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The Best Summer Wedding Guest Dresses On The Internet Right Now

And some of our favorite non-dress options

Summer wedding guest dresses have been a hot topic in my group chat lately. In the midst of all things 2020, my friend group saw a wave of postponements and suddenly we had quite a few newly engaged friends. Now that we can finally see a glimmer of light for the weddings coming down the pipeline, I’m not exaggerating when I say we cannot wait to celebrate. summer wedding guest dresses and more

So, that brought up our next question in discussion. What are our summer wedding guest dress requirements (for ourselves) in a post-2020 world? For us, a few things were key. First up, comfort. After over a year of living in our comfy clothes, the last thing any of us wanted to do was spend more than 5 minutes in a strapless bra or any other type of undergarment that needs constant adjusting. Second, movement. We don’t want to be restricted by our attire, we want to be able to move in it (especially when we’re able to hit the dance floor again!) And last, we’d love to wear our wedding guest attire more than once and not have it collect dust in the closet. (Pro tip: if you’re looking for another way to avoid the dust collecting problem, give a clothing rental service like Rent the Runway a try. Get 2 months of Rent the Runway’s 8 or 16 item memberships for 40% off by entering RTRFAM21F5F79 at checkout)

While things have changed quite a bit from previous wedding seasons, there are some things within the fashion realm that are still totally in style. Bold floral prints, chic monochromatic ‘fits and stunning two-piece outfits are still calling our names. Plus, the thought of shedding off our work from home attire and getting dressed up again is getting us all excited. And we can’t be the only ones. So, let’s do this thing!

Summer Wedding Guest Dresses and more

woman wearing embellished yellow dress

Lilah Floral Dress via Monsoon London

This yellow stunner will have you looking like a ray of sunshine no matter where you are.

plus size floral summer wedding guest dress

Plus Size Ruffle Floral Print Midi Dress by Chi Chi London 

We can’t tell what we love more, the fashionable pleats or the work of art floral print. What about you?

pleated ombre summer wedding guest dress

Satin Pleated Midi Dress via Banana Republic

The ombre trend remains, a la 2021 style!

sea foam women's suit

Supersoft Twill Blazer and Trousers via Express

Now this is how you do pastel separates.

teal puff sleeve midi dress

Sonnet Puff Sleeve Midi Dress by ASTR The Label

Tip: buy this to wear to the wedding then make it a wardrobe staple. It’s perfect to dress up or down, your choice!

pink dress

Gauze Tiered Maxi Dress via Torrid

Opting for a more casual look? This tiered maxi dress is perfect for a backyard wedding.

green and blue floral dress

Vera for Anthropologie Bluebell Maxi Dress 

Serve us all the funky fresh florals with this frock!

light pink women's suit

Pleated Culottes and Blazer via Mango

Because sometimes you need to ditch the slacks for a pair of coordinating culottes.

pink and blue floral print retro dress

Plus Size 1950s Dusty Blue & Hot Pink Floral Print Victoria Swing Dress 

Retro babes! This one is for you.

blue and pink floral dress

ASOS EDITION Maxi Trapeze Dress with Oversized Floral Embroidery 

I love a good embroidery moment and this is perfection.

Plus size pleated teal dress

3 Way Halter Neck Dress via Eloquii

Hurry, hurry and add this sleek pleated halter number to your collection ASAP.

yellow jumpsuit

Marigold Cowl Neck Jumpsuit by MINKPINK via Rent the Runway

Attending a resort wedding? Go from the beach ceremony to the reception in this look with ease.

red and pink floral dress

Darcy Dress by Traffic People

This look is one part prairie-chic and one part rock and roll. I kind of… love it.

maternity fancy dress

Tiered Floral Midi Dress via Motherhood Maternity

A touch of pretty for the mamas-to-be!

rust orange maxi dress

Berenice Belted Cutout Canvas Maxi Dress via The Outnet 

OK, there are a lot of trends happening all at once here but it’s working for us!

striped colorful plus size summer wedding guest dress

Multicolor Stripe Dress by Torrid

Don’t be surprised if this fun dress ends up in your regular rotation.

blue pink and black floral dress

Flower Print Dress by Mango

The print is gorgeous but those sleeves are everything, right?

seafoam pleated dress

ASOS DESIGN Pleated Trapeze Midi Dress with Tie Sleeves

Pistachio green, just like my favorite ice cream.

orange and red print dress

Tie Front Printed Midi Dress via Eloquii

Adding this one to my cart riiiiiiiiight now.

navy maternity dress

The Fete Maternity Dress via Rent the Runway

I’m getting some real goddess vibes with the flowy hem and that high neckline.

linen orange suit

100% Linen Blazer and Trousers via Mango

Linen on linen. Our fave.

floral print jumpsuit

Aquarius Tuta Jumpsuit by Pinko via Rent the Runway

Bring the (good) drama in this floral wide leg jumpsuit.

simple red maxi dress

A-Line Dress via H&M

Use this dress as your blank canvas and style with your favorite accessories.

blue floral dress

Plus Size 1950s Green & Blue Floral Print Vienna Swing Dress via Unique Vintage

I’m keen details, and the keyhole neckline and flutter sleeves instantly drew my attention.

pink and red summer jumpsuit

Tropical Floral Jumpsuit by Vineyard Vines

Pink and red is one of our favorite combos and then add pockets to the mix and we’re in jumpsuit heaven.

WHERE ARE YOUR FAVORITE PLACES TO SHOP FOR SUMMER WEDDING GUEST DRESSES? WHAT STYLES ARE YOU LOVING (OR HATING) IN POST-2020 TIMES? 

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