0246
    Available in 4 colors

    $298
  • Lara 33494
    Lara 33494

    Dimensional Floral Decadence Evening Gown by Lara 33494
    Color: Dusty Pink

    $498
  • Terani 1723M4393
    Terani 1723M4393

    Glittering Lace Flutter Evening Gown by Terani 1723M4393
    Color: Navy/Nude

    $495
  • Nina Canacci 1336
    Nina Canacci 1336

    Glam sleeveless gown with plunging neckline by Nina Canacci 1336
    Available in 2 colors

    $248
  • Andrea and Leo A0437
    Andrea and Leo A0437

    Divine off-the-shoulder gown with split by Andrea & Leo A0437
    Color: Burgundy

    $325
  • Rachel Allan 6054
    Rachel Allan 6054

    Queen cutaway glitter gown from Rachel Allan 6054
    Available in 3 colors

    $478
  • Nina Canacci 2149
    Nina Canacci 2149

    Chic sleeveless formal with mermaid flute by Nina Canacci 2149
    Color: Green

    $298
  • Andrea and Leo 5326
    Andrea and Leo 5326

    Sylphlike off-the-shoulder gown with lace by Andrea & Leo 5326
    Available in 2 colors

    $398

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