40 of Our Favorite Spring Wedding Guest Dresses (Starting at Just $36)

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Spring is here, and with it comes a slew of weddings to attend. And while our wallets may not love the costs associated with all those invites, we love any reason to celebrate (and shop for pretty new dresses). There are heaps of new styles out there—plus throwbacks from the ‘90s and ‘00s. Whether you like a halter maxi dress, a strapless mini, a skin-tight midi or anything in between, we’re here to help you narrow down the choices to find what style and look is best for you.

Consider Trends (but Don't Feel Beholden to Them)

When it comes to trending dresses for spring 2023, we’re unsurprisingly seeing a ton of bright colors and lots of cut-out details. Still, while it’s fun to jump on trends, it never hurts to opt for a timeless pick like a classic LBD. If you do want to try out a trend but would rather not go all-in with a full-on hot pink gown, a great, low-commitment way to try out a trend is by opting for a fun shoe, bag or necklace instead of a dress.

Steer Clear of Lengths and Fits You Tend to Not Like (No Matter How Hard You Try)

OK, this sounds self-explanatory, but if you hate high neck dresses on yourself, don’t buy a high-neck dress. Just because your favorite influencer looked incredible in the high-neck mini dress she wore for her sister’s wedding doesn’t mean you have to get it too.

Sometimes, a Practical Choice Is the Best Choice

Since you’ll probably wear this dress more than once, you want to grab something that’s comfortable (think wrap dresses or softer fabrics). You’ll also want to gravitate toward shoes that won’t kill your feet before the reception even starts, like a black or nude strappy block heel.

Keeping these tips in mind, check out 40 of the chicest spring wedding guest dresses below.

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Midi Dresses

1. Anthropologie The Maya Ruched Dress

Top Overall Pick

  • Why We Love It: cowl neckline, side ruching
  • Color Options: moss and raspberry
  • Size Range: XXS to XL

The side slit of this dress is a beautiful detail to show off your legs. But the real focal point of this dress is the draped, cowl neckline. Plus, the material makes it look buttery smooth (a la Zendaya at the Dune premiere).

2. Abercrombie & Fitch Corset Midi Dress

For Those Who Prefer a Corset Style

  • Why We Love It: vertical seams, sweetheart neckline
  • Color Options: black, green and blue
  • Size Range: XXS to XL

The sleek vertical lines will elongate your frame and the slit will show a little bit of leg, too. A sweetheart neckline is a great way to add some femininity to a simple silhouette and the wide straps are going to be more supportive than spaghetti straps—a win in our book.

3. Mango Pleated Satin Shirt Dress

Most Expensive Looking Satin Shirt Dress

  • Why We Love It: pleated skirt, tie waist
  • Color Options: green
  • Size Range: 0 to 12

A more casual wedding calls for something a little more dressed down. This shirt dress is made of a glossy satin and the green is decorated with stripes for added dimension. The waist is cinched and topped with a tie and the top can be buttoned up or down based on how low you want the neckline.

4. J.Crew One-Shoulder Dress

Cutest Side-Tie Dress

  • Why We Love It: floral pattern, puffy one-sleeve
  • Color Options: black/pink
  • Size range: 00 to 24

The sweet floral print on this black and pink dress is made even more romantic with the bottom hem ruffle and puffy sleeve. It has a slim fit, but isn’t too tight so you’ll feel comfortable dancing all night long. Plus, the hemline has a slightly high-low cut in the front to the back which is beautiful.

5. & Other Stories Off-Shoulder Ruched Dress

Sleekest Off-the-Shoulder Dress

  • Why We Love It: ruched bodice, drop waistline
  • Color Options: blue
  • Size Range: XS to L

This unique dress is made of a jersey material, which reviewers say is breathable and super stretchy. It may not come in multiple colors, but honestly, this periwinkle shade is gorgeous enough for spring.

6. Zara Criss-Cross Strap Dress

Top Ribbed Pick

  • Why We Love It: crisscross neckline, ribbed material
  • Color Options: tangerine
  • Size Range: S to L

The ribbed material makes this dress a more casual option, but if you’re headed to a backyard or even small beach wedding ceremony, it’s a perfect match. The material is lightweight and the crisscross neckline is a fun, unique detail.

7. Zara Draped Midi Dress

Sleekest Draped Midi Dress

  • Why We Love It: draped neckline, sleeveless
  • Color Options: fuchsia, gray and black
  • Size Range: S to L

Made of a super stretchy material, this dress may not give you the snatched look of a more structured frock, but it sure is gorgeous. We’re partial to the fuchsia color for spring, but there are two other hues to choose from as well.

