The Tiny Heart: Guide to Wedding Guest Dresses

4.30.2013

Guide to Wedding Guest Dresses


After attending 7 weddings since last year, I decided to put together a little guide to help you find the perfect dress to wear if you've got a wedding to attend.

Left to right (click the links for original post):

1. Winter Wedding: For a wedding held in January, I chose a sheath in a dark green color. Think jewel tones: emerald green, dark purple, ruby red, etc. Accessorize with tights for added warmth.

2. Night Wedding: A night time wedding calls for something a little fancier. Choose more luxurious fabrics like satin or silk.

3. Daytime Wedding: Printed dresses work well for daytime weddings, as well as weddings that are more informal. Pops of color can be added with accessories such as a clutch.

4. Spring/Summer Weddings: A dress in a bright solid color with minimal accessories works well. Turquoise, yellow, coral, and hot pink (as seen above) are all great color choices for the warmer months.

5. Destination Wedding: The tropical locale allows you to experiment with bright colors, so have fun with it! Choose a breathable fabric such as cotton since it's going to be hot out there. For a destination wedding in the Bahamas, I went with a cobalt dress with a contrasting mint necklace. Another option is a flowy maxi paired with dressy sandals.

Come back on Thursday to see what I wore to last weekend's wedding!

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42 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh i think i came this close to buying dress #2! Modcloth? So cute! Wedding season is definitely on it's way!!

    <3becky
    www.loosefromthezoo.com

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  2. You HAVE been to a lot of weddings since I started reading your blog last year! I love shopping for wedding guest dresses- it's so much fun!

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  3. Fantastic tips!! I should send this to our wedding guests - several of them are asking what to wear haha. This is a really awesome post :)

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  4. love the last one ^^
    xoxo
    vendy

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  5. I need this bc we have SO many weddings coming up!!

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  6. Thank you! Just what I need, I have three weddings so far this year. One summer, one autumn and one winter! x

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  7. I've been to about 6 or 7 weddings this year myself too -- so funny! and today I have a post with what I wore to a wedding last weekend! haha I guess it's that age where all our friends are getting married! xo

    http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com/

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  8. love this and such good tips! you of course look so great in every one!

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  9. All these dresses are so beautiful! The blue one is my fav!

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  10. How fun! We don't go to many weddings anymore, pretty much all our friends are married. I kind of miss getting all dolled up. I love the destination dress, blue is such a great color on you!
    Ginny
    mynewfavoriteoutfit.blogspot.com

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  11. You sure have gone to a lot of weddings this year! The wedding I went to over the weekend was the first one I'd been to in a couple of years! All of the dresses are so pretty but I love that pink one the most!

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  12. Great post for your readers. It is wedding season.

    If you get a sec, check out my latest post 'Barbie Girl'.

    Sofia

    stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com

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  13. I love the pink dress.. you look stunning in it! I haven't been to weddings in a long while. At my age, my friends are all married.. guess we have to wait for a few more years until one of our kids get hitch, LOL!

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    MRS JACK OF ALL TRADES
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  14. SO cute! And love that necklace in the last pic! Adorable blog - now following!

    http://afterallissaidanddunn.blogspot.com/

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  15. My favorite was that pretty blue dress with the contrasting necklace. You look gorgeous!!

    Amy

    Fashion and Beauty Finds

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  16. I have more dresses in my closet right now than I will ever need for spring and summer weddings, but I struggle SO MUCH when it comes to fall and winter! Will definitely be saving these tips for then!
    xx, Emily
    so anthro

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  17. Great tips Sharon! Love that fabulous pink dress :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  18. I love this guide! You definitely rocked that pink dress.

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  19. They're all so pretty! That royal blue color looks gorgeous on you!

    Beauty by T

    Bloglovin'

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  20. You are definitely the wedding dress for a guest guru!!! Seven weddings in the past year...wowzzers!! You looked gorg in them all!!! Can't wait to see what you wore on Thursday!

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  21. Excellent tips Sharon! I can't wait to see your dress!

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  22. Great guide Sharon! I remember when I hit late 20s, there were so many weddings to go to. I love your cobalt dress & the fuscia one is gorgeously feminine.
    Happy Tuesday Hun xoxo
    http://www.intotheblonde.com/

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  23. I love all of these! Great tips!

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  24. oh my gosh, i just love this sharon!!! so perfect.. it really is the perfect guide!

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  25. I love all the options and you are spot on with what to wear to each! Time of year, location and time of day plays a huge role and you have it down perfectly! :)

    I love the second dress...it's gorgeous!

    Jill
    Classy with a Kick

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  26. This is so helpful since my wedding season starts soon!

    xx
    Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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  27. great pix hun

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  28. You always look so cute in your dress picks! I have a wedding coming up in June, still trying to decide what to wear :)

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  29. This post really speaks to me because I am going to 4 weddings in the next 8 weeks! I will definitely be using Rent the Runway thanks to you :)

    xo

    Ashley

    Southern (California) Belle

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  30. These are all great options. I think I love dressing up at a wedding because it is a joyous occasion which warrants 'formal, evening attire'! :D

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  31. I've got a wedding this summer and I plan to wear a blue turquoise dress! bright is best!

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  32. Seven weddings??! Wow! You look great though - I love that blue dress! x, Kat

    Love and Ace

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  33. great tips Sharon and what seven weddings ????? Yeah but i remember you mention that in your previous post.

    xo
    Sam
    http://fabulouspetite.blogspot.com

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  34. Cute choices!! Thanks for sharing!
    XO
    SJ
    www.fashinny.blogspot.com

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  35. Great tips. That's a whole lot of weddings in one year! I went to two last year, both in October. I wish I had more formal events like this to go to, because they're such great opportunities for dressing up and for blogging!

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  36. Great guide! I always wonder what to wear to weddings. I especially love the last 2 looks! So pretty.
    Jessi
    haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

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  37. Beautiful dresses and a great guide! I especially love that black and white printed number with the red belt!
    Love
    Juneli from Fashionably Yours

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  38. This is great. It just goes to show how much variety there is depending on details such as time of year and location. I wish I got to go to more weddings, I adore the dressing up.

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  39. this so so fun! love bridal dresses!

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  40. Love this! I love the last dress and that necklace! So pretty!

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  41. Fun wedding guest dress recap! All good choices for the time of day/season.

    -AJ
    FitTravelerAJ.com

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