Love them or hate them, wedding invitations are a sure sign of summer. While celebrating the unions of friends and loved ones, you want to look fabulous and party-ready. Whether you are attending a backyard bash or a formal fete, we’ve put together a series of luxury wedding guest dresses that are sure to put you in a celebratory mood.
Wedding Guest Dresses for a Backyard Wedding
When attending a backyard wedding, you want a dress that is easy, fun, and not too formal. Ulla Johnson dresses fit the bill. The New York-based designer draws inspiration from her international travels, creating pieces with tactile embroidery, batik prints, and voluminous ruffles. Ulla Johnson’s dresses are flowy, feminine, and just casual enough for dancing barefoot.
Etro’s dresses are similarly appropriate for a backyard wedding. The Italian house began as a textile design company in the 1960s, evident in their lushly printed pieces. Often using their signature paisley jacquard, Etro dresses lend a festive bohemian feel. With extravagant prints, lush fabrics, and flattering silhouettes, Etro wedding guest dresses are perfect for a summer or autumn outdoor wedding.
If the outdoor wedding has more garden party vibes, look to Lela Rose. Trained as a painter and sculptor, Lela Rose’s artistic talents are reflected in her clothing. Bright colors, floral prints, and long skirts are hallmarks of the brand’s sweetly feminine wedding guest dresses.
Wedding Guest Dresses for a City Rooftop Wedding
For sipping cocktails on a rooftop, you want a dress that has a little sex appeal. When attending a stylish city wedding, look no further than Self-Portrait. With guipure lace, alluring cut outs, and well-placed frills, Self-Portrait’s wedding guest dresses are a recipe for a good time. Look for flirty off the shoulder necklines and 3D floral lace.
If you are searching for a sophisticated frock, slip into a dress from Roland Mouret. These elegant wedding guest dresses will show off your curves while not showing too much skin and the signature bodice draping lends a stylish touch.
Looking for a top designer label? Luxury Garage Sale offers premier designer pieces guaranteed authentic up to 90% off the retail price! Cocktail dresses from Gucci strike the right balance between playful femininity and classic glamor. Pussy bows and ruffles keep the dresses lighthearted, while metallic fabrics and elegantly draped pleats elevate the pieces to special occasion status. Valentino dresses are also party-appropriate, with scalloped hems, flared skirts, and plenty of lace.
Wedding Guest Dresses for a Formal Wedding
When you finally get an excuse to dress up, you should go all out. For a formal wedding, consider wedding guest dresses from classic designers like Carolina Herrera and Oscar de la Renta. Carolina Herrera’s glamorous evening gowns and dresses have been a favorite of royalty, celebrities, and first ladies since 1981. Her pleated ball skirts and dramatic knotted gowns will always be the perfect fit for a formal occasion.
Oscar de la Renta’s use of intricate embroidery and striking silhouettes make the famed designer’s gowns perfect for attending a formal wedding. With strapless necklines and pleated mermaid skirts, Oscar de la Renta’s gowns are gorgeous works of art.
For a heady dose of romance, look to Erdem. The British brand pairs lush blooming florals with historical inspired cuts, making their dresses and gowns ideal for a formal summertime affair.
But What About Shoes?
You RSVPd yes, picked out a gift from the registry, and got the luxury wedding guest dress of your dreams -- but what about shoes? To find the perfect footwear for dancing all night long, check out our ever-growing collection of new and pre-owned heels, sandals, and flats (and maybe a clutch to pair with your gown).
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