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Wedding Guest Dresses and Jumpsuits for Every Budget

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Design: theSkimm | Image: Eloquii, Reformation
Feb 28, 2023

This post was originally published in April 2022 and has been updated.

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If you’re shopping for a spring wedding guest dress, you’re likely looking for something light and airy that won’t make you sweat — or an outfit you can wear comfortably on the dance floor all night long. The good news? We’ve rounded up options for every budget. The bad news? You’ll probably want to snag them all. Oh, and if you’re looking for a thoughtful but wallet-friendly wedding gift too, look here. Let’s party.

A cowl-neck dress that comes in over a dozen floral patterns… 

We love the asymmetrical silhouette of this silky midi dress — and the 15 vintage-vibe floral patterns it comes in. Reviewers say it’s true to size and a flattering option for curvy girls. You can dress this one up for a semiformal wedding and then swap the heels for sneaks and get some additional wear out of it for brunch dates with pals. Aka it isn’t a one-and-done outfit. Party on. ($98, Astr The Label)

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A maxi dress with just the right amount of cutout details…

Take a trip back to the ’70s with this bold printed dress. It’s got side cutouts that sit right above the ribs, a deep V-neck, and stylish pointed cap sleeves. We rec pairing it with a chic clutch and wedges (bonus points for some statement earrings). Psst…you can rent this dress for four to eight days, add it as one of your membership options, or just buy it outright. We love choices. ($42+, Rent the Runway)

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A babydoll maxi made from eyelet cotton…

You’ll be pretty in pink in this number from one of our favorite brands for inclusive sizing. (It also comes in white, but we rec saving that for a day when someone’s not walking down the aisle.) It’s made from 100% cotton, and has puffed sleeves, an eyelet bow, and a fitted bodice, and is available in sizes 14–32. Customers note you can even wear it off the shoulder thanks to the elastic at the shoulder. ($149.95, Eloquii)

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A boho dress that’s both comfy and chic…

Cottagecore is still going strong, so we’re riding that train into wedding season with this effortless maxi. It’s got big puffed sleeves, a deep V-neck, smocked waistband, and comes in over 10 patterns. Pair it with some classic heels for a wedding, and then throw it on with some boots for everyday wear. Elizabeth Bennet vibes, we’re coming for you. ($168, Free People)

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A sleeveless midi with a sweetheart neckline…

Hello, our new obsession. This delicate dress — tie strap sleeves FTW — hugs in all the right places. We love the smocked back bodice that mimics a corset top, and a hidden back zipper that makes it easy to take on and off. It comes in six patterns and a solid red that would be a great choice for a black-tie event. ($278, Reformation)

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A black wedding guest jumpsuit perfect for a more formal event…

This might be the chicest jumpsuit we’ve ever laid eyes on. It has asymmetrical shoulders and a ruched top for added drama. It comes in a deep black and a rusty red, and is made from lightweight silk charmeuse so you won’t overheat on the dance floor. Pair it with some pointed heels and an accent belt to up the ante. ($328, Reformation)

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A fitted colorblocked dress with a one-shoulder silhouette…

We love a classic design with a twist. This dress is designed with an adjustable strap, gathered waist, and side slit, and comes in several fun color options perfect for spring, plus a no-fail black one you can rock all year long. Customers say it’s super flattering and fits true to size. ($63.97+, Petal + Pup

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A satin maxi dress you’ll wanna wear over and over…

This elegant option is made from non-stretch woven satin and has an adjustable waist tie you can play around with. It includes shoulder pads, but you can also cut them out for a more draped-like look. This one comes in four colors and sizes up to 28. We’re saying yes to this dress. ($139.95, Eloquii)

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An off-the-shoulder mini dress you can dance in…

Get your boogie on with this tiered stunner. It’s partially lined so you won’t have to worry about any see-through mishaps, and it’s got a stretchy elastic waistband you’ll feel comfy in after hours of wear. It’s great for a more casual wedding, and we have a feeling you’ll get tons of use out of it after the main event too. ($118, Nordstrom)

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A soft slip dress with a twist… 

A strappy open back for the win. This V-neck slip has adjustable straps and comes in five colors. It’s perfect for a low-key affair and can be easily dressed up or down — aka worn over and over again. Closet staple, coming right up. ($60, Free People)

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A maternity dress to keep you comfy all party long…

This off-the-shoulder, floor-length option comes in a stretchy soft fabric that customers say is perfect for dressing up or down for a wedding and fits comfortably. It’s a simple silhouette with a knee-length slit and some delicate ruching on the side for added flair. The dress comes in 25 colors and prints, and is machine-washable, so we won’t blame you if you wanna scoop up more than one. Oh, and reviews advise sizing up for the best fit. ($39.95+, Amazon)

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A flattering dress with a built-in bodysuit…

This one-shoulder Norma Kamali gown has shirred sides for a gorgeous waterfall effect. It’s made with poly-spandex material and there’s also a built-in bodysuit. To see if it’s something you’ll love, you can use Prime’s ‘try before you buy’ feature. ($195.32+, Amazon)

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A lacy V-neck dress at a budget-friendly price …

This one has a full lace overlay with cotton lining underneath. It’s available in nine colors and sizes XS–2XL, and customers say the lace weight and proportion feels super high quality. Most agree that it runs a little big, however, so you might want to size down. ($57.99+, Amazon)

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