If you love to wear bold, bright colors but you’re not sure if colorful wedding guest dresses are appropriate, listen up: yes, you definitely can! As a rule of thumb, it is appropriate to wear brightly colored dresses for a wedding as long as you follow these rules:
• Don’t wear white
• Avoid an outfit that is too revealing
• Follow the dress code
If you do these three things, you can absolutely wear a colorful dress to a wedding as a guest. The reason why the above rules are so important is simply that you don’t want to upstage the bride — or look like you’re attempting to upstage the bride, as that would not make for a very good wedding guest. :)
Now that you know it’s OK to wear one, let’s discuss some of the trending colorful styles to wear to a wedding. From bright and bold colors to vivid dance-all-night styles, here’s the best bright colored wedding guest dresses 2023 has to offer.
We’re splitting them up by color below to make shopping easy + convenient. Scroll down to see them all or click on the link underneath to go to that section.
Colorful Dresses for Wedding Guests
Best Dresses in Bright Yellow
When you love rich color, yellow is a bright and bold choice. Yellow is perfect for summertime weddings and can be worn by wedding guests in a variety of dress lengths: from mini to maxi, we’re seeing yellow is a popular color dress to wear as wedding attire.
1. Pleated Bustier Maxi Dress in Yellow, $89
This gorgeous floor-length maxi is in bright and colorful yellow with thin straps and elegant pleats all over. Available here.
2. Satin Backless Maxi in Rich Yellow, $99
For bright hues and sunny days, wear this satin backless dress with a maxi length and high neckline. Shop here.
3. Square-Neck Fitted Midi Dress, $85
Perfect for summer wedding season, this fun square-neck dress has a midi length and wide straps for a cute, effortless style. By Azazie.
4. Midi Length Tiered Mustard Yellow Dress, $82
Wear a midi length dress for nearly any occasion, especially semi-formal weddings this summer! Bright yellow makes this one of the best colorful dresses for wedding guests to wear. By Lulus.
5. Floral Pattern Yellow Ruffle Sleeve Maxi, $96
Love a floral pattern? This colorful wedding guest dress boasts a beautiful flower-inspired pattern in yellows and whites with a ruffle sleeve for just a little cap of coverage. By Lulu’s.
6. High-Low Hem Maxi with Floral Pattern, $66
For a bold and colorful pattern, opt for this high-low midi-length dress with a floral pattern. Get it here.
7. Formal Pleated Maxi-Length Tie Shoulder Dress, $85
This sophisticated and elegant pleated dress is one of my favorite colorful wedding guest dresses 2023 has to offer! In pretty pleats, a tie-shoulder strap, and elegant florals, this dress will make you the best-dressed at the reception (other than the bride, of course). By Lulu’s.
8. Maxi Dress with Burnout Floral Print and Halter, $79
Looking for a colorful yellow dress to wear to the wedding? Go with this marigold maxi with a stunning floral print and halter neckline to show off your neck. See it here.
9. Bright Yellow Dress in Midi Length, $89
Love this bright, neon-yellow dress! For colorful dresses, this is one of the brightest in the bunch. Shop here.
10. Tie Strap Square Neck Maxi in Yellow, $89
From summertime to early fall, this tie-strap maxi is your go-to in colorful guest dress options! It will look great and move with you on the dance floor, plus it has a stylish tie at the shoulders for a cute accent. See it here.
11. Strapless Maxi in Yellow and Blue, $58
This darling summer dress is perfect for anyone looking to wear colorful wedding guest dresses to a beach ceremony! It has a strapless neckline and darling ruffles on the bodice with a long maxi length skirt. Shop here.
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Best Dresses in a Pop of Pink
Love a powerful punch of color? Pink is a bold hue to wear in the spring and summer whether you go with a solid shade or a floral pattern. See examples of both in this section, below.
12. Bright Pink Floral Print Halter Dress, $39
A pretty in pink dress with elegant florals and a halter neckline: what more could you want? Perfect for summertime! By Azazie.
13. Magenta Maxi Dress with Deep V-Neckline, $95
Easy, breezy, and lightweight, this colorful bright pink dress is an ideal dress to wear to a wedding! Get it here.
14. Pink Pleated Bustier Maxi, $86
A pretty pink dress is in order! Get this colorful wedding guest dress — one of my top picks! — for every wedding this summer. Shop here.
15. Hot Pink Floral Tiered Midi with Halter-Neck, $85
Dance the night away under the stars in this bright and colorful guest dress featuring hot pink florals allover and a halter-neck top. See it here.
16. Hot Pink and Orange Halter Maxi, $79
Go for bold and bright hues in this summertime casual dress. It’s perfect for a seaside ceremony in the summer. Get it here.
