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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
    (5)

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

    $476
  • Terani 1611M0635
    Terani 1611M0635
    (3)

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

    $715
  • Tarik Ediz 92676
    Tarik Ediz 92676

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

    $1,008
  • Lara 32573
    Lara 32573

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

    $498
  • Ivonne D 116D32
    Ivonne D 116D32

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

    $698
  • Terani 1613E0356
    Terani 1613E0356
    (14)

    Glimmering fit-and-flare with illusion bodice by Terani Evening 1613E0356
    Available in 6 colors

    $539
  • Jasz Couture 5634
    Jasz Couture 5634

    Illuminated sleeveless gown with glam glimmer by Jasz Couture 5634
    Available in 2 colors

    $458
  • Lara 32569
    Lara 32569

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

    $398
  • Feriani 18474
    Feriani 18474

    Sequined Cocktail Dress by Feriani 18474
    Color: Navy

    $350
  • Lara 32888
    Lara 32888

    Sheer and Sequined Evening Gown by Lara 32888
    Color: Champagne

    $398
  • La Femme 20464
    La Femme 20464

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

    $438
  • Clarisse 2803
    Clarisse 2803
    (1)

    Gilded Sparkle Open Back Evening Gown by Clarisse 2803
    Available in 3 colors

    $450
  • Tony Bowls TB11655
    Tony Bowls TB11655

    Shimmery V-neck fit-and-flare gown by Tony Bowls TB11655
    Available in 3 colors

    $548
  • Lara 32638
    Lara 32638
    (4)

    Textured Flowers Cape Evening Gown by Lara 32638
    Available in 2 colors

    $578
  • Terani 1613E0359
    Terani 1613E0359

    Delicately embellished floor-length gown by Terani Evening 1613E0359
    Available in 2 colors

    $715
  • Faviana 7541
    Faviana 7541
    (1)

    Stimulating sleeveless gown with side cutouts from Faviana 7541
    Available in 5 colors

    $298
  • Feriani 26217
    Feriani 26217
    (2)

    Sheer and Sequins Evening Gown by Feriani 26217
    Color: Navy

    $698
  • Tarik Ediz 92568
    Tarik Ediz 92568
    (1)

    Off-the-shoulder gown with lace panels by Tarik Ediz 92568
    Available in 4 colors

    $852   $682
  • Clarisse 4701
    Clarisse 4701
    (2)

    Long-Sleeved Ornate Flower Detail Evening Gown by Clarisse 4701
    Available in 4 colors

    $490
  • Nina Canacci 7230
    Nina Canacci 7230
    (1)

    Simply svelte sleeveless gown with sparkle by Nina Canacci 7230
    Color: Navy

    $198
  • Janique W1361
    Janique W1361

    Off-the-shoulder bead-and-lace gown by Janique W1361
    Available in 2 colors

    $658
  • Clarisse M6247
    Clarisse M6247
    (10)

    Blushing Masterpiece Appliqued Evening Gown by Clarisse M6247
    Color: Latte

    $505
  • Nina Canacci 9082
    Nina Canacci 9082

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

    $339
  • Faviana 7747
    Faviana 7747
    (1)

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

    $298
  • Feriani 18484
    Feriani 18484

    Fine Shimmer Floral Print Evening Gown by Feriani 18484
    Color: Silver/Nude

    $758
  • Lara 32634
    Lara 32634
    (4)

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

    $658
  • Saboroma 4141
    Saboroma 4141

    Off-the-Shoulder Tonal Sparkle Evening Gown by Saboroma 4141
    Color: Red

    $960
  • Shail K 3980
    Shail K 3980
    (1)

    Timeless Star Mermaid Evening Gown by Shail K 3980
    Available in 9 colors

    $438
  • Primavera Couture 9713
    Primavera Couture 9713
    (32)

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

    $399
  • Feriani 26221
    Feriani 26221

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

    $398
  • Mon Cheri 115862
    Mon Cheri 115862
    (1)

    Lace Detail Cocktail Dress by Mon Cheri Social Occasions 115862
    Available in 2 colors

    $350
  • Feriani 26145
    Feriani 26145
    (9)

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

    $598
  • Terani 1611M0617
    Terani 1611M0617

    Enchanting A-line gown with illusion neckline by Terani Evening 1611M0617
    Available in 2 colors

    $594
  • Decode 18 183465
    Decode 18 183465

    Elegant portrait embellished mermaid from Decode 18 183465
    Color: Dove Gray

    $258
  • Janique C1456
    Janique C1456

    Glamorous off the shoulder gown with flute by Janique C1456
    Available in 4 colors

    $482
  • Clarisse M6224
    Clarisse M6224

    Regal Radiance Flowing Evening Gown by Clarisse M6224
    Color: Wine

    $659
  • Mac Duggal 82098R
    Mac Duggal 82098R

    Sparkling tea-length dress from Mac Duggal Black White Red 82098R
    Available in 3 colors

    $578
  • Sean Collection 50888
    Sean Collection 50888

    Elegant full-length gown with illusion sleeves by Sean Collection 50888
    Color: Onyx Black

    $338
  • Cameron Blake 115621
    Cameron Blake 115621

    Festive Striped Ruffle Evening Dress by Cameron Blake 115621
    Available in 2 colors

    $450
  • Janique 1502
    Janique 1502
    (10)

    Shimmer Illusion Sequined Cocktail Dress by Janique 1502
    Available in 2 colors

    $658

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