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weddings are beautiful and meaningful in their own way, but not all weddings are beautiful and meaningful enough for you — a guest — to spend a lot of money on a new dress. If you’re heading to six nuptials in eight weeks and don’t want to wear the same dress for all of them, you need some cute dresses that don’t look cheap, but aren’t expensive either.
What makes a wedding guest dress different from any other dress? Generally speaking, it should be cheerful and appropriate — nothing too drab, nothing too revealing, and of course nothing white. We’ve rounded up 18 dresses that will fit the bill, and are cute enough to wear outside of a wedding. Plus, many are on Amazon Prime, so they’ll be there in two days
if you’re really in a pinch.
Yumi Kim Ainslie Dress
Perfect for a garden party wedding.
Available in sizes XXS–XL.
MEROKEETY Sleeveless Lace Cocktail Dress
For the nighttime wedding that you know will last until the early morning.
Available in sizes S–XXL.
IHOT Vintage Ruffle Floral Cocktail Dress
A vintage-inspired dress that feels modern because of the dark floral pattern.
Available in sizes S–XXL.
Grace Karin Vintage Sleeveless V-Neck Cocktail Dress
Marigold yellow is a good, summery option that won’t come close to competing with white or traditional bridesmaids dress colors. Available in sizes S–3XL.
Calvin Klein Cap Sleeved Sheath with Horseshoe Neckline Dress
This fitted shift dress is a classic, with details like the cut-out neckline and the ruching to keep it interesting.
Available in sizes 2–14.
BCBGeneration Cascade Ruffle Dress
The dress code for most beach weddings may as well be “wear a maxi dress.”
Available in sizes 0–8.
Donna Morgan Lace Spaghetti Strap Midi Dress
baby blue dress (points for nostalgia!) looks like something you’d see elsewhere for a lot more money. Available in sizes 0–16.
Eloquii Tie Neck Midi Dress
You’ll get a lot of wear out of this gorgeous, artistic pattern.
Available in sizes 14–26.
Eloquii Embroidered Kimono Dress
For those who would rather wear black even in the summer, but who don’t want to bring down the mood.
Available in sizes 14–28.
ASOS Curve Bias Cut Maxi Slip Dress in Leopard Print with Bamboo Belt
imagine how fun it would be to dance in this dress? Available in sizes 12–26.
Farrow Cybele Smocked Waist Dress
This checks all the boxes – bold color, relaxed shape, and ability to look equally good with flats, heels, and bare feet.
Available in sizes XS–L.
Stelen Della Slip Dress in Lilac
For those among us still feeling the ’90s trend.
Available in sizes S–L.
Mango Bow Wrap Dress
A sunny dress that shows a bit of skin without being inappropriate.
Available in sizes 10–18.
Leith Floral Mix Faux Wrap Dress
Reformation Peach Midi Dress
Reformation is the queen of
flirty summer clothing. You’ll fit right in at any wedding populated by 20-somethings. Available in sizes 4–24W.
OPT Vimmy Dress
The more layers of pleats, the more fun you’ll have twirling on the dance floor.
Available in sizes XS–M.
C/Meo Collective Sectional Midi Dress
For the wedding that goes from day to night.
Available in sizes XXS–L.
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