Is your calendar full of wedding invites? Bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, cocktail receptions, wedding ceremonies, and morning after brunches? Yes, I know what you mean. Luckily, a few dresses can carry you through wedding season without fuss, in style. Here are the best dresses for wedding guests.
Best Dresses for Wedding Guests: The Ceremony
For the ceremony, I recommend a long flowy floral. Flowy floral numbers look great in pictures, plus, they pass the comfort test when it comes to polishing off plated dinners, posing for umpteen pictures, and cutting a rug on the dance floor. Favorite brands include Flynn Skye (below top) and Auguste the Label (below bottom). If there will be bridesmaids, it’s always smart to check what color they will be wearing so that you don’t look like a slightly off-hue version with a case of bridesmaid FOMO.
Floral maxis are all the rage, so you can find them from a variety of brands. If the cost of the flight, hotel, car rental, wedding gift, hair &/or nail appointment, and who knows what else are killing your pocketbook, opt for a more cost-friendly version of this style. For super affordable options, check out these stunners below, all of which are between $9 and $32 before tax and shipping. Shop now at Amazon Floral Dresses.
Best Dresses for Wedding Guests: The Brunch
If you had a suitably festive time at the wedding reception, you are probably waking up a bit bleary eyed and wondering why the brunch starts so early. You would think newlyweds would want a slow morning to… sleep. Those early brunch times must be out of consideration for out-of-towners who have flights to board.
Regardless, a simple easy, breezy dress (and statement sunnies) will be perfect to clad your tired bod. Go for a loose fitting off-the-shoulder frock or a roomy romper. For off-the-shoulder styles, try For Lovers and Friends. They have this dress below in striped or light blue, and are continually updating styles with new prints and unique details, like these fun flared sleeves.
For rompers, check out Urban Outfitters for the Cooperative Parker Button-Front Halter (top row, left). Or Nordstrom has a host of trendy options, including the Halter Chiffon Jumpsuit by Sentimental NY (top row, right), the Plaid Halter Jumpsuit by Moon River, the Off the Shoulder Ruffle Romper by Socialite, and the Cold Shoulder Jumpsuit by Moon River.
Or if you want to breathe new life into an old favorite solid colored dress, (or just need to cover up a stain) throw a fun kimono over the top to update the style. You can find these kimono cover-ups at Bikini.com
Life is a party. Dress like it. ~Audrey Hepburn