17. Floral Magenta Dress in Maxi Length, $89
Fabulous florals decorate this colorful wedding guest dress in a long maxi-length skirt with organza fabric, made for dancing the night away! Get it here.
18. Pink Flower-Print Wrap Dress with Ruffles, $79
A ruffled wrap dress in bold fuchsia florals is a perfect outfit for your summertime weddings. Get it here.
19. Bright Pink Cutout Midi, $66
Stylish and fun, this is one of the best colorful wedding guest dresses on this list! Love the midi length and the cut-out style on the bodice. See it here.
20. Fuchsia Sleeveless Ruffled Midi, $45
A beautiful hot pink dress for a colorful wedding outfit! Get yours by Azazie.
21. Hot Pink Floral Halter Dress, $39
Go for a fun and effortless summertime style in this floral pink dress with brightly colored flowers allover the exterior and a halter neckline. Highly-rated! By Azazie.
22. Pink Puff Sleeve Dress, $39
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Best Colorful Dresses in Blue
Ooh, it’s time for some colorful outfits in blue! From slate to royal, we’ve got all the colorful guest dresses in shades of blue for any wedding.
23. Tie-Strap Ruffled Midi Blue Dress, $39
This soft shade of blue is elegant for any wedding and offers a nice tie-shoulder strap you’ll love and sweet ruffles at the hemline. Get it here.
24. Blue Floral Print Halter Sundress, $39
This halter-neck maxi is perfect for a bold pop of color at a summertime wedding. Get it here.
25. Off-the-Shoulder Navy Blue Dress, $49
Ooh-la-la! This colorful royal blue dress will turn heads and make you dance the night away! Get yours here.
26. Lace-Up Maxi Dress in Blue Floral Print, $98
I love this one: a royal blue floral print lace-up maxi, with a bit of ruffle! Get it here.
27. Mock Neck Sleeveless Midi, $75
Just because you’re looking for colorful wedding guest dresses doesn’t mean it has to be bold and bright! This floral print is a perfect example of a dress with lots of rich color without being too bright or bold. Stylish! Get it here.
28. Blue Cowl Neck Midi, $68
This cowl-neck dress is elegant and lovely! It features a pretty flower print and a midi-length. Looks great for summertime! Highly rated by guests who have worn it to weddings. By Lulus.
29. Blue Ruffled Wrap Dress, $52
Wear this strappy bright blue wrap dress to your next wedding! It’s one of my favorite colorful wedding guest dresses for summer especially when it is hot and humid outside. See it here in more colors.
30. Long-Length Maxi Dress with Purple and Blue Flowers, $89
This is such a colorful and stylish dress to wear to a wedding! It features bright blue and bright purple flowers all over the exterior and features elegant chiffon and a drop-shoulder style on one side. See it here.
31. Royal Blue Backless Maxi, $85
This is the ultimate dress for colorful wedding guests to wear! I love the strappy back and the long length maxi skirt. Stylish color, too! Get it here.
32. Floral Print Satin Maxi, $89
This fan-favorite maxi is a perfect style for any wedding, but I especially love it for wedding guests in summer and fall. It has tons of rich, vibrant color and a fashionable floral pattern. Get it here.
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Best Dresses in Envious Green
Love to wear a shade of green? Guests will be envious of your style in these colorful wedding guest dresses in teal green to neon in the latest fabrics like satin and stretch jersey for a form-fitting fashion.
33. Teal Green Floral Print Dress, $79
This brightly-colored teal green dress is a pretty combination of deep blues and greens with a v-neckline and spaghetti straps. Get it here.
34. Bright Green Colorful One-Strap Maxi, $69
Go with a one-shoulder style in this satin maxi dress with a fun and stylish slit in the front. See more color options here.
35. Surplice Maxi Dress in Green, $65
A surplice maxi like this one is perfect for dancing the night away at the wedding! It is made with a textured stretch knit and a criss-cross back. Shop here.
36. Spaghetti Strap Satin Midi, $75
Stylish in satin, this green dress will turn heads! Pretty lime green and pink floral pattern for a colorful touch. By Lulus.
37. Bright Neon Green Tiered Dress, $72
Feeling gutsy? Go all out 90s with this bright neon green tiered dress that features modern style in a deep v-neckline with tiers. Available here.
38. Short Tulip Hem Dress, $59
A rounded neckline and pretty pleating makes this a cute mini dress to wear to a wedding with rich, bold color. Get it here.
39. Off-the-Shoulder Ruffle Dress, $79
Go for colorful style in this ruffle wedding guest dress with an off-the-shoulder neckline. See it here.
