Dresses for Wedding Guests for Spring 2015

Attending a wedding this spring? Here are 8 lovely wedding guest dress picks to wear to every sort of spring wedding!women's wedding guest attire for spring

Source and shopping links are from affiliated sponsors. Top row: 1. Asos Maxi Dress 2. Coral Lace One-Shoulder Dress from Nordstrom 3. Tracy Reese Honey Jacquard Dress from Rent the Runway 4. Winnie Bow Back Metallic Dress by Erin Fetherson

Bottom row: 5. Theia Blue Gradient Dress Rent the Runway 6. ASOS Drape Back Maxi Dress in Atlantis Green 7. Coast Brice Dress at ASOS 8. Floral Dress from ASOS

I can practically hear the soft thud of wedding invitations hitting your respective mailboxes this time of year! Wedding season is upon us and you’re probably just now saving dates and RSVPing to April, May, and June weddings and wondering what to wear. As usual, I will be with you all throughout wedding season finding wedding attire ideas and keeping the shop section stocked with dresses.  Pretty spring dresses are arriving in stores every day, and even though its still early, I can say without hesitation that this year’s dress selections are just lovely! I’ve picked 8 spring dresses above that have already found their way to the top of my own must-have list.

These 8 dresses are among my favorites because of their general loveliness and their suitably for weddings across the board. If you have a daytime wedding or a wedding with a dressy casual or casual chic dress code, or a bridal shower to attend I love light dresses like   #3,the Honey Jacquard Dress ,  #5 the Blue Gradient Dress by Theia (Both for rent from Rent the Runway) or that pretty #6 the floral dress from ASOS. The pretty pale blue Brice Dress at ASOS  could also work for a daytime wedding or for late afternoon into evening because of the tighter cocktail styling.  For more semi-formal picks where cocktail attire is the best choice,  you can add some dressy accessories to the more casual dresses, or step it up a notch and pick the lace coral dress coral lace dress  or that lovely purple bow back  dress  If you have a formal wedding, or just want to wear a longer style to a semi-formal wedding, try either one of those maxi dresses. Dress them down for a beach wedding or semi-formal wedding, or dress them up for a formal or black tie event. Those maxi dresses are suited to so many settings!

I hope I’ve helped a little on your search for what to wear, but if you need more inspiration, check out these recent looks as well as the shop! You can search by semi-formal and cocktail attire,  daytime casual chic attire, and maxi dresses and formal evening gowns.

More looks you might love:

Floral Dress for Spring

Floral Maxi Dress

Pink Lace Dress

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Design Your Own Dress with PIOL

PIOL has generously sponsored this post. The write-up and dress designing experience are by the editor of Dress for the Wedding.

Have you ever tried a dress on and wished you could add a little more length, take in the waist, or change the color just so it would be perfect for you? With PIOL you can do just that! You can design a dress from start to finish, and include the exact touches you want in your next dress.  And if for some reason your creativity reaches a standstill, there’s advice the whole way on the best color and style to accentuate your complexion and figure. I was so excited to try it! And here’s a little known fact: long before I was creating collages on Dress for the Wedding, I was drawing dresses I wished I could own, and– thanks to my mom’s sewing expertise–we were able to bring a few of my dress drawings to life.  Now with PIOL, my designing days are back and yours can be too. Here’s how it works!

PIOL Dress

PIOL was founded upon the idea that every woman wants the perfect go-to dress. You hear all the time what a difference tailoring makes in the look of a dress, and it’s true! These dresses are completely custom — made to your style specifications and your measurements.  You’ll notice all sorts of quality details, like a seam at the arms where you bend your elbow so that the dress doesn’t bunch, a double lining to make the dress fall perfectly, and tucks that allow the dress to follow your shape. These dresses are an investment, but that is intentional, a PIOL dress is meant to be a wear-it-for-years dress.

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Lace Wedding Gown with Cap Sleeves by Lillian West

This styled look featuring an elegant lace wedding gown, has been generously sponsored by Lillian West. Styling concept and content were created the editor of Dress for the Wedding.


lace bridal gown with cap sleeves

The Gown: Lillian West Style 6345

Earrings / Bracelet / Bouquet  / Invitation  / Heels / Clutch

Happy Wedding Dress Wednesday! If you’re in love with a classic lace look for a wedding dress, but also want some of the on-trend modern details that have emerged in bridal gowns this year, this gown, Style 6345 from Lillian West, might be your dream wedding dress. This gown has a form-fitting fit-to-flare shape, and a beautiful Sabrina neckline in Alencon lace that provides a gorgeous, face-framing look and some shoulder coverage, while also still showing a hint of drama through the plunging v-shape in the lined bodice. The back of this beautiful gown is an open keyhole back that extends to the sides, showing just the right amount of skin for a look that is sure to be remembered.