8. Reformation Aden Silk Dress

Most Luxurious Silk Dress

  • Why We Love It: luxurious silk,tie straps
  • Color Options: artichoke, black and bella
  • Size Range: XS to XL

This fitted silk dress is absolutely dreamy and we’re adding it to our cart immediately. The silhouette is designed to skim your body for a fitted yet relaxed look. It has a longer midi length, so if you’re on the shorter side it may fit more like a maxi.

9. Mango Flared Sleeve Dress

Grooviest Bell-Sleeve Dress

  • Why We Love It: high-low hem, wide neckline
  • Color Options: yellow, turquoise and ecru
  • Size Range: 2 to 10

Bell sleeves immediately give us major ‘70s vibes, and this ethereal dress is 100 percent angelic looking. Each of the three color options are so gorgeous and springy, and the silhouette is comfortable and flowy.

10. Dress the Population Alesia Tie Waist Dress

Best Knee-Length Dress

  • Why We Love It: bodycon, side slit
  • Color options: burgundy
  • Size Range: XS to XL

The simplicity of this dress allows it to transition nicely from spring to summer to fall. It's fully lined with a tie waist to accentuate your shape, and this deep color is great if you aren't into the typical springy pastels or florals.

11. Reformation Besse Dress

Cutest Floral Midi

  • Why We Love It: floral print, tie straps
  • Color Options: amalfi, black, cyanotype, Paris and ivory
  • Size Range: 0 to 12

While florals for spring may not be groundbreaking, the sleek yet feminine silhouette of this dress is eye-catching—particularly the crisp square neckline. The side slit offers some wiggle room when you're moving and grooving, but also to add a sultry touch to this romantic dress.

12. A.L.C. Delfina Dress

Most Modern Pleated Dress

  • Why We Love It: pleated skirt, side cut-out
  • Color Options: deep mint, black, citrus and bellflower
  • Size Range: 00 to 14

Pleated fabrics are fabulous because they add texture while still feeling minimalist. We love this dress's long, asymmetrical skirt and side cut-out that's opposite the single shoulder neckline. These bold color options will add a pop of fun to a spring wedding, too.

13. H:ours Hayden Dress

Sleekest Form-Fitting Dress

  • Why We Love It: side cut-outs, high slit
  • Color Options: canary yellow, pink, blue and green
  • Size Range: XXS to XL

We’re seriously obsessed with this canary yellow color, and the cut-outs and front slit are gorgeously seductive. The unlined design won't offer a ton of support and sculpting to your body, but it will ensure you're cooled off during your whole event.

14. ASTR the Label Puff Sleeve Midi Dress

Most Darling Puff-Sleeve Dress

  • Why We Love It: puff sleeves, ruched waist
  • Color Options: pink floral
  • Size Range: XXS to XL

We thought it didn't get much cuter than florals and puff sleeves, but the unique draping of the skirt and the front slit take this beauty to the next level. This dress has a ruched back for added stretch and it gathers at the side of the waist to enhance your shape.

15. ASOS Design Maternity Pleated Midi Dress

Best Maternity Dress

  • Why We Love It: flutter sleeves, tie waist
  • Color Options: rose, navy, floral and forest green
  • Size Range: 0 to 12

An adorable (and comfortable) dress that accentuates your baby bump? Yes, please. We can’t get enough of the bow on the chest and the baby pink color.

16. Gobles One-Shoulder Midi Cocktail Dress

Chicest Amazon Option

  • Why We Love It: cape, one shoulder
  • Color Options: black, burgundy, khaki and ten others
  • Size Range: S to XXL

The caped shoulder brings just the right amount of drama. This form-fitting number will hug your shape in all the right places. It comes in 13 colors and has nearly 10,000 five-star ratings on Amazon.

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17. Lulus Love You So Truly Strapless Midi Dress

The Most Attractive Strapless Midi Dress

  • Why We Love It: layered hem, strapless
  • Color Options: rusty rose, red, dark green and navy blue
  • Size Range: XS to XL

A strapless midi dress will photograph beautifully at a spring wedding, especially thanks to the fitted waist and flared bottom. This pick is fully lined for a more durable fit, while the tiered, ruffled hems add some flounce and femininity.

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18. Lulus Va Va Voom Backless Midi Dress

Sexiest Low-Back Dress

  • Why We Love It: deep open back, form fitting
  • Color Options: black
  • Size Range: XS to XL

Nothing says sleek and chic like a simple black backless dress. Slick your hair into a low bun and finish off the look with some giant statement earrings.

