29 Wedding Guest Dresses I'm Recommending to All of My Friends


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Recently, I've had a bunch of friends texting me to find out outfit ideas for weddings on their calendars. With a mix of budgets, dress codes, and destinations, I went on a deep dive through my favorite brands and retailers to share my ideas with them. If you are similarly thinking about what to wear at a wedding reception, I've pooled my recs here to make your shopping easy.

I think a great wedding guest dress can range from a simple staple to a trend-forward piece that still feels wedding-appropriate, so I've included picks that fall into each of those categories. From classic tube dresses and pretty lace-trimmed satin slips to trendy colors like buttercream yellow and pieces with major cutouts, you'll find plenty of options here. The one thing they all have in common? A fashion editor's stamp of approval. Here, shop the wedding guest dresses on my radar.

Next up, the 2022 fashion trends I'm already shopping.

Associate Director, Special Projects

Kristen Nichols is the Associate Director, Special Projects at Who What Wear with over a decade of experience in fashion, editorial, and publishing. She oversees luxury content and wedding features, and covers fashion within the luxury market, runway reporting, shopping features, trends, and interviews with leading industry experts. She also contributes to podcast recordings, social media, and branded content initiatives. Kristen has worked with brands including Prada, Chanel, MyTheresa, and Luisa Via Roma, and rising designers such as Refine and Tove, and her style has been featured in publications including Vogue.com, Vogue France, WWD, and the CFDA. Before Who What Wear, Kristen began her career at Rodarte, where she worked on assistant styling, photo shoots, and runway shows, and at Allure, where she moved into print and digital editorial. She graduated from the University of Southern California, where she studied art history and business, and currently lives in New York.