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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 3 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
  • Alyce 27109
    Alyce 27109

    Empire stenciled fit-n-flare from JDL by Alyce Paris 27109
    Available in 2 colors

    $390
  • Clarisse 3153
    Clarisse 3153
    (1)

    Sleek Evening Gown by Clarisse 3153
    Available in 5 colors

    $298
  • Ivonne D 117D66
    Ivonne D 117D66
    (1)

    Fairy princess beaded mermaid gown from Ivonne D 117D66
    Available in 2 colors

    $798
  • Tarik Ediz 50001
    Tarik Ediz 50001

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

    $572
  • Lara 33212
    Lara 33212

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

    $738
  • Faviana S8002
    Faviana S8002

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

    $338
  • Clarisse 4852
    Clarisse 4852
    (1)

    Delicate Lace Evening Gown by Clarisse 4852
    Color: Gold

    $490
  • Feriani 18606
    Feriani 18606

    Waves of Wonder Full Length Mermaid Gown by Feriani 18606
    Available in 2 colors

    $558
  • Alyce 27113
    Alyce 27113

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

    $368
  • Alyce 27099
    Alyce 27099
    (1)

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

    $398
  • Lara 33228
    Lara 33228
    (1)

    Decorative Long Sleeve Pleated Gown by Lara 33228
    Color: Mauve

    $578
  • Clarisse 3069
    Clarisse 3069
    (1)

    Beaded and Shimmer Evening Gown by Clarisse 3069
    Color: Water

    $290
  • 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
  • Faviana 7891
    Faviana 7891

    Celebrity Sweetheart Wrapped Evening Gown by Faviana 7891
    Available in 5 colors

    $318
  • Mac Duggal 4316D
    Mac Duggal 4316D
    (2)

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

    $598
  • Alyce 27104
    Alyce 27104

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

    $378
  • Mori Lee 99093
    Mori Lee 99093

    Fairytale Embroidered Dream Evening Dress by Mori Lee Paparazzi 99093
    Available in 4 colors

    $398
  • Alyce 27167
    Alyce 27167
    (1)

    Mature draping beaded gown from JDL by Alyce Paris 27167
    Available in 3 colors

    $398
  • Terani 1623M1860
    Terani 1623M1860
    (1)

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

    $385
  • La Femme 23449
    La Femme 23449

    Applique Detail Evening Gown by La Femme Evening 23449
    Color: Pink/Gray

    $598
  • Lara 32634
    Lara 32634
    (7)

    Sheer Flower Detail Evening Gown by Lara 32634
    Available in 2 colors

    $658
  • Sherri Hill 50919
    Sherri Hill 50919

    Sizzling Sheath Gown by Sherri Hill 50919
    Available in 10 colors

    $450
  • Lara 32946
    Lara 32946
    (1)

    Tonal Sparkling Evening Gown by Lara 32946
    Available in 2 colors

    $658
  • Tarik Ediz 93110
    Tarik Ediz 93110
    (2)

    Exquisite Asymmetrical Ruffle Evening Gown by Tarik Ediz Prom 93110
    Available in 3 colors

    $588
  • Terani 1712M3429
    Terani 1712M3429

    Glistening beaded short-sleeve A-line gown from Terani 1712M3429
    Available in 4 colors

    $506
  • Mori Lee 99159
    Mori Lee 99159
    (1)

    Exotic Allure Embroidered Evening Gown by Mori Lee Paparazzi 99159
    Color: Black Multi

    $390
  • Lara 32974
    Lara 32974

    Peplum Evening Gown by Lara 32974
    Color: Green

    $598
  • Feriani 18557
    Feriani 18557

    Polished Peplum Cocktail Dress by Feriani 18557
    Available in 3 colors

    $498
  • Terani 1611M0635
    Terani 1611M0635
    (5)

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

    $715
  • Lara 32953
    Lara 32953

    Long-Sleeved Beaded Evening Gown by Lara 32953
    Available in 2 colors

    $778
  • Blush 5602
    Blush 5602
    (2)

    Tonal Applique Evening Gown by Blush 5602
    Available in 2 colors

    $500
  • Faviana 8000
    Faviana 8000
    (1)

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

    $298
  • Sherri Hill 50824
    Sherri Hill 50824
    (1)

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

    $398
  • La Femme 24539
    La Femme 24539

    Jazzy wrap-around evening gown with radiant tucks by La Femme 24539
    Available in 3 colors

    $318
  • Clarisse 3000
    Clarisse 3000

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

    $278
  • Dave and Johnny A5011
    Dave and Johnny A5011

    Belle sequined halter gown from Dave and Johnny A5011
    Available in 5 colors

    $311

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