These 35 Wedding Guest Dresses Are Next-Level Beautiful

Wedding ceremonies have looked a little different over the past few years, but if you’re anything like us, you’ll have had invitations coming in by the handful for 2024 celebrations. Being fashion editors, we can't help but plan our outfits ahead of time, and thankfully, there's plenty to choose from this season whether you're in the market for a slick suit or a flowing floral maxi.


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There are various factors to consider when choosing an outfit for an important event—the venue, the dress code, even how long the ceremony is going to last—but there's also the weather. Living in the UK, that usually means considering a jacket for random cold fronts and an umbrella for downpours.

Luckily, there are plenty of options out there that can keep you looking and feeling amazing on the day. Of course, there are statement suits a plenty and jumpsuit alternatives, but we'd advise saving these for winter weddings. Mini, midi or maxi dresses will be much more comfortable for spring into late summer, and after all, there are hundreds of beautiful ones out there to choose from. From sequins and pleats to silk and organza, we really are spoilt for choice.

@piabaroncini wearing a brown gown

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The weather be damned, more than anything else, we're just excited about getting dressed up, putting on heels and painting the town red. If there is a chill in the air, go ahead and accessorise with a boxy boucle jacket or maybe an immaculately tailored coat is more your style. Whichever it is, don't let the weather stop you, we'll never say no to a party...

To ensure the most fun is had, you do want to be comfortable, though, and you also want to find a style that you can continue to wear for many years to come. So, focusing our energy on the best of the best frocks, scroll on down to get all the wedding guest dress inspiration you could ever need, neatly categorised by type of dress.

Shop My Edit of Wedding Guest Dresses:

1. Floral Wedding Guest Dresses

2. Satin & Silk Wedding Guest Dresses

3. Colour-Block Wedding Guest Dresses

4. Sequin Wedding Guest Dresses

5. Maxi Wedding Guest Dresses

6. Satement Wedding Guest Dresses

7. Mini Wedding Guest Dresses

This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

Maxine Eggenberger
Deputy Editor

Maxine Eggenberger is Who What Wear UK’s deputy editor and has over thirteen years of experience in fashion journalism. She been creating engaging and elevated style content specifically for Who What Wear UK since 2018, covering runway reports, emerging trends, long-form features, self-styled shopping stories and columns, including her edit of the best new-in buys. She ensures the highest editorial standards are met across the site, leads the editorial team in their SEO strategy and keyword planning, works closely with the beauty team on content initiatives, represents the brand at industry events, and regularly contributes to social media, including her own Who What Wear UK TikTok franchise, French Style Fridays. Previously, Maxine appeared on ITV's This Morning in her own fashion segment and has interviewed countless celebrities—everyone from Victoria Beckham to Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o.

Prior to Who What Wear UK, Maxine’s career began when, after completing her first-ever internship at Look magazine, she was offered a position on the brand's fashion desk. She accepted, leaving university a year early in the process. Her passion and natural talent for writing and styling meant she swiftly rose through the ranks to become the title's fashion news and commercial content editor, with a stint as’s fashion and beauty writer along the way. She later served as Look’s acting Editor in Chief, overseeing both print and digital, before embarking on a successful freelance career, working with Grazia, The Pool, and Marie Claire amongst others.

Maxine is based remotely from her countryside home near Edinburgh where she spends her downtime renovating her house, walking her dogs, hosting friends and trying to master the art of making Old Fashioned cocktails.