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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

  • Marsoni M116
    Marsoni M116

    Waves of Romance Evening Gown by Marsoni M116
    Available in 2 colors

    $378
  • Marsoni M162
    Marsoni M162

    Beaded Trumpet Gown by Marsoni M162
    Available in 6 colors

    $278
  • Lara 33273
    Lara 33273

    Sleeveless illusion evening gown with gossamer overskirt by Lara 33273
    Color: Silver

    $798
  • Marsoni M165
    Marsoni M165

    Starry Sensation V Neckline Gown by Marsoni M165
    Available in 2 colors

    $338
  • Lara 33202
    Lara 33202

    Sleeveless crystal-clad evening gown with plunging neckline by Lara 33202
    Available in 4 colors

    $698
  • Colors Dress 1768
    Colors Dress 1768

    Precious Perfection Hollywood Evening Gown by Colors 1768
    Available in 5 colors

    $230
  • Lara 33281
    Lara 33281

    Breezy sleeveless evening gown with fresh-dressed detail by Lara 33281
    Color: Floral

    $698
  • Marsoni M177
    Marsoni M177

    Dazzling Diva Evening Gown by Marsoni M177
    Available in 4 colors

    $318
  • Jovani 48396
    Jovani 48396

    Jeweled and Floral Print Evening Gown by Jovani 48396
    Color: Multi

    $450
  • Marsoni M179
    Marsoni M179

    Sheer Femininity Short Sleeved Mermaid Gown by Marsoni M179
    Available in 3 colors

    $378
  • Milano Formals E2046
    Milano Formals E2046
    (2)

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

    $248
  • Lara 33212
    Lara 33212

    Strapless Gown with Wispy One Shoulder Overlay by Lara 33212
    Available in 2 colors

    $738
  • Faviana S8002
    Faviana S8002

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

    $338
  • Lara 32946
    Lara 32946
    (1)

    Tonal Sparkling Evening Gown by Lara 32946
    Color: Blush

    $658
  • Faviana S7907
    Faviana S7907

    Lovely Temptress Corset Gown by Faviana S7907
    Available in 3 colors

    $398
  • Marsoni M171
    Marsoni M171

    Sultry V Neckline Mermaid Gown by Marsoni M171
    Available in 3 colors

    $450
  • Jovani 47122
    Jovani 47122

    Ruffled long-sleeved evening gown with off-the-shoulder styling by Jovani 47122
    Available in 2 colors

    $590
  • Colors Dress 1548
    Colors Dress 1548

    Sweetly Chic Cinched Cocktail Dress by Colors 1548
    Available in 4 colors

    $130
  • Jovani 48394
    Jovani 48394

    Admirable sleeveless evening gown with A-line skirt by Jovani 48394
    Available in 2 colors

    $640
  • Sherri Hill 51405
    Sherri Hill 51405

    Romantic lush long-sleeve gown from Sherri Hill 51405
    Available in 3 colors

    $398
  • Lara 33267
    Lara 33267

    Vivacious short-sleeved formal with light and shadows by Lara 33267
    Color: Green/Nude

    $598
  • Lara 33274
    Lara 33274

    Tantalizing short-sleeved evening gown with textural designs by Lara 33274
    Color: Blush

    $598
  • Colors Dress 1546
    Colors Dress 1546

    Pristine Pleated Party Cocktail Dress by Colors 1546
    Available in 6 colors

    $138
  • Lara 33037
    Lara 33037

    Stellar short-sleeved formal with glimmering geometric designs by Lara 33037
    Color: Gray

    $498
  • Jovani 47100
    Jovani 47100

    Mature lush and fitted mermaid gown from Jovani 47100
    Available in 5 colors

    $500
  • Primavera Couture 1424
    Primavera Couture 1424
    (8)

    Stunning two-tone gown with batwing sleeves by Primavera Couture 1424
    Available in 2 colors

    $449
  • Primavera Couture 9713
    Primavera Couture 9713
    (41)

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

    $399
  • Nina Canacci 7352
    Nina Canacci 7352
    (1)

    Perfect Plunge Lace Evening Dress by Nina Canacci 7352
    Available in 2 colors

    $258
  • Terani 1611M0635
    Terani 1611M0635
    (6)

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

    $715
  • Feriani 26145
    Feriani 26145
    (13)

    Starlit long-sleeved evening gown with gossamer gathers by Feriani 26145
    Available in 6 colors

    $598
  • Marsoni M174
    Marsoni M174

    Short Sleeved Paisley Princess Evening Gown by Marsoni M174
    Available in 3 colors

    $378
  • Morrell Maxie 15657
    Morrell Maxie 15657

    Cascading Floral Dreams Evening Dress by Morrell Maxie 15657
    Available in 2 colors

    $438
  • Marsoni M183
    Marsoni M183

    Alluring Moments Evening Gown by Marsoni M183
    Available in 2 colors

    $358
  • Marsoni M130
    Marsoni M130

    Elegant Cap Sleeved Gown by Marsoni M130
    Available in 2 colors

    $178
  • Colors Dress 1769
    Colors Dress 1769

    Divine Decadence Fishtail Evening Gown by Colors 1769
    Available in 2 colors

    $258
  • Lara 33275
    Lara 33275

    Romantic bell-sleeved gown with shimmering detail by Lara 33275
    Color: Dark Red

    $698
  • Jovani 42420
    Jovani 42420

    Sheer and Contrast Applique Evening Gown by Jovani 42420
    Color: Nude/Black

    $680
  • Colors Dress 1741
    Colors Dress 1741

    Stunning Keyhole Plunge Evening Dress by Colors 1741
    Available in 2 colors

    $278
  • Marsoni M173
    Marsoni M173

    Keyhole Neckline Sparkling Evening Gown by Marsoni M173
    Available in 4 colors

    $398
  • Jovani 49631
    Jovani 49631

    Fashion-forward evening gown with ruffled neckline by Jovani 49631
    Available in 3 colors

    $550

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