Spring Wedding Guest Dresses: Your Must-Have List


We know that most large, in-person events took a back seat in 2020. Weddings were rescheduled, and as a result, our favorite spring wedding guest dresses were pushed to the back of the closet. But it’s a new year, and there are brighter days ahead. So, dust off your favorite party shoes, and give them a whirl with one of this season’s trending wedding guest looks. 

Let’s dive into what spring wedding guest dress attire is stealing the spotlight …

The Perfect Color Palette for Spring Wedding Guest Dresses

Paint a picture-perfect wedding guest dress look by indulging in this season’s stunning color palette. Desert-inspired tones like crimson reds and oranges offer a rustic vibe and complement almost any skin tone. Craving something bright and bold? Go with jewel-toned greens or bright sky-influenced blues. Neutrals get a refresh this season, so reach for colors that showcase toasted almond, smoky blacks and cool grays. 

Flatter Your Frame in Spring Wedding Guest Wrap Dresses

Try a wrap dress as wedding guest attire this spring in any of this season’s trending tones. If there was ever a dress that was universally flattering, the winner would be the wrap dress. Wrap dresses flatter every frame—the v-neckline elongates your torso, draws the eye upwards and narrows and accentuates your waistline. Keep your hemlines above the knee, and pair your wrap dress with nude heels for the most leg-lengthening look. Ultra-feminine details are in the spotlight this spring, so seek out a wrap dress with ruffle hemlines and embroidered detailing, and in fabrics that float as you step onto the scene.

Be a Trendsetter in Midi Dresses

Short and long dresses will always be classic staples for spring wedding guests, but this season is all about the midi dress. The midi dress is the perfect style compromise—the longer length provides an elevated feel and functionality while offering more coverage when there is still a bit of winter chill lingering. Additionally, the midi dress is loved for its versatility. From weddings to work, and a casual day out, you can wear them just about anywhere. On the wedding front, you can wear a midi dress for all occasions, from a rustic barn soiree to a semi-formal affair. 

For a more casual spring wedding guest look, opt for a breezy midi dress in one of this season’s trending prints. Ditsy floral and watercolor blooms add a feminine feel to your ensemble, perfect for a country wedding. Bonus style points for matching your face mask to your dress. Slip on a pair of ankle booties or strappy sandals, and you are ready to dance the night away. 

A satin midi dress (think classic slip dress) is perfectly polished for a formal wedding event. Choose a solid black midi slip dress for an updated twist on the LBD. Texture is another great way to elevate any look, and lace is a fancy and feminine detail that will make your spring wedding guest dress extra special. 

Stylist Tip: For in-person weddings, stay safe by tucking away a comfortable face mask into your quilted clutch for a socially distanced happy hour. Select one in a spring color that coordinates with your apparel, or add a pop of print with a prized floral mask to juxtapose a solid LBD—now, you are ready to mingle at a distance. 

Give Maxi Dresses a Whirl as Spring Wedding Guest Attire

A maxi dress is a must-have when it comes to wedding guest attire. Take it to the floor in this timeless classic where coverage may be top of mind. The floaty silhouette offers a romantic and whimsical aesthetic, so give a maxi dress a try in an airy chiffon fabric. For a little extra coverage, seek out a maxi dress with sleeves—statement sleeves are trending this season, and we especially love a billowing balloon sleeve. 

Stylist Tip: Maxi dresses are perfect for elongating your frame. Add a pair of heels, and make sure your dress just grazes the floor for the most lengthening look. Block heels will be your best bet at grassy outdoor weddings to avoid sinking into the ground.

Shift Dresses Provide Comfy and Sleek Spring Wedding Guest Looks 

If comfort is at the top of your list for the perfect dress to wear to an upcoming spring wedding, then shift dresses will have you feeling and looking your very best. This timeless silhouette skims the body to offer more room through the bust, waist and hips. This wedding guest dress can be more casual with a breezy embroidered linen option for a laid-back beach-side ceremony. You can also go for a more polished look with a sheath dress if you prefer more fitted frocks. This slimmer version of a shift dress hits at the knee, and is wonderful for cocktail hours layered with a blazer for a structured ensemble at small semi-formal gatherings. 

Sweater Dresses: Your Ally for Cold Spring Weddings

Springtime doesn’t always mean that it’s sunny and warm. For cold spring weather, reach for a textured sweater wedding guest dress that will keep you cozy and covered at a casual wedding. A sheath sweater dress with a tie-waist will highlight your waistline, while adding a pair of opaque tights and heels will keep you covered from head to toe. Need another layer? Add a coatigan to blend the softness of your favorite cardigan with the structured and polished feel of a coat.

Texture translates well on-screen, so a sweater dress is a great option for remote weddings. Stay comfy in a relaxed cowl neck sweater dress with leggings to bundle up with as you enjoy the celebration from the safety of your screen.

Send Spring Wedding Best Wishes Remotely in Knit Dresses

Keep comfortable while at home by choosing wedding guest dresses in knit fabrics that are extra stretchy. For live-stream weddings, stand out on the screen with trending ikat floral prints or delicately embroidered necklines, and you’re ready to celebrate remotely.

Stylist Tip: Don’t forget to accessorize. Dress up your wedding guest look with statement earrings, a chain link necklace or bold headbands to keep your hair perfectly in place. 

You’ve got your invite, now let us take care of your look. Take your style quiz, schedule a Fix and be sure to ask your stylist for a spring wedding guest ensemble that is sure to impress.

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