Maxi Dresses

19. BHLDN Ruby Halter Dress

Sleekest Overall Dress

  • Why We Love It: halter neckline, luxurious satin
  • Color Options: black, red, dusty blue and nine others
  • Size Range: 0 to 16

A long satin gown is a fabulous choice for a fancier wedding venue. This halter neckline connects with buttons and has a slightly open back, and the front of the fabric has pleats that go around the neck. We also love that there are so many color options.

Size range: 0 to 16

20. Abercrombie & Fitch Pleated Cutout Maxi Dress

Most Beautiful Pleated Maxi

  • Why We Love It: pleated material, side cut-outs
  • Color Options: black, blue, navy, green and dark pink
  • Size Range: XXS to XXL

Equal parts sexy and classic, this stunning maxi is begging to be twirled in. The sultry V-neckline and cut-outs add some spice without exposing too much skin. If you have long legs, this dress may fit you more like a midi, so check the size chart if you’re looking for something floor length.

21. J.Crew Ruffle-Hem Dress

Sweetest Gingham Dress

  • Why We Love It: gingham pattern, ruffle hem
  • Color Options: black and white and pink opal
  • Size Range: 0 to 24

If you’re worried this dress has too much white, opt for the pink version instead. It has a sweet, simple silhouette and this pattern is a spring and summer favorite. It has a slim fit but isn’t fully contoured to the body for a swingier feel.

22. Reformation Senna Dress

Most Sultry High-Slit Dress

  • Why We Love It: high neckline, high slit
  • Color Options: navy and floral print
  • Size Range: 0 to 12

This dress has side ruching to add some texture to the otherwise flat, fitted silhouette. We’re in love with the higher-cut neckline and sleeveless style paired with the high slit. Plus, the back has a keyhole opening at the top with a button closure.

23. Zimmermann Laurel Tiered Dress

Most Feminine Dress

  • Why We Love It: tiered skirt, floral pattern
  • Color Options: pink floral
  • Size Range: 2 to 12

Want a more fun, feminine option for a spring wedding? You’ve got a flouncy floral pattern and tiered silhouette on this dress, plus, the side cut-outs connect to a laced back that can be adjusted. Sweetest of all, each tiered hem and the neckline are scalloped with little pom poms.

24. Dress the Population Sandra Trumpet Gown

Perfect for a Black-Tie Wedding

  • Why We Love It: V-neckline, crepe material
  • Color Options: blush, off-white, burgundy, pine, poppy, sky and black
  • Size Range: XS to XXL

This sleek gown is a great black-tie wedding option. It has a low V-neckline with a high slit, and the crepe material is lightweight and comfortable for a long night of dancing. It runs pretty long, especially if you are shorter or plan on wearing flats, but the polyester-blend fabric is easy for a seamstress or tailor to hem.

25. Lulus Keep It Interesting Maxi Dress

Prettiest Asymmetrical Neckline

  • Why We Love It: one shoulder, open back
  • Color Options: red and black
  • Size Range: XS to XL

This pick is sultry from top to bottom. The unique asymmetrical neckline and one-shoulder silhouette will set you apart from other guests. If red isn’t really your style, the black option is just as gorgeous. It’s made of a techno crepe knit material, which is designed for stretch and comfort. Plus, the back is open.

26. Abercrombie & Fitch Cowl Neck Maxi

Coolest ‘90s Vibes

  • Why we Love It: cowl neck, flowy skirt
  • Color Options: green, black and pink floral
  • Size Range: XXS to XL

A breezy, lightweight chiffon fabric is great for a spring or summer wedding. This dress gives us major ‘90s vibes thanks to the flowy skirt to the cowl neckline. The straps are adjustable, too, if the cowl neck droops too low for you.

27. Retrofête Silk Nicole Gown

Boldest Print

  • Why We Love It: bright colors, silk material
  • Color Options: tropical leaf and tiger stripes
  • Size Range: XXS to XXL

The luxurious silk is enough to sell us on this gown, but the gorgeous pattern on the simple silhouette is eye-catching too. It has a high slit for a sultry touch—and showing off your shoes.

28. Lulus Still the One Satin Maxi Dress

Cutest Floral Maxi

  • Why We Love It: high slit, tie waist
  • Color Options: blush pink, sage green, emerald green and four others
  • Size Range: XXS to XL

A dreamy satin maxi dress is a wonderful choice for a spring wedding. We love the stunning blush pink decorated with red, pink and white florals to brighten up our typical neutral color palette. "I wore this to an outdoor wedding last year and the satin was super luxurious feeling without being too heavy, plus it was fun to spin in on the dance floor," says Commerce Editor Olivia Dubyak.

