19 best summer wedding guest dresses and outfits UK 2023 | The Sun

19 best summer wedding guest dresses and outfits UK 2023 | The Sun


SUMMER is just around the corner, and for many that means a diary filled with weddings, and a desperate search for summer wedding guest dresses

For those who are looking for the best summer wedding guest dress to wear to a spring, summer or destination wedding there are plenty of retailers on the high street, designer, and even rental sites to shop.

We love a wedding, but finding the perfect wedding guest dress can feel quite overwhelming.

However, a summer wedding guest dress is arguably easier to shop as you can be creative and bold with your prints, and lengths, as well as fabrics.

When it comes to shopping for wedding guest dresses midi length dresses are very on trend, although maxi and mini are also a great choice.

Satin designs are a popular choice, but some may be conscious of overheating on a balmy summer afternoon.

Cami dresses are also a go-to as they are lightweight, flattering, and some styles can also be billowy, so you feel comfortable in your one piece for hours on end.

Those looking for something a little less fitted may prefer bardot designs, or an on trend puff sleeve number, while frill details are also aking a comeback, whether that is a ruffle across the body of the dress, a sleeve, or slight sleeve detail, or along the neckline.

Of course, summer is prime time to opt for colour and prints, so now is the time to step away from a muted colour palette, and towards more vibrant summer shades – and the options are endless.

It is an unspoken rule not to wear white to a wedding, which is all the more achievable when shopping for a summer wedding guest dress as colours are always in and you can dare to go bold if you wish.

High street retailers including M&S, River Island and Mango are ideal for those looking for a stylish but affordable summer wedding guest dress, as well as online superstore ASOS, alongside Never Fully Dressed, Nasty Gal and more.

While those who are looking to blow the budget Daily Sleeper, Rixo, Rotate, are having a moment.

We have sifted high and low to bring the best wedding guest dresses to shop for those upcoming summer weddings this year.

Shop our top wedding guest dress picks for a summer wedding

1.River Island

A summer wedding is all about colour, vibrancy and lightweight designs, and this River Island design ticks all of those boxes.

Pair with neutral accessories, or colour clash with vibrant green shade, to be bang on trend this summer.

This design comes in black too, so you can go for a pop of colour or a more subtle hue.

  • Pink Satin Bandeau Midi Dress, £37 from River Island – buy here

2. Mango

Mango has just dropped its new summer collection, including a number of gorgeous dresses that are perfect for weddings.

Mango's impressive dress selection includes printed designs, vibrant colourways, as well as understated pastel hues, and an array of styles to suit every shopper's preferences.

We're obsessed with this tiered floral number, which you can pair with neutral accessories, or vibrant reds and lilac heels to bring out the colours in the floral design.

  • Mango Tiered Floral Print Dress, £42 )Was £79.99) from Freemans – buy here

3. M&S

When it comes to shopping for a wedding guest dress a floral number is a failsafe option, and is perfect for the warmer months.

This vibrant floral Maxi Dress is a chic choice for weddings, while the cowl neck and puff sleeves makes this an uber feminine style.

Pair with flat or heeled sandals in a muted colour, or draw out the vibrant green, lilac or pink shades for a pop of colour.

  • Floral Bardot Puff Sleeve Midi Dress, £99 from M&S – buy here


ASOS has a designated wedding shop section curated to include some special picks to help you on your shopping spree.

For those who want something chic, and lightweight, but also flattering, and ideal for all temperatures, this mini dress is ideal.

Team with gold or copper accessories to bring out the vibrant print, or white, even nude, sandals. We are eyeballing those gold platforms which give major Valentino vibes.

  • ASOS LUXE extreme bardot sleeve jacquard mini dress in floral jacquard, £72 (Was £90) from ASOS – buy here

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5. & Other Stories

& Other Stories are made with eco-conscious fabrics, and deliver on stunning designs.

Not only can you find yourself a flattering wedding guest dress for a summer wedding, but it's also worth checking out their on trend accessories and shoes.

This patterned midi dress will look great however you style it, whether you wear for a wedding, christening, even a garden party, you'll certainly get your cost per wear.

  • Layered Tier Exaggerated Frill Dress, £175 from & Other Stories – buy here

6. Daily Sleeper

Daily Sleeper has been loved by Millie Mackintosh, Leona Lewis and many more celebrities, so it is no surprise it has got our seal of approval too.

If you are heading to a summer wedding, a small ceremony or destination wedding, this lightweight, timeless, linen dress with a flattering puff sleeve, and V-plunge neckline will see the compliments come flooding in.

  • Bella Polka Dot Dress, £320 from Daily Sleeper – buy here

7. Nobody's Child

Nobody's Child is not only stocked on its main website, but also in M&S, so shoppers can snap up the stylish designs from the eco-conscious label.

Nobody's Child has a selection of midi designs, wrap dresses, puff sleeve designs, as well as slip dresses, in various colourways and prints.

