Wedding bells are ringing, and you've received that eagerly anticipated invitation in the mail. As the excitement sets in, so does the inevitable question: "What on earth am I going to wear?" Fear not, for we are here to unravel the mysteries of wedding guest attire! Join us on this fashionable adventure as we delve into the four captivating types of wedding guest dresses that will make heads turn and Instagram feeds swoon. So, grab your champagne flute and let's dive into this stylish guide!

The Classic Stunner

When it comes to wedding guest dresses, a classic cut is one you can’t go wrong with. This style combines timeless elegance with a touch of effortless chic. And we have the perfect two dresses to showcase what contemporary classic looks like. Our Eleanna Cowl Neck Sleeveless Midi dress is not only classic in cut but its simple cut makes for the perfect throw-on and think no more feel. Designed to just sit and flow this dress is an easy option you can’t go wrong with. But if one is looking for a classic with a bit of edge our Jeen noir one-shoulder dress from Queens of Archive is one stunner. Its polka dot print and one-shoulder design give you a nice balance of showing a little skin but still keeping it classy.
Ted baker cowl neck midi dress
Queens of Archive polka dot dress

The Boho Beauty

If you're a free-spirited soul who dances to the beat of her tambourine, the boho beauty style is the wedding guest dress for you! This style is all about embracing natural fabrics, flowy silhouettes, and eclectic prints. Our Nee Dress is ideal for one looking to stay comfortable on the day but still wants to show off a bit of style. This easy breezy boho style can be dressed up for any occasion but also paired down for a more casual style with a pair of trainers or Converse. We’re letting our bohemian spirit soar with this gem.
Nee dress lollys laundry dress

The Bold and Fearless 

For those who love to make a grand entrance, the bold and fearless wedding guest dress is your sartorial weapon of choice. Break free from the mould and unleash your inner fashionista with this striking style. Option one is the Dazzling Belted Maxi Dress –this head-turning number is not only an explosion of colour but appropriate for a summer wedding. Easy to wear with its flowy cut we couldn’t do this list without mentioning this Essential Antwerp number. Moving on to our team's personal favourite and worn by our very own Clodagh Lawlor, our Dartha Cape Dress is sure one that will have you dancing the night away in style.

Essential Antwerp dress

Cape dress essential antwerp

The Romantic Dream

If you've always dreamed of being swept away in a fairytale romance, the romantic dream wedding guest dress is your ticket to enchantment. Picture soft, flowing fabrics, delicate lace, and ethereal silhouettes that evoke a sense of whimsy. Dreamy dress number one is the Miarose Dress, and it looks as sweet as it sounds. She’s flowy, delicate, full of dainty details and best of all comfortable! But if you’re looking for more of a classic whimsical feel our Calinia Sleeveless dress will carry you throughout any occasion, you may have in mind. Pair your dress with sparkling accessories, floral hairpieces, and delicate heels to complete the ethereal look.  
Miarose ted baker dress
Ted Baker


From the classic stunner to the boho beauty, the bold and fearless to the romantic dream, these four types of wedding guest dresses offer endless possibilities for creating unforgettable fashion moments. Remember to choose a dress that reflects your unique personality, fits the wedding theme, and makes you feel like your best self on the day! 

Discover more by checking out our Occasion wear collection.




May 25, 2023 — Carragh Meaney

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