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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

  • Primavera Couture 1424
    Primavera Couture 1424
    (6)

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

    $449
  • Terani 1611M0635
    Terani 1611M0635
    (3)

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

    $715
  • Blush 5602
    Blush 5602

    Tonal Applique Evening Gown by Blush 5602
    Available in 2 colors

    $500
  • Primavera Couture 9713
    Primavera Couture 9713
    (35)

    Divinely designed gown with sheer layering by Primavera Couture 9713
    Available in 8 colors

    $399
  • Milano Formals E2046
    Milano Formals E2046

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

    $248
  • Alyce 6710
    Alyce 6710

    Picturesque beaded mermaid gown from Alyce Paris 6710
    Available in 2 colors

    $398
  • Beside Couture BC1125D
    Beside Couture BC1125D
    (4)

    Sumptuous Cascade Embellished Ball Gown by Beside Couture BC1125D
    Color: Ivory/Antique Silver

    $1,148
  • Lara 32634
    Lara 32634
    (6)

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

    $658
  • Terani 1623M1860
    Terani 1623M1860
    (1)

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

    $385
  • Clarisse 4862
    Clarisse 4862

    Ruched Evening Gown by Clarisse 4862
    Available in 2 colors

    $450
  • Terani 1611E0187
    Terani 1611E0187
    (3)

    Radiantly shimmering gown with layered skirt by Terani Evening 1611E0187
    Available in 4 colors

    $605   $429
  • Feriani 26217
    Feriani 26217
    (4)

    Sheer and Sequins Evening Gown by Feriani 26217
    Available in 2 colors

    $698
  • Alyce 27170
    Alyce 27170

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

    $358
  • Lara 32946
    Lara 32946
    (1)

    Tonal Sparkling Evening Gown by Lara 32946
    Available in 2 colors

    $658
  • Janique C1167
    Janique C1167
    (6)

    Strapless Orgami Detail Evening Gown by Janique C1167
    Available in 4 colors

    $438
  • Clarisse 4852
    Clarisse 4852

    Delicate Lace Evening Gown by Clarisse 4852
    Color: Gold

    $490
  • Nina Canacci 7237
    Nina Canacci 7237
    (1)

    Chic sleeveless gown with lacy layering by Nina Canacci 7237
    Available in 4 colors

    $198
  • Mac Duggal 4316D
    Mac Duggal 4316D

    Gleaming Lace Dream Evening Gown by Mac Duggal 4316D
    Color: Platinum/Gold

    $598
  • Clarisse M6203
    Clarisse M6203
    (3)

    Spectacular Glitter Adorned Evening Dress by Clarisse M6203
    Available in 5 colors

    $549
  • Nina Canacci 1276
    Nina Canacci 1276

    Floral Dreams Lace Evening Dress by Nina Canacci 1276
    Available in 2 colors

    $298
  • Mori Lee 99160
    Mori Lee 99160

    Vintage Dreams Fluttering Evening Dress by Mori Lee Paparazzi 99160
    Color: Black Multi

    $398
  • Lara 32638
    Lara 32638
    (4)

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

    $578
  • Feriani 26145
    Feriani 26145
    (9)

    Starlit long-sleeved evening gown with gossamer gathers by Feriani 26145
    Available in 3 colors

    $598
  • MNM Couture 10836
    MNM Couture 10836

    Floral Embellished Evening Gown by MNM Couture 10836
    Available in 2 colors

    $700
  • Faviana 7755
    Faviana 7755
    (3)

    Wondrous wrapped evening gown with sculpting tucks by Faviana 7755
    Available in 10 colors

    $318
  • Clarisse 4854
    Clarisse 4854

    Strapless Twinkling Evening Gown by Clarisse 4854
    Color: Iridescent

    $550
  • Madison James 17268
    Madison James 17268

    Embroidered Dream Cascade Evening Gown by Madison James 17268
    Available in 2 colors

    $458
  • Blush 11342
    Blush 11342

    Shimmer-trimmed strapless evening gown designed for dancing by Blush 11342
    Available in 2 colors

    $318
  • Omur Ozer 47463
    Omur Ozer 47463

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

    $442
  • Mon Cheri 117824
    Mon Cheri 117824

    Festive flared tea-length dress from Mon Cheri Social Occasions 117824
    Color: Navy/Multi

    $318
  • Feriani 18528
    Feriani 18528
    (2)

    Off-the-Shoulder Sequin Print Evening Gown by Feriani 18528
    Color: Black/Nude

    $690
  • Blush 11311
    Blush 11311

    Halter-style sheer illusion gown with leafy embellishments by Blush 11311
    Available in 2 colors

    $378
  • La Femme 21740
    La Femme 21740

    Lace Shimmer Evening Gown by La Femme Evening 21740
    Available in 2 colors

    $450
  • La Femme 20448
    La Femme 20448

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

    $298
  • La Femme 24150
    La Femme 24150

    Sheer Detail Evening Gown by La Femme 24150
    Available in 3 colors

    $298
  • Faviana S7955
    Faviana S7955

    Intricately Adorned Sweetheart Evening Gown by Faviana S7955
    Available in 3 colors

    $398
  • Shail K 3980
    Shail K 3980
    (1)

    Timeless Star Mermaid Evening Gown by Shail K 3980
    Available in 8 colors

    $438
  • Lara 33209
    Lara 33209

    Charming Chic Long Sleeved Gown by Lara 33209
    Color: Royal

    $798
  • Mon Cheri 117906
    Mon Cheri 117906

    Stunning Elegance Deep V Gown by Mon Cheri Montage 117906
    Color: Grape

    $550
  • La Femme 23837
    La Femme 23837

    Dotted Delight Illusion Evening Gown by La Femme 23837
    Color: Black

    $350

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