Invited to your ultra-stylish friend’s wedding? Or, attending as a plus one? Depending on the wedding venue, the wedding theme, or the party destination, it’s essential to find an outfit as a guest that checks all the fashion boxes.
Our shoppable list will walk you through our top online retailers for wedding guest dresses and fashion. This includes our recommendations for the dress codes they suit best! Cocktail attire, beachy wedding guest outfits, and black-tie-appropriate dresses are all included. We have you covered from casual to formal weddings.
Need a refresher on wedding dress codes? Consult our helpful dress code guide.
These retail sites also offer looks for wedding guests hoping to find a jumpsuit or two-piece outfit that breaks traditional style boundaries. Places like Net-a-Porter have you covered on the coolest designer fashion, and The Outnet includes designers at an incredible discount. We want you to love your outfit, and yes, wear it again!
For a quicker take, follow these links to our favorite sites for wedding guest fashion. Or, keep reading for the full reviews, price breakdowns, and dress code suggestions. In a perfect world, we’re envisioning a dress that fits your budget, your own personal style requirements, and the wedding dress code.
See also: 30 Gorgeous Wedding Guest Outfits
Where to shop for Wedding Guest Dresses
Here’s a guide to being the best-dressed guest, with the top websites to buy wedding guest fashion.
Price Range: $200 – $500
Dress code: semi-formal, cocktail, dressy casual
Whether the invite says “backyard wedding” or “city rooftop reception” Reformation has you covered. Each dress style is available in a few colors, which makes it easier to customize to your own style. Silks, timeless floral prints, and chiffons come together in classic and simple styles. Adding a dress from Reformation means you’ll have a new staple piece that fits into your wardrobe seamlessly.
Price Range: $100 – $5,000
Dress code: destination, formal, semi-formal, cocktail
For the designer fashion lover, Moda Operandi offers runway looks in abundance. The designer fashion is so hot, they even offer you the opportunity to preorder looks. Yes, you can wear a Marchesa evening dress as a wedding guest. Top designers include Elie Saab, Oscar de la Renta, and Versace, to name a few.
And if we can convince you of anything, do not sleep on their shoe selection. Anything from embellished Prada platforms to the forever coveted Jimmy Choo stilettos.
Price Range: $17 – $598
Dress Code: dressy casual, destination, beachy, relaxed
David's Bridal offers a wide selection of stylish and affordable wedding guest dresses. With sizes ranging from 0 to 26W, they cater to women of all shapes and sizes. Their in-store stylists provide personalized assistance, ensuring that each customer finds the perfect dress for their body type and style. Their online store offers convenient shopping and easy returns. David's Bridal also offers a variety of accessories, such as shoes, jewelry, and handbags, to complete the look. With their focus on quality, affordability, and customer satisfaction, David's Bridal is an excellent choice for wedding guest attire.
Sachin & Babi
Price Range: $300 – $1,000
Dress code: formal, black tie, cocktail
This brand designs elegant, sophisticated formal wear for the refined. Attending a formal or black tie event? Shop their entire black tie or cocktail party selections without questioning if the dress fits the dress code. It’s giving us Meghan Markle wedding guest in the best possible way.
Price Range: $50+
Dress code: formal, casual, themed
Shop vintage, shop new, and shop custom looks to wear an outfit that’s completely one-of-a-kind. Because of the nature of Etsy shopping, you have direct access to makers and sellers. That means whatever you want to find, or have custom-made, is easily searchable.
Price Range: $300 – $5,000
Dress code: black tie, formal, semi-formal
This site offers the best collection of designer pieces, updated multiple times a week. Search dresses by style, and even check their selection of wedding-appropriate jumpsuits and playsuits! Noteworthy brands with wedding guest fashion include Zimmermann for ruffles and wraps, Galvan for sexy, minimal silks, and Retrofête for shimmer, sparkle, and sexy cocktail looks.
Price Range: $150 – $10,000
Dress code: white tie, black tie, formal
Fashion babes, this is your dream shop for high-end looks. The bold, the creative, the avante-garde. Curate a designer look from dress to handbag. Anything from Saint Laurent to Gucci is on the table for excellent wedding guest fashion.
Price Range: $100 – $800
Dress code: black tie, cocktail, semi-formal
Anthropologie spans a range of dresses to meet whatever style of wedding you are attending. Shop cocktail dresses, formal looks, and casual dresses. Their site has also been updated with more inclusive images and styles, which means you can even browse petite or plus sizes to find the look that’s just right for you.
Price Range: $40 – $400
Dress code: destination, cocktail, dressy casual
Asos has only grown to impress us with inclusive fashion. Curvy, tall, and petites can all shop comfortably though a large selection of of-the-moment looks. While most of the site leans toward trendy statement pieces, they’re also a great source for minimal and classic looks at a smaller price tag.
Price Range: $200 – $2,000
Dress code: destination, cocktail, beachy
Be the best dressed and most colorful guest. Definitely in the business of standing out and embracing unique style, Shopbop is a playful collection of youthful dresses. Think, playful and imaginative looks like Rodarte, and bright and architectural looks like Ganni.
Price Range: $300 – $1,000
Dress code: casual, beachy, cottagecore
Perfect for an outdoor wedding, these pieces are a casual cottagecore dream come to life. This includes ruffles, florals, pastels, and ultra-colorful fabrics. We’re picturing brunch weddings, garden party weddings, and niche destinations. You’ll even find dressier options, like ruffled silk maxi dresses. Check out their ‘Best Dressed Guest’ section for a filtered look at their perfect wedding selections.
