Whether you're a wedding guest, bridesmaid, or bride, ModCloth has so many cute dresses to wear to this season's weddings! This guide for wedding attire inspiration has been graciously sponsored by ModCloth.
All dresses from ModCloth. Mint Lace Dress: 'Game of Glam' Dress in Pistachio, also try the 'Windy City' dress in Pistachio | Muted Lavender Gown:'Do as I Sway' Dress | Coral Dress: 'Sway the Foundation' Dress | Yellow Dress: 'Flit the Lights' Dress | Photos by Brittney Kreider Photography
When making recommendations for wedding attire here on Dress for the Wedding, ModCloth has been a shop I consistently look to for some of the prettiest styles for wedding guests and bridesmaids.
While ModCloth has always had many perfect dresses for weddings, this season they've significantly expanded their selection of bridal dresses, bridal accessories, bridesmaid dresses, and dresses for wedding guests so now, even more than ever, I think anyone trying to find looks for weddings should make ModCloth one of the first stops!
To show how versatile and fabulous this expanded collection is, I've partnered with ModCloth to give you a glimpse of their wedding attire offerings. With the help of Brittney Kreider Photography, I created this visual guide for what to wear to each type of wedding you might be attending.
If you're getting married or a member of the wedding party, you'll see that these dresses are also perfect for bridesmaids or to wear to a bridal shower! You'll also want to take a look here and at the shop section for bridal dresses and my bridal accessory picks. Now, on to the wedding guest looks!
A Casual or Daytime Wedding Look from ModCloth
Featured dress: 'Sway the Foundation' Dress from ModCloth $64.99
Let's start off with the least formal style, which is still a very popular wedding dress code--especially in the summer. I call it dressy casual, or a daytime wedding look, and it's for those outdoor weddings that are informal, but still of require a fun, festive dress for the occasion. This sort of dress code might include a backyard wedding, a rustic country wedding, a beach wedding, or any invitation that says casual chic or something similar.
This cute coral dress, called the 'Sway the Foundation' Dress from ModCloth the is the centerpiece of this look, and I've paired it with ModCloth's 'Beauteous Bravado' Earring and Necklace Set to elevate this cute casual dress with a little sparkle. A pair of neutral pumps in a color close to your own skin tone will always be easy to put with any outfit and will let the dress stand out! I love the little lacy cut outs that dip below the hemline, and the bodice fabric has a great little bit of stretch and texture to it. A punchy color like this can stand up to other bright colors easily, so in addition to the colors in the necklace, a contrasting clutch is all you need to be wedding ready.
This Coral Dress Works for Bridesmaids, Too!
What about wearing this cute coral dress as a coral bridesmaid dress? I say go for it! It's easy to see how well this color would work for a wedding -- just put a bright bouquet with it like I did here! Your bridal party will appreciate having such a great (and reasonably priced!) dress, that they can wear again any day they choose!
Dress: 'Sway the Foundation' Dress from ModCloth | Earrings and Necklace: 'Beauteous Bravado' Earring and Necklace Set | Clutch: Personal collection, find more clutches here | Heels: Personal collection, try the 'Scenic' Heel in Rose Gold, the 'Isn't She Sharp' Heel , or 'Gait Job' in Butterscotch for a similar look.
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Semi-Formal Wedding Guest Look from ModCloth
Featured dress: 'Game of Glam' Dress in Pistachio $75.00, (may be close to sold out) also try: 'How Does Sheath Do It?' in Teal , or these mint pretties:'Aglow with Gusto' dress, the 'Pressed for Timeless' dress, the 'Twinkle in Time' dress, or the 'Windy City' dress in Pistachio
The next style I think works for the majority of wedding invitations. It's a semi-formal look, which means you can go from a late afternoon ceremony to an evening reception and be appropriately attired at both times of day. For women, a cocktail dress like this one called the 'Game of Glam' Dress in Pistachio is the perfect choice for wedding guest attire. A light color like this can work for day to evening with ease, and in warmer months, I think a pastel like this is perfect for evenings as well. The lace details and the sheath style of this dress make it cocktail reception-ready, and this pretty mint color is so popular at the moment. The subtle high-low hem, is just the right amount of flirty detail, and the cap sleeve and keyhole back make this dress special, too. This dress is so comfortable to wear -- it's fully lined and has a nice stretch that is soft and easy to dance in. I love how this dress looked with touches of gray, neutral, and blush to accessorize and also the sparkling pops of peach, mint, pink, and blue in the 'Take Your Sweet' cluster earrings I'm wearing.
