What to Wear to a Spring Wedding: 34 Outfit Ideas We Love

May 2, 2018 by Rachel Aschenbrand-Robinson

With the arrival of Spring comes all sorts of wonderful things, not least among them is the official start of wedding season. Undoubtedly, you’ve got a handful of invites filling up your calendar for the upcoming months. And while love is in the air, the stress of what to wear to a Spring wedding — or several — is enough to make someone want to hibernate until it’s Winter again. But that need not be the case when you’ve got an infinite rentable closet at your fingertips.

With some helpful tips to keep top of mind, and a look at the bounty of options on offer this season, you’ll not only be inspired to put together your next party look, but you’ll find nailing the perfect wedding guest attire is actually surprisingly easy.

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DRESS: ML MONIQUE LHUILLIER

From ultrafeminine florals to frilly details to sleek, sexy silhouettes, wedding wear for Spring 2018 runs the style gamut. So embrace the new season — and your upcoming wedding-guest status — with the trend that speaks to you. Channel your inner romantic in a ruffled gown or an embroidered floral cocktail dress. Get your sexy on in long sleeve jersey gown or a cutout column dress. Go for the glam in a sequin strapless stunner. Or flip the wedding guest outfits script entirely and rock an impossibly chic jumpsuit instead of a dress. Whether you’re into fitted or flowy, mini length or maxi, when it comes to wedding outfits for women, the options are seemingly endless for Spring 2018.

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DRESS: TANYA TAYLOR

Bear in mind, with Spring comes unpredictable weather, so be prepared. Sunny days may be more frequent than before, but rainy days are not at all unlikely. So rather than forego the sleeveless dress options altogether, simply prep for potentially chilly nuptials with a chic layering option that won’t kill your look, like a shawl, a specially tailored blazer (try a floral print!), or an elegant topper in a soft pastel hue or bold Spring bright.

Wedding party dresses with sleeves are another ingenious way around inclement weather — a covered-up option keeps you feeling comfy and looking chic all at once — not to mention timeless. (Hey, if it’s good enough for Kate Middleton, it’s good enough for us.) And luckily this season when it comes to wedding guest dresses, the arms have it. From bell sleeves to semi-sheer lace and mesh embroidered sleeves, you can adorn your arms as you see fit, without missing a style beat. Now that’s just winning at life.

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DRESS: BADGLEY MISCHKA

If you’re ready to find the perfect Spring wedding attire for every event on your calendar this season, scroll on. From stunning wedding guest dresses to swoon-worthy jumpsuits, we’ve cherry-picked 34 ways to guarantee you a spot on the best-dressed guest list.

1. Clashing? That’s a thing of the past. When hunting down outfits to wear to a wedding, don’t shy away from bold brights — in fact, try them together.

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DRESS: ADAN MATTOX

2. Pink is a perennial when it comes to wedding guest wear, as is lace. Together, they make party perfection.

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DRESS: SAYLOR

3. When a basic black dress for a wedding feels, well, too basic, metallic polka dots — and a sexy neckline — save the day (or night).

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DRESS: ML MONIQUE LHUILLIER

4. Lean into the new season with a mix of rich jewel tones and Springy pastels.

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DRESS: TANYA TAYLOR

5. Elegant and appropriate, midi dresses for weddings are a no-brainer. Illusion detail and floral embroidery takes a sleek shape to the next level.

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DRESS: NICOLE MILLER

6. Keep it simple but glamorous in a retro-inspired slit gown.

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DRESS: HALSTON HERITAGE

7. Not sure what to wear to a formal wedding? Opt for an evening-ready jumpsuit, then add statement jewelry.

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DRESS: RACHEL ZOE

8. Alert: maxi dresses for weddings don’t have to be sleeveless. A long-sleeved gown in a bold print can be just as sexy, if not more so.

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DRESS: MSGM

9. A simple, ultra-flattering cocktail dress makes a major impact in a warm, Spring-ready shade.

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DRESS: LIKELY

10. With a bright, playful print and off the shoulder sleeves, this might just be the ideal May wedding guest dress.

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DRESS: SALONI

11. What to wear to a garden wedding? This flowy floral maxi, of course.

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DRESS: YUMI KIM

12. Keep it sweet and sexy at the same time in a form-fitting pink sheath.

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DRESS: JAY GODFREY

13. Long sleeve dress + high slit = the perfect balance.

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DRESS: BADGLEY MISCHKA

14. Solid white may be a wedding guest outfits no-no, but a pretty print on a white background is 100% doable.

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DRESS: <A HREF=”HTTPS://WWW.RENTTHERUNWAY.COM/SHOP/DESIGNERS/COOPER_STREET/WHITE_GARDENIA_VINTAGE_DRESS”>COOPER STREET

15. Show up to the party like a walking work of art in brush stroke fit and flare.

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DRESS: TY-LR

16. Lace isn’t just for the bride — but you knew that already. In deep blue, it feels romantic and appropriate.

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DRESS: PARKER

17. Take blush from sweet to sleek with an off the shoulder, asymmetric sheath.

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DRESS: BEC AND BRIDGE

18. This ain’t your average maxi dress. Lace trim and dramatic straps ensure your look will be remembered.

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DRESS: GOEN. J

19. Heading to a black tie affair? A navy wedding guest dress with a shot of sequins and ruffle is just what the doctor — or the dress code — ordered.

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DRESS: BADGLEY MISCHKA

20. Covered up and semi-sheer in all the right places, a lacy ¾ sleeve sheath hits all the right wedding wear notes.

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DRESS: ALEXIS

21. A black dress for a wedding can feel slightly unexciting. This sculptural one shoulder style is not that dress.

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DRESS: OSMAN

22. Bring the Spring in a floral wedding party dress worthy of any garden venue.

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DRESS: VONE

23. Embrace your super girly side in a pretty print gown with strategically placed cutouts and flounce.

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DRESS: AMUR

24. Vibrant yellow feels festive but sophisticated.

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DRESS: CHRISTIAN SIRANO

25. If you’re stuck on a what to wear to a beach wedding, try a lacy maxi that feels airy and elegant at the same time.

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DRESS: DRESS THE POPULATION

26. This leafy number has tropical destination written all over it.

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DRESS: KEEPSAKE

27. Update your wedding guest style by giving the dress a rest and slip into a jumpsuit with a hint of sparkle.

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DRESS: PARKER

28. Step out of the cookie-cutter wedding outfits zone — and into playful print with a dramatic hem.

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DRESS: SOLACE LONDON

29. From an island destination to a garden affair, this tiered style will up your maxi dress game no matter the venue.

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DRESS: AMANDA UPRICHARD

30. Note: neutral doesn’t mean boring, especially when lace and ribbons are involved.

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DRESS: SHOSHANNA

31. If you’re stressing over what to wear to a formal wedding, keep florals in mind for a playful take on fancy dressing.

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DRESS: KATE SPADE

32. Strike a sultry note in blue lace.

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DRESS: NICHOLA

33. Pair this with flat sandals for a beach wedding or with block heels for casual nuptials.

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DRESS: HUTCH

34. If you’re looking to make an entrance, a cutout red column gown will never disappoint.

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DRESS: ELIZABETH AND JAMES