OK, we know it’s not proper etiquette to upstage the bride, but sometimes with the right dress and accessories, you can definitely be a strong contender for best dressed at the wedding. One of the most important factors to consider when choosing a wedding guest dress is to keep it classy. You definitely don’t want to be the topic of discussion among the great aunts and co-workers because of your skin tight bandage dress. It’s also upsetting to the bride to wear something clingy and distracting on her special day. Also, that whole rule about “no black to a wedding” is completely false. You can look chic and sophisticated in an LBD without looking like you’re attending a funeral. The only colors that are best to steer clear of are white and red. White is a definite no-no for obvious reasons, but red’s a bit too risqué for such on occasion.
This dress is everything. The lace detail and full skirt are cute and flirty, yet completely sophisticated and perfect to wear as a wedding guest. Get it here.
This dress is a basic pencil dress in the front, but has a sweet bow detail in the back. Coming in both pink and light grey, you can’t go wrong with either dress. Get it here.
For a bit of a Gastby vibe, this dress is a gorgeous choice to watch the couple say “I ‘do”. Sport some shimmer without being too glitzy, and like the model above, keep your hair simple so the look isn’t too over-the-top. Get it here.
There’s nothing wrong with wearing a long dress to a wedding, especially if it’s black tie (where a long dress is preferred!). This flowy, floral dress is a beautiful and breezy option, especially at an outdoor ceremony.
Short-sleeved dresses are incredibly popular lately, and this dress by BCBG is a perfect, summery choice with draping around upper body. Get it here.
Lastly, for a bit of an unconventional look, scrap the dress altogether. Jumpsuits are plenty classy enough for a wedding, especially this one pictured above by Allen Schwartz. Get it here.