Spring Wedding Guest Dresses

Spring Wedding Guest Dress, woman in baby blue embroidered dress, Top US fashion blogger Laura Lily, baby pink veil,

Spring Wedding Guest Dresses featured by top US fashion blogger Laura Lily; Image of a woman wearing an Asos dress, Asos Veil, Charles by Charles David, The Edit personalized handbag and J.Crew earrings. Spring Wedding Guest Dresses featured by top US fashion blogger Laura Lily; Image of a woman wearing an Asos dress, Asos Veil, Charles by Charles David, The Edit personalized handbag and J.Crew earrings. Spring Wedding Guest Dresses featured by top US fashion blogger Laura Lily; Image of a woman wearing an Asos dress, Asos Veil, Charles by Charles David, The Edit personalized handbag and J.Crew earrings. Spring Wedding Guest Dresses featured by top US fashion blogger Laura Lily; Image of a woman wearing an Asos dress, Asos Veil, Charles by Charles David, The Edit personalized handbag and J.Crew earrings. Spring Wedding Guest Dresses featured by top US fashion blogger Laura Lily; Image of a woman wearing an Asos dress, Asos Veil, Charles by Charles David, The Edit personalized handbag and J.Crew earrings. Spring Wedding Guest Dresses featured by top US fashion blogger Laura Lily; Image of a woman wearing an Asos dress, Asos Veil, Charles by Charles David, The Edit personalized handbag and J.Crew earrings. Spring Wedding Guest Dresses featured by top US fashion blogger Laura Lily; Image of a woman wearing an Asos dress, Asos Veil, Charles by Charles David, The Edit personalized handbag and J.Crew earrings. Spring Wedding Guest Dresses featured by top US fashion blogger Laura Lily; Image of a woman wearing an Asos dress, Asos Veil, Charles by Charles David, The Edit personalized handbag and J.Crew earrings.

Spring Wedding Guest Dresses

With Spring approaching so is wedding season. It’s time to start thinking about your outfits and in today’s blog post I’m sharing a complete guide to spring wedding guest dresses. There are a few things to note when selecting a dress for a wedding.

What is the dress code?

This is usually stated on the invitation and is as follows:

White Tie

 Most formal of all occasions (Oscars, State Dinners) A formal, full-length ball gown. Glamorous makeup, dramatic jewelry and hair are appropriate. Here’s an example of a white tie gown.

Black Tie

This is the next most formal wedding dress code and usually means the wedding is an evening affair. A chic cocktail dress or a long evening gown. I wore this red dress to a black tie wedding last summer. If the weather will be slightly cooler consider bringing a shawl or faux fur caplet.

Formal Attire or Black Tie Optional

 Wear something slightly less formal than black tie. A long evening dress, dressy suit or formal cocktail-length dress. This high-low dress is a perfect option and comes in a variety of colors.

 

Semi-Formal

 Slightly less formal than black-tie and black tie optional. No floor-length gown required (unless you’d like to wear a long dress). A cocktail dress or dressy suit or jumpsuit are appropriate.

Semiformal or Dressy Casual

Depending on the time of the event, you’ll want to dress somewhere between formal and casual. Wear darker, more formal hues for an evening fete; light colors and fabrics for a daytime wedding. Wear a cocktail dress or a dressy skirt and top. One of my absolute favorite options is this baby blue embroidered dress that I am wearing in these photos and bought for under $38. Normally I am a size 10 in dresses, but this style runs a bit large so the size 8 fit me perfectly. If it is currently out of stock just be patient. Asos sometimes restocks dresses that are sold out.

Beach Formal

The most important thing is to dress for the elements. You’ll be dealing with sun, wind, sand, and maybe water.  Think nice restaurant on a summer night outfit. A formal summer sundress at tea or knee length with flat sandals. Makeup and hair can be natural. A pretty hat isn’t a bad idea and sunglasses!

Wedding Shoes

Pay attention to the weather and what type of venue the event will be held at. If there is a portion of the ceremony on grass you may want to consider wedges to avoid sinking into the grass.  Pick something you’ll be comfortable in and just in case, bring a pair of flats if you can. Tieks makes roll-up flats or you can get roll-up flats by Dr. Scholls at your local drug store.

Bags

Items like shoes, bags, and jewelry are much easier to pick out once you’ve selected your dress. So make that your priority. Small handbags and clutches are the best. A wedding is no place for a gigantic carry all bag.

Jewelry

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If you have any questions about dress length ask the couple, wedding party or close friends. I personally feel it is always better to be a bit on the overdressed side rather than underdressed. Just make sure not to wear white, that color is reserved for the bride. And it’s also helpful to know what color the bridesmaids are wearing so you can select a different color.

Trains: As pretty as they are, they can be a nuisance. People step on them and they make it difficult to dance in.

 While it’s not customary for guests in the US to wear a headpiece to weddings, I do like the style and wouldn’t mind wearing one to a wedding I attend.

Here are a few more spring wedding guest dresses here, here and here.

Shop My Spring Wedding Guest Outfit:

Asos dress // Asos Veil // Charles by Charles David // The Edit personalized handbag // J.Crew earrings

Photo by Taylor Lynn Photo

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