This Mint Dress Works for Bridesmaids, Too!
Now, it should be no surprise that I think this dress is great to choose for bridesmaids as well! It passes the add-a-bouquet test with flying colors. I also can see a mother-of-the-bride rocking this style, or a bride wearing it to her shower. Did I mention it's also a steal at $75?
Dress: 'Game of Glam Dress' in Pistachio from ModCloth (may be close to sold out in this color ) also try: 'How Does Sheath Do It?' in Teal , or these mint pretties:'Aglow with Gusto' dress, the 'Pressed for Timeless' dress, or the 'Twinkle in Time' dress
Earrings: 'Take Your Sweet' Earrings from ModCloth | Clutch: My personal piece, find more clutches here | Heels: Personal collection, try the 'Scenic' Heel in Rose Gold, the 'Isn't She Sharp' Heel , or 'Gait Job' in Butterscotch for a similar look.
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Formal Wedding Guest Look from ModCloth
Featured dress: 'Do as I Sway' Dress from ModCloth $100,
You might also like the 'All Award' Gown
Sometimes, you'll get an invitation to those formal affairs where only a full-length gown will do! If you do, I suggest a gown like the 'Do as I Sway' Dress shown here. It's a light chiffon gown that is ready to twirl in, and comes in a beautiful muted lavender color that seemingly shifts toward taupe depending on the lighting. A little sparkle is a must-have for any formal look, so I made this gown black-tie ready with my go-to embellished clutch, bracelet, and crystal earrings, like the 'Watch Oval Me' earrings. I also added a hairpin from the 'In Do Time' Set. This gown can also go more casual events. Just add some modern earrings, some less formal sandals and a loose hairstyle and this look more like maxi dress that would work for less formal weddings.
This Lavender Gown Works for Bridesmaids, Too!
This gown is perfection for bridesmaids! Long chiffon gowns for bridal parties are so hot right now, and this neutral color and easy-to-wear style is perfect! I might also suggest trying an embellished sash to dress this up even more.
Dress: 'Do as I Sway' Dress from ModCloth also check out the 'Romantic Resplendence' Gown| Earrings: 'Watch Oval Me' earrings from ModCloth | Hairpin: 'In Do Time' Set from ModCloth | Clutch, from my personal collection, find more clutches here!
Now at this point, I'd like to mention that the three dresses I've shown so far totaled less than $250 for all three, so in true ModCloth fashion, you can get dresses for a full season of weddings for less than the cost of one dress elsewhere. And these pieces are all beautiful quality.
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Bridal Brunch or Shower Style from ModCloth
Featured Dress: 'Flit the Lights' Dress $59.99
I have one last bonus look for you today. This one I'm calling my 'going to a bridal shower' look, but it also works for casual weddings, and would be a sweet bridesmaid dress for sure! It's a cheerful yellow, and has a full skirt that has a fun fit-and-flare style. Any wedding invitation often comes with invites to all sorts of other events, so having a dress like this on hand is key. ModCloth has so many dresses that are perfect to wear to a bridal brunch or shower!
Cute for Bridesmaids, Too!
This dress would be so sweet for bridesmaids in a casual or rustic wedding spring or summer wedding!
Yellow Dress: 'Flit the Lights' Dress $59.99 | Bracelet: Personal collection, similar to bracelet found in 'The Four the Merrier' Set
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I hope you now see just how well ModCloth has everything covered for weddings. And brides-to-be, I've created a special section just for you - so you can see the little white dresses, wedding dresses and bridal accessories! Happy wedding season, Everyone!
Our gratitude to ModCloth for sponsoring this post, with special thanks to Brittney Kreider for photographing this shoot. Styling and florals by Dress for the Wedding. In addition to the sponsorship and dresses received in kind, affiliate links are used in this post.
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