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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
  • 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
  • Faviana S7907
    Faviana S7907

    Lovely Temptress Corset Gown by Faviana S7907
    Available in 3 colors

    $398
  • Lara 32946
    Lara 32946
    (1)

    Tonal Sparkling Evening Gown by Lara 32946
    Color: Blush

    $658
  • Nina Canacci 7352
    Nina Canacci 7352
    (1)

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

    $258
  • Alyce 27113
    Alyce 27113

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

    $368
  • MNM Couture 10836
    MNM Couture 10836

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

    $700
  • Alyce 27134
    Alyce 27134

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

    $350
  • Clarisse 3000
    Clarisse 3000
    (1)

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

    $278
  • Nina Canacci 7369
    Nina Canacci 7369
    (2)

    Halter Seduction Contrasting Evening Dress by Nina Canacci 7369
    Available in 2 colors

    $198
  • Faviana 7747
    Faviana 7747
    (1)

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

    $298
  • Alyce 27173
    Alyce 27173

    Bewitching draped gown from JDL by Alyce Paris 27173
    Available in 3 colors

    $390
  • Ashley Lauren 1198
    Ashley Lauren 1198
    (1)

    Sultry off-the-shoulder gown with sheer insets by Ashley Lauren 1198
    Available in 5 colors

    $580
  • Faviana 7850
    Faviana 7850
    (1)

    Wrapped Sensation Draped Cocktail Dress by Faviana 7850
    Available in 5 colors

    $198
  • La Femme 23244
    La Femme 23244

    Applique and Ruching Evening Gown by La Femme Evening 23244
    Available in 3 colors

    $438
  • Lara 33273
    Lara 33273

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

    $798
  • Saiid Kobeisy RE3156
    Saiid Kobeisy RE3156

    Maiden sleeveless ruffle gown from SK by Saiid Kobeisy RE3156
    Available in 3 colors

    $1,530
  • Lara 33275
    Lara 33275

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

    $698
  • La Femme 23435
    La Femme 23435

    Long-Sleeved Lace and Ruched Evening Gown by La Femme Evening 23435
    Available in 3 colors

    $478
  • Lara 33277
    Lara 33277

    Feminine elbow-sleeved evening gown with filmy flutters by Lara 33277
    Color: Mauve

    $498
  • Daymor 568
    Daymor 568

    Dreamy illusion caped A-line gown from Daymor 568
    Available in 3 colors

    $590
  • Lara 33276
    Lara 33276

    Dishy dimensional evening gown with long slender sleeves by Lara 33276
    Color: Green/Nude

    $658
  • Daymor 567
    Daymor 567

    Floral Fantasy Peplum Dress by Daymor 567
    Available in 3 colors

    $590
  • Lara 33281
    Lara 33281

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

    $698
  • La Femme 24896
    La Femme 24896
    (1)

    Cap Sleeve and Peplum Textured Evening Gown by La Femme Evening 24896
    Available in 4 colors

    $698
  • La Femme 24857
    La Femme 24857
    (1)

    Fine Sparkling Applique Evening Gown by La Femme Evening 24857
    Available in 3 colors

    $538
  • La Femme 24905
    La Femme 24905

    Sheer and Textured Cocktail Dress by La Femme Evening 24905
    Available in 2 colors

    $478
  • La Femme 24895
    La Femme 24895

    Long-Sleeved Shimmering and Ruched Evening Gown by La Femme Evening 24895
    Available in 2 colors

    $498
  • La Femme 23115
    La Femme 23115

    Long-Sleeved Lace Evening Gown by La Femme Evening 23115
    Available in 2 colors

    $578
  • La Femme 24931
    La Femme 24931
    (1)

    Lace Applique Cocktail Dress by La Femme Evening 24931
    Color: Pink/Gray

    $498
  • Mac Duggal 25279I
    Mac Duggal 25279I
    (2)

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

    $498
  • Terani 1711E3179
    Terani 1711E3179

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

    $374
  • Primavera Couture 1424
    Primavera Couture 1424
    (8)

    Stunning two-tone gown with batwing sleeves by Primavera Couture 1424
    Available in 5 colors

    $449
  • Terani 1711C3027
    Terani 1711C3027
    (1)

    Sparkly long-sleeve illusion cocktail dress from Terani 1711C3027
    Color: Blush Multi

    $440
  • Lara 33218
    Lara 33218

    Ravishing sleeveless evening gown with illusion neckline by Lara 33218
    Color: Blush

    $598

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