Strappy midi dress, ASOS

12 of the best summer wedding guest dresses

Go dotty for vintage style or rock delicate details, whichever dress you choose you'll be the most fashion-forward guests in attendance!

Although the weather may be telling a different story, the summer is upon us and for many of us that means weddings! And weddings mean shopping for that perfect wedding guest outfit.


Wedding guest dress shopping can be a tricky business and it certainly helps to be clued up on wedding guest dress codes. There’s nothing worse than feeling over or under-dressed for an event and risking upsetting the happy couple!

If you’re struggling to find the perfect dress then don’t fear, we’ve got you covered with the best plus size wedding guest dresses, elegant wedding guest dresses and dresses that are simply perfect for summer weddings.

Whether you’re heading to a beach wedding and would like to rock summer brights or you’ve been invited to an English country wedding that would be perfect for pastels, we’ve got a dress for you.

Colour isn’t the only thing we’ve considered when compiling our list of the very best summer wedding guest dresses, we’ve also selected a range of hemlines, necklines, lengths and fits to suit all body shapes and tastes. You’re very welcome.

With dresses ranging from high street to high end, you can choose to pick up a bargain or splash out on something extra special – there’s something for every budget here. Even those looking to pick up a great deal can find fabulous summer fashion that feels luxe without breaking the bank. Winning.

We recommend making a day of your summer shopping and heading to the shops to try on or hosting a home catwalk session and ordering your favourites online.

New Look spot dress

This little number is giving us serious vintage vibes. Brown spot midi dress, New Look, £27.99

Net a porter

We can just imagine rocking up to a country church wedding in this floral piece. Embroidered tulle midi dress, Marchesa Notte at Net-A-Porter, £665

Tiered floral-print chiffon midi dress, Self Portrait

Delicate and pretty with just a hint of sexiness, this is summer wedding guest dress perfection. Tiered midi dress, Self Portrait at Net-A-Porter, £360

Pleated midi dress, ASOS

Perfect with a tan, pair this with some heeled sandals to ace summer styling. Pleated midi dress, ASOS, £38

Strappy midi dress, ASOS

Floaty and ethereal, we’re in love with this beauty. Strappy midi dress, ASOS, £80

High neck dress, Oasis

Delicately demure, you’ll hit the right style notes in this. Floral midi dress, Oasis, £58

Asymmetric dress, Oasis

Bold colour teamed with simple styling is wedding guest dress perfection. Pleated asymmetric dress, Oasis, £75

Flippy hem midi, Lipsy

Rock this classic wedding style. Flippy hem midi dress, Lipsy at Next, £65

Moana print dress, Monsoon

Team this with an ice cold cocktail at a beach wedding. Moana print middi dress, Monsoon, £65

Valentina dress, Monsoon

Layered mesh and lace detailing make a romantic choice. Valentina embroidered dress, Monsoon, £150

Aurora dress, Needle & Thread

We’re obsessed with the ruffled neckline and shimmering details on this beauty. Aurora dress, Needle & Thread, £345

Angelica dress, Needle & Thread

Sunshine yellow is always a good idea in the summer. Angelica lace dress, Needle & Thread, £330