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15 Designer Fashions Perfect for Guests at Every Kind of Wedding

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Figuring out what to wear to a wedding as a guest is always a little bit difficult. Especially when black-tie weddings are on the rise in this post-coronavirus era. So, our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has curated a list of the top designer fashions and style trends – including lots of dresses and black tie gowns – perfect for guests to wear at every kind of formal wedding in 2022.

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Love in the time of Corona is actually possible! If you need proof, just consider how many weddings are forecast to occur this year. A record-setting 2.6 million weddings.

The top designer fashions and style trends - including new dresses and gowns - perfect for guests to wear at every kind of wedding in 2022.
The top designer fashions and style trends – including new dresses and gowns – perfect for guests to wear at every kind of wedding in 2022.

Congrats to all the couples who met during the pandemic or emerged from it more committed than ever. We also can’t forget those who had to postpone their weddings – some more than once – and are keen to finally tie the knot surrounded by family and friends.

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There’s no one way to make up for lost time, it seems. The experts say that post-pandemic weddings are ranging from casual City Hall and food truck micro-weddings to couples going all out. This year, black-tie weddings are on the rise, and why not? After surviving a global health crisis, we want nothing more than to dress up in a fancy gown and party with other loved ones.

The gents have it easy. Black tux and bowtie (or tie) and done. The ladies might have to put in some more time and thought. But we think that’s also way more fun.

The top designer fashions and style trends - including new dresses and gowns - perfect for guests to wear at every kind of wedding in 2022.
The top designer fashions and style trends – including new dresses and gowns – perfect for guests to wear at every kind of wedding in 2022.

Ahead, we’re featuring 15 standout dresses and gowns perfect for a guest to wear at a formal wedding from our favorite luxury evening wear designers like Marchesa, Lela Rose, Jenny Packham and Markarian. Whether you go for bold color, sparkle, or floral motifs, these gowns are guaranteed to secure your spot on the best-dressed guest list.

15 designer fashion dresses and gowns perfect for a guest at a formal wedding in 2022

1. oscar de la renta

Though black-tie traditionally means floor-length gowns, we think this decadent and glamorous floral sequin dress is suitably festive and formal.

The top designer fashions and style trends - including new dresses and gowns - perfect for guests to wear at a formal wedding in 2022.

BUY NOW – $5,990.

2. carolina herrera

Sculpted from silk faille, this canary-yellow gown is an elegant and cheerful choice for a summer wedding. We love the crisp, tailored fit for those with a minimalist style.

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BUY NOW – $4,880.

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3. carolina herrera

This printed silk ruffled gown injects uninhibited drama to any special occasion. And for many cultures, wearing red is an auspicious color at weddings.

The top designer fashions and style trends - including new dresses and gowns - perfect for guests to wear at a formal wedding in 2022.

BUY NOW – $6,990.

4. sachin & babi

Practical types may want a dress they can wear again. This slightly cropped top with a matching full pleated skirt is more of a non-traditional choice but can look equally black-tie appropriate with some glittering jewels.

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BUY NOW – $195 for top. and BUY NOW – $295 for skirt.

5. gucci

A black-tie wedding doesn’t come by all that often. Make it count with this truly memorable gown in metallic gold.

wedding guest fashion style 2022

BUY NOW – $8,500.

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6. marchesa notte

Utterly romantic, this hi-low silhouette gown is defined by glittering gold foil and 3-D appliqués.  In a dusty blue, it’s a midsummer night’s dream.

BUY NOW – $895,

7. badgley mischka

You can totally rock a pantsuit at a black-tie wedding especially when it’s covered in stunning royal blue sequins. The removable sash-tie belt at the waist draws the jacket inward for a feminine touch.

BUY NOW – $550 for jacket. and BUY NOW$420 for pants.

8. badgley mischka

For a classic and timeless look, we love this column gown with a draped shoulder in a fresh palm green hue.

BUY NOW – $795.

9. bronx and banco

This ethereal lavender beauty is constructed from wedding favorites — lace and tulle. You’ll be floating all night on the dance floor.

BUY NOW – $690.

10. versace

We never imagined the iconic safety pin dress as wedding appropriate but in an elegantly draped pale pink silk blend, it fuses sweetness and sexiness that won’t offend the family.

BUY NOW – $3,495.

11. marchesa

This vintage-inspired tulle dress is adorned with glittering floral appliqués and lush ribbon detailing for a romantic and elegant mood.

BUY NOW – $4,995.

12. lela rose

When love is in bloom, it’s your chance to rock a maximalist floral. This structured gown with clean lines at the shoulder is a nice balance for the bountiful bouquet.

BUY NOW – $3,690.

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13. jenny packham

Dancing queens might want to consider this sleek, shiny and silver gown. Like a disco ball…but infinitely more elegant.

BUY NOW – $4,000.

14. bernadette

A festive black-tie gown with pockets? Check out this orange taffeta gown with a graceful halter neck and ballgown skirt.

The top designer fashions and style trends - including new dresses and gowns - perfect for guests to wear at a formal wedding in 2022.

BUY NOW – $1,100.

15. markarian

Channel Bridgerton balls with this subtly corseted brocade gown. Dukes and viscounts not included.

top designer fashions and style trends - including new dresses and gowns - perfect for guests to wear at a formal wedding in 2022.
The top designer fashions and style trends – including new dresses and gowns – perfect for guests to wear at a formal wedding in 2022.

BUY NOW – $2,295.

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That’s our take on the top designer fashions and style trends – including new dresses and gowns – perfect for guests to wear at every kind of formal wedding in 2022.

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Crediting her training as a cultural anthropologist at Wellesley College, Julie has immersed herself in various industries in the last 15 years including fashion design, event planning, and fitness. Julie lives in New York where she loves trying every ramen and dumpling restaurant with her husband and three children. She finds joy in bold prints, biographies of fierce women, kickboxing. And spending way too long finding the perfect polish color to express her mood.

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