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You saw it coming from months away (your fridge hasn’t been covered in save the dates and wedding invitations for nothing). And yet, you’ve spent all your time shopping for long shorts and long-sleeve swimsuits, dreaming about your weeklong August vacation. We can’t blame you, but now it’s crunch time. Here are 50 wedding guest dresses—for every budget, location and dress code—that should make this season a total breeze.
When else can you wear a cape?
Vince Camuto ($148)
Don’t let black tie intimidate you.
City Chic ($97)
To make your tan (real or fake) pop.
Garden party chic.
Dress the Population ($298)
Flowy florals, FTW.
Eliza J ($168)
A breezy option for too-hot-to-handle afternoons.
Tadashi Shoji ($378)
Simple yet romantic.
Rachel Parcell ($139)
Eliza J ($168)
Permission to stay on the dance floor all night, granted.
Dress the Population ($216)
Making black tie funky.
Marchesa Notte ($695)
These ruffles are sure to rack up more than a few compliments.
Alice + Olivia ($595)
Be the bouquet.
A summery print you can wear for years to come.
Stop and smell see the roses.
Zero risk of flashing anyone on the dance floor.
A color combo that works year-round.
City Chic ($90)
Bohemian wedding gold.
Free People ($198)
Show off those Michelle Obama-worthy arms.
The dancing girl emoji, IRL.
Amanda Uprichard ($268)
Formal with heels, casual with a denim jacket and sandals.
Free People ($168)
Show a little skin without being too risqué.
Waist-nipping and oh so flattering.
Poetic Justice ($72)
The mesh overlay adds just the right amount of length.
Vince Camuto ($168)
Sassy without showing too much.
Tiny dots add extra interest.
Lost Ink ($68)
See, animal print can be done for a wedding.
Faithfull The Brand ($180)
A little spandex goes a long way.
Trina Turk ($115)
Perfect for a lawn ceremony.
Jonathan Simkhai ($695)
Do a little Angelina Jolie in this sustainable number.
Psst...it has hidden pockets.
All the vintage charm.
Gal Meets Glam ($113)
The *best* dancing partner.
ASTR the Label ($65)
Destination wedding, anyone?
Free People ($128)
But make it wedding-appropriate.
Jen's Pirate Booty ($194)
Classic midi with a tasteful twist.
Fun and flirty.
Halston Heritage ($118)
The definition of trendy.
Gorgeous color from a distance, incredible cutwork up close.
All eyes will be on you (after the bride, of course).
Ted Baker London ($279)
Free to go back for seconds at the dessert table.
To highlight your months of hard work in the gym.
Jay Godfrey ($118)
Why go with one floral print when you can have two?
A modest cut in an of-the-moment color.
A throw-on-and-go option.
Eliza J ($158)
Twirl-worthy is an understatement.
Jay Godfrey ($130)
The tiered skirt makes it.
Keep things nice and cool in breathable fabric.
The cutest floral print we've ever seen.
Gal Meets Glam ($198)
Because you have weddings into September.
The silky material is an added bonus.
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