Wedding Guest Dresses You’ll Want To Wear Again & Again

 Captured by  Summer Wilson

Captured by Summer Wilson

 

 

It’s wedding season babes and you probably have a mailbox or inbox full of invites awaiting your RSVP! Spring has sprung and summer is upon us! It can be daunting just trying to figure out logistics and accommodations let alone what to wear.

Being a wedding guest in any season can be tricky, especially when you don't have a big budget but want to find a beautiful dress.

As those wedding invites keep flooding in on the calendar let me do you a solid and help narrow down some affordable options you may not have known were available under your fingertips. But, first here are a few tips and tricks I’ve learned:

  1. Take Notes From the Invitation. If the invite reads “cocktail” be sure you dress accordingly. Is it a 2pm beach ceremony? Go flowy floral maxi. Is it casual? Let’s think flirty & fun.

  2. No White or Cream. Ever. Never upstage the bride, but an ivory-hued dress is okay if it has a bold or bright print. This may sounds like a no-brainer, but you would be surprised!

  3. When In Doubt, Overdress. Weddings are a super special occasion. Regardless of how casual or low-key the vibe is, its safe to overdress. It shows respect for their special day (and good style!)

I’ll be taking you through three looks that can be used beyond the wedding day, so stay tuned!

Images here and below by, Zoe Larkin

Casual or Outdoor Wedding

A soft breathable maxi shape works beautifully in any setting that's between chill, comfy, and elegant. Playful flowers and side split extras are welcome! Slip on a pair strappy heels and you're done. 

This style allows for maximum ventilation, but also meets the called-upon dress code. See dress here and similar option here. I found these really cool monstera leaf earrings and this trendy box bag.  See similar options below.

Earrings, necklaceBag, shoes

 

Classic Formal Wedding

Here, I’m wearing a classic sheath dress with a bold pattern on the front. The front panel creates a slimming elongated look and beauty of this style dress is that it will take you from the wedding to a day at the office all-in-one. See dress here

This bold print does all the work so I didn’t need much by way of accessories. Talk about keeping it simple and versatile! I paired this look with simple black pumps with an ankle strap and a small black clutch. See similar necklace and heels below. 

Formal or Black Tie Wedding

When I saw this online, I gasped, great job Walmart! This is by far my favorite one to style because of the flapper art deco pattern and tassels scalloped at the hem. So fun! You’ll be sure to turn heads in this one and I’m certain you’ll be able to pull this again for a party later on in the year. 

This dress makes a bold statement so get ready for all the compliments! I love the sequin detailing and its stretchy breathable material was more comfortable than I’d anticipated from a style like this. The fringe at the bottom is so fun, I couldn’t stop twirling! I wore rhinestone statement jewelry and gunmetal strappy heeled sandals to finish the look. See similar earrings, necklace, bracelet, and sandals below.

Walmart’s vast selection of style items has made me an absolute fan! There’s something for literally everyone on any occasion, including wedding attire! Whether you’re headed to a beach wedding, suited up for City Hall, or stepping into a banquet hall you’ll be able to find just the thing at super affordable prices. Happy shopping and let me know if you style one of these looks for an upcoming special occasion!

XO