Wedding Guest Dress for Every Season

Spring brings the return of sunny days, warmer weather and the beginning of wedding season! It's the fun and exciting time of the year, when you get to witness your friends and family exchange the marriage vows, eat amazing food, celebrate, but also show off your style. You start receiving invitations and RVSPs, your friends' big days start consuming your calendar, and your inner stylist gets into overdrive figuring out outfits to wear for those special occasions. Don't worry, you can find everything you need to look your best at Happy Bridesmaids. We have been in the wedding business for over thirty years, and our mission is to make finding the right outfit a breeze, not just for the bride and the bridal party, but for the guests as well.

The best way to be prepared is to plan ahead. But that doesn't mean that you have to stock up on dresses or break the bank to look stylish. Keep your sanity and your savings by buying wedding guest dress online and get amazing designer dresses by top of the line brands for the affordable price. offers a large selection of cute dresses and gorgeous gowns that can suit any theme, venue and fashion sense.

What to wear to a wedding

Weddings are an opportunity to play with fashion and express yourself by wearing something fancy and sophisticated. The tricky part is how to dress to impress and look stunning, but not upstage the bride. That's why we thoughtfully made a selection of dresses that can be worn to any type of ceremony, from the traditional to the most eclectic one.

Beside your personal style, there are couple of things to consider when choosing what to wear to a wedding: guest attire instructions on the invitation, the time, venue and the setting. Is it a casual backyard reception, or a full black tie event? Your attire should always be respectful and appropriate. For example, if ceremony is held in a Catholic church, you should choose a more formal dress without showing too much leg or cleavage and also think about bringing something that you can cover your bare arms with. Long dresses for evening weddings, like Bari Jay long formal gowns, are a foolproof way to look flawless, even when you are not completely sure what the dress code is. If the reception is more on the semi-formal, or even casual side, you can opt for a chic cocktail dress with fun accessories to complete the outfit. Rule of thumb is to avoid white, and while black used to be off-limits for a long time, now an elegant black dress is perfectly acceptable for the evening reception.

The great example of versatile clothes for the guest of wedding are Alfred Sung dresses with defined silhouette that fit almost any body type. They come in variety of beautiful colors and can be easily restyled by adding accessories such as a throw scarf and a clutch. Seasons also play an important role in picking the appropriate attire. Summer parties ask for light fabrics and bright colors, while winter calls for deeper shades and heavy materials.

Wedding guest dresses for summer and spring

Warmer months are ideal for destination wedding and outdoor reception. As for the guest attire, it's all about looking sleek while feeling comfortable at any temperature. Go for satin, chiffon or cotton blend cocktail dresses that can be easily dressed up or down so you can go from a low-key ceremony to a fancy after party. Colors like aquamarine blue, turquoise, sunny yellow, tangerine, fuchsia, lime green are great colors for summer. Prints and patterns like polka dots or stripes will give you the uniqueness and you'll still be a graceful guest.

For a beach wedding it is important to choose an outfit that you will not only look good, but also feel good in. Light breathable dresses, maxi dresses with floral prints combined with a pair of strappy sandals are perfect for a seaside ceremony. While the venue is not traditional, there may be certain guest attire requirements. If it's a formal ceremony, wear a long, elegant gown. Tea length or a high-low hemline are great because they look polished, but won't drag in the sand.

Fall wedding guest dresses

Unpredictable weather makes deciding what to wear for a fall party a bit of a challenge. Cooler autumn temperatures allow for more luxurious and rich materials, such as lace or dupioni silk, that add up to the overall glammed up look. If you are in doubt, break out the timeless LBD and spice it up with right accessories for the occasion. Fall tones are usually dark and muted, but you should add a pop of color with bright accents, such as red lipstick or a statement necklace. You can also go for jewel tones and metallic if you prefer to present yourself in a more fun and festive way. Just don't forget to throw a shawl or a sweater in your bag in case it gets really chilly.

Winter wedding guest dresses

Maybe you think that choosing an appropriate attire in winter, when the easy slip dress is out of the question, is a real headache, but that doesn't have to be the case. Following couple of general rules, it's not that difficult to look fashionable in the winter. Because of the cold weather, consider heavier fabrics, sleeves and shapes that go well with jackets or blazers. To achieve easy elegance choose monochromatic look and wintery colors: burgundy, darker shades of red, deep plum and forest green. You will look stunning in rich fabrics like jacquard, silk and velvet. For a black tie event forget about pastels and embrace dramatic styles with sequin and beading: just take a look at gorgeous Angelina Faccenda floor length gowns with sparkly details. If the party is more informal, think about layering for a winning winter ensemble. Dark tights under a fit and flare frock add a chic feel to a casual outfit, and ensure you stay warm.

Each of the gowns on is an authentic designer item by world class brands in bridal and evening wear industry. Look through the superb selection of dresses to wear to a wedding, and find the perfect look for those special events on your social calendar. We also offer number of quick delivery and on sale styles to fit into any budget and any time frame.