The Friday Five: Wedding Guest Dresses
Raise your hand if you're going to at least one wedding this summer and you have no idea what you're wearing.
Good — I'm honestly glad it's not just me. But it's not surprising either... recent trends like rompers and little white dresses certainly don't make easy to dress appropriately for your typical American cocktail-ish-attire summer soiree that celebrates love, AMIRITE?
But after hunting for ~literal~ months for the perfect guest dress to wear to a spring country club wedding (which is actually in just a few weeks!) I finally found some pieces that are made with decent fabric, hemlines, color and price points. Check them out below:
I love this dress because it's a classic fabric and modest hemline made modern with trendy off-shoulder sleeves and a bold color. If you want to stand out through the rainbow (without upstaging the bride, of course!) I think colors on the cool spectrum are best — they'll never be quite as, ahem, aggressive in photos as hot pink or red.
TBH, Needle & Thread is my latest obsession. They truly can do no wrong in my eyes — especially with this delicate, ladylike dress. Avoid saying "yes" to this dress is anyone in the bridal party is donning tulle, but if you're in the clear, pair with a textured side braid that shows off the gorgeous neckline.
Yellow is a highly underrated color, and this mustard-y '70s shade will warm up skin tones much better than a more neon hue. Since this piece is a little edgier, with all the ruffles and the cold shoulder sleeves, make sure you ~know your audience~ before you throw this on.
Off-the-shoulder strikes again, but this time on a simpler canvas. The little bows on the sleeves give it justtttt enough detail, and the pastel colors let you style it up to taste — try layering minimalist necklaces and adding a bold lip.
Blush is a tricky color to wear to a wedding because so many bridal parties and mothers of the bride or groom choose to don it — and you don't want to look like THAT GIRL tryna emulate the important people of the weekend. Luckily, this coordinate set has enough additional color and pattern to offset its base, making it a safer way to think pink.
Do any dresses speak to you? Plus, check back in a few weeks to see which of these I ended up with!