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Wedding Guest Dresses 2021: Here’s What to Wear

by Emma Arendoski

Attending a wedding? Here are the best wedding guest dresses 2021 has to offer for summer! This post will be updated for upcoming months, so be sure to subscribe for the latest to your inbox when we also tackle wedding guest dresses for fall, winter, spring, and next summer.

What are the best wedding guest dresses summer 2021 has to offer? Great question! Jenna wrote to us in our Ask Emmaline inbox with exactly that, as she is getting ready to attend her cousin’s wedding this summer. What is the best wedding guest dress style for 2021? She writes,

“Hi Emmaline Bride, can you help? I’m wondering what kind of wedding guest dresses are in for summer 2021. My cousin is getting married and I want to wear something stylish. Any suggestions are welcome! Thanks so much.”

Great question, Jenna! If you want to look as stylish as possible, here are the wedding guest dresses 2021 is calling for, along with the latest necklines and lengths you’ll want to include to stay on-point with the latest fashions. Read on for the details and we hope it helps!

Wedding Guest Dresses for Summer


Beau-coup Wedding Favors

When I’m planning to attend a wedding, the same thought goes through my mind: what are the fashionable wedding guest dresses this year? And one of the top places I like to visit — because it’s always updated with the seasonal trends — is BHLDN. They have a special section of wedding guest dresses on their website here and I’m always popping in to see what’s new. I especially love the different lengths they feature, the colors, the patterns… it’s not just for guest dresses, but gives you an idea of the fashion-forward styles that are trending.

According to the collection, the wedding guest dresses 2021 says are “in” right now include one of these accents:

floral patterns

high necklines



long-length styles

midi dresses

off the shoulder wedding guest dresses

• elegant satin charmeuse styles

soft sleeves

• plunging necklines

maxi dresses

thin strap dresses

off-the-shoulder wedding guest dresses

These are just a few of the notable fashions for what to wear as a wedding guest summer 2021 (and beyond), but we’re loving these so far! Let’s take a look at some examples of dresses you will find in this collection and what might be a good fit for your upcoming cousin’s wedding this summer season.

Also, as a note: the best way to figure out what to wear as a wedding guest in any season is to look to the invitation. If the wedding will be formal, opt for an elegant long-length dress or formal dress with a pretty fabric. For more low-key or casual styles, maxi dresses or midi and cocktail dresses work best. It is important for wedding guest dresses to follow the tone and theme of the wedding in formality.

Satin Wrap Dress

This satin dress has a wrap-inspired bodice and ruffles. By BHLDN.

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Satin Charmeuse Wedding Guest Dresses — with Ruffles

These satin charmeuse styles you’ll see in this blog post are one of the most popular for wedding guest dresses 2021. They’re airy, light, and look incredible! Plus, they feel soft against your skin. This dress features darling ruffles and a deep-v neckline. By BHLDN.

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Floral Wedding Guest Dresses

These two floral guest dresses from Sachin & Babi are from a limited collection, so if you like them, act quickly. They are available in a midi or maxi dress style and I adore them both.

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Off-the-Shoulder Charmeuse Guest Dress

A one-shoulder (and off-the-shoulder) dress like this is stunning and elegant. By Amsale.

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Charmeuse Maxi Dress

A maxi dress, but make it in super-soft and luxurious charmeuse! Love this dress. By BHLDN.

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High Neck Satin Charmeuse

This dress is stylish and looks perfect for dance floor. By BHLDN.

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Short Sequin Dress

When you’re looking for wedding guest dresses, you can never go wrong with a knee-length sequin dress with short sleeves like this one by Adrianna Papell.

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Crepe Midi Dress

This is probably the wedding guest dresses I like the most, in a midi style with a strappy neckline. I love its simplicity! By BHLDN.

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Charmeuse Maxi Dress with One-Shoulder

This dress is gorgeous! By BHLDN.

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These are just a few of the notable wedding guest dresses 2021 family and friends are wearing. You can click here to see more guest dresses + styles.

In the meantime, be sure to tell us in the comment box below: what do you think of these styles? Which one would YOU wear?

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Happy Planning!

xo
Emma

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