This soft pastel lilac dress is a midaxi in our opinion, and perfect lightweight, yet flattering design for a warm day.

  • Lilac Coco Midi Dress TENCEL™ LYOCELL, £95 from Nobody's Child – buy here

8. Never Fully Dressed

Never Fully Dressed has attracted a lot of attention from shoppers for the ability to style one dress multiple ways.

What we love is you can wear the dresses on their own, dressed up or worn casually, or layered under a jumper, so you can get multiple wears out of your purchase.

This pink leopard print is sure to turn heads this summer.

  • Never Fully Dressed Pink Leopard Floral Dress, £48 (Was £89) from ASOS – buy here

9.Norma Kamali

Norma Kamali has created a fashion brand, which prides itself on flattering designs to suit all body shapes.

Fans of Sex and The City may have even spotted Sarah Jessica Parker's character Carrie Bradshaw wear the one shoulder ruched dress on the latest instalment.

  • Diana one-shoulder jersey mini dress, £205 from Matches Fashion – buy here

10. Reformation

Reformation is another favourite fashion retailer, especially with celebrities, including Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez and Adele – to name a few.

For those who want to spend a pretty penny on a summer appropriate wedding dress, look no further than this gorgeous red dress.

  • REFORMATION Kourtney scoop-neck crepe midi dress, £278 from Reformation – buy here

11. Boohoo

Boohoo has left no stone unturned when it comes to the vast selection of summer dresses, and wedding appropriate attire.

Shoppers can find wedding guest dresses, plus sized designs, petite or tall options, and Boohoo has it all – and at very purse friendly prices.

  • Tall Porcelain Satin Occasion Midi Dress, £11 (Was £35) from Boohoo – buy here

12. Nastygal

From satin slip dresses, to midi length creations, Nastygal has it all.

This plunging, cut out, maxi dress is great if you're looking for something a little different, with a pop of colour, perfect for the day ceremony or the evening reception.

This creation is super flattering showing off your chest, waist and back detail, for an uber sultry look, but perfect for summer with the cut out details and pops of colour.

  • Floral Print Satin Cut-Out Maxi Dress, £51.75 (Was £69) from Nastygal – buy here

13. Hobbs

This Hobbs Sahara Polka Dot Dress has caught our attention and giving us major Audrey Hepburn or Chanel vibes.

  • Hobbs Sahara Spot Fit and Flare Midi Dress, £139 (Was £179), from Hobbs – buy here

14. (AD) John Lewis & Partners Lemon Midi Dress

This printed midi dress is a great choice for a wedding this summer, and for many more events over the warmer months.

It's perfect if you're looking for something, which is versatile, lightweight, as you can dress this creation up or down.

We'd pair with gold heels for the wedding and wear again with trainers after the big day.

  • (AD) Ditsy Seaside Print Midi Dress, £45, from John Lewis – buy here

15. Mango Halter neck taupe dress

The Halter Neck Dress from Mango is giving us major Kate Middleton vibes and we are here for it.

It's perfect for summer, spring and even winter wedding guest dresses, thanks to the versatile navy blue shade and timeless polka dot print.

The halterneck detail is uber flattering, and we are obsessed.

  • Halter neck taupe dress, £79.99 from Mango – buy here

16. Petite Linen Seamed Detail Full Skirted Midi Dress

We love a classic, timeless, dress, and Karen Millen has nailed it with this linen number.

It features thick straps, a square neckline, a long floaty skirt, and belt detail, which is perfect to keep you cool without sacrificing on style.

  • Petite Linen Seamed Detail Full Skirted Midi Dress, £174.30 (Was £249) from Karen Millen – buy here

17. Asymmetrical pleated dress

Mango has nailed dresses this season, and the Asymmetrical Pleated Dress is one on our radar.

This number is super flattering thanks to the one shoulder design, and pleats, which can hide any lumps and bumps.

For the summer we are here for the citrus prints, but also stocking up in the regal purple hue for winter wedding season too we love this look that much.

  • Asymmetrical pleated dress, £109.99 from Mango – buy here

18. Effie Mixed Print Maxi Dress

Kitri is a brand to have on your radar, though we have no doubts it is already.

It's a great shopping destination for bold, colourful, vibrant prints, across all garments, which is why we love it for the summer season, including summer wedding guest dress shopping.

This number boasts two summery clashing prints, which makes for a playful and energetic design, so rest assured you will not be coordinating with the bridal party.

  • Effie Mixed Print Maxi Dress, £170 from Kitri – buy here

19. Asymmetrical cape dress

Capes are having a moment, as are asymmetric designs, and Mango has encapsulated both trends in this one design.

Go bold at your next summer wedding, with this lime design, which may be mini length, but offers the elegance with the one shoulder and sleek cape addition.

  • Asymmetrical cape dress, £55.99 from Mango – buy here

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