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    Wedding Guest Dresses

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    Wedding Guest Dresses

    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. The best wedding dresses must fill 2 simple criteria:
    They should make you look and feel GREAT! They shouldn't clash with or overshadow the bride!

    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.

    INDOORS OR OUTDOORS?

    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!

    HOW FORMAL IS THE WEDDING?

    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.

    WHAT MAKES YOU LOOK YOUR BEST?

    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.

    REMEMBER YOUR ACCESSORIES

    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!



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    Unforgettable Lace Dream Gown by La Femme 20117
    Available in 8 colors
    $430
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    Lace gown with belt by Nicole Bakti 341
    Available in 11 colors
    $258
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    Rapid Touch Strapless Evening Gown by Faviana 6428
    Available in 15 colors
    $792
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    Twinkling Twilight Illusion Evening Dress by Terani M3847
    Color: Navy/Nude
    $462
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    Airy cap-sleeved evening gown with tony tucks by Terani M3803
    Available in 2 colors
    $568
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    Glorious multicolored cap-sleeve gown with train from Tadashi ALG1793LX
    Available in 2 colors
    $350
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    Exquisite wraparound evening gown by Alyce Paris 29681
    Available in 4 colors
    $640
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    Angelic Sheath Gown with Sheer Overlay by Black Label Couture 6026
    Available in 3 colors
    $913
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    Gilded Fairytale Illusion Evening Dress by Terani M3830
    Color: Black Nude
    $358
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    Posh, long-sleeved evening gown by Nicole Bakti 6302
    Available in 8 colors
    $1,089
    1
    Flounced ballet-sleeve evening gown with crystal sparkle by Terani GL3914
    Available in 2 colors
    $350
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    Decadent Jeweled V-Neck Gown by Night Moves by Allure 6631
    Available in 3 colors
    $350
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    Elegant Sparkle Bodice Dress from Night Moves by Allure 7027
    Available in 3 colors
    $672
    Beautiful Illusion Lace Bodice Evening Dress by Saboroma 99906
    Available in 2 colors
    $744
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    Exotic long sleeve gown with scalloped accents from Saboroma 99824
    Available in 4 colors
    $318
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    Flowing Layered Party Dress by Mon Cheri Capri CP21485
    Available in 4 colors
    $1,229
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    Exquisite sleeveless evening gown with dazzling dimension by Terani GL3916
    Color: Blush
    $627
    Bella strapless evening gown with baroque embellishments by Terani E3752
    Available in 2 colors
    $498
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    Romantically ruffled evening gown by Lara 31001
    Available in 2 colors
    $704
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    Ethereal Dream Shimmering Evening Gown by Terani M3846
    Color: Taupe
    $638
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    Gathered Glamour Illusion Gowns by Terani Evening M3464
    Available in 3 colors
    $583
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    Captivating Illusion Crystals Cocktail Dress by Terani C3662
    Available in 3 colors
    $250
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    Fetching floor-length sheath dress with gauzy overlay by La Femme 16802
    Available in 14 colors
    $517
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    Seductive Sparkles Illusion Cocktail Dress by Terani C3666
    Available in 2 colors
    $495
    Passionate Pleated Shimmer Evening Dress by Terani M3828
    Available in 4 colors
    $548
    Sparkling scalloped full-length gown with pattern from Tadashi AMQ1842L
    Available in 2 colors
    $378
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    Lace-embellished, tuck-sculpted gown by Alyce Mother of the Bride 29580
    Available in 6 colors
    $450
    Sparkling Party Dress by Kathy Hilton H25005
    Color: Metal
    $628
    Dramatic Lacey Cutout Evening Gown by Saboroma 99938
    Available in 3 colors
    $450
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    Breathtaking off-the-shoulder dress by Alyce Paris 29689
    Available in 3 colors
    $858
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    Eyelet Dream Floral Embellished Gown by Janique W327
    Available in 2 colors
    $278
    Passionate Printed Cocktail Dress by Mon Cheri Social Occasions 214838
    Available in 2 colors
    $220
    Decadent Lace Inset Cocktail Dress by JS Collection 864529
    Color: Black/Nude
    $918
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    Bejeweled Dreams Pleated Evening Gown by Saboroma 99816
    Available in 3 colors
    $745
    Delicately detailed ballet-sleeved gown with dazzling highlights by Terani M3812
    Available in 2 colors
    $350
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    Full-length wrapped gown from Alyce Jean De Lys 29621
    Color: Deep Water/Nude
    $298
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    Romantic gown with sweep train by Alyce Jean de Lys 29546
    Available in 3 colors
    $450
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    Sheer Cape Sequin Detail Evening Gown by Alyce Jean De Lys 29088
    Available in 5 colors
    $390
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    Flowing sleeveless gown with plunging neckline by Nicole Bakti 6588
    Available in 4 colors
    $380
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    Oscar Worthy Column Gown from ABS by Allen Schwartz 833ML31
    Available in 4 colors
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