The Best Wedding Guest Dresses to Wear This Summer

Finding the right outfit for a summer wedding can be quite taxing. We have compiled a list of a few wedding guest dresses ideal for a formal summer occasion.

Wedding guest dresses to take you through the summer


 The Maxi Dress

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Since making a comeback in the 2010s, the maxi dress has secured itself as a wardrobe staple along with other pieces like the LBD. Because of its versatility maxi dresses continue to make an appearance at summer occasions and weddings.

One of the main reasons we love the maxi dress so much is because of its fluidity from day to night – a characteristic all outfits require for a summer wedding. The floor length aspect adds elegance for the formal evening, while the effortless, throw-on look is perfect for the afternoon festivities.

Length is important when talking about the maxi – you don’t want it so long that you trip over it or have to hold it up throughout the wedding, but you also don’t want it too short to the point where it takes away from that maxi-look you are going for. An alternative to this is a layered skirt and asymmetrical hemline. This truly makes for an eye-catching, original twist on the timeless maxi.

The One Shoulder Silk Dress

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For a touch of originality to your wedding guest outfit, the one shoulder look can transform an otherwise plain dress into a head-turner. An iconic fashion statement, the one shoulder look never goes out of style.

The silk one shoulder dress is perfect when adding a touch of fun to your summer wedding outfit. The luxurious silk fabric is a favourite for creating that draped effect and hangs with ease off your figure while adding an air of sophistication. The subtle details such as the over-skirt and three quarter length sleeve are what makes this piece truly stand out from other wedding guest dresses.

The Sheer Sleeve Dress


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If detailed sleeves are what you are going for then the sheer sleeve dress is another light, summery wedding outfit guaranteed to get heads turning. The versatile sheer fabric is ideal for the day-to-night transitioning while creating an up-to-date style.

Detailing is what makes a dress unique and the silk-sheer duo-fabric combination of the the sheer sleeve dress is particularly unique. By combining the fabrics along with a yoke back and bateau neckline, you can create an elegant yet fun look. The above-the-knee hemline is also great for the summer months.

The V-back Silk Dress

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Showing just a touch of back is a great way to add a twist to an otherwise minimal dress. Duchess London’s v-back silk dress is a light, effortless dress showing just a hint of skin with its plunging v-back feature. The silk material allows the dress to sit easily off your figure and the fabric falls naturally at the back to contrast with the simple, elegant front. The fastening at the waistline also gives the piece shape, as the fabric folds gather and hold.

Because of the simplicity and discreet style, the v-back silk dress can be worn on its own for an effortless look, or with accessories for a splash of colour. The above-the-knee hemline and bateau neck adds a touch of elegance, while the ivory silk makes for a perfect summer wedding outfit.

The Silk Sheath Dress


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Another timeless style, the sheath dress is designed for any occasion, making it an ideal day-to-night summer wedding outfit. The bodice hangs light and airy with the silk fabric — creating that flowing feel — while the minimalistic over-the-knee skirt is more fitting for a more formal contrast.

What’s most notable about the silk sheath dress is the low-key details such as the slit-cut sleeves and the darted waist that pulls the loose-fitting bodice to add flattering shape. What’s more, Duchess London’s Silk Sheath Dress is available in bright coral: a vibrant colour well suited for a summer wedding.

Attending a wedding this summer and can’t find the perfect dress for the occasion? Duchess London has a variety of wedding guest dresses and outfits on their online shop. All Duchess London clothing are made from the finest fabrics, produced in the UK.

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