Because of the head-to-toe lace, this seemed to be a classic-meets-luxe look, and I thought some crystal and pearl accessories, along with a dramatic bouquet of anemones might be one way to style this to give a nod to both the classic and cutting-edge elements of this gown. Here are more views of this fabulous gown:

6345 Lace wedding dress


Lillian West Style 6345

lace keyhole back wedding gown

The Gown: Lillian West Style 6345

Earrings / Bracelet /Bouquet /Invitation  / Heels / Clutch

Be sure to check out last week’s ball gown wedding dress, and visit again next week when the next Lillian West gown will be revealed.

This post has been generously sponsored by Lillian West. Original images courtesy and copyright of Lillian West.  Collage design by Dress for the Wedding.

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Printed Maxi Dress

Whether you’re a bride, bridesmaid, or wedding guest, this printed maxi dress is a wedding perfect pick!

Printed maxi dress

Shopping links in italics are from my affiliated sponsors: The Dress: Printed Chiffon Gown by Aidan Mattox | The Earrings: ‘Katie’ Earrings by Kendra Scott |  The Cuff: Natalie B Little Dreamer Cuff in Jade |  The Clutch:‘Leo’ Clutch by Rebecca Minkoff | The Sandals: ‘Amelia’ Sandals by Loeffler Randall

In my line of work, I frequently find a new favorite dress to fall in love with.  And this week, this one is it! This is the the dress I’d be buying if I had a wedding (or a whole slew of them!) to attend this season.

If you’ve read this blog for any  length of time, you’ll know that a few years ago I was on the fence about some maxi dresses as wedding attire. There were a few seasons where maxi dresses used to be too shapeless and informal – they all seemed to be more of a beach cover-up than a dress, but not so now! This chiffon gown is so versatile, so lovely, and so wedding appropriate that I’m recommending it for nearly everything!

Firstly, I can see it as the perfect choice for a late spring or summer wedding guest – and with this print, and fabric at this length, it can go from daytime dressy to formal afternoon and evening with just a little change of accessories. This gown also has destination wedding or beach formal wedding guest written all over it. It’s also a gorgeous ‘plays-well-with-others’ choice if you’re hoping to add a print to a row of mix-and-match bridesmaids – just simply pick up on any one or two of the many colors in this. It would make a fantastic stand-out gown for a maid of honor.  And lastly, if you’re the bride looking for a dreamy dress to wear to your engagement party or the rehearsal dinner, I think this would be a gorgeous choice that is sure to get compliments, and a nice change-up from wearing white. The only issue I can see with this gown is that since I’ve now I’ve said nearly female attending a wedding can wear this, I hope we don’t get 3 guests, 4 bridesmaids, and the bride the night before all in this dress at the same wedding. The gown itself  is also a perfect wardrobe staple – with all the colors in it, you can pick from any one of them to accessorize with, or make it even more glamorous with metallics or crystal statement pieces.  I choose some turquoise and coral pieces for contrast, along with a fabulous pair of iridescent sandals that capture all the facets of this beautiful mix of colors, but this is a dress that is undoubtedly full of choices for accessories! Now if only spring would hurry up and get here!

See more shopping pages and posts:

Female Wedding Guest Attire Ideas

Spring Wedding Attire Ideas

Wedding Guest Dress Shop

Maxi Dress Shop

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Romantic Wedding Dresses from Saint Isabel

Ella by Saint Isabel 2015 Lace Wedding Gown
Ella by Saint Isabel

A few weeks ago when I shared some of my favorite wedding gowns for 2015, you might have seen that one of those standout gowns was Sofia by Saint Isabel, and I’m happy to say it is one of many beautiful gowns by designer Ivana Krejci from her line Saint Isabel. These gowns were a happy discovery for me one late winter day on Instagram, and I was immediately drawn to the light look and artistry within them. I see so many wedding dresses day-to-day, but I hadn’t seen anything quite like these dreamy wedding gowns.  2014 was the first debut of Krejci’s collection, and today I’m excited to share with you her bridal collection for 2015. These images were taken by Loft Photographie, and expertly show off the light laces and fine silks Krejci uses to create these elegant and romantic wedding gowns. The best part? The gowns are reasonably priced and handcrafted in Austin, Texas.  Enjoy these fantastic gowns that are full of light, movement, and fluidity.


Chantilly lace wedding gown by Saint Isabel

Lace wedding gown Ella by Saint Isabel

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