The best wedding guest dresses for a black-tie wedding
This is one of the most formal type of dress-codes for wedding guests. Think floor length dresses and gowns paired with elegant accessories and heels.
The more glam, the better.
Out Til Dawn split maxi dress in emerald, $119.95, Showpo
Crafted from fine mesh embellished with sequins in an opulent and subtle floral pattern, this maxi dress is perfect for a black-tie wedding. It’s floor length and full of glam. Also available in wine, navy and rose gold.
ASOS design short sleeve open back maxi dress in orange, $192, ASOS
Floor length and here to make a statement. This ASOS design maxi dress is full of volume thanks to its oversized pleated skirt, you’ll want to wear this one over and over again…
Chancery Blyth dress, $111 (usually $159.95), THE ICONIC
Black-tie-approved is this navy dress by Chancery. Featuring full-length billowed sleeves and a beautiful gathered skirt with a cheeky thigh-high split, this gown will meet all your formal wedding and event needs.
The best wedding guest dresses for a destination wedding
Also known as tropical weddings, destination weddings are *hot*. Opt for a dress that is breathable and light. Looking for a sundress in a lightweight material like linen is a good start. Normally, destination weddings are also held during the day, so picking a dress in a lighter colour palette is also a good idea.
Cecile maxi dress in sahara, $149 (usually $249), Mister Zimi
Evoke that feeling of basking in the sun – which you will most definitely be doing at your destination wedding. In warm hues inspired by the desert, the Cecile dress features a flattering V neck and shirred bodice that will have you twirling around all day (and night) long.
Diana ruffle mini dress, $190 (usually $300), SIR
If the destination wedding is within a tropical climate, then look no further than the Diana ruffle mini dress by Australian label, SIR. Featuring a flattering tiered mini skirt and tie back design, you’ll be reaching for this number for the wedding and beyond.
Elke dress in jacaranda, $107 (usually $179), Mister Zimi
The Elke dress by Mister Zimi is perfect for a summer wedding. In a light and colourful jacaranda print, it’s the pop of colour every wedding needs.
The best wedding guest dresses for a semi-formal or dressy casual wedding
One of the most popular dress codes for weddings is a semi-formal or dressy casual dress code. This gives you more leeway and the opportunity to have a bit more fun in what you choose to don.
Generally staying away from anything floor length, instead opt for midi dresses in fabrics that are a bit more luxe like silk and chiffon.
ASOS Design dobby tiered midi dress with lace insert in mauve, $104, ASOS
Fun and flirty, this mauve number by ASOS is perfect for a dressy-casual wedding. Featuring a tiered skirt and an open-tie back, you’ll be wearing this on the big day and beyond…
Scenic blue midi dress, $89.99, Beginning Boutique
Be the life of the party with this bold blue midi dress by Beginning Boutique. Pair it with some strappy nude heels for a dressy casual look or some sleek pumps for something a bit more formal.
Milan cowl dress in daiquiri green, $120 (usually $240), Kookai
Perfect for an evening wedding, this silky number by Kookai encapsulates evening elegance. Minimal in its design, it’s classy and effortless - and it's instantly a mainstay in our wedding guest dress collection.
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