Summer Wedding Guest Dresses For 2021

Summer wedding guest dresses have been a hot topic in my group chat lately. In the past year it seems like majority of the folks in the chat have found themselves newly engaged (yay for love!) or invited to a bunch of weddings (some of those being postponed pandemic weddings) later this year. And with those weddings come a whole group of wedding guests that can’t wait to celebrate love and look and feel their best while doing it.

So, that brought up our next question in the discussion. What are our summer wedding guest dress requirements (for ourselves)? For us, a few things were key. First up, comfort. After over two years of living in our comfy clothes, the last thing any of us wanted to do was spend more than 5 minutes in an uncomfortable strapless bra or any other type of undergarment that needs constant adjusting. Second, movement. We don’t want to be restricted by our attire, we want to be able to move in it (especially now that we can hit the dance floor again!) And last, we’d love to wear our wedding guest attire more than once and not have it collect dust in the closet. (Pro tip: if you’re looking for another way to avoid the dust collecting problem, give a clothing rental service like Rent the Runway or Nuuly a try.)

While things have changed quite a bit from previous wedding seasons, there are some things within the fashion realm that are still totally in style. Bold floral prints, chic monochromatic ‘fits, and stunning two-piece outfits are still calling our names. Plus, the thought of shedding off our work from home attire and getting dressed up again is getting us all excited. And we can’t be the only ones. So, let’s do this thing!

Summer Wedding Guest Dresses and more

Yellow and White Floral Swing Dress via Unique Vintage

This yellow stunner will have you looking like a ray of sunshine no matter where you are.

swirl pattern black and white dress

Square Neck Midi Dress by & Other Stories

Well, I think I just found the perfect dress for the art gallery wedding I’m attending this summer! Funky and fashionable. Win-win.

plus size floral summer wedding guest dress

Plus Size Ruffle Floral Print Midi Dress by Chi Chi London 

We can’t tell what we love more, the fashionable pleats or the work of art floral print. What about you?

blue fringe caftan summer wedding guest dress

Fringed Shine Kaftan via Anthropologie

This isn’t your grandma’s kaftan, that’s for sure!

woman wearing lilac pastel suit

One-Button Blazer and Trousers via Express

Now this is how you do pastel separates.

teal puff sleeve midi dress

Sonnet Puff Sleeve Midi Dress by ASTR The Label

Tip: buy this to wear to the wedding then make it a wardrobe staple. It’s perfect to dress up or down, your choice!

green floral print smocked waist dress

Smocked Waist Maxi Dress via Torrid

Opting for a more casual look? This smocked waist maxi dress is perfect for a backyard wedding.

bright sunflower dress

Sunflowers Dress by Farm Rio

Serve us all the funky fresh florals with this frock! (Side note: look at those buttons!)

woman wearing yellow linen suit

Linen Suit by Banana Republic

Because sometimes a yellow linen suit is exactly what you need for a warm summer wedding.

retro green and red floral summer wedding guest dress

 

Green and Red Floral Swing Dress via Unique Vintage

Retro babes! This one is for you.

Black floral print jumpsuit

Black Floral Print Jumpsuit via Lulus Weddings

I love a good off-the-shoulder moment and this is perfection.

pink satin dolman sleeve wedding guest dress

Satin Dolman Sleeve Dress via Eloquii

Hurry, hurry and add this sleek and glamorous number to your collection ASAP.

yellow jumpsuit

Marigold Cowl Neck Jumpsuit by MINKPINK via Rent the Runway

Attending a resort wedding? Go from the beach ceremony to the reception in this look with ease.

abstract marble print dress

Abstract Marble Print Dress via Express

Floral print isn’t for everyone, why not give marble a try?

navy maternity dress

The Fete Maternity Dress via Rent the Runway

I’m getting some real goddess vibes with the flowy hem and that high neckline.

green puff sleeve summer wedding guest dress

Puff Sleeve Wrap Dress via Anthropologie

Add this green stunner to your wardrobe rotation ASAP. If you don’t, I will 😉.

floral print jumpsuit

Aquarius Tuta Jumpsuit by Pinko via Rent the Runway

Bring the (good) drama in this floral wide leg jumpsuit.

pink blazer wedding guest dress

Blazer Mini Dress via Anthropologie

A blazer and a dress all in one? Sign me up! (Plus, it comes in black if pink isn’t your color)

WHERE ARE YOUR FAVORITE PLACES TO SHOP FOR SUMMER WEDDING GUEST DRESSES? WHAT STYLES ARE YOU LOVING (OR HATING) these days?