Been invited to an elegant wedding? You’re going to want to up the style stakes and our list of the most elegant wedding guest dresses around is a great place to start.
Choosing a wedding guest outfit can be tricky and it’s often difficult to know how dressy to go. If your wedding invitation has a wedding guest dress code, then it’s important to shop according to that to avoid making a fashion faux pas. However, if the wedding you’re attending doesn’t have a dress code it can make settling on a look even more difficult.
If you’re attending a wedding in a luxe country house or hotel then elegant and sophisticated attire is your best bet. Jumpsuits and skirt suits have become increasingly popular over the years, but there’s something simply unbeatable about a classic dress.
Dresses may be a traditional choice, but they’re far from boring. The shops are packed with stunning options to suit all styles and shapes. The good news is they’re also super-wearable meaning you can easily take them away on holiday or rock them at a party after the wedding.
To help you choose the right one, we’ve narrowed the search to an edit of the most elegant wedding guest dresses available right now. From floral pieces to show-stopping maxi dresses, there’s something to suit even the pickiest of shoppers.
With the cost of being a wedding guest weighing on many people’s minds we’ve also included dresses within a range of different budgets, proving that looking fabulous doesn’t always have to cost a fortune.
Pick your favourite or order a few to try on in the comfort of your own home. Happy shopping!
Classy yet cool, this silky pink number is a wedding winner. Bernadette, Net-A-Porter, £655
Classic with a twist, we love the flared sleeves and butto- down skirt. Yahvi midi dress, Beulah London, £550
We love a prom dress and bold florals are a quintessential Spring wedding choice. Eliot dress, Chi Chi London, £70
Simply beautiful, the clever tailoring of this Coast dress is all that’s needed to make you stand out from the crowd. Savannah midi dress, Coast Stores, £69
Heading to a summer wedding? Don’t shy away from bright colours, yellow is a great choice for outdoor nuptials. Yellow ruffle midi dress, Studio by Preen at Debenhams, £69
The clue is in the name, this maxi is other-worldly. Greek goddess maxi dress, MW by Matthew Williamson at Debenhams, £79
A high neck and sleek silhouette make this vibrant beauty the height of sophistication. Cropped Pandora dress, Galvan London, £750
Rich jewel colours look fabulous all year round, but we can definitely see this wowing at a winter wedding. Claudia dress, Ghost, £225
Puff sleeves keep this dress extra classy, while the V neckline adds just the right amount of sexiness. Ferrier dress, Hobbs London, £299
This floral midi has us dreaming of country garden weddings. Sadie silk dress, Hobbs London, £349
A piece of Temperley style with a high street price tag? Yes please. Jacquard midi dress, Somerset by Alice Temperley, £160
Lace is an all-round wedding winner with even wedding guest dresses getting in on the act. Delilah print lace dress, Lipsy at Next, £75
Want to make a fashion statement? Off the shoulder puffball sleeves are worthy of the catwalk. Freida midi dress, Mother of Pearl, £695
Pretty, pink and covered in ruffles, this dress was practically made for weddings. Embellished bow gown, Needle & Thread, £357
This delicately patterned shift is the definition of sophistication. Eden floral dress, Phase Eight, £120
You’ll feel like a screen siren in this azure show-stopper. Bardot wrap maxi dress, Quiz, £36.99
This muted wrap around midi is giving us serious Meghan Markle vibes. Marling, Reiss, £185
The perfect combination of fun and elegant. Queenie dress, Rixo, £335
Vintage styling is always an elegant choice. Susan midi dress, Sister Jane, £85
Dusky pink with golden accents make this fitted prom style dress a wedding day winner. Showstopper dress, Suzannah London, £1750
Asymmetric designs are everywhere in 2019 and this golden wrap number is one of our favourites. Gabie dress, Ted Baker, £199
So it’s a bit of a splurge, but we think the embellished details and art deco vibes totally justify it. Clio dress, Temperley, £1595
Named after the attention-grabbing bird, this dress is sure to draw an admiring look or ten from your fellow guests. The peacock dress, The Vampire’s Wife, £1455
Pleated chiffon is a wedding classic but the asymmetric hemline and high neck give it a thoroughly modern twist. Pleated halter midi, Warehouse, £69
The tiered skirt coupled with the tie neck make this a bold fashion choice for a wedding at any time of the year. Marigold tiered maxi dress, Whistles, £263.20