29. Reformation Evelyn Dress

Best for a Formal Wedding

  • Why We Love It: one shoulder, fitted silhouette
  • Color Options: emerald, Aliso and orchids
  • Size Range: 0 to 12

Going for an outdoors-hued dress keeps the vibe spring-y, even for a formal wedding. The one shoulder and timeless green hue on this one is especially elegant. The bodice is fitted and the skirt has an A-line cut with a side slit to show off your legs.

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30. Lulus Love Stays True Maxi Dress

Most Feminine Maxi

  • Why We Love It: tiered skirt, pleated neckline
  • Color Options: true rose
  • Size Range: XXS to XL

The tiered layers on this dress will blow in the ocean breeze during nuptials on the beach. The chiffon material is light and breathable for an outdoor or beach wedding, and the straps are adjustable, too.

31. Lulus Garden Bliss Maxi Dress

Most Attractive Cut-Out Option

  • Why We Love It: flutter sleeves, cut-out back
  • Color Options: dusty lavender, burgundy, emerald green and three others
  • Size Range: XXS to 3XL

The simple A-line silhouette of this maxi is complemented by the flowy sleeves, mid-high slit and side cut-outs. The soft lavender shade is gorgeous for spring and will complement so many skin tones.

32. Lulus Molinetto Tier Dress

Chicest Tiered Maxi

  • Why We Love It: tiered skirt, deep V neckline
  • Color Options: navy blue, burgundy, white, forest green and black
  • Size Range: XXS to 3XL

Stun your wedding date in this romantic maxi gown. It has a tiered skirt and is made of a romantic looking lace material. The ruffles add a bit of femininity, too.

Mini Dresses

33. Eliza J Cocktail Dress

Cutest Lace Pick

  • Why We Love It: lace, asymmetrical hem
  • Color Option: navy, light blue and blush
  • Size Range: 0 to 16

The unlined lace makes the asymmetrical hemline and neckline shine on this dress. It has an A-line cut for a classic (and flattering) fit, and the navy is a great alternative to the usual black.

34. Anthropologie Strapless Mini Dress

Flirtiest Strapless Mini Dress

  • Why We Love It: floral pattern, full skirt
  • Color Options: rose
  • Size Range: XXS to XL

A strapless floral mini dress is the ideal spring wedding dress choice, if you ask us. This one has an empire style waist and is shorter in length. The flowers on the dress have a vintage look to add some character.

35. Maeve Jacquard Babydoll Dress

Cutest Babydoll Dress

  • Why We Love It: jacquard embroidery, floral pattern
  • Color Options: neutral floral
  • Size Range: 00 to 16

The embroidered jacquard floral pattern on this dress makes it almost look handmade. Plus, the color combination is absolutely adorable for spring. We’d pair this beauty with a low block-heel sandal in a neutral color.

36. Lulus Amalfi Coast Mini Dress

Sweetest Flutter-Sleeve Dress

  • Why We Love It: flutter sleeves, flowy skirt
  • Color Options: light blue and white
  • Size Range: XS to XL

You could easily repurpose this flutter-sleeve dress for another spring or summer event. The light blue shade is gorgeous for an outdoor wedding and will make your skin pop if you have a little tan, too.

37. Abercrombie & Fitch Plunge Mini Dress

Most Beautiful Pleated Mini Dress

  • Why We Love It: pleated, open back
  • Color Options: black, blue and white
  • Size Range: XXS to XL

The wide straps are a cute and flattering way to complement many chest sizes. The skirt is pleated to add dimension for a fun and flouncy look, plus the back is open with a tie at the top to keep the straps in place and your chest supported.

38. & Other Stories Linen Mini Dress

Cutest Linen Mini Dress

  • Why We Love It: linen, puff sleeves
  • Color Options: yellow
  • Size Range: 0 to 12

We all know linen is incredibly breathable and a popular material for spring and summer. This fun print gives it a hand painted look, and the square neckline is a flattering option for most body shapes and chest sizes.

39. Trendyol Halter Neck Wrap Dress

Best Halter Dress

  • Why We Love It: cinched waist, mini slit
  • Color Options: pink
  • Size Range: 0 to 12

This halter dress has a pleated, cinched waist that will flatter your curves while the beautiful pink hue will complement your skin tone.


40. Elliatt Camo Cocktail Dress

Chicest Asymmetrical Dress

  • Why We Love It: open back, draped neckline
  • Color Options: khaki, navy, violet and seven others
  • Size Range: XS to XL

From the asymmetrical skirt to the draped neckline to the open back, there's many things to love about this dress. It comes in a myriad of hues, and the satin is lightweight and airy so you won't be dripping sweat on the dance floor.

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