40. Green Ruffled Midi with Wrap-Style, $52
Rock this elegant green dress in a perfect midi style for summer weather. Love the sweet ruffles and the wrap style! Available here.
41. Green Satin Maxi Dress with Floral Print, $89
A sumptuous satin gown like this one will be a hit at the wedding! Rock the reception dance floor in one of the most colorful wedding guest dresses for the ultimate outfit. By Lulus.
42. Slinky Jersey Knit Dress in Teal Green, $79
Slip into this comfortable jersey knit dress with a hint of stress and a pretty shade of green. Get it here.
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Best Dresses in Colorful Orange
Want to wear a brightly colored orange dress to the wedding? You go, girl! Get inspired with these top dresses to add to your collection.
43. Bright Pink and Orange Floral Wrap Midi, $88
You can rock this stylish wrap style dress with a brightly colored orange and pink flower motif. Get it here.
44. Multi-Strap Tie Back Orange Mini, $55
With its unique striped tie and cute mini hemline, this orange dress is the perfect pop of color for your next summer wedding invite! Get it here.
45. Rust Orange Floral Pattern Slip Dress, $79
Ideal for summertime or fall wedding season, this colorful dress features a stunning array of orange, lavender, and red florals allover the print. See it here.
46. V-Neck Pleated Orange Rust Midi, $88
Decadent pleats take this wedding guest to the next level with a brightly colored orange shade and a deep v-neck with midi hemline. Cute! Get it here.
47. Orange Sleeveless Maxi, $99
This is the most colorful orange I’ve seen yet! It reminds me of a creamsicle color. Great for summer! See it here.
48. Long-Length Maxi with Marigold Orange, $49
Get this exquisite maxi-length dress in a pretty hue of bright marigold orange. Available here.
49. Burnt Orange Floral Print Ruffle Midi, $69
In a high-low style, this midi-length dress features ruffles at the hemline and a rust-orange color all over. Great for fall! Get it here.
50. Red Orange One-Shoulder Cutout Dress, $69
Cut a stylish figure in this one-shoulder dress with a stylish cut-out on one side and an elegant floor-length skirt. See it here.
51. Satin Jacquard Print Orange Slip Dress, $68
Lightweight woven satin jacquard fabric makes this colorful dress a winner for wedding guest attire. Great for summertime! Get it here.
52. Orange Asymmetrical Midi Length Dress, $40
If you crave color, opt for this midi length style in bright orange with an asymmetrical neckline. Available here.
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Best Dresses in Pretty Purple
Want a pop of purple? From lavender to lilac, these sensationsal styles are perfect for bringing chic color to your closet!
53. Purple Maxi with Floral Print in Chiffon, $99
Wear this beautiful blush and purple wedding guest dress to the spring or summertime wedding and dance the day away! It’s so flowy and flattering. Get it here.
54. Purple Ruched Midi, $68
A ruched midi dress with strappy neckline is just what you need to make a grand entrance! Put on this colorful dress and rock it to the next reception. Get it here.
55. Lavender High-Low Dress, $96
A high-low hem makes a pretty ruffly accent on this countryside style dress! Get it in lavender for a pop of purple. Shop here.
56. Bodycon Dress with Cut-Out in Purple, $78
Strut your stuff in this purple bodycon dress with a chic cut-out and bright, colorful shade of purple. By Lulu’s.
57. Lilac Sleeveless Fitted Dress, $62
For a guest outfit that hugs your curves, opt for this sleeveless dress with a colorful burst of lilac. Get it here.
58. Lilac Floral Pattern Midi, $57
Tie straps and a cute button-down detail makes this summertime dress a dream come true! It features a comfortable midi length with pretty purple flowers. Get it here.
59. Purple Satin Hatler-Neck Midi, $69
This dress is perfect for a night out! Get it to wear as a colorful wedding guest outfit and have it on-hand for your next date night. Get it here in sumptuous satin with a backless style.
60. Lavender V-Neck Maxi, $89
Go for elegant style in this v-neck maxi length dress in a beautiful shade of lavender purple. Shop here.
61. Purple and Red Floral Ruched Midi, $69
Ruched, midi length, and a bright colorful pattern! What more could you want in a dress? Get it here.
62. Bright Purple Satin Ruffled Sheath Dress, $79
A sheath silhouette and elegant ruffles makes this bright and colorful wedding guest dress one of the top-rated this season. Get it here.
63. Pleated Halter Dress with Cut-Out, $79
Go for a bright pop of color in this pleated halter dress with a fun and flirty cut-out in the center. Shop now.
If you’d like to browse even more inspiration, check out the collection, updated regularly! There’s a beautiful dress for everyone.
Hope it helps!