15 Dresses That’ll Make You The Most Stylish Wedding Guest Ever

Spring brings with it so many good things: beach days, picnics, days at the races, parties, and of course – wedding season. Receiving a wedding invite in the mail is always cause for celebration, but before you can even stick the invite on the fridge your mind is racing through your wardrobe. 

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You may have a wardrobe filled with dresses you’ve only worn once, but for some reason there’s never anything 100% perfect for the wedding you’ve just received an invite to.

Then of course, there’s the dress code. Unless it’s stated as a theme, wearing white is OUT, while too much black feels oppressive for day functions. Heavy fabrics won’t do for a beach soiree, and it’s inappropriate to show too much skin for any kind of ceremony. What does that leave us with? 

If you’re wondering what to wear to a spring or summer wedding, here’s a little inspiration. Whether you prefer bold dressing (statements and trends) or skew to the side of beautiful (ie floaty and feminine) I’ve rounded up 10 dresses fit for all kinds of weddings, be it daytime, formal, or outdoor.

Click through for 15 perfect dresses to wear to a wedding this season.

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For The Bold – 

There is *literally* nothing we don’t love about this fringed mini dress by Sass and Bide. The ultimate party-girl dress for fashionable summer weddings and cocktail receptions.

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For The Beautiful – 

For wedding guests with a classic style, this ice-blue midi dress by Amelius is a great choice. Perfect for daytime garden weddings and lunches, this style is also suitable for the Spring Racing Carnival! Team with understated nude shoes and either pearl or diamond earrings.

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For The Bold – 

Channel your inner super hero with this stunning emerald hued dress by Pasduchas. For wedding attendees who don’t mind a little attention, we’d team this dress with statement earrings and a jewelled clutch.

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For The Beautiful – 

Completely on-trend – yet timeless, this slinky midi length dress is perfect for the cocktail wedding reception. Team with delicate gold jewellery or some organic pearl earrings for a twist that is totally 2019.

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For The Bold – 

Who says you can’t wear black (to a wedding no less) in Summer? Not us! Be the rule breaker in the crowd by wearing this perfectly festive ‘Layer Cake’ dress by Torrance with some brightly coloured tassel earrings and a pair of colourful strappy sandals. Voila!

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For the beautiful – 

Work your feminine wiles in this uniquely designed ruffle dress by Atmos & Here. In a universally flattering shade of dusty rose and attractive neckline, this beautiful dress belies it’s super affordable price-point.

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For The Bold – 

For a beach wedding or summery garden affair, this ruffled striped cotton maxi dress by J Crew couldn’t be any more perfect. Team this dress with a low sandal, a structured straw bag or cross body. Add a hat for extra chic.

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For The Bold – 

Australian label Aje have cracked a winner with this jaw-dropping silk-linen blend dress from their latest collection. With plenty of features for the fearless fashionista, this dress remains super classy. Team this with metallic accessories that enhance rather than compete!

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For The Beautiful – 

Needle and Thread are known for their extremely pretty dresses and this one is no exception. Float into a formal function with this delicately layered tulle gown in vintage lavender. Opt for minimal accessories such as a dainty pair of earrings and keep the hairstyle loose and unstructured.

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For The Bold – 

A daring option, this metallic woven maxi dress by Stine Goya makes a confident statement while remaining completely modest. With a retro Slim Aarons vibe, team this dress with black jewelled earrings and a matching clutch.

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For The Beautiful – 

We are in love with this sheer metallic dress by Sabina Musayev, which can adapt from cocktail parties to black tie wedding receptions with ease. Feminine yet glamourous with just the right amount of sex appeal, this featherweight dress ticks all the boxes.

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For The Bold – 

We don’t need a wedding invite to already have our eye on this iconic summer print dress by Dolce & Gabbana. An ultra-feminine design with fitted bodice and tie-up straps, team this dress with espadrille wedges, a hat and white sunglasses. Perfect for any outdoorsy celebration where you want to feel la dolce vita.

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For The Beautiful – 

For a garden or vineyard wedding, this gorgeous floral organza midi dress by Ulla Johnson is the solution. With an innocently feminine vibe, you’ll be catching the eye of all the single guys in no time.

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For The Bold – 

All eyes will be on you in this striking Lovers + Friends midi dress with figure-sculpting silhouette. Perfect for cocktail receptions and more formal weddings, this dress would work best with a pair of statement earrings and strappy sandals.

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For The Beautiful – 

For those that can’t stop wearing black, this embroidered lacy maxi dress by Alice McCall is worth noting. Balancing modesty with the imagination, this flowy dress will feel chic without weighing you down. Team with a black sandal and small satin evening bag.

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6 Comments

  • Reply Kelly Friday 14th September, 2018 at 9:07 am

    I think No. 10 is a winner. Simple, elegant and can seamlessly slip between day and night, so whatever time the wedding is you’re set. Second favourite is No.8. Without overloading with too many accessories, I think this outfit is quite understated and suitable for such an event.

    • Vanessa Roberts - Editor
      Reply Vanessa Roberts - Editor Sunday 16th September, 2018 at 8:19 am

      Thanks for your comment Kelly! xx

  • Reply Dhaksha Rachana Friday 14th September, 2018 at 12:17 am

    Thanks for sharing your post.

  • Reply StellaWilliams Thursday 13th September, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    My vote goes to No 4, the elegance and class have taken another level in this apparel. You can check out an amazing collection at
    https://www.theiconic.com.au/womens-clothing-dresses/

  • Reply Courtney Dettman Thursday 13th September, 2018 at 11:39 am

    I LOVE the laser cut dress!

    • Vanessa Roberts - Editor
      Reply Vanessa Roberts - Editor Sunday 16th September, 2018 at 8:19 am

      Thanks Courtney! Glad you liked the story!

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