As invites continue to land in your inbox, finding the best wedding guest dresses to wear to all of those nuptials can be quite the task. Several brides and grooms have already put a date on the 2022 calendar and mailed out a calligraphed envelope to your door. It all makes for what wedding planners and forecasters are calling the wedding boom. And if you’re a recipient of any number of these wedding invites, you might be left with a question you haven’t had to ask yourself for a minute: What shall I wear?
After spending so much time in comfort-first clothing, the idea of going all out—in heels, a gown, and such—may be a daunting one, but the quest to unearth the best wedding guest dresses doesn’t have to be an unpleasant one. Pick a cheerful or elegant design that makes you feel great but also allows you to celebrate fully should an all-night dance party be on the itinerary. Whether you’re attending a socially distanced outdoor wedding or looking for a formal little black dress, there’s something to help you win best-dressed guest just ahead.
Formal weddings are your moment to go all out. Reach for dramatic lengths, unexpected prints, and shimmering details to make an elevated statement. Designers like LaQuan Smith and Vera Wang show us how it’s done.