Price Range: $60 – $1,000
Dress code: cocktail, destination, casual
Free People’s signature style of bohemian-infused, never trying too hard dresses is one of editor Christina’s personal favorites. “Without fail, when I wear Free People I always get asked, where did you buy that!” Search the ultra-casual beach collection, or score an edgy and unique full-length dress that you’ll most definitely want to wear again.
Price Range: $100 – $2,500
Dress code: destination, cocktail, beachy
Seen recently on some of our favorite celebrities, Cult Gaia has garnered a following for those with a fiery taste for style. Bold colors and cutouts run through their collection of dresses in unique designs you haven’t seen elsewhere. Shop sexy-but-casual beach-appropriate knits, as well as vibrant gowns suited for a unique destination wedding. Proceed with caution, you will release your inner wedding guest goddess.
Price Range: $200 – $1,200
Dress code: cocktail, destination, afterparty
Revolve is for the wedding guest hoping to turn a few heads. Curated for the sophisticated and fashionable, this site serves “fashion model wedding guest” energy. Sexy necklines, open backs, and high slits are paired with sparkles, neons, and feathers. If the event requires any type of outfit change, this is our go-to recommendation.
Price Range: $200 – $10,000
Dress code: black tie, formal, semi-formal, cocktail
This is the site for some of the best designer discounts. Yes, that means Monique Lhuillier, Badgley Mischka, and Valentino, all at prices up to 50% off. They include helpful categories like cocktail & party for shorter, and slightly more informal looks. Or, scroll through their gowns section for super dressy and formal pieces.
Alice & Olivia
Price Range: $100 – $3,000
Dress code: cocktail, dressy casual, themed
Lovers of color and pattern, Alice & Olivia makes an MTV-esque red carpet statement. We can see these dresses working for a colorful wedding, a themed wedding, or an event that feels a little more rock & roll. These dresses are ideal for when you know the afterparty is the main event.
& Other Stories
Price Range: $50 – $300
Dress code: dressy casual, casual, beachy
This brand feels like sipping a spritzer on a relaxed afternoon. None of their pieces are ever overdone, but they allow room to accessorize. Casual linens, fitted satins, and soft wrap dresses keep their selection updated, but flexible for a babe with their own personal style. A wedding guest wearing & Other Stories doesn’t need a plus one.
Price Range: $100 – $200
Dress code: cocktail, dressy casual
Shop here for plus-size party dresses that are actually size-inclusive. Eloquii is a place for modern pieces with style details that feel intentional. They also have an excellent rental program, perfect for the wedding guest with plenty of events to attend.
ASTR the Label
Price Range: $80 – $200
Dress code: cocktail, dressy casual, destination
A place to shop your summertime best, this site is filled with vibrant florals and colorful slips. ASTR The Label embraces current trends through a playful lens. From mini dresses to maxi dresses, these fashionable pieces all fall under $200 making them a must-shop for the guest who doesn’t want to think twice about the price.
The Own Studio
Price Range: $150 – $400
Dress code: semi-formal, cocktail, destination
Our Editor-in-Chief, Claire, has dubbed The Own Studio a recent favorite brand from the UK. Enchanted by their sexy, silk wedding gowns, we praise the fashion gods that they also design evening gowns. Shop timeless, fashionable silks in every color you’ve ever wanted. Accessorize whichever way matches your personal style, or let the simplicity speak for itself.
Price Range: $200 – $500
Dress code: semi-formal, destination, beachy
This Australian-based brand has made a point to thoughtfully design pieces that will be treasured in your closet forever. Shona Joy’s signature style of bohemian 70’s glamor was designed to look good whether you’re in heels or in bare feet. You’ll find silk pieces with cutouts, strappy open backs, and maxi dresses. And true to their inspiration, these pieces can work for a destination beach wedding or even a sleek indoor affair – heels optional.
Bec & Bridge
Price Range: $300 – $500
Dress code: semi-formal, beachy formal, destination
Bec & Bridge has remained on our hot list for their sexy slip dresses. Their ethos of design trickles down into every facet of the brand, including sustainable practices, fabric recycling, and biodegradable packaging. So, while this may be maxi slip dress paradise, they offer exceptional style, backed by the attitude of today’s consumer. Their wedding guest edit is colorful and on trend, while feeling like staple pieces for your life.
Fame & Partners
Price Range: $200 – $500
Dress code: semi-formal, formal, themed attire
Looking for a made-to-order dress? We love Fame & Partners for their zero-waste practices and for their affordable, custom designs. This site is ideal for anyone shopping for a specific design, color, or detail. When placing your order you can customize details like dress length and the fabrication from satins to velvets.
Price Range: $200 – $1,000
Dress code: formal, semi-formal, themed
Shop Gossamer is still our pick for some of the highest quality and fairly priced vintage. Find any style you love, from any era. Sequins from the ’50s, chiffon pleating from the '60s, and florals from the '70s are in abundance. Ideal for themed weddings, unique destinations, or for the babe who longs for a statement piece to add to their wardrobe.
Needle & Thread London
Price Range: $300 – $1,300
Dress code: formal, semi-formal, cocktail
Home of the ruffle, Needle & Thread will cover you in embroidery, shimmer, and layers. Each piece is embellished to perfection. Pair these dresses with weddings in an outdoor garden, in a historical city setting, or at a swanky evening club. They have a vintage spirit and the perfect amount of playful, wedding guest energy.
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