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15 Chic Outfits to Love Best Right Now in Wedding Guest Fashion

chic outfits and dresses that are the best on-trend looks right now if you're deciding what to wear as a wedding guest

Figuring out what to wear to a wedding as a guest is always a little bit difficult. You want to look cute, feel confident, convey joy, be able to dance all night, and yet somehow still be comfortable. Double the pressure if the bride or groom are in your family, or perhaps you once dated one of them. But fear not! As wedding season kicks into high gear and we all relearn how to get dressed to leave the house, we’ve got ideas for you. Our correspondent Jillian Tangen has curated a list of the top fashion and style trends and 15 chic fashion outfits (including lots of dresses) to love that are best in on-trend style right now if you’re deciding what to wear as a wedding guest this year.

what to wear to look chic and on-trend as a wedding guest in 2021

After many cancelled and delayed weddings of 2020, it’s official: wedding season is back. Thanks to widespread vaccinations, in-person nuptials of all kinds – big, small, opulent, casual, indoors and out – are in full swing – and we couldn’t be more excited.

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And if you’re the lucky recipient of an invite to one of these joyous affairs, there’s just one question left to figure out – after the right gift, of course – and that’s what to wear.

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Following months of comfort clothing, we think there’s no better time to embrace some of the season’s hottest trends; from eye-catching silhouettes to statement prints and garden inspired florals. All pair perfectly with a going out bag, strappy sandals and a celebratory smile.

chic outfits and fashion dresses with best on-trend style right now if you're deciding what to wear as a wedding guest

The chic outfits and fashion dresses with best on-trend style right now if you’re deciding what to wear as a wedding guest

So whether you’re headed to a breezy beachside setting, a micro wedding in the park or a black tie affair in the city, here are our 15 favorite summer wedding guest looks to toast to the happy couple in.

15 top wedding guest style trends and best on-trend outfits (including lots of dresses!) for 2021

1. wedding guest fashion in style: bernadette millicent dress

Floral print doesn’t have to mean bright. Take it from this elegant, daisy covered taffeta Millicent Dress ($1,030) from Antwerp based Bernadette.

Summer wedding fashion trends

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2. wedding guest fashion in style: cinq à sept jody cold-shoulder dress

Yellow is a color people naturally associate with happiness, so what better way to celebrate the couple than with this sunny Cinq à Sept Jody Cold-Shoulder Cocktail Dress ($465)?

Summer wedding fashion trends

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3. wedding guest fashion in style: sachin & babi cali satin midi dress

With an elegantly draped cowl neckline and a rich emerald green hue, this Cali Satin Midi Dress ($168) from Sachin & Babi is pure minimalist perfection.

Summer wedding fashion trends

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4. wedding guest fashion in style: ganni feather-trimmed brocade mini dress

This Feather-Trimmed Brocade Mini Dress ($495) from Ganni will definitely turn heads on the dance floor.

Summer wedding fashion trends

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5. marchesa notte floral appliqué flared gown

A sweetheart neckline tulle and flowers make this Floral Appliqué Flared Gown ($1,920) from Marchesa Notte a classic ladylike choice.

Summer wedding fashion trends

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6. halston nina wide-leg jumpsuit

When in doubt, a jumpsuit like this Nina Wide-Leg Jersey Jumpsuit ($475) from Halston is always the right (and comfy) answer.

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7. lilly pulitzer bingham midi dress

Lilly Pulitzer’s punchy printed Bingham Midi Dress ($168) is perfect for a casual beach affair.

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8. sika one-shoulder maxi dress

From the eye-catching sunflower print to the one shoulder silhouette, we love everything about Sika’s statement making One-Shoulder Maxi Dress ($288).

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9. jil sander crochet sleeveless dress

The two tone trend meets the roaring 20’s with this chic Jil Sander black and white Crochet Sleeveless Dress ($4,590).

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10. the vampire’s wife rose print silk set

If you decide to ditch the dress for a pair of pants, The Vampire’s Wife silky coordinating Rose-print Tie-waist Blouse ($940) and Rose-print Wide Leg Trousers ($926) set is a great option.

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11. paco rabanne sequined mini dress

Turn heads in this gold Paco Rabanne Sequined Midi Dress ($1,540).

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12. samantha sung avenue toile-print musola shirtdress

Park, garden, countryside or even a visit to the JOP, this Samantha Sung Avenue Toile-Print Cotton Musola Midi Shirtdress ($950) fits the bill.

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13. wedding guest fashion in style: whit two floral halter maxi dress

For a tropical ceremony, try a botanical print in an unexpected shade like this Floral Halter Maxi Dress ($248) from Whit Two.

BUY NOW – $248

14. wedding guest fashion style: bytimo ruffle trim floral georgette gown

byTiMo’s Ruffle Trim Floral Georgette Gown ($459) is like a midsummer’s daydream.

BUY NOW – $459

15. wedding guest fashion style: self-portrait taffeta crop top and midi skirt

Self-Portrait’s seafoam blue Taffeta crop top ($200) and Taffeta midi skirt ($325) makes a glamorous, yet playful statement.

BUY TOP NOW – $200 and BUY BOTTOM NOW – $325

wedding guest fashion and style trends 2021

That’s our take on the 15 chic outfits and fashion dresses with the best on-trend style right now if you’re deciding what to wear as a wedding guest – no matter what type of ceremony you’re attending. Grab your dancing shoes, dear reader. It’s. On.

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Jillian Tangen is the Head of Research at Dandelion Chandelier and a former Senior Research Analyst at McKinsey & Co and Analyst at Shearman & Sterling. She is an avid fan of Nordic design, having owned an independent lifestyle store and sales agency focused on emerging Scandinavian design. Jillian lives in New York and is married with three young children. She loves cross-country skiing, the New York Rangers, reading, travel and discovering new brands.

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