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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
    (2)

    Off-the-Shoulder Ruched Evening Gown by Milano Formals E2046
    Available in 2 colors

    $248
  • Alyce 27170
    Alyce 27170
    (1)

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

    $358
  • Clarisse 4862
    Clarisse 4862
    (1)

    Ruched Evening Gown by Clarisse 4862
    Available in 2 colors

    $450
  • Lara 33212
    Lara 33212

    Strapless Gown with Wispy One Shoulder Overlay by Lara 33212
    Color: Silver

    $738
  • Tarik Ediz 50001
    Tarik Ediz 50001

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

    $572
  • Clarisse 4852
    Clarisse 4852
    (1)

    Delicate Lace Evening Gown by Clarisse 4852
    Color: Gold

    $490
  • Faviana S8002
    Faviana S8002

    Spicy Off the Shoulder Gown with Circular Flounce Sleeves by Faviana S8002
    Available in 3 colors

    $338
  • Lara 33228
    Lara 33228
    (1)

    Decorative Long Sleeve Pleated Gown by Lara 33228
    Color: Mauve

    $578
  • Terani 1623M1860
    Terani 1623M1860
    (1)

    Fine Shimmering Evening Gown by Terani 1623M1860
    Available in 4 colors

    $385
  • Alyce 27113
    Alyce 27113

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

    $368
  • Lara 32946
    Lara 32946
    (1)

    Tonal Sparkling Evening Gown by Lara 32946
    Color: Blush

    $658
  • Mac Duggal 25279I
    Mac Duggal 25279I
    (2)

    Strapless Surprise Evening Dress by Ieena for Mac Duggal 25279I
    Available in 2 colors

    $498
  • Sherri Hill 51006
    Sherri Hill 51006
    (1)

    Sultry Open Back Evening Gown by Sherri Hill 51006
    Available in 8 colors

    $450
  • Alyce 27134
    Alyce 27134

    Beauteous sleeved A-line gown from JDL by Alyce Paris 27134
    Available in 4 colors

    $350
  • Terani 1711E3179
    Terani 1711E3179

    Smart contrasting caped collared gown from Terani 1711E3179
    Available in 2 colors

    $374
  • Faviana 7747
    Faviana 7747
    (1)

    Lush halter-style evening gown with plunging neckline by Faviana 7747
    Available in 9 colors

    $298
  • Primavera Couture 1424
    Primavera Couture 1424
    (8)

    Stunning two-tone gown with batwing sleeves by Primavera Couture 1424
    Available in 6 colors

    $449
  • Terani 1713M3461
    Terani 1713M3461

    Textured embroidery long-sleeve fluted gown from Terani 1713M3461
    Available in 2 colors

    $660
  • Alyce 27104
    Alyce 27104

    Crystallized belted evening gown from JDL by Alyce Paris 27104
    Available in 3 colors

    $378
  • Clarisse 3153
    Clarisse 3153
    (1)

    Sleek Evening Gown by Clarisse 3153
    Available in 4 colors

    $298
  • Alyce 27109
    Alyce 27109

    Empire stenciled fit-n-flare from JDL by Alyce Paris 27109
    Color: Navy

    $390
  • Clarisse 4801
    Clarisse 4801
    (1)

    Lace Evening Gown by Clarisse 4801
    Available in 4 colors

    $410
  • Alyce 27099
    Alyce 27099
    (1)

    Midnight extravaganza gown from JDL by Alyce Paris 27099
    Available in 4 colors

    $398
  • Sherri Hill 50824
    Sherri Hill 50824
    (1)

    Sophisticated Lady Ravishing Mermaid Gown Sherri Hill 50824
    Available in 3 colors

    $398
  • Cameron Blake 117614
    Cameron Blake 117614

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

    $398
  • Terani 1711M3366
    Terani 1711M3366

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

    $374
  • Terani 1611M0635
    Terani 1611M0635
    (5)

    Floor-length gown with wraparound illusion bodice by Terani Evening 1611M0635
    Available in 3 colors

    $715
  • Alyce 27121
    Alyce 27121

    Structured sleeved gown from JDL by Alyce Paris 27121
    Available in 3 colors

    $270
  • Faviana S7937
    Faviana S7937

    Charming Lace Off the Shoulder Sheath Gown by Faviana S7937
    Available in 4 colors

    $338
  • Sherri Hill 50919
    Sherri Hill 50919

    Sizzling Sheath Gown by Sherri Hill 50919
    Available in 9 colors

    $450
  • Blush 5602
    Blush 5602
    (2)

    Tonal Applique Evening Gown by Blush 5602
    Available in 2 colors

    $500
  • Mac Duggal 25248
    Mac Duggal 25248

    Spangled cutout gown from Ieena for Mac Duggal 25248
    Color: Blush

    $398
  • Alyce 27143
    Alyce 27143

    Modern lacy fit-n-flare from JDL by Alyce Paris 27143
    Available in 4 colors

    $498
  • Omur Ozer 57228
    Omur Ozer 57228

    Sheer illusion short formal with epaulettes by Omur Ozer 57228
    Available in 4 colors

    $294
  • Primavera Couture 9713
    Primavera Couture 9713
    (38)

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

    $399
  • Omur Ozer 57277
    Omur Ozer 57277

    Shapely short formal with draped shoulders by Omur Ozer 57277
    Available in 3 colors

    $276
  • Clarisse 3000
    Clarisse 3000

    Lace-layered strapless evening gown with easy elegance by Clarisse 3000
    Available in 4 colors

    $278
  • Omur Ozer 47463
    Omur Ozer 47463

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

    $442
  • Alyce 27160
    Alyce 27160

    Camera-ready slinky lace mermaid from JDL by Alyce Paris 27160
    Color: Pine

    $470
  • Faviana 8000
    Faviana 8000
    (1)

    Perfectly Charming Pleated Evening Gown by Faviana 8000
    Available in 4 colors

    $298

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