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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
    (4)

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

    $476
  • Nina Canacci 9082
    Nina Canacci 9082

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

    $339
  • Morrell Maxie 15231
    Morrell Maxie 15231

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

    $498
  • MGNY 71329
    MGNY 71329

    Metallic Shine Evening Gown by MGNY 71329
    Available in 2 colors

    $618
  • Terani 1611M0635
    Terani 1611M0635
    (2)

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

    $715
  • Lara 32569
    Lara 32569

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

    $398
  • Envious Couture 16071
    Envious Couture 16071

    Sumptuous Shimmer Illusion Evening Dress by Envious Couture 16071
    Available in 2 colors

    $483
  • Faviana 7747
    Faviana 7747

    Lush halter-style evening gown with plunging neckline by Faviana 7747
    Available in 6 colors

    $298
  • Morrell Maxie 15237
    Morrell Maxie 15237

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

    $478
  • Primavera Couture 9713
    Primavera Couture 9713
    (30)

    Divinely designed gown with sheer layering by Primavera Couture 9713
    Available in 7 colors

    $399
  • Clarisse M6224
    Clarisse M6224

    Regal Radiance Flowing Evening Gown by Clarisse M6224
    Color: Wine

    $659
  • La Femme 23071
    La Femme 23071

    Floral and Shimmer Evening Gown by La Femme Evening 23071
    Available in 2 colors

    $578
  • La Femme 21915
    La Femme 21915

    Lace and Ruched Evening Gown by La Femme Evening 21915
    Available in 3 colors

    $478
  • Angela and Alison 61021
    Angela and Alison 61021

    Sumptuous Shimmer Plunging Evening Dress by Angela and Alison 61021
    Available in 4 colors

    $459
  • Mori Lee 98095
    Mori Lee 98095

    Sparkling Sequins Evening Gown by Mori Lee Paparazzi 98095
    Available in 2 colors

    $470
  • Lara 32767
    Lara 32767

    Fine Beaded Evening Gown by Shimmering Cape by Lara 32767
    Color: Gold

    $718
  • Eleni Elias M115
    Eleni Elias M115

    Off-the-Shoulder Fine Beading Applique Evening Gown by Eleni Elias M115
    Available in 3 colors

    $429
  • Cameron Blake 116666
    Cameron Blake 116666

    Tonal Sequined Evening Gown by Cameron Blake 116666
    Available in 4 colors

    $398
  • Morrell Maxie 15242
    Morrell Maxie 15242

    Curve-kissing dress with accented illusion neckline by Morrell Maxie 15242
    Available in 2 colors

    $458
  • Feriani 26221
    Feriani 26221

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

    $398
  • La Femme 21702
    La Femme 21702

    Lace Detail Evening Gown by La Femme Evening 21702
    Available in 3 colors

    $498
  • Tarik Ediz 92676
    Tarik Ediz 92676

    Refined Radiance Bejeweled Evening Dress by Tarik Ediz 92676
    Available in 3 colors

    $1,008
  • Janique C1464
    Janique C1464

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

    $504
  • La Femme 20448
    La Femme 20448

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

    $298
  • Feriani 26217
    Feriani 26217

    Sheer and Sequins Evening Gown by Feriani 26217
    Color: Navy

    $698
  • Gigi 22895
    Gigi 22895

    Opulent sleeveless evening gown with jeweled élan by Gigi 22895
    Color: Black

    $438
  • Mon Cheri 115964
    Mon Cheri 115964

    Beaded Applique Evening Gown by Mon Cheri Montage 115964
    Available in 3 colors

    $518
  • Feriani 26222
    Feriani 26222

    Glittering Detail Evening Gown by Feriani 26222
    Color: Navy

    $598
  • Daymor 2109
    Daymor 2109
    (1)

    Demure elegance ensemble by Daymor 2109
    Available in 17 colors

    $680
  • Mac Duggal 48376R
    Mac Duggal 48376R

    Vintage Flair Lace Cocktail Dress by Mac Duggal 48376R
    Available in 5 colors

    $578
  • Mon Cheri 116937
    Mon Cheri 116937

    Lace Cascade Evening Dress from Montage by Mon Cheri 116937
    Available in 4 colors

    $518
  • La Femme 20464
    La Femme 20464

    Chic one-shoulder dress with inset by La Femme Cocktail 20464
    Available in 3 colors

    $438
  • Lara 32573
    Lara 32573

    Prettily embellished long-sleeve gown by Lara 32573
    Available in 2 colors

    $498
  • La Femme 21349
    La Femme 21349

    Shimmering Textured Evening Gown by La Femme 21349
    Available in 4 colors

    $498
  • Ivonne D 116D32
    Ivonne D 116D32

    Lace and Shimmer Evening Gown by Ivonne D 116D32
    Available in 3 colors

    $698
  • Lara 32634
    Lara 32634
    (4)

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

    $658
  • Feriani 26145
    Feriani 26145
    (9)

    Starlit long-sleeved evening gown with gossamer gathers by Feriani 26145
    Available in 4 colors

    $598
  • Clarisse M6205
    Clarisse M6205

    Festive Glimmer Lace Evening Dress by Clarisse M6205
    Available in 3 colors

    $595
  • Mon Cheri 113920
    Mon Cheri 113920
    (2)

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

    $498
  • Terani 1613E0356
    Terani 1613E0356
    (12)

    Glimmering fit-and-flare with illusion bodice by Terani Evening 1613E0356
    Color: Taupe

    $539

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