The Best Dress Styles to Wear to a Wedding, According to Fashion Girls

If you have any weddings marked on your calendar in the months ahead, chances are you're trying to figure out what, exactly, you'll wear. Ready to kick up your wedding guest style for good? Then let me introduce to Who What Wear’s very own editors for their expert advice.

Between us, we've attended upward of 100 weddings, so we have experience dressing for the occasion. Whether you're headed to a black-tie event or a less formal affair, a winter wedding or a tropical destination, we have pieces that will work. And if you've been contemplating something black, rest assured that the color is editor-approved for a wedding; we have you covered with a few black dress styles that are worthy of a wedding guest outfit. Scroll on to see the best dress styles to wear to a wedding, straight from our editors.

"If you want a dress style that can work for a wide variety of weddings, I'd recommend investing in a long-sleeve midi dress. The sleeves mean that it can work if the weather turns to the chillier side and if you're attending a more conservative wedding."

"For weddings, I realized I have a habit of buying (and wearing) dresses that are black but still feel special. That way, I don't worry about looking boring but am also more comfortable repeating the outfit should I need to!"

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"The balance between the deep slit and the high neck makes this dress feel both sexy and elegant."

"I typically go for something that's figure flattering but also has an interesting detail, like the low back on this amazing dress from Vatanika."

"I think that dresses with a sleeve lessen the chances of an unflattering photo, so that's what I typically gravitate toward. This particular one would be perfect for a New Year's Eve wedding."

"I love a slip dress for pretty much every kind of special event, including weddings. This hot pink color is so me."

"Dressing for a formal occasion can be tricky because it's so easy to fall back on an LBD or a simple, solid-colored dress. However, ideally, I like to incorporate a print that shows a bit more personality. I also love the ruffle and sheer details here that make this number feel extra special."

"I love a printed wrap dress for weddings because they're so comfortable and versatile. This one from Rhode Resort is particularly special with its hand-embroidered star details."

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