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Top 10 Wedding Guest Dresses

Spring Weddings Are Here—These Dresses Are All A Solid Bet

Spring Weddings Are Here—These Dresses Are All A Solid Bet

Is it just us, or does it feel like there are way more wedding invitations on the fridge than usual this year? Maybe the boom in nuptials is due to all of the ceremonies that were put off over the last two years, or maybe it’s just a great year for love. Either way, we're left wondering how far that one cocktail dress all the way in the back of our closet is going to get us through.

Rather than figure out the answer to that, we’d prefer to set our sights on finding a new wedding guest dress—one that we’re in love with. Fortunately, there are plenty of options on the internet right now, which means the hardest part will be trying to find the right one.

How We Found The Best Wedding Guest Dresses

Bear with us through this deep cut, but if you’ve ever seen How I Met Your Mother, you might remember Love Solutions, the algorithm-driven matchmaking service Ted tries to find his soulmate. In your search for the perfect wedding guest dress, we’re kind of like Love Solutions, collecting information such as user reviews, editor recommendations, and social buzz to build a data-backed list of the best wedding-worthy dresses on the internet. What does that mean for you? A simplified and more trusted way of finding your next go-to dress for wedding and more. To see exactly what we mean and how we make shopping for your needs super easy, scroll ahead to discover the 10 stunning dresses that made the cut for our best wedding guest dresses list.

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May 5, 2022

Written By:Rank & Style

Product Expert:Georgia Jones

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Eliza J Asymmetric Lace Dress
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Eliza J Asymmetric Lace Dress

Overall Score

4.25

10

Eliza J Asymmetric Lace Dress

4.68

37 User Reviews

2.3

Best Seller

0

Industry Recognition

3

Social Buzz

About Our Scoring System

In order for any product to be featured on Rank & Style, it must first meet the requirements set by our algorithm—a vetting process that allocates points based on consumer and industry data to score and rank products within a given category.

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REASONS TO LOVE: The unique hemline paired with lace makes this cocktail dress both classic and fun.

USER REVIEW: "This lace dress was a perfect find for a friend's wedding. The sizing was accurate and the length was just below the knee. The red color popped and the asymmetrical bottom was very flattering. I got many compliments in it!"

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Dress The Population Tiffany One-Shoulder Midi Dress

Overall Score

4.25

09

Dress The Population Tiffany One-Shoulder Midi Dress

3.95

472 User Reviews

2.8

Best Seller

3

Industry Recognition

3

Social Buzz

About Our Scoring System

In order for any product to be featured on Rank & Style, it must first meet the requirements set by our algorithm—a vetting process that allocates points based on consumer and industry data to score and rank products within a given category.

Best Affordable Midi Cocktail Dress

DESIGN DETAILS
Ringing up under $150, this affordable cocktail dress features a one-shoulder neckline with a design accent akin to a tulip sleeve. The silhouette provides a flattering fit thanks to the figure-forming, stretchy fabric—which also means you can probably get away with skipping the shapewear. 

GOOD TO KNOW
Headed to a hot summer wedding? Opt for this dress—reviewers say it's surprisingly breathable.

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Show Me Your Mumu Jasmine Halter Midi Dress

Overall Score

4.45

08

Show Me Your Mumu Jasmine Halter Midi Dress

4.4

59 User Reviews

2.4

Best Seller

3

Industry Recognition

4

Social Buzz

About Our Scoring System

In order for any product to be featured on Rank & Style, it must first meet the requirements set by our algorithm—a vetting process that allocates points based on consumer and industry data to score and rank products within a given category.

WHY IT MADE THE LIST: Cut on the bias, this slip dress perfectly drapes over the body to give a flattering and natural-fitting look. 

ADDITIONAL THINGS TO KNOW: This wedding guest dress pick features an open back design, is made in the USA, and comes in a variety of color options. 

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Show Me Your Mumu Claire Midi Dress

Overall Score

4.5

07

Show Me Your Mumu Claire Midi Dress

4.5

259 User Reviews

2.7

Best Seller

3

Industry Recognition

4

Social Buzz

About Our Scoring System

In order for any product to be featured on Rank & Style, it must first meet the requirements set by our algorithm—a vetting process that allocates points based on consumer and industry data to score and rank products within a given category.

BEST FOR: Whether you have a smaller or larger bust size, this dress comes features a fitted bodice and smocked back to make it a great choice for anyone.

ADDITIONAL THINGS TO KNOW: Love the cut of this dress but want a less feminine look? Don't worry. The belt and bows are detachable so you can style it however you would like.

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Anthropologie Elyse Bias Slip Dress

Overall Score

4.55

06

Anthropologie Elyse Bias Slip Dress

4.3

291 User Reviews

2.7

Best Seller

4

Industry Recognition

4

Social Buzz

About Our Scoring System

In order for any product to be featured on Rank & Style, it must first meet the requirements set by our algorithm—a vetting process that allocates points based on consumer and industry data to score and rank products within a given category.

WHY IT MADE THE LIST: A simple slip dress will never do you wrong. This one comes in nine swoon-worthy color options, and it features smart details like adjustable straps and a fitted bodice for a flattering silhouette.

ADDITIONAL THINGS TO KNOW: An artfully engineered bias-cut ensures a flattering silhouette and a soft drape for a feminine, au courant look.

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Norma Kamali x Revolve Diana Gown

Overall Score

4.55

05

Norma Kamali x Revolve Diana Gown

3.8

65 User Reviews

5

Best Seller

4

Industry Recognition

4

Social Buzz

About Our Scoring System

In order for any product to be featured on Rank & Style, it must first meet the requirements set by our algorithm—a vetting process that allocates points based on consumer and industry data to score and rank products within a given category.

WHY IT MADE THE LIST: The pull-on styling, draping details, and asymmetrical cut make this midi length dress a flattering pick for a range of body shapes. 

USER REVIEW: "Absolutely obsessed with this dress. The fit is so flattering and the material is beautiful. Great price, can't wait to wear it."

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Show Me Your Mumu Eden Midi Dress

Overall Score

4.6

04

Show Me Your Mumu Eden Midi Dress

4.6

105 User Reviews

2.6

Best Seller

3

Industry Recognition

5

Social Buzz

About Our Scoring System

In order for any product to be featured on Rank & Style, it must first meet the requirements set by our algorithm—a vetting process that allocates points based on consumer and industry data to score and rank products within a given category.

WHY IT MADE THE LIST: This fitted dress is made from a stretchy fabric that conforms to your body to smooth and flatter your figure—plus, it's super soft. 

MORE REASONS TO LOVE: Thanks to the thicker straps, you can wear this one with your favorite t-shirt bra

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ASTR The Label Lace A Line Midi Dress

Overall Score

4.6

03

ASTR The Label Lace A Line Midi Dress

4.23

545 User Reviews

5

Best Seller

4

Industry Recognition

5

Social Buzz

About Our Scoring System

In order for any product to be featured on Rank & Style, it must first meet the requirements set by our algorithm—a vetting process that allocates points based on consumer and industry data to score and rank products within a given category.

WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: We know there’s at least one of you out there who is saying, “Finally, lace!” Honestly, we are too after taking in the beauty that is this white lace midi dress. It has a plunging neckline, a peekaboo lace overlay, and in addition to the hidden zipper in the back, the straps are adjustable.

STYLE TIP: This dress is formal enough that it could be worn for a warm-weather event with strappy heels and simple jewelry. For a more casual ‘fit, try pairing it with an oversized jean jacket and platform sneakers.

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Reformation Nikita Dress

Overall Score

4.6

02

Reformation Nikita Dress

0

0 User Reviews

5

Best Seller

4

Industry Recognition

4

Social Buzz

About Our Scoring System

In order for any product to be featured on Rank & Style, it must first meet the requirements set by our algorithm—a vetting process that allocates points based on consumer and industry data to score and rank products within a given category.

WHY IT MADE THE LIST: With its sweet tie straps, ruffled neckline, and twirl-worthy trumpet skirt, this dress is one of the most wow dresses in the bunch. Garden parties, here you come.

USER REVIEW: "This dress is light and airy and a total crowd-pleaser. I have never received so many compliments on a dress before. I felt like a springtime goddess wearing this."

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Eco Friendly

Eco Friendly


Merokeety Lace Crew Neck Cocktail Dress

Overall Score

4.7

01

Merokeety Lace Crew Neck Cocktail Dress

4.5

14726 User Reviews

5

Best Seller

3

Industry Recognition

4

Social Buzz

About Our Scoring System

In order for any product to be featured on Rank & Style, it must first meet the requirements set by our algorithm—a vetting process that allocates points based on consumer and industry data to score and rank products within a given category.

Lace

WHY IT MADE THE LIST: The lace detail throughout this dress is flirty and romantic, and it’s available in over 10 different colors, so if you love it (and there’s a good chance you will), you can purchase a backup in your second favorite shade.

USER REVIEW: “I have been searching for a dress to wear to a wedding, and after many failed dressing room attempts, I decided to check out Amazon. With the help of pictures and reviews from other buyers, I bought this dress. I didn’t expect it to fit; I expected to hate it, and instead, I fell IN